New River Gorge: ResortsSince before the Civil War, the rejuvenating environment of the New River Valley has attracted health seekers. Resorts, such as The Greenbrier, provide the best of everything -- including great golf and a terrific mountain environment. Today, resort communities are being developed throughout the New River Gorge region, thanks in part to expressways such as I-77, I-64, and US-19.
ACE Adventure Resort
P.O. Box 1168, Oak Hill, WV 25901
Tel.: (304) 469-2651 or (toll free) 1-888-ACE-RAFT
Overlooking the New River Gorge, the 1,400-acre ACE Adventure Resort is a vacation destination in itself and one of West Virginia's best rental cabin locations. ACE offers activities suitable for children as young as five years old and, for adults, guided caving, hiking, biking, rafting, climbing, kayaking, and equestrian programs. The center includes a five-acre lake with a swimming beach and floating playground and more than 25 miles of trail adjoining National Park Service trails. Fish for trophies in five stocked ponds without the need for a license (though fishing is catch-and-release).
The Resort at Glade Springs
200 Lake Dr., Daniels, WV 25832
The region's premier, full-service, luxury resort, Glade Springs provides guests the use of three championship golf courses, a full-service spa and nautilus fitness center, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and two restaurants featuring four-diamond fine dining. More than 40 activities, including biking, rafting, guided fly-fishing, sporting clays, and an equestrian center, can be enjoyed on this private 4,100-acre estate near the southern New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge Preserve
RR 3 Box 68-B
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Tel.: (304) 574-1802
Gated privacy, spectacular scenery, and unrivalled proximity to Fayetteville are among the reasons vacationers and homebuilders are investing in the New River Gorge Preserve. Overlooking the gorge and its world-renown bridge, and less than a mile from the Fayetteville National Historic District, residents are assured outstanding security as well as access to private park lands within the community and national park lands beyond.
Pipestem Resort State Park
Straddling the verge of the Bluestone National Scenic River 20-miles south of Winterplace Ski Resort, Pipestem's trails, lodges, cabins, and golf courses attract thousands of visitors through all seasons. An aerial tram, horseback rides, cross country skiing, and stunning views of the Bluestone Canyon and surrounding tablelands are also among the park's popular attractions. Restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fishing lake make this one of West Virginia's best vacation destination parks.
The Greenbrier Hotel
300 West Main Street
White Sulpher Springs, WV, 24986
The Greenbrier Resort is an award winning resort located in White Sluphur Springs, West Virginia. As a National Historic landmark, The Greebriers classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service and outstanding amenities have hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1778. Today, The Greenbrier invities a new generation to come out and play. Enjoy relaxing pastimes, start treasured traditions, or set out on an amazing adventure together, you will find endless vacation possibilities at The Greenbrier.
Skiing West Virginia's guide to the top ski resorts in West Virginia features information on Winterplace Ski Resort, located between Bluefield and Beckley, West Virginia (WV).
Just off I-77, Winterplace Ski Resort provides some of the best downhill skiing in the South. Descending Flat Top Mountain from one of the highest peaks in the New River Gorge region, Winterplace ski trails, sledding, snow tubing, and snowboarding parks keeps the fun going through winter.