Think outside the candy box for Valentine’s Day this year. Unwrap a Valentine package from West Virginia State Parks the weekend of Feb. 10 – 12, or Feb. 17, and you may find music, dinner, dancing, cozy cabins or comfy lodges — perhaps even a moonlit hike in the woods. Parks are a natural setting for romance.
Here’s a sampling of the special arrangements you can share with your sweetheart at West Virginia State Parks.
Dance the Night Away
Love to sway to the rhythm of live music with your partner in your arms? Take your place on the dance floor with Sweetheart Weekends at Twin Falls Resort State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and Chief Logan Lodge.
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner
Savor your time together over a plate of your favorite foods. Set your heart aflutter with dinner, drinks and a breathtaking Bluestone Gorge with a Romantic Rendezvous at Pipestem. Or, after the Valentine flurry has passed, take your partner on a winter getaway to Cacapon Resort State Park on Feb. 17. Enjoy a dinner buffet for two, and while you’re at it, stay for breakfast.
Catch a Movie
Enjoy popcorn, pizza and a movie during Cuddle up Weekend at Hawk’s Nest.
Stay Overnight — or the Weekend
Why rush off? Say “You’re special to me” with the gift of spending more time together. West Virginia State Parks have the perfect accommodations — from snug cabins, to luxurious suites, to turn-of-the-century refurbished company houses.
Moonlight, candlelight and romance go hand-in-hand. Join the Feb. 11 full moon hike at Cass Scenic Railroad. Or, on Feb. 17, let hundreds of candles illuminate your stroll down the path at Cacapon. Get a warm welcome with a cup of hot chocolate when you return to the lodge.
There’s something for everyone. Find the perfect setting for a special get-away-from-the-ordinary Valentine weekend at your West Virginia State Parks.