Make West Virginia State Parks Part of Your Holiday Tradition

Spend the holidays at a West Virginia State Park lodge or cabin and make memories with your loved ones.

Is there anything more relaxing than staying in a cozy lodge or cabin during the holidays? Picture yourself surrounded by sparkling, snow-covered trees and mountains. Paired with holiday lights and décor, that sounds like the perfect holiday landscape.

If you’re looking for a special holiday treat, stay at one of West Virginia State Parks’ gorgeous lodges or cabins. We’re sure the lifelong memories you make on your trip will be the start of a holiday tradition to continue and cherish for years to come.

Fun winter activities to make your trip unforgettable

It might be cold outside, but there’s plenty to do at state parks and forests during the winter. Try cross-country and downhill skiing, snow tubing and ice skating at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. While you’re there warm up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate inside the lodge’s café. At Pipestem Resort State Park enjoy cross-country skiing and sledding. Visit Blackwater Falls State Park where you’ll find the longest sled run on the east coast as well as ten miles of trails available for cross-country skiing.

Take a trip to Stonewall Resort State Park is especially breathtaking in the winter. The resort’s Adirondack-style lodge features 191 guest rooms that offer beautiful views of the lake, mountains and golf course. The unique fare offered at the resort restaurants, Stillwaters and TJ Muskies Lounge, are perfect for any holiday dinner.

Or visit the stunning Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and stay in one of the historic, two-story company houses, which can sleep four to 14 people. At Cass, take in the sights and sounds of an original lumbering town and experience a scenic trail ride for yourself for an extra special holiday adventure.

For an amazing holiday getaway, stay at Cacapon Resort State Park. Here you can choose to vacation in the beautiful lodge, cozy cabins or even the vintage 12-room Old Inn, which can accommodate up to 32 people. Cacapon Resort is only minutes from the center of the charming town of Berkeley Springs, a perfect stop for picking up any last-minute gifts.

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No matter which state park you decide to stay in during the holidays, the memories you make will be unrivaled. From simply sitting in front of a warm fireplace sipping hot cocoa in a ski lodge to spending a day snow tubing to your heart’s content. A holiday spent at one of West Virginia’s beautiful state parks is one you and your family will never forget.

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