With its rich history, breathtaking scenery, and abundance of charming villages and towns, West Virginia is the ideal destination for couples. Whether your perfect romantic getaway involves a log cabin in the woods or a chic city hotel, you'll have no problem finding an option to suit. If you're celebrating an anniversary, an engagement, a honeymoon, or simply want to inject a little extra romance into your relationship, be sure to check out our round-up of the 20 best romantic getaways in West Virginia.
20. Light Horse Inn, Harpers Ferry
Light Horse Inn is 1 hour 20 min from Washington, D.C. Set in a historic home dating back 225 years, the Light Horse Inn combines old-world grandeur with contemporary luxuries to stunning effect. A top-notch complimentary breakfast is included with your stay, along with a kitchen where you can whip up a snack whenever you like. The accommodation comprises of three uniquely designed rooms with a tempting range of features like whirlpool tubs, soaring ceilings, king-sized beds, and breathtaking views. On your doorstep, you'll find a score of restaurants and boutiques to discover, along with a ton of recreational pursuits like horseback riding, hiking the Appalachian trail, and ziplining.
19. Canaan Valley Resort, Davis
Located in Canaan Valley, this sprawling resort offers every type of accommodation you can imagine, including 160 different hotel rooms, 23 luxury cabins, and 34 campsites. Cabins and cottages come with fireplaces and full kitchens, while all options include TVs, coffee pots, microwaves, and a fridge. Amenities are bountiful (expect an indoor and outdoor pool, sports courts, mini-golf, an arcade, a fitness center, and several dining options), as is the range of recreational opportunities on offer, with skiing and snowboarding in the winter months and endless opportunities for golf and hiking in the summer. Regardless of what kind of romantic retreat you have in mind, the resort makes an ideal choice.
18. The Historic Morris Harvey House Bed & Breakfast, Fayetteville
Located in the heart of downtown Fayetteville, the Historic Morris Harvey House offers guests the chance to step back in time to a bygone era with its wonderfully designed lodgings. Expect old-fashioned water closets, clawfoot tubs, and enough antique furnishings to stock an antique store. Cozy, intimate, and with all the activities and attractions of the New River Gorge on the doorstep, it promises a deeply relaxing, wonderfully romantic stay.
17. Golden Anchor Cabins, Davis
If you want to enjoy some quality alone time with your better half, why not skip the noisy resorts and packed hotels and book a private cabin instead? Set in an idyllic location in Tucker County, the Golden Anchor Cabins offer stunning mountain views, a private hot tub, a gas fireplace, and all the ingredients you'll need to relax, unwind, and savor the romance of the moment.
16. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs
Named one of the best hotels in West Virginia by US News and Travel, the elegant Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs offers a range of accommodation that covers everything from single rooms to six-bedroom houses and seven-bedroom suites. All lodging includes refreshment bars, Wi-Fi access, and flat-screen TVs. The resort is packed with a fabulous array of facilities, including a bowling alley, an arcade, four golf courses, a ropes course, and a full-service spa. The dining options are just as numerous, with everything from casual cafes to fine dining restaurants.
15. The Blennerhassett Hotel, Parkersburg
The Blennerhassett Hotel welcomed its first guests over a century ago, so, as you'd expect, it knows a thing or two about hospitality by now. An elegant, European-style hotel, it offers a range of rooms and suites that ooze luxury. Expect ornate four-poster beds, whirlpool baths, Italian tile floors, cozy reading nooks, and triple sheets on the bed. An evening ice service is available, as is delivery of the morning newspaper. Other amenities include a Starbucks Coffee Bar, the Spats Restaurant & Lounge, a library, and a fitness center. If you can drag yourself away from the hotel, you'll find a score of attractions within walking distance.
