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17 Best West Virginia Resorts for Your Next Vacation

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Modified: December 23, 2021

by Danica Granado

Front view of The Greenbrier Resort with landscaped yard and lush trees.
Photo from The Greenbrier Resort Official Site

West Virginia resorts can help you live out your dream mountainside vacation. The Mountain State is not only home to various national parks, heritage areas, and trails that can make your day trips more memorable. The accommodations in the area also offer first-rate amenities and great scenery that will certainly take your breath away. Some even have hot whirlpool tubs and fine dining restaurants to highlight your stay. From cozy suites to luxury cabins, the resorts in West Virginia offer options to fit your needs and preferences.

 

(Take note that prices per night depend on the season and are subject to change without prior notice.)

1. Stonewall Resort

Stonewall Resort WV indoor lounge amenities with warm lighting and wooden interior.

Photo from Stonewall Resort Booking.com Page

Address:  940 Resort Drive, Roanoke, WV 26447, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$128 per night

 

Stonewall Resort in West Virginia delivers on the fronts of quality accommodation and service. Escape into this lakeside paradise and make the most out of your solo getaway or family vacation. From guest rooms to cottages, Stonewall Resort offers lodging that caters to your needs and budget. Make s’mores by the firepit, or swim in the heated pools. Then, dig into delectable meals and experience the best of Appalachian cuisine served daily at the three restaurants on the property. Thinking of boating for the day? This resort even delivers meals to your boat!

 

The 1,900-acre property takes pride in its lakeside conference center and wedding event spots. Stonewall Resort hosts weekly activities fit for everyone’s taste. For instance, there are foam pool parties for adults on Fridays. On the other hand, Thursdays are for dine-and-shoot events. A stone’s throw away from the resort, Stonewall Jackson Lake will be the highlight of a nature lover’s trip. First, start your morning with a fun boat ride. Spend the rest of the day camping out as you simply delight in the great outdoors. As a hot spot for cycling or mountain biking, you can ride through the amazing biking trails in the area.

2. Bavarian Inn

Photo of the firepit and lounge chairs in Bavarian Inn WV at sunset.

Photo from Bavarian Inn Official Facebook Page

Address: 164 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$155 per night

 

Bavarian Inn is a family-friendly resort located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This property boasts luxurious guest rooms that exude European-inspired elegance. Enjoy the majestic views of Greystone Manor or the Potomac River without stepping outside of your lodging. To top it all off, complimentary snacks including a fruit and cheese platter are served in the rooms.

 

This full-service resort offers a wide variety of activities for all to enjoy. Swim and relax at the infinity pool, holding a specialty drink served from the poolside bar, while indulging in the natural beauty of the area. Foodies will certainly love the on-site brewery and dining options in the resort. Then, have fun and play at the basketball, tennis, and bocce ball courts. If you wish to explore the area, there are also nearby scenic trails, shopping stores, parks, and a casino.

3. The Resort at Glade Springs

The Resort at Glade Springs during wintertime.

Photo from The Resort at Glade Springs Booking.com Page

Address: 255 Resort Drive, Daniels, WV 25832, United States of America 

Price: Starts at US$135 per night

 

Elevate your vacation by staying at magnificent resorts in West Virginia such as The Resort at Glade Springs. This full-service establishment offers premier suites and spacious accommodations where one lodge can sleep up to 32 people. Situated near the Appalachian Mountains, its landscaped amenities are made more breathtaking with lush greeneries. Due to the beauty and size of this resort, many people hold various celebrations and meetings here.

 

During your stay, shoot some holes at the golf course or show off your skills at the bowling alley. Take a dip at the swimming pools that are available all year round. Competitive players can try their hand in tennis, pickleball, or archery. In addition, there are escape rooms and laser tag for everyone. After all that play, you can relax at the on-site spa and pamper yourself with a massage or body treatment. 

4. Canaan Valley Resort

Canaan Valley Resort with lush plants and trees during daytime.

Photo from Canaan Valley Resort Booking.com Page

Address: 230 Main Lodge Road, Davis, WV 26260, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$118 per night

 

Canaan Valley Resort is one of the best West Virginia resorts to stay in if you’re up for some fun family adventure. Summer days are filled with fun with their wide array of ball games from tennis, volleyball, softball, basketball, and soccer. Children will enjoy the on-site playground and wagon rides here. Once the weather gets colder, guests can go skiing at the 47 trails and ski slopes in the area. Twirl around or master your figure-eights on the outdoor covered ice rink. Your kids will also have hours of fun with snow tubing.

