West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Dec. 27 – Jan. 9

12/27/2010

Blackwater Falls State Park New Year’s Eve Celebration: Dec. 31, Davis
End 2010 at beautiful Blackwater Falls State Park with a dinner; followed by DJ entertainment in the conference center. The package includes: two nights lodging for two people, dinner and DJ on New Year’s Eve, toast at midnight, refreshments and New Years Day breakfast. The cost is $327.20 per couple. A dinner and dance option only is available. For reservations contact 304-259-5216 or visit http://www.blackwaterfalls.com.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park New Year’s Celebration: Dec. 31, Davis
Ring in 2011 at West Virginia’s only state park offering skiing, boarding, snow tubing, air boarding and much more. Choose from two New Year’s party packages. One is geared towards the family and the other for adults. Both include dinner, party favors, entertainment and more. Brother Short will be playing in the Laurel Lounge. A lodge package is available for the holiday weekend. Some activities require a fee. For more information, contact 800-622-4121 or visit http://www.canaanresort.com.

Chief Logan State Park Lodge- New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner and Dance: Dec. 31, Logan
Featuring “The Jaguars” and music from the ‘50’s to the present, this package is $179 and includes king or queen overnight hotel accommodations for two, dinner for two, two drink tickets and a champagne toast at midnight. Cash bar opens at 7:30 p.m., dinner is 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and the band/dance from 9 p.m. – midnight. Reservations are required. Visit http://www.chiefloganlodge.com or contact 304-855-6100 for additional information.

Stonewall Resort State Park-New Year’s Eve Celebration: Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, Roanoke
Bring in the New Year at Stonewall Resort with a New Year’s dinner buffet in Stillwaters. The menu will include: Prime Rib, seafood, salads, soups, chicken, desserts and much more! There will be entertainment in TJ Muskies featuring the Stalnaker Brothers from 9 a.m. – midnight and Dustin and Grayson in the Grand Hall from 6 p.m. - midnight. A cash bar and party favors will also be available. Special room rates are $159 based on double occupancy. A 15% discount will be applied for pre-paid reservations. Visit http://www.stonewallresort.com or call 888-278-8150 for more details or to make reservations.

New Year’s Eve at Cacapon Resort: Dec. 31 – Jan. 2, Berkeley Springs
Bring in the New Year with a bang! Celebrate with music, dancing and a formal toast to start off the New Year! Special package available including: lodging, some meals and entertainment. For reservations and more information, visit http://www.cacaponresort.com or contact 304-258-1022.


North Bend State Park-New Year’s Eve Party: Dec. 31, Cairo
Bring in the New Year at North Bend with a gourmet dinner and live band. This package also includes a champagne toast at midnight and breakfast the following morning. Hours begin Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. and end noon New Year’s Day. Cost of the package is $215 per couple. Contact 304-643-2931 or visit http://www.northbendsp.com for additional information.

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31, South Main St., Petersburg
As a community service, Love Christian Assembly has, for the past few years, sponsored a New Year’s Eve event in the public parking lot of downtown Petersburg. This year’s alcohol-free event will feature a money booth full of prizes, a bounce house for children, skee ball machines, horse-drawn sleigh rides, live music, and a 20x30 foot screen that will show the ball drop live from New York City and a display of fireworks at midnight. Free food and drinks will be offered. Contact 304-538-7997 or visit http://www.lovechristianassemblyonline.com for more information.

Twin Falls Resort State Park-New Year’s Eve Package: Dec. 31, Mullens
End the year with our dinner/dance package. Packages include: one or two nights’ lodging, either in the Twin Falls Lodge or one of our 14 cabins, dinner in our restaurant, and hors d’oeuvres during the dance, complimentary souvenir champagne glass and champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Prices will vary depending on lodging preferences. For reservations contact 304-294-4000 or visit http://www.twinfallsresort.com for more information.

Murder Mystery: Jan. 7-8, Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem
Join in the mystery of “Killer Cloggers”, a play written especially for Pipestem Resort State Park by New River Stage from Blacksburg, Virginia. The price for this weekend package will be $179.72 for one person or $227.28 for double occupancy. Prices include: lodging for two nights at McKeever Lodge, dinner on Saturday evening, and the mystery weekend. Visit http://www.pipestemresort.com or contact 304-466-1800 ext. 379 for more information.

Frozen Sasquatch 25K & 50K Run: Jan. 8, Kanawha State Forest, Charleston
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Frozen Sasquatch Trail 50K/25K. The race is a 15.8 mile loop (50K runners do two loops) and will take place on some of the best trails in Kanawha State Forest. The race starts at 8 a.m. in the parking lot near the swimming pool and is limited to 150 registrants. The time limit to complete the course is 8 1/2 hrs for both distances. Packets may be picked up at the pool shelter between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday night or 6:30 am and 7:30 a.m. race day. There will be a quick pre-race briefing at 7:45 a.m. Contact 304-558-3500 or 304-415-4104 or visit http://www.wvmtr.org/events for additional information.

Wedding Expo: Jan. 9, Charleston Civic Center, Charleston
The Charleston Wedding Expo will be in the Grand Hall from noon until 5 p.m. The show features over 80 region-wide wedding vendors. Admission is $5 per person. Contact 304-345-1500 or visit http://www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com for more information.

Contact Information

Andrea Bond
304-957-9347
Andrea.B.Bond@wv.gov