Mother’s Day getaways you’re not too late to book

Mother’s Day weekend is less than a month away (May 6-8). Instead of buying a gift this year, give your time and attention by enjoying a trip together. Besides, memories last longer than possessions.

Whether you enjoy adventure or peace and quiet, culture or spa services, West Virginia’s state park have plenty of options for you to consider this Mother’s Day.

Cozy Cabin Retreats

Babcock and Bluestone State Park
If you want to enjoy a cozy cabin retreat where you’re still close to other parks and nearby attractions, take your mom to Babcock State Park or Bluestone State Park. Mother’s Day weekend is a perfect time to visit because rhododendrons are in bloom. Visit iconic locations, such as the Grist Mill at Babcock or the lake at Bluestone, cast a line or take a hike and even enjoy outdoor adventures in the nearby New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Accomodations in this area book up fast, so make sure you get your cabin at Babcock or Bluestone while they’re still available.

Greenbrier and Kumbrabow State Forests
For a more secluded and off-the-grid experiecne, take a road trip to Greenbrier State Forest or Kumbrabow State Forest. These parks give you the space and peace and quiet you need to spend some quality time with your mom. And if you want to get out and enjoy the outdoors, there’s plenty of trails and fishing spots to enjoy at each park. Book your Greenbrier State Forest cabin or Kumbrabow State Forest cabin today.

Massages and Mineral Baths

If your mom loves spending time at the spa, treat your mom to rest and relaxation with a visit to a West Virginia State Parks spa.

Cacapon Resort
Enjoy a trip to West Virginia’s newest lodge expansion at Cacapon Resort. Once you check into the newly renovated lodge and step foot inside the Healing Waters Spa, your mom will feel pampered. And that’s the point. This elegant spa with massages, facials, waxing and nail services and more. For a full list of spa services, click here. Cabins are almost booked up for Mother’s Day weekend, so make sure you book a room at Cacapon Resort.

Berkeley Springs State Park
You’ll also want to treat your mom to a one-of-a-kind spa day at nearby Berkeley Springs State Park, home to a mineral spa that’s been in use since colonial times. The park’s Old Roman and Main bathhouses offer a wide selection of spa services, including massages, saunas, baths and showers.

Mountain Lodge Getaway

If your mom loves outdoor adventures and mountain getaways, take your mom to one of West Virginia’s state park lodges.

Chief Logan and Twin Falls Lodges
Lace up your hiking boots or bring the ATVs along for trail adventures at Chief Logan and Twin Falls Resort state parks. These two parks have plenty of outdoor adventures on their own, but what makes them even better is that they are great launching points for adventures on the nearby Hatfield McCoy Trails system. Stay at either Chief Logan Lodge or the lodge at Twin Falls and make plans to ride the Cabwaylingo Trail.

Hawks Nest
If you want to experience the best of outdoor adventures in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Hawks Nest State Park is a great home base. Not only do you have access to the New River Gorge and all its incredible views, Hawks Nest has beautiful scenery of its own. Make the most of your time in the gorge and spend the weekend at the Hawks Nest Lodge.

Tygart Lake
You don’t have to wait until summer to take a beach vacation when you can enjoy outdoor adventures and serene lakeside vides at Tygart Lake State Park. Relax by the water, hike the trails and even visit nearby Valley Falls State Park for a picnnic by a waterfall. Spend the weekend at the Tygart Lake Lodge and wake up to breathtaking lake views right outside your window.

Historical Escapes

If your mom loves history, turn your Mother’s Day trip into a learning experience by exploring the fascinating stories behind culturally significant state parks.

Blennerhassett Island and North Bend State Park
Ride the ferry to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and tour the elegant 18th century estate of Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett. Extend your trip by booking a cozy cedar cabin at nearby North Bend State Park.

Droop Mountain Battlefield and Seneca State Forest
Climb the tower at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park and survey the hills where important Civil War battles occurred. Visit nearby state parks, such as Beartown and Watoga, and spend the night in a cabin at Seneca State Forest.

Cass Scenic Railroad
Take a trip back to an era when steam-driven locomotives were an essential part of everyday life and explore the historical town of Cass. Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is filled with rich history, unparalleled views and the sights and sounds of an original lumbering town. Extend your trip and stay in one of the park’s charming company houses.

Plan Your Mother’s Day Trip While There’s Still Time

Surprise your mom with a state park getaway or let her pick her own adventure. However you choose to celebrate, West Virginia’s state parks are here to help you make the most of your time. Plan your trip today!

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