Nearby Day Trips & Area Attractions
So Many Area Activities and Things To See and Do in Roanoke, West Virginia
So much to explore! Activities include fishing or boating on one of the five lakes in the region, exploring Civil War history on the Civil War Discovery Trail, shopping for unique glass pieces and hand crafts from local artisans and more. For more information or help arranging an activity, please feel free to contact us at 304-269-7400 or click here to email us.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - Weston, WV
Formerly known as the Weston State Hospital, this West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800’s. The history of the building holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, the "curative" effects of architecture, and the efforts of determined individuals to help better the lives of the mentally ill. Seasonal Historical Tours. Ghost hunts/tours offered year around.
Jackson's Mill Historic Area -Weston, WV
Visit the boyhood home of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. General Jackson grew up in Lewis County and is one of our nation’s most storied military leaders. Take a stroll back in time and witness living history as it was.
Website or Call 304-269-5100
Lambert’s Winery - Weston, WV
The Lambert family has created an estate that is as lovely as the wine they produce. Tasting and tours are offered daily.
Website or Call 304-269-4903
Walkersville Covered Bridge - About 10 miles South of Resort
Built by John Sprigg for $567 in 1903, this 12-foot-wide, 39.25-foot-long queenpost truss bridge carries vehicles on Lewis County 19/17 over Right Fork of West Fork River. Limited renovation was done in 1984, but in August 2002 a major restoration contract was advertised to replace the wooden siding and some deteriorated structural members. South of Walkersville in