 

This property has indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a heated pool that lets guests swim no matter the season. Canaan Valley Resort’s cafe, full-service bar, pub, and restaurant will keep your cravings satisfied. There are also fitness facilities to put your sweat on. Its accommodations range from cozy guest rooms to rustic cabins and cottages complete with flat-screen TVs and wooden fireplaces. Meanwhile, for those who wish to fully experience the natural beauty of West Virginia, there are over 30 campsites in the area.

6. Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center with plants and trees during daytime.

Photo from Oglebay Resort and Conference Center Booking.com Page

Address: 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003, United States of America 

Price: Starts at US$165 per night

 

Have memorable days at the Oglebay Resort and Conference Center. This property in Wheeling, West Virginia offers first-rate accommodations for all types of travel, from leisure to business. The resort features charming rooms and even cottages, or estate houses that can sleep up to 32 people. Dining options are varied, with eight restaurants and cafes to suit every palate. It also provides catering services for large-scale events like birthday parties and business conferences. 

 

The resort itself has plenty of amenities, from two outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and an ice skating rink. The resort is well-known for its championship golf courses with scenic outdoor views, as well. During your stay, visit Good Zoo to meet different animals and creatures. Guests can delight in the natural beauty of Mountain State as they go horseback riding, kayaking, pedal boating, fishing, and more. 

5. Lakeview Golf Resort (Trademark Collection by Wyndham)

Lakeview Golf Resort’s white building with lights, plants, and trees.

Photo from Lakeview Golf Resort Booking.com Page

Address: 1 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown, WV 26508, United States of America 

Price: Starts at US$135 per night

 

No matter the season, Lakeview Golf Resort is the perfect golf getaway offering a scenic retreat to business travelers and families alike. This West Virginia resort provides rooms each with a private balcony overlooking the panoramic Cheat Lake. It accommodates events of all sorts, from birthday banquets, business meetings, and weddings. 

 

Clear, summer days are great for playing golf at the courses that boast awe-inspiring mountain scenery. Swimming in the outdoor pool will keep you refreshed all day long. During the winter, guests can stay warm in the hot tub or take a dip in the indoor pool. Lakeview Golf Resort also has a library and fitness center on-site. The dining scene here is a highlight on its own, with in-property restaurants that serve scrumptious meals and cold beers.

7. Winterplace Ski Resort

Winterplace Ski Resort’s cabins on a winter day.

Photo from Winterplace Ski Resort Tripadvisor.com Page

Address: 100 Old, Flat Top Mountain Road, Ghent, WV 25843, United States of America 

Price: Starts at US$115 per night

 

Make the most out of your weekend getaways by staying at Winterplace Ski Resort. Despite its affordability, the resort does not hold back on quality amenities and accommodations. If you’re traveling with friends or family, you may book their group lodging and cabin options. After a long day of snow activities, you will surely appreciate their cozy accommodations.

 

Indeed, there is no lack of breathtaking ski resorts in West Virginia, but Winterplace Ski Resort may just be the one that offers you the most fun activities. Go snow tubing and feel like a kid all over again as you slide down the icy slopes. Lessons on skiing, snowboarding, and mountain safety are just some of the activities offered here. Of course, you can’t miss out on a lift ride to witness the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountain.

8. The Greenbrier Resort

The Greenbrier Resort with tall trees on a sunny day.

Photo from The Greenbrier Resort Official Site

Address: 101 Main Street West, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986-2498, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$268 per night

 

When you’re staying at The Greenbrier Resort, you’ll definitely feel that you’re on a vacation. With the Allegheny mountains around it, this property promises the best of scenic mountain views from West Virginia. On warmer days, The Greenbrier looks like a landscaped beauty straight out of a fairytale book due to its lush plants and tall trees. In the winter, it easily transforms into a winter wonderland where guests can ice skate and enjoy holiday celebrations. The interior of the suites, cottages, and grand estate homes are decorated with a vintage flair, exuding classic sophistication.

 

It’s impossible to run out of things to do in Greenbrier hotel as there are more than 55 activities offered in the resort. Ready for some adventure? Try the list of outdoor activities such as fishing, horseback riding, jeep driving, and paintball. Hobbyists can play golf, try gun shooting, or learn falconry here. For those who wish to have fun indoors, bowling, arcade, or jewelry making are just some of the activities to partake in. Test out your skills at the escape rooms or swim at the indoor pool. With these and more, you’re sure to have a memorable getaway at The Greenbrier.

9. Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Aerial view of the Snowshoe Mountain Resort during winter.

Photo from Snowshoe Mountain Resort Official Facebook Page

Address: 10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, WV 26209, United States of America 

Price: Starts at US$131 per night

 

The Snowshoe Mountain Resort is the ultimate outdoor paradise of your dreams. This resort is perched on top of a mountain at a height of 4,848 feet. Before you even reach the actual resort, just by traveling via the lift rides, you are already welcomed by the beauty of the whole place. Boasting over 11,000 acres, this property offers many lodging options for you. It serves as an all-in-one place to enjoy recreational activities and outdoor leisure.

