With Cooler Temps, Warm Up at These Cozy Cabin Escapes

This chillier weather that just arrived brings with it some of our favorite activities. Relaxing by a fireplace, fishing, hiking, jumping in leaves, scenic train rides and most importantly keeping warm in a cozy cabin. If this sounds like the perfect activity you’re in luck, West Virginia State Parks and Forests have 19 parks and forests that offer cabins that all come equipped with incredible views, amenities and experiences of a lifetime.

Potomac Highlands

The scenic Potomac Highlands region of the state has several parks and forests with cabins just waiting for you and your family to visit. Blackwater Falls State Park, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Lost River State Park, Kumbrabrow State Forest, Seneca State Forest and Watoga State Park all have cabins perfect for your needs.

Looking for stunning views? Try the cabins at Lost River State Park, which have fireplaces, come fully furnished and allow you to discover the Cranny Crow overlook on top of Big Ride Mountain where you can view five different counties. Or maybe you are seeking a place like Canaan Valley Resort State Park with outdoor adventure at every corner. The resort offers two, three and four-bedroom cabins and cottages with easy access to biking and hiking trails, fishing, cross-county and downhill skiing, snowtubing, ice skating and more.

New River-Greenbrier Valley

The beautiful New River-Greenbrier Valley region is another area with many cabin options perfect for keeping warm in.  Babcock State Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, Twin Falls Resort State Park and Greenbrier State Forest are all beautiful parks equipped with incredibly cozy cabins. Stay in one of Bluestone State Parks 26 modern and fully furnished cabins and take in the scenic beauty of Bluestone Lake. For incredible views and outdoor activities stay in the rustic cabins at Pipestem Resort State Park.

Mountain Lakes

Visit the state’s serene Mountain Lakes region and you will find Stonewall Resort State Park and Holly River State Park. Stonewall Resort State Park is a secluded retreat tucked in to the hills alongside Stonewall Jackson Lake. While Holly River State Park is the state’s second largest state park, is surrounded by heavily forested mountain and has ten fully furnished rustic cabins constructed of natural stone and logs. At Stonewall Resort State Park stay in a welcoming saltbox or rustic modern cottage that sleeps up to 12 and provides gorgeous views of the resort grounds.

Mountaineer Country

Located in the Mountaineer Country region of the state sits scenic Tygart Lake State Park, a cozy destination perfect for couples and families alike. Tygart Lake State Park is known for it’s 10-mile long, 1,750-acre lake that provides amazing watersport activities. Besides having an incredible lake, the park also has 11 completely furnished vacation cottages cozy enough for both couples and families.

Metro Valley

Visit the Metro Valley and explore Beech Fork State Park located in the charming town of Barboursville. Relax in one of the parks six luxurious vacation cabins, which sit atop a ridge line near Beech Fork Lake and are distinguished by their open trussed ceilings and large decks. After some relaxation venture out and discover this 3,144-acre park great for hiking, bird watching, fishing and boating.

Hatfield-McCoy Mountains

Cabwaylingo State Forest is located on 8,123 heavily forested acres in the Hatfield-McCoy Mountains region and is an ideal vacation retreat for all. After a day spent biking, hiking, fishing and being one with nature the forests 15 cabins are the perfect place to rest up especially in front of their rustic stone fireplaces. A trip to Cabwaylingo State Forest is always a good idea thanks to its stunning views and cozy accommodations. Or stay in one of Chief Logan State Parks four-room cabins. Each cabin offers porches perfect for sipping your morning cup of coffee and gazing out at the spectacular views of the park.

Eastern Panhandle

As the temperatures continue to drop stay nice and warm with your loved ones in one of Cacapon Resort State Parks four types of cabins which include vacation, classic, legacy and economic. Each type of cabin has lovely amenities and provides much needed rest and relaxation that everyone deserves. After resting up in your cozy cabin take some time to explore all 6,000 acres of Cacapon Resort State Park and its outdoor activities.

Mid-Ohio Valley

Nestled in the Mid-Ohio Valley’s rolling hills, lakes and streams, North Bend State Park is a peaceful paradise year-round. The parks nine deluxe vacation cabins constructed of solid cedar with fireplaces will keep you warm in even the chilliest of temperatures. The park also offers many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and biking the 72-mile North Bend Rail Trail, which is sure to warm you up!

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