West Virginia

Blackwater Falls State Park

Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the amber waters of Blackwater Falls, a 57-foot cascade tinted by the tannic acid of fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. Its amber-colored waters plunge five stories then twist and tumble through an eight-mile-long gorge. The falls, along with a few of the park’s other features like Elakala Falls, Lindy Point, and Pendleton Point Overlook, are some of the state’s most photographed spots. Visitors can enjoy the scenic views year-round by taking the steps to the falls or using viewing platforms. The park has 20 miles of hiking trails, the longest sledding magic carpet on the East Coast, a comfortable lodge and more.

Artspring Weekend

DAVISArtSpring is postponing the ArtSpring Festival, originally scheduled for May 22-24, until later in the year. 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of the ArtSpring Festival.  As life and our world returns to normalcy, we’ll plan a celebration that our community can enjoy in the summer or fall. A whimsical weekend of live music, unique art, and great food highlighting the rich and varied arts communities of Thomas, Davis, Parsons, and Canaan in Tucker County. Gallery owners, artists, and musicians come together to celebrate their mountain creativity. Numerous demonstrations, musical performances, exhibits and activities are slated to take place throughout the weekend.  Activities include: art walks, square dance, loom weaving, birdhouse making, beer crawl, photo workshop, storytelling and more. >MORE

Resort at Glade Springs

DANIELS – The lodging accommodations offered at our resort have been designed to accommodate all guests and budgets. The hotel and resort are set in the midst of a gorgeous 4,100-acre property in the lap of the Appalachian Mountains! Our premier, full-service West Virginia resort, specializes in golf, ski, fly-fishing, and equestrian, and also offers a mindboggling variety of other recreational activities, full service spa, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, and lodging accommodations for guests in West Virginia. The Bridge Day Package, available October 19-21, Includes two nights lodging, breakfast daily, transportation to and from the New River Gorge Bridge for Bridge Day and all taxes and nightly resort service fee.  >MORE

Log House Homestead 1-855-3531

CAIRO – The Log House Homestead is just that– literally a 20-by-26-foot 1820-style log cabin in West Virginia’s Ohio River Valley. You could also easily be fooled into thinking that the house is a relic of the early 1800s, since owners Martha and Dick Hartley have carefully kept its construction true to the homestead era, from the hand-hewed logs right down to the doorknobs and custom nails. In reality, it was built in 1992. Although the homestead lacks telephones or internet, the Hartleys have conceded to the modern conveniences of electricity, running water, and even a jacuzzi. The Hartleys are not just students of historical architecture, they strive to stay true to culinary history as well, with Martha poring over antique cookbooks and recipes for the Log House’s breakfasts. Try her lemon apples, inspired by a 1732 recipe. 304-628-3249.