Family Vacation Spot

CAPON SPRINGS AND FARMS
Two-Time Winner

Stay and play together at Capon Springs & Farms, the best family vacation spot according to readers of WV Living. Here you’ll find a place where you can unplug and recharge. Stay in one of the unique 19th century cottages on the property that are perfect for families. Drink in the healing mountain spring water that flows throughout the resort—including in their pure Capon Springs water pool. 1 Main Street, Capon Springs, 304.874.3695, caponsprings.net, @caponspringsandfarms on Facebook

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PIPESTEM RESORT STATE PARK
3405 Pipestem Drive, Pipestem, 304.466.1800, wvstateparks.com/ park/pipestem-resort-state-park

SUMMERSVILLE LAKE
2981 Summersville Lake Road, 304.872.3459, summersvillelakewv.com


Casino

HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT CHARLES TOWN RACES
Three-Time Winner

It’s no gamble betting on a good time at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Located just outside of Charles Town, the Hollywood Casino offers a Vegas-themed gaming atmosphere with poker rooms, table games, and 2,500 slots. There’s also yearround live thoroughbred horse racing, a 150- room resort, and six restaurants on site. 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, 800.795.7001, hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com, @hollywoodcctr on Facebook

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MARDI GRAS CASINO AND RESORT
1 Greyhound Drive, Cross Lanes, 304.776.1000, mardigrascasinowv.com@mardigrascasinohotelwestvirginia on Facebook

CASINO CLUB AT THE GREENBRIER
300 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, 855.453.4858, greenbrier.com@thegreenbrier on Facebook


State Park/Forest

BLACKWATER FALLS STATE PARK
Seven-Time Winner

Blackwater Falls State Park is quintessentially West Virginian and has attracted visitors since 1937 who come to view its famous 57-foot cascade where the Blackwater River enters the rugged Blackwater Canyon. The park boasts countless most-photographed spots including Elakala Falls, Lindy Point, and Pendleton Point Overlook. Visitors can extend their stay in cabins, the lodge, or campgrounds. 1584 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, 304.259.5216, blackwaterfalls.com

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PIPESTEM RESORT STATE PARK
3405 Pipestem Drive, Pipestem, 304.466.1800, wvstateparks.com/park/pipestem-resort-state-park

WATOGA STATE PARK
4800 Watoga Park Road, Marlinton, 304.799.4087, wvstateparks.com/park/watoga-state-park


Ski Resort

SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT

Snowshoe Mountain Resort is a premier Mid-Atlantic ski resort perched at 4,848 feet above sea level. The 180 inches of natural snow per year and mountain-wide snowmaking efforts carve 257 acres of terrain on 60 trails suitable for all skill levels. The resort offers ski-in/ski-out condos and hotels, 20 restaurants and pubs, pools, a teen center, and its very own brewery—Old Spruce Brewing. 10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, 304.572.4636, snowshoemtn.com

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CANAAN VALLEY RESORT STATE PARK
230 Main Lodge Road, Davis, 304.866.4121, canaanresort.com@canaanvalleyresort on Facebook

WINTERPLACE SKI RESORT
100 Old Flat Top Mountain Road, Ghent, 1.800.607.7669, winterplace.com@winterplaceskiresort on Facebook


Golf Course

THE GREENBRIER

When you think of golf in the Mountain State, there are few courses better than those at The Greenbrier. Here you’ll find not one but five exceptional golf courses. Of note is the Old White TPC, completely restored and re-opened for the 2017 Greenbrier Classic. There’s also a Greenbrier Golf Academy, a golfer spa and fitness facility, indoor winter golf options, and more. 101 Main Street West, White Sulphur Springs, 855.453.4858, greenbrier.com/golf

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PETE DYE GOLF CLUB
801 Aaron Smith Drive, Bridgeport, 304.842.2801 ext. 110, petedye.com, @petedyegolfclub on Facebook

THE RESORT at GLADE SPRINGS
255 Resort Drive, Daniels, 304.763.2000, gladesprings.com, @gladespringswvon Facebook


Adventure Outfitter

ADVENTURES ON THE GORGE (AOTG)
Five-Time Winner

Sitting on the rim of the New River Gorge with a million-dollar upstream view of the world-famous bridge, visitors to this outfitter can dive into a smorgasbord of adventures on the New and Gauley rivers and Summersville Lake including canopy tours, ziplines, horseback riding, rock climbing, laser tag, mountain biking, a swimming pool, cabins, and camping. 219 Chestnutburg Road, Lansing, 855.420.9952. adventuresonthegorge.com

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ACE
Every year, this is one of the closest categories. Coming in at a close second, ACE is nipping at AOTG’s heels. 1 Concho Road, Oak Hill, 304.465.0236, aceraft.com@ace.adventureresort.westvirginiavacations on Facebook

MOUNTAINTOP ADVENTURES
703 Twin Hollow, Gilbert, 304.664.8864, twinhollowcampground.com@mountaintopadventures on Facebook


Bed & Breakfast/Inn

CAFE CIMINO COUNTRY INN
Six-Time Winner

Cafe Cimino Country Inn is stunning. It is surrounded by mountains and sits on the banks of the tranquil Elk River, and guests have their pick of four luxurious rooms in the main house, four in the carriage house, and two more in the cottage house. The bed and breakfast is open every day with dinner served by request, and a full three-course gourmet breakfast is included in the room rate. After breakfast enjoy fishing and kayaking, or explore historic downtown Sutton. 616 Main St., Sutton, 304.765.2913, cafeciminocountryinn.com, @cafeciminocountryinn on Facebook