 

Snowshoe Mountain Resort has 40 bike trails and three ski areas. The winter holidays are perfect for off-road rides, snowmobile tours, and snowshoeing. At night, experience the adrenaline at the Silver Creek at Snowshoe Mountain Resort—a well-known spot for night skiing, and the Coca-Cola Tube Park for a galactic snow tubing adventure. The resort stays wonderful during the summertime with its fun activities such as biking, horseback riding, and segway tours. The Raven Golf Club is perfect for golf enthusiasts who wish to shoot some holes or compete in tournaments.

10. Smoke Hole Caverns and Log Cabin Resort

Smoke Hole Caverns and Log Cabin Resort’s amenities with lit-up lamps.

Photo from Smoke Hole Caverns and Log Cabin Resort Tripadvisor.com Page

Address: 8290 North Fork Highway Cabins WV 26855, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$99 per night

Situated 13 miles north of Seneca Rocks, the Smoke Hole Caverns and Log Cabin Resort is a great place to discover the natural beauty of West Virginia. It houses up to 80 lodging options such as cottages, log cabins, and RV areas, all of which boast a relaxing ambiance and rustic interior for the perfect countryside getaway. If you’re planning to throw a party or a company retreat, there is also a conference center in the resort. The property’s beautiful grounds are also an ideal place for romantic weddings and elopements. 

 

Aside from visiting the state parks in West Virginia, learn more about the state’s heritage at the Smoke Hole Caverns. People can explore the cavern’s stalagmites and stalactites with resort-hosted tours. Spend your day hiking at various trails or fishing at beautiful streams in the area. The star attraction not to miss is the gemstone mining experience, where you may find over 50 varieties of gemstones and 30 types of fossils! 

11. ACE Adventure Resort

Guests having fun at the waterpark in ACE Adventure Resort.

Photo from ACE Adventure Resort Tripadvisor.com Page

Address: 1 Concho Road, Oak Hill, WV 25901, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$100 per night

 

ACE Adventure Resort is the biggest outdoor resort in North America. Notably, the resort is close to the New River Gorge and boasts over 1,500 acres of property area utilized for quality lodging and outdoor fun. ACE Adventure houses a water park on a lake where guests can splash and play all day long. Have the best vacation by trying out white water rafting, stand-up paddleboards, fishing, and kayaking. Test your skills in rock climbing, paintball, and team challenge courses, too. The thrill goes on with zipline, mountain biking, rappelling, and even horseback riding activities.

 

ACE Adventure offers utmost relaxation with its deluxe cabins, campsites, and tent rentals. In addition, they host evening entertainment with live music and stargazing events. The dining scene is noteworthy with its award-winning pizza restaurant and even a slushie stand by the lake. This outdoor resort promises endless thrills coupled with top-notch amenities, perfect for adventurers looking to have both fun and comfort.

12. Wintergreen Resort

Dining area in Wintergreen Resort with warm lighting and wooden interior.

Photo from Wintergreen Resort Tripadvisor.com Page

Address: Route 664, Wintergreen, VA 22958, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$170 per night

 

Crested on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort offers amazing lodging options and first-rate amenities, and beautiful nature views. The property houses accommodations that cater to solo travelers and families alike. The condominiums and homes are equipped with full-sized appliances ideal for longer stays. Guest rooms can accommodate up to four people and even have kitchenettes for your basic cooking needs.

 

If you’re here to have fun, Wintergreen Resort truly delivers mountaintop experiences to love. With over 30 miles of hiking trails, you and your loved ones will have a great time exploring the great outdoors. Aside from the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, guests can swim or relax in the nearby lakes and creeks. You can also try fly fishing in these clear bodies of water! In the summer, hop on the bungee trampoline, play golf, and visit the Ninja Warrior Course of the resort. Winter days are filled with fun as you go snow tubing, skiing, and lift-riding.

13. Mardi Gras Casino and Resort

Mardi Gras Casino and Resort’s front building.

Photo from Mardi Gras Casino and Resort Tripadvisor.com Page

Address: 1 Greyhound Drive, Cross Lanes, WV 25313, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$129 per night

 

Mardi Gras Casino and Resort is one of the notable West Virginia Resorts that offer premium amenities and services. Its air-conditioned deluxe rooms and suites recall the grandeur of the opulent casino. And of course, it comes with more than a few gaming facilities to enjoy during your stay. There are also four different on-site restaurants to choose from fine dining to grab-and-go food perfect for bringing to the casino.

