Nestled in the Appalachian region of the southern United States is West Virginia. It’s most well-known for the rolling, mountainous hills, as well as the old, historic coal mining towns. West Virginia is covered in mountains and forest, and is an endless sea of green tree tops.
It is the perfect place for couples to go fishing, hiking, rock climbing, or even white-water rafting. West Virginia is the ultimate place for outdoor adventures. Because of West Virginia’s climate, the summers are warm and humid while the winters are chilly, with snow in some places – which means that winter time skiing is also an option.
Couples who are looking to escape for a romantic getaway in West Virginia will find both busy, bustling cities with fun and entertainment around every corner, and quiet, countryside bed and breakfast inns to enjoy their time away together.
Let’s have a look at the best romantic (weekend) getaways in West Virginia:
1. Hillbrook Inn
Located in the historic town of Charles Town, the Hillbrook Inn is a bed and breakfast geared towards luxury, relaxation and romance. There are 19 different bedrooms and suites for couples to choose from, each uniquely decorated and offering some of the most luxury and modern amenities, including iPads with internet connection.
Hillbrook Inn offers guests a delicious gourmet breakfast where you can eat in the dining room, or on the porch in the soft morning light. For dinner, the Redbrook restaurant offers fine dining, perfect for couples seeking romance. Hillbrook Inn also offers spa resort packages for each stay, complete with spa treatments and couples massages.
2. North Fork Mountain Inn
North Fork Mountain Inn is a stunning inn with beautiful, mountain views during both the summer and winter months. North Fork Mountain Inn has rooms, suites and even cabins available for each and every guest’s needs. Couples can enjoy a cozy suite with a private bath in the main building, or enjoy a romantic weekend tucked away in their own rented one-bedroom cabin.
Included in your stay at the North Fork Mountain in is a breakfast for two, with gourmet choices for each meal. Lunches and dinners can be reserved, and casual dining is offered Sunday through Friday during the evening. Couples can also enjoy a relaxing massage by appointment all seven days of the week. North Fork Mountain Inn also offers an array of special packages, including a Romance and Valentine’s Weekend package.
3. The James Wylie House
Located in the small and picturesque village of White Sulphur Springs is the James Wylie House Bed and Breakfast, which also serves as a historic landmark. The James Wylie House was built in 1819, and is now a perfect escape for couples on a romantic weekend. Couples can choose between four different guest rooms or the Log Cabin guest house for added seclusion and intimacy.
Guests are served a delicious breakfast each morning of their stay at the James Wylie House, and nearby restaurants in town are close enough to enjoy lunch and dinner. Surrounding the nearby area of the James Wylie House, guests have a wide variety of attractions, including outdoor fun like hiking and biking trails, canoeing, or even white-water rafting.
4. Thomas Shepherd Inn
The Thomas Shepherd Inn is located in the stunning town of Shepherdstown, surrounded by Shenandoah Valley. This inn offers couples a choice between 6 different guest rooms so that couples will be able to enjoy a quiet romantic escape without being surrounded by all the hustle and bustle of the larger hotels. Each room is uniquely decorated with many handcrafted pieces of furniture.
The Thomas Shepherd Inn offers complimentary breakfast for all guests, made with fresh and local ingredients. Couples can enjoy special anniversary packages, and there a plenty of exciting area activities for couples to explore together, including spa services, art museums, festivals and even historical tours.
5. The Resort at Glade Springs
Couples will love this retreat to 4,100-acres of property that holds the Resort at Glade Springs, which is located in Daniels, which is only a 15-minute drive from Berkeley. There are 200 guest rooms on the Resort property and they spread out over the Inn, executive suites and vacation houses, cabins and villas. Whatever you’re looking for when it comes to your perfect romantic getaway, the Resort has it.
The Resort at Glade Springs offers an array of dining options for couples to enjoy, from romantic fine dining to casual bar and grill cuisines. On the stunning, expansive property, guests can enjoy premier golfing or even a spa treatment. Adventurous couples will enjoy archery, biking, and even an equestrian center. During the winter time, check out a ski package.
6. Canaan Valley
Whether you’re looking for hotel style accommodations, private and secluded cabins, or adventurous campsites, Canaan Valley can deliver. Located in Canaan Valley, this resort is the ultimate West Virginia vacation experience. Couples will be able to choose between 160 different hotel rooms, 23 luxury cabins or 34 campsites. No matter what type of romantic getaway you’re looking for, Canaan Valley has it.
Canaan Valley has multiple restaurants on-site, from the Hickory Dining room that offers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner to the Laurel Lounge, which offers drinks and dining starting at 5 pm. For fun, Canaan Valley has an endless array of activities, from golf and hiking in the summer, to skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
7. Blennerhassett Hotel
The Blennerhassett Hotel is a historic hotel that has been in service for over a century, and it resides in Parkersburg. Couples will enjoy a vacation holiday in a beautifully designed European-style hotel, with guest rooms and suites that offer the same elegant decor. Executive and signature suites are uniquely designs and decorated, from ornate four-poster beds to luxury French style.
The Spats Restaurant and Lounge is located onsite at the Blennerhassett Hotel, and it offers an array of different dining option, including fine dining for a couple’s romantic dinner, as well as casual dining for lunch. Couples will enjoy the Blennerhassett Hotel’s proximity to all of the attractions that Parkersburg has to offer, such as the River Cities Symphony Orchestra and the Julia-Ann Historic District Walking Tour.
