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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

 Public Invited to New Canaan Valley Resort Lodge Ribbon Cutting Oct. 29, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

DAVIS, W.Va. - The construction of a new lodge at Canaan Valley Resort State Park is complete and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has invited the public to join him and other officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Oct. 29, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.

“Visitors are now able to enjoy modern and comfortable facilities in the new 160 room lodge,” said Frank Jezioro, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. “The nearly four-decade-old lodge structures this replaces served the public well beyond expectations, and we invite visitors who haven’t been to Canaan in a while to come back and enjoy the improved complex any time of year.”

The ribbon cutting ceremony is a special addition to the 2013 Governor’s Conference on Tourism agenda being held at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Gov. Tomblin will do the honors and will make remarks following the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Attendees are encouraged to call Judy Smith at 304-866-4111 if planning to attend so refreshments can be prepared, or email canaanvalleysp@wv.gov, subject line: Canaan Valley Lodge.

About Canaan Valley Lodge
The revitalization and construction of the Canaan Valley Resort Lodge began in May 2012 and the structures were completed in August 2013. Decorative aspects continue in the public areas and some sleeping rooms.

The North and South wings of the new lodge are four levels with each level having 42 rooms. The configuration with includes eight suites creates a total of 160 sleeping rooms. Some guest rooms include fireplaces, balconies, ADA access, VIP suites and individual climate control.

The additions and renovations utilize 94,637 square feet of new guest room and public space that transform Canaan Lodge from a sprawling collection of detached units with exterior walkways into a grand resort hotel of great convenience and comfort for individual vacationers, skiers and groups alike. Four elevators, updated fire protection, electrical and plumbing updates, parking lot repairs, landscaping loading dock and meeting room upgrades are also part of the renovation process. The project covers approximately 3.5 acres.

The lodge rooms are decorated with colorful soft goods and case ware. “There is a comfortable retro-feeling as you enter a lodge room,” said Canaan Valley State Park Supt. Rob Gilligan. “The valley and mountain views are exceptional. Folks visiting Canaan for the first time and those who remember the original structure will be amazed.”
Canaan Valley State Park is accessed from State Route 32. The GPS Coordinates are North 39 degrees 01.450′ • West 079 degrees 27.889′ To learn more about Canaan Valley Resort, accommodations, camping, golf and four-season outdoor recreation in Tucker County, W.Va., visit www.canaanresort.com.

Contact Information

Judy Smith, Canaan Valley Resort State Park