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BLUEFIELD INN
2109 Jefferson Street, Bluefield, 304.323.2200, bluefieldinn.com, @bluefieldinn on Facebook


GUESTHOUSE AT LOST RIVER
288 Settlers Valley Way, Lost River, 304.897.5707, guesthouselostriver.com@guesthouselostriver on Facebook


Boutique Hotel

THE BLENNERHASSETT
Four-Time Winner

Opened in 1889, this Queen Anne–style Parkersburg hotel reflects the exquisite European tastes of former Parkersburg mayor and businessman Colonel William Nelson Chancellor. He built the hotel for the millionaires of the day, and the property has remained a symbol of opulence and luxury ever since. Pamper yourself at this full-service hotel with some rooms featuring four-poster beds, marble showers, and whirlpool tubs. All guests receive a free box of chocolates and can enjoy on-site dining at Brunello Restaurant & Bar. The hotel is a short walk to the Blennerhassett Museum and the Julia-Ann Square Historic District. 329 Market Street, Parkersburg, 304.422.3131, theblennerhassett.com, @theblennerhassett on Facebook

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THE BAVARIAN INN
164 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, 304.876.2551, bavarianinnwv.com@thebavarianinn on Facebook

THE BILLY MOTEL
1080 William Avenue, Davis, 304.851.6125, thebillymotel.com@thebillymotel on Facebook


Spa

TUSCAN SUN SPA & SALON
Three-Time Winner

Readers of WV Living voted Tuscan Sun Spa & Salon the best spa in the Mountain State for the third year in a row. It’s so popular that you can now choose from multiple locations throughout the state for an array of holistic health and beauty services. Try out the hair salon, weight loss clinic, CoolSculpting, laser hair removal, a wide range of spa treatments including more than a dozen types of massage, cold stone migraine relief, cupping therapy, salt mousse body melts, or even a power nap. 482 Emily Drive, Clarksburg, 304.326.2204; 1013 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, 304.333.0281; 401 Boyers Avenue, Morgantown, 304.296.1325; tuscanspaandsalon.com, @tuscansunspa on Facebook

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THE SALT CAVE AND SPA
6705 Pocahontas Trail, White Sulphur Springs, 304.536.2222, thesaltcaveandspa.com

CAPON SPRINGS AND FARMS
1 Main Street, Capon Springs, 304.874.3695, caponsprings.net@caponspringsandfarmson Facebook


Most Unique Place to Spend the Night

WEST VIRGINIA PENITENTIARY
Two-Way Tie

The West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville is one of the most haunted places in the country. If you don’t believe the claim, you can find out for yourself during an overnight stay. Channel your inner ghost hunter with an “Overnight Investigation” that starts with a 90-minute guided tour—and the rest of the night to roam on your own. 818 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, 304.845.6200, wvpentours.com

TRANS-ALLEGHENY LUNATIC ASYLUM
Two-Way Tie

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America and full of documented paranormal activity. It’s also one of the most unique places to spend the night in West Virginia. After a brief paranormal tour to start your evening, you can opt to hunt either hunt alone or with an experienced ghost hunting guide. 71 Asylum Drive, Weston, 304.269.5070, trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com


Resort

THE GREENBRIER
Seven-Time Winner

The Greenbrier first opened to guests in 1778 and remains a favorite of visitors from West Virginia and beyond. The resort is situated on 11,000 acres and offers more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities including five golf courses, lawn games like croquet and tennis, carriage and horseback rides, ziplines, and falconry, 19 restaurants and lounges, a spa, casino, a bowling alley, a new escape room, and the world-famous Greenbrier Bunker. 300 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, 855.453.4858, greenbrier.com, @thegreenbrier on Facebook

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OGLEBAY
465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, 304.243.4000, oglebay.com@oglebay on Facebook

STONEWALL RESORT
940 Resort Drive, Roanoke, 304.269.7400, stonewallresort.com@stonewallresort on Facebook


Campground

MOUNTAIN LAKE CAMPGROUND

West Virginia’s largest lake—Summersville Lake—has more than 60 miles of shoreline and boasts some amazing campgrounds. Mountain Lake Campgrounds is the most amazing of them all according to readers of WV Living magazine. Here you’ll find campsites, cabins, and yurts from which you can enjoy the campground’s many activities including: a swimming beach, pool, mini golf, outdoor movies, theme nights, hiking, playgrounds, and more. 1898 Summersville Airport Road, Summersville, 304.872.6222, mountainlakecampground.com

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TWIN HOLLOW CAMPGROUNDS
703 Twin Hollow, Gilbert, 304.664.8864, twinhollowcampground.com, @twinhollowcampgroundandcabins on Facebook

BLACKWATER FALLS CAMPGROUND
1584 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, 304.259.5216, wvstateparks.com/park/ blackwater-falls-state-park


Unique Attraction

WILD BLUE ADVENTURES

If you’re looking for a unique vantage point the famous New River Gorge, look no further than Wild Blue Adventures. Flight nurse and pilot Bill Chouinard keeps this New decades-old tourist tradition alive giving folks a ride, one person at a time, in his blue and yellow open cockpit 1940-built Boeing Stearman Biplane. Riders can choose from four trips and daredevil passengers can request aerobatics including barrel rolls, cravats, hammerheads, and s-turns. 282 Hinkle Road, Fayetteville, 304.574.1150, wildblueadventurecompany.com, @wildblueadventurecompany on Facebook

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NEW RIVER GORGE
104 Main Street, Glen Jean, 304.465.0508, nps.gov/neri/index.htm

MYSTERY HOLE
16724 Midland Trail, Ansted, 304.658.9101, mysteryhole.com