 

If you seek thrill, try the slot machines in the casino where jackpots can be won. Guests will certainly enjoy table games such as Roulette and Blackjack. Beginners and gaming veterans can too try their luck at the Poker Room. Above all, the greyhound race is a highlight of the resort that adults can witness live on Tuesdays to Saturdays. At Mardi Gras Casino and Resort, you’re sure to experience fun and excitement all year round! 

14. Hillbrook Inn and Spa

Hillbrook Inn and Spa’s building with lit-up lamps and beautiful plants.

Photo from Hillbrook Inn and Spa Booking.com Page

Address: 4490 Summit Point Road, Charles Town, WV 25414, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$132 per night

 

Hillbrook Inn and Spa exhibit the impeccable fusion of traditional amenities with a lavish, modern touch. This resort in West Virginia consists of five buildings with luxurious and cozy suites. Its dreamy setting makes it perfect for couples who wish to have a romantic getaway or those looking for a gorgeous proposal venue. Guests can hold events such as birthdays, weddings, retreats, and more.

 

Hillbrook Inn and Spa offer activities for guests of different tastes and interests. History lovers will appreciate visiting Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and other state attractions. Meanwhile, foodies will enjoy their cooking classes or wine tasting in the surrounding vineyards. There are lots of nearby golf, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding spots in the area. You may also opt for a hiking or biking adventure. Above all, the spa amenities can certainly bring ultimate relaxation for the perfect getaway.

15. Adventures on the Gorge

Poolside amenities of Adventures on the Gorge with lights and lounge chairs at night.

Photo from Adventures on the Gorge Official Site

Address: 219 Chestnutburg Road, Lansing, WV 25862, United States of America 

Price: Starts at US$89 per night

 

As one of the top-rated West Virginia resorts, Adventures on the Gorge offers quality accommodations and amenities for a memorable vacation. Guests can book overnight stays in a glamping tent, cabin, RV campsite, or vacation home. Every one of them exudes a rustic flair and peaceful environment, perfect for a relaxing getaway alone or with loved ones.

 

Though it is well-known as a white water rafting resort, guests can also enjoy other water adventures. These include fun activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, and more. Land adventures include hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. In addition, guests can also play laser tag or paintball with loved ones. Ready to overcome your fear of heights? Aerial adventures like ziplining and rappelling will definitely help you with that. Staying true to its name, Adventures on the Gorge provides boundless possibilities for thrill-seekers and adventure lovers.

16. Elk Springs Resort and Fly Shop

Elk Springs Resort and Fly Shop surrounded by green grass and trees during daytime.

Photo from Elk Springs Resort Official Facebook Page

Address: 228 Dry Branch Rd., ​Monterville, WV 26282, United States of America

Price: Starts at US$190 per night

 

For an unparalleled fly-fishing resort experience, book a reservation at Elk Springs Resort and Fly Shop. Deemed one of the best West Virginia resorts, the property’s mountain accommodations range from studio units to cabins for families. Its location barely gets phone reception which makes it perfect for people who wish to disconnect and unwind for a while.

 

Situated along the Elk River abounding with brown and rainbow trout, fly fishing on the river banks is encouraged. They even offer professional lessons if you are interested in learning the sport. Delicious dishes are served at the on-site restaurant which includes—you guessed it—freshly-caught trouts. Before leaving, make sure to visit the biggest Fly Shop in Mountain State, as well. They have a wide variety of fishing products such as rods, waders, reels, and more.

17. Mill Creek Luxury Cabins

A cabin rental in Mill Creek Luxury Cabins during the daytime.

Photo from Mill Creek Luxury Cabins Tripadvisor.com Page

Address: 1163 Milroy Grose Rd, Lansing, WV 25862-0148,  United States of America

Price: Starts at US$195 per night

 

Every day is a new adventure at Mill Creek Luxury Cabins. Located near River Gorge, this camping hot spot is definitely the place to be for the ultimate outdoor getaway in West Virginia. The premier cabins here can accommodate up to eight people. Designed with cathedral ceilings and skylights, complete with oak furniture, it definitely exudes a rustic vibe. In addition, each cabin has a hot tub, fireplace, dining area, and kitchen. 

 

During your stay in Mill Creek Luxury Cabins, go fishing and hunting as you explore the abundant forest in the area. Surrounded by lush state parks like Hawks Nest State Park and Babcock State Park, guests can bike, hike, or go horseback riding. Water adventures include rafting and boating. At night, setting up the fire pit to stay warm as you exchange stories and bond with your loved ones will be the highlight of your trip. 

West Virginia Resorts: Your Home Away from Home

The opening lyrics of John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads track couldn’t have put it better: “Almost heaven, West Virginia”. Indeed, Mountain State has world-class resorts that offer top-notch accommodations and divine amenities. Paired with breathtaking views of rolling hills and crystal lakes, you’ll certainly feel cozy and fulfilled in your home away from home.