5 Reasons to Spend a Long Weekend at a West Virginia State Park

Combat the winter doldrums with an Almost Heaven getaway

Summer is still six months away but you’re already feeling like you need a break. Combat the winter doldrums with a long weekend in Almost Heaven! If you still need some convincing, here are 5 reasons to spend a long weekend at a West Virginia state park:

1. Rest & Relaxation

Are you still recovering from the holidays? As fun as that can be, all that shopping and cooking and gift wrapping can be exhausting. Take some time off and head to a lodge park, where you can enjoy a hearty restaurant meal and take a relaxing dip in the indoor pool or hot tub. If you’re staying at Cacapon Resort, plan a visit to nearby Berkeley Springs State Park where you can schedule a massage or a soak in a spring-fed Roman bath. Canaan Valley Resort and Stonewall Resort also offer spa services on the premises.

2. Big savings

During the winter months (or year-round, really) you can find some great offers on lodging at West Virginia state parks and forests. Book your stay between now and March 1 and receive 15% off your entire stay. (Book online and use offer code NEWYEAR at checkout.) Visit DEALS to find more savings opportunities so you can enjoy a cozy cabin stay at North Bend State Park or a lodge room at Twin Falls Resort with a little extra money in your pocket for meals and activities!

3. Winter sports

It’s snowing, but what if you don’t have a good hill for sledding? Head to one of our parks that’s known for its snow sports, like Canaan Valley Resort, which offers tubing, skiing and snowboarding; or Blackwater Falls State Park, home of the longest sled run in the east. Another favorite winter retreat, Pipestem Resort is a great location for sledding and cross-country skiing. You can bring your own sled and skis or rent from the Pro Shop.

4. Park programming

Planning a long weekend at our parks gives you more time to take advantage of our nature and history programs and entertainment including live music, theater and dancing. Check the events calendar to find a wide range of activities, from winter sky stargazing at Chief Logan State Park to murder mystery dinner theater at Cacapon Resort.

5. Heavenly scenery

If those reasons above aren’t tempting enough, the Almost Heaven scenery should be enough to lure you for an extended weekend. Take in awe-inspiring views of the New River Gorge at Hawks Nest State Park or the Bluestone Gorge at Pipestem Resort.Enjoy lake views from your room Tygart Lake State Park. Or maybe you’d just prefer to relax within the peaceful wooded setting of any of our parks.

Take a long weekend for some well-deserved time spent at a West Virginia state park.

Start planning your Almost Heaven getaway today!

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