Book a winter lodge stay at West Virginia State Parks and make the most out of the season

Combine snow sports, spas and holiday celebrations with the comforts of a State Park lodge experience

As fall fades to winter, grab your suitcase and explore the snowy beauty of West Virginia State Parks. After a chilly day of adventures in Almost Heaven, unwind next to gorgeous fireplaces or relax in a beautifully furnished room. We have all the amenities you need, including full-service restaurants, banquet facilities and free WiFi. Some even have indoor swimming pools and spas, and of course the parks system has hundreds of miles of hiking trails, open year-round.

Fun in the snow

If your idea of a great time is zipping down a snow-covered hillside, the Allegheny Mountains are the place to be. Winter activities at Canaan Valley Resort include 47 downhill skiing trails and snowboarding, 1,200 feet long, this multi-lane tubing park, and ice-skating at an outdoor rink.

Just a short drive away, Blackwater Falls is home of the longest sled run on the East Coast and is laced with scenic trails suitable for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Holiday celebrations

Looking to start a new holiday tradition this year? Book a stay for you and your loved ones at a West Virginia State Park! Enjoy the festivities and magic of the season and make new memories! Many of our lodge parks host Santa visits and New Year’s Eve dances, so make your getaway plans today!

There’s nothing like twinkling holiday lights, and Chief Logan is known for its annual Christmas in the Park drive-thru exhibit that features thousands of lights. 

Santa also is expected to be checking his lists at Twin Falls Resort, Tygart Lake and North Bend for breakfast or cocoa and cookies. Check the calendar of events for holiday events and activities.

If you’re staying at Hawks Nest lodge, stop at the Historic Area of Hawks Nest State Park just down the road to browse the Christmas Shoppe, stocked with holiday ornaments and West Virginia made products and take the short walk to the scenic overlook.

Snag a great overnight package rate on dinner-dances at Cacapon Resort, Pipestem Resort, Chief Logan, North Bend or Twin Falls Resort. You’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable New Year’s Eve.

First Day Hikes

If you’re one of the many people who made a New Year’s Resolution to become more physically active in 2024, why not join one of the First Day Hikes taking place at Cedar Creek, Blackwater Falls, Bluestone, Cass Scenic Railroad, Kanawha State Forest, Tygart Lake, Cacapon Resort state parks? These guided hikes are fun for the whole family and feature park scenery and perhaps even some winter wildlife.

For details about any of the above events, visit the West Virginia State Parks events calendar.

Whether you’re looking for a family trip, romantic getaway, or just an impromptu trip with friends, you’ll find plenty of fun for everyone at our lodge parks. Make your reservation and start planning your West Virginia State Parks getaway today!

Pamper yourself

Winter is the perfect time for pampering! Schedule in some rest and relaxation at Stonewall Resort and Canaan Resort. Both lodges have full-service spas with services ranging from Swedish massages to facial treatments.

Or, stay at Cacapon Resort and take advantage of the Roman baths and additional spa services available at Cacapon and nearby Berkeley Springs State Park. (Both spas are open year-round.)

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