Cozy Mountain Escapes
When the temperatures begin to drop and snow starts to fall, you’ll know it’s the perfect time to plan a retreat to the Mountain State. Whether you prefer the adrenaline-charged excitement of a sled run or an afternoon of tranquil relaxation by a fireplace, the options are limitless at West Virginia’s state parks.
Blackwater Falls State Park
Located on Blackwater Canyon’s south rim, the picturesque lodge at Blackwater Falls State Park offers 54 comfortable rooms with sweeping views of the densely forested gorge below. All lodge rooms have been extensively renovated, but the mid-century architecture conveys a sense of history and blends in with the natural surroundings. The view of Blackwater canyon from the back patio is almost as breathtaking as the park’s famous waterfalls. The lodge features a full-service restaurant – The Smokehouse, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness room and game room.
Cacapon Resort State Park
The newest lodge in the West Virginia State Parks system Cacapon Resort’s 124-room luxury lodge sits at the foot of Cacapon Mountain. With indoor and outdoor dining, a spa and a view of the park’s golf course, it is the perfect place for adventurers to wind down. The lodge offers a relaxed setting complete with a lounge, TV, board games, fireplace, and cozy furniture. The resort also features The Cacapon Dining Room – a full-service restaurant, conference center and a vintage 12 room inn – great for group stays.
Twin Falls Resort State Park
Settle in for a cozy stay at Twin Falls Resort State Park’s 47-room mountaintop lodge. It features a full-service restaurant, conference room, indoor pool and hot tub, as well as a 24-hour fitness center. If you prefer the comforts of a cabin, Twin Falls resort has 14 secluded cabins tucked away in a hillside forest. Cabin guests have access to the lodge’s indoor pool, hot tub, and 24-hour fitness center.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Perhaps the state’s best kept lodging secret, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers old-fashioned company houses from the era when Cass was a mountain logging town. These two-story houses are refurbished and include everything you’ll need for your stay.