14. Hillbrook Inn & Spa, Charles Town
Set in the picturesque town of Charles Town, this charming little bed and breakfast offers 19 uniquely decorated guestrooms to choose from, all of which come with a full complement of comforts and conveniences like iPads, plush robes, private baths, and wifi. With an onsite restaurant delivering top-notch fine dining cuisine (not to mention a gourmet breakfast of hot dishes, freshly brewed coffee, juices, fresh fruit, and baked goods), 30 picturesque acres to explore, and a range of spa treatments to choose from, it's perfect for a romantic getaway. To make your stay even more memorable, opt for a cottage suite with a private porch, double whirlpool tub, and gas fireplace.
13. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, Wheeling
According to Tripping com, Wheeling is one of the best destinations for romantic getaways in West Virginia. As the one-time state capital of both West Virginia and Virginia, it's rich in history, offering up an abundance of historic sites and museums to explore, not to mention scores of restaurants, galleries, antique stores, and boutiques. Accommodation options are numerous, but you won't be disappointed with the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, a centrally located hotel that offers guests the chance to combine the history of the city with top-notch entertainment and luxury lodging.
12. Brass Pineapple, Charleston
As its name suggests, the Brass Pineapple is a little different from most inns. Located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, the Pineapple offers 7 individually designed rooms that blend Victorian and Art Nouveau styles. Each room boasts a bevy of antiques, fresh-cut flowers, plush robes, high-speed internet, and sumptuous private bathrooms. A tempting breakfast is offered each morning, and in the afternoon, guests are invited to indulge in tea and hors d'oeuvre. The star attraction, however, is the staff, who deliver the last word in warm welcomes and friendly hospitality.
11. The James Wylie House Bed And Breakfast, White Sulphur Springs
The James Wylie House Bed And Breakfast first opened for business almost 200 years ago, and now offers couples the perfect getaway in the gorgeous village of White Sulphur Springs. Offering a choice between four different guest rooms or the Log Cabin guest house, the inn delivers all the seclusion and intimacy you could hope for, along with a wide variety of recreational options in the nearby area, faultless hospitality, and a breakfast that even the pickiest eater will struggle to find a fault with.
10. Morning Glory Inn, Snowshoe
Named as one of the most romantic hotels in West Virginia by Trip Advisor, the Morning Glory Inn in Snowshoe is a wonderfully homey, welcoming B&B with cozy features (including a cavernous fireplace in the common room), superb hospitality, and very reasonable room rates, making it an excellent option for couples who want to enjoy the delights of Snowshow Mountain Village without spending a fortune in the process.
9. The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels
Spread over 4,100 acres, the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels offers 200 guest rooms to choose between, all of which come with coffee makers, irons, hairdryers, gas fireplaces, and oversized marble soaking tubs. A number of the rooms are pet-friendly, so if you can't bear to leave your pooch at home, feel free to bring them along. On-site amenities include several golf courses, a full-service day spa and salon, an equestrian center, tennis and basketball courts, several dining options, and even facilities for white water rafting. Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, the resort has you covered.
8. The Ledge House, Harpers Ferry
As Vacation Idea notes, the Ledge House is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to view Harpers Ferry Gap from the vantage point of a deck or balcony. Boasting lovely views over the waterways and located just a short walk from Harpers Ferry's key attractions, this idyllic B&B combines a first rate-setting with welcoming hospitality, wonderfully cozy accommodation, perfect privacy, and the chance to enjoy a breakfast menu packed with local farm-fresh and organic produce.
7. Smoke Hole Resort, Cabins
Outdoorsy couples are sure to love Smoke Hole Resort. Set in a picturesque location in the heart of Seneca Rocks, it's thick with Appalachian Mountain history, offering guests a hugely memorable experience in which they can explore the Smoke Hole Caverns, tour the Dolly Sods Wilderness, take a horseback ride to the very top of Seneca Rocks, or explore the mountain wilderness aboard the Tygart Valley Flyer. When it comes to accommodation, you'll have your pick of cute riverside cottages, log cabins, and log motels, all of which come packed with amenities like wood-burning stoves and jacuzzis.
6. Serenity Now At Snowshoe, Snowshoe
Nestled in two acres of wilderness at the top of Snowshoe Mountain, Serenity Now At Snowshoe is perfect for couples looking for a rural, romantic retreat where seclusion, intimacy, and privacy are guaranteed. The guest rooms all feature private entrances along with private bathrooms, high-speed internet connection, and a TV and DVD player. If you feel like mingling with the other guests, there's a cozy common room with a kitchen and wood-burning fireplace to enjoy, along with a lounge with a Blu-Ray player, Playstation 3, and a flat-screen TV. Depending on the season, you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, swimming, or golf. There are also some cute shops and cozy restaurants to check out in the nearby Snowshoe village. A full breakfast is served each morning, along with snacks, hot chocolate, and other hot drinks throughout the day.
5. West Ridge Hollow Bed and Breakfast, Harpers Ferry
Surrounded by woodland in Harpers Ferry, the West Ridge Hollow Bed and Breakfast offers a blissful romantic retreat for couples who want to enjoy some alone time in nature. With just two beautifully appointed rooms to choose from, privacy is guaranteed... especially if you opt for the Forest Suite, which enjoys an entire floor to itself. A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning, and you'll find a clutch of lovely restaurants for lunch and dinner in the nearby town. There's a superb array of outdoor recreation on offer in the surroundings, including hiking along the Appalachian Trail and taking a canoe down the Potomac River.
4. Thomas Shepherd Inn, Shepherdstown
Set in an idyllic position in the small town of Shepherdstown in the Shenandoah Valley, the Thomas Shepherd Inn is ideal for couples looking to escape the daily grind and enjoy a wonderfully relaxing retreat. The six well-appointed rooms have been thoughtfully decorated to match the historic nature of the property, with wooden floors, oriental rugs, and artisan furniture. They also boast separate sitting areas, soft top mattresses, monogrammed robes, WIFI, and electric fireplaces to snuggle up in front of. Complimentary snacks and cookies are provided throughout the day, and you'll also be treated to a first-rate breakfast of breakfast meats, sweet and savory entrees, baked goods, fruit, and locally roasted coffee.
3. Historic General Lewis Inn, Lewisburg
Regardless of whether your taste run to the contemporary or the historic, the Historic General Lewis Inn is guaranteed to please, combining historic features like canopy beds, antique furnishings, and original oil paintings with modern flourishes like a flat-screen TV and individual climate control. When hunger strikes, head to The Dining Room for a made-from-scratch fine dining experience using locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The complimentary fruit, muffins, and coffee served on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday is a lovely touch, while the weekend brunches shouldn't be missed. Set in the heart of downtown Lewisburg, it's ideal for couples looking to enjoy a relaxing retreat while enjoying the wide range of attractions and entertainment options the town has to offer.
2. Sunset Cabin, Dryfork
Named the most romantic cabin in West Virginia by myglobalviewpoint.com, the Sunset Cabin in Dryfork offers stunning views of the Appalachian mountain range, an amazingly tranquil setting, and all the amenities you'll need for a romantic, relaxing stay, including an extra-large hot tub, over 4 acres of beautiful grounds to explore, a front porch perfect for admiring the sunset, an outdoor fire pit, and a large wood-burning stone fireplace.
1. North Fork Mountain Inn, Cabins
Surrounded by natural beauty yet located less than three hours from Washington DC, the North Fork Mountain Inn in Cabins has been named one of the best romantic retreats in West Virginia by The Crazy Tourist, and for very good reason. Choose from a range of suites and rooms in the main building, or splash out on a one-bedroom cabin for a little extra privacy. All options include plush robes, a private bath, gas fireplaces, wet bars, whirlpool tubs, plasma TVs, and a king or queen-sized bed. Other amenities to enjoy around the inn include a library, games room, and even a telescope for some evening star gazing. For an extra special stay, upgrade to one of their special packages, which include a Romance and Valentine’s Weekend package.
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