8. The Historic General Lewis Inn
Located in Lewisburg, the Historic General Lewis Inn offers one building with two sides, one built in 1832 and the other in 1928, located right in the heart of downtown Lewisburg. Couples will be able to choose between 24 different rooms spread between the two buildings of the Inn. This historic hotel has both newly renovated and historic rooms to choose from, with modern furnishings and historic features.
The Jefferson Dining Room offers guests breakfast Friday through Monday, with Brunch hours on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served Friday through Monday as well. The Thistle Lounge, for drinks and appetizers, is open 7 days a week during the evening. With such a prime location in the heart of downtown Lewisburg, couples will be able to enjoy all of the entertainment, from art exhibits, history tours, and even summer time festivals.
9. Brass Pineapple Inn
This inn has a name as unique as your vacationing experience. The Pineapple Inn is located in Charleston’s historic district, and was built in the early 1900s. Its style is described as a mix of both Victorian era and Art Nouveau. There are 7 uniquely decorated guest rooms at the Brass Pineapple, so couples will be able to enjoy a vacation that’s both exclusive and tailored just the way they like it.
Complimentary full breakfast is served each morning, as well as afternoon tea. Breakfast trays and picnic lunches are available upon request for a fee. Breakfast will be brought up to your room on a silver platter, while a delicious packed lunch will be made special, so couples can enjoy a quiet lunch together. The Brass Pineapple Inn is located only one-half block away from the State Capitol Complex, and Charleston, as West Virginia’s capitol, has many historic sits and activities for couples to pursue.
10. Golden Anchor Cabins
Located in Tucker County, West Virginia, this is a place to be for people looking forward to spending an incredibly memorable time together. Their luxuriously romantic cabins provide a great view of the mountain area and feature a private hot tub as well as a gas fireplace.
If there’s one thing couples can forget here it’s their everyday stress because the Golden Anchor Cabins will provide them their perfect romantic getaway to help them relax, unwind and fall in love, all over again!
11. West Ridge Hollow Bed and Breakfast
The West Ridge Hollow Bed and Breakfast is a romantic escape for couples looking to enjoy a quiet forest experience. Located in the surrounding woods of Harpers Ferry, West Ridge Hollow is perfect for the outdoorsy couple that enjoys some time amongst nature. West Ridge Hollow offers two distinctive rooms: the Nest Room, and the Forest Suite. Each have their own private bath, while the Forest Suite has a floor to itself.
Daily breakfast is served for all guests, and dinner and lunch can be found in the nearby town of Harpers Ferry. The West Ridge Hollow is surrounded by so many activities that couples will have a hard time deciding what to do first. For relaxing fun, there is canoeing along the Potomac driver, or taking a hike along the Appalachian Trail. Excitement can be found at the Charles Town Races and Slots.
12. The Ledge House
The Ledge House is a bed and breakfast that promises guests stunning views of the famous Harpers Ferry Gap. This stunning little property also overlooks the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Couples can retreat here for a quiet getaway, with only 3 separate rooms to choose from. Couples will be able to enjoy both the home-away-from-home feel of a bed and breakfast, as well as seclusion away from all the noise of a busy hotel.
Gourmet breakfast is cooked up each morning for guests at the Ledge House. The breakfast here is prepared with local farm-fresh and organic produces, as well as organic eggs and free-range pork. For couples who are looking for a bit of fun, the Ledge House is within easy traveling distance between all the activities and attractions that Harpers Ferry has to offer, including horseback riding, ziplining and even kayaking and canoeing.
13. Serenity Now
The Serenity Now guest house works much like a bed and breakfast. It is located at the top of Snowshoe Mountain, nestled among two acres of woods and wilderness. This is the perfect place for couples looking to vacation in the winter time, as Serenity Now is located right near Snowshoe and Silvercreek Ski Resorts. Couples will really enjoy this quiet mountain getaway, complete with a nearby pond and waterfalls.
A continental breakfast is available for all guests, as well as coffee, tea and snacks. The kitchen is also available for guest use at any time. Serenity Now is perfect for that winter ski vacation, with equipment rentals available. In the summer, guests can enjoy tubing, swimming, hiking or a round of golf. There are also local festivals and shopping available at Snowshoe village.
14. Light Horse Inn
The Light Horse Inn is a historic home located in Harpers Ferry, with 225 years of history and heritage mixed in with the modern-day service and amenities. Couples will enjoy their private time here, as the Light Horse Inn only offers three different private suites. However, there are also common areas to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible, such as the sitting room, the common room and the great room where all dining takes place.
The Light Horse Inn offers all guests a delicious and hot breakfast that is included in the price of your stay, as well a kitchen that is available for guests to cook in if needed. The Light Horse Inn is within quick walking distance of the historic lower town in Harpers Ferry as well as nearby restaurants, the Appalachian trail and even more exciting activities like horseback riding and ziplining.
15. Smoke Hole Resort
Located in the heart of Seneca Rocks, this little heaven on earth is for those who’ve always wanted an ‘out of the world’ experience. Immersed in rich Appalachian Mountain history, this heaven on earth provides guests with a view they’ll remember for many weekends to come. Guided tours are provided daily for guests who want to know more about the million-year-old history that uniquely surrounds this place.
As for accommodation, the resort offers log motels, honeymoon cabins and riverside cottages each uniquely designed featuring burning stoves and Jacuzzis. There are tons of things to do in Smoke Hall Resort – it’s a place for couples and families! Guests who want to experience a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, there’s no place to be, but Smoke Hall Resort.