Tuckered Out? Visit Tucker County, West Virginia
Rest and Relax in Tucker County, West Virginia!
Less than 4 hours west of Washington D.C., Tucker County, WV is a high-mountain paradise with more miles of trail than road, more designated wilderness areas than traffic lights, more room to roam, and more adventure than you can shake a hiking stick at. From the rugged beauty of the Blackwater Canyon to the pristine back country of the Dolly Sods wilderness, it’s a world untouched, unhurried, and unrivaled.
Fall brings fairs and festivals to the top of the Mountain State. Enjoy the Tucker County Fair, Leaf Peepers Festival and more! The mountains (and valley) blaze in mid-to-late September. Beech, oak, cherry, maple and aspen take on hues of reds, golds, oranges and browns, accented by the dark-green background of evergreens. The chairlifts in the Valley run throughout the fall season, offering a great way to view the colors of the Valley and surrounding mountains at the height of autumn splendor. The Leaf Peepers Festival, the last full weekend in September in Davis, ushers the end of autumn and the coming of winter and ski season.
Enjoy activities in the National Forest with epic mountain bike trails or gentle and scenic rail/trails, visit some of the East’s wildest areas in two Federal Wilderness Areas or Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Fun for the entire family includes golf (18-hole championship as well as miniature), scenic lift rides, nature hikes, kids’ activities, hiking and much more!
Visit www.canaanvalley.org or call 800-782-2775 for more details.
Go Back in Time at The Historic General Lewis Inn
Go Back in Time at The General Lewis Inn
The Historic General Lewis Inn, opened in 1929 as an antique furnished hotel with a white linen dining room open to the public, continues the traditions of service, attitude, and quality begun by the Hock family. It remains in the same family and though providing air conditioning, WiFi, and flat screen TVs today, we celebrate the traditional values associated with our beginning.
Located three blocks from downtown Lewisburg in a residential neighborhood, all the pleasantries of an historic district with an artistic slant, including a performing Carnegie Hall, Greenbrier Valley Professional Theater, galleries, shops, even an authentic Irish Pub, are an easy walk should our guests chose to leave the Gardens or the rocking chairs on the porch. We’re an easy escape to a human focused world.
Take Advantage of Seasonal Specials from Country Road Cabins in West Virginia
Getaway to Country Road Cabins in West Virginia
Country Road Cabins provides scenic, deluxe lodging near the New River Gorge and Gauley River National Recreation Areas. Whether it’s the cozy Almost Heaven to the spaciousJackson…there is a perfect cabin available for a romantic getaway, a family reunion get together or a weekend with friends. Amenities include large deck, gas grill, full kitchen, Dish Network, fireplace, hot tub and more. We also furnish extra amenities and provide all bed linens and towels to make your stay more convenient and enjoyable.
There are many outdoor activities to enjoy in our area and we will be happy to provide information and help set up any activity needed. Check out the whitewater rafting, tree canopy/zip line tours, paintball, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, two state parks and nearby Summersville Lake for boat rentals. During winter months, we are a convenient 50-minute drive from Winterplace Ski Resort.
Call today for more info and seasonal specials!
Country Road Cabins
Toll free: 888-712-2246
West Virginia: You Can’t Beat No-Fee Admission at State Parks
Visit Scenic West Virginia
West Virginia’s maintains more than 50 state parks. With no-fee admission at state operated facilities, there are playgrounds, lodges, campgrounds, hiking trails, fishing holes, cabins golf courses – something to do – close to you.
North Bend State Park near Cairo, WV is known for its affordable overnight packages and special events. Find year-round getaways and dining at www.northbendsp.com or call 304-643-2931.
A restored 18th century mansion sits on Blennerhassett Island, Parkersburg WV. The Island Belle sternwheeler transports visitors to the island. Enjoy tours, horse drawn wagon rides, and more. Come to the island, www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com, 304-420-4800.
Three Rivers Avian Center visits more than a dozen state parks this summer. Hawks, owls and eagles are presented in an interpretative program open to the public. Learn more at www.tracwv.org.
Pipestem State Park, Hinton WV, reports bald eagle sightings. Fly fishing in November is great. The state records for striped bass was caught at nearby Bluestone Lake. Visit www.pipestemresort.com.
For West Virginia state park info, visit www.wvstateparks.com or call 304-558-2764 for literature.
Oglebay Resort in West Virginia Offers Year-Round Recreational Activities
Oglebay Resort - The Perfect Family Vacation Destination
Indulge in the tradition and spirit that make Oglebay Resort unique while you enjoy 1,700 acres of year-round recreational opportunities and picturesque natural beauty. Spend the night at the 271-room lodge featuring 59 new premium rooms, a new spa, dining, business center, indoor pool, fitness center and wireless Internet. Oglebay also has 54 cottages including three new 8-bedroom premium cottages and four estate houses. Recreational activities include 72 holes of golf including the newest championship course designed by Arnold Palmer, plus seven specialty shops, gardens, tennis, stables, fishing, two museums, outdoor pool, pedal boats, miniature golf, downhill skiing, a zoo, environmental center and miles of walking trails.
Oglebay is also home to the Winter Festival of Lights, one of the nation’s largest holiday light shows, beginning November 9, 2012.
Located one hour from Pittsburgh in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. Call 800-624-6988 or visit www.oglebay-resort.com.
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003
Welcome to Greater Parkersburg!
Escape, discover and play in Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia. Discover the romance and intrigue of Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. Marvel at world-famous Fenton Art Glass, created using centuries old tools and techniques. Play outdoors with superb recreational opportunities at North Bend State Park. The area’s rich heritage, much of it involving oil and gas, is faithfully retold at the Oil & Gas Museum. Experience our unique shops that abound with distinctive treasures and creations by local artisans. Enjoy a vast array of festivals, cultural and entertainment venues. We invite you to escape to Greater Parkersburg for a relaxing and memorable getaway.
Seneca Caverns is located in Riverton WV, a part of the scenic Germany Valley area. Seneca Caverns first opened its doors in 1928 making it the first show cave in West Virginia. The first tours were done by lantern and it was not until 1930 that lights were installed. A second cave is also on the property, called The Stratosphere Cave. It was only partially developed and has no electricity, but daily tours are still run through there if you feel adventurous.
Seneca offers a variety of guided tours most leaving every 30 minutes. Specialty tours include Wild Cave tours, photo tours, and science tours for schools and groups.
Feel free to spend the day with a full service restaurant on the property, gemstone mining, mini golf and picnic areas.
Call 1.800.239.7647 or visit our website www.senecacaverns.com to learn about other area attractions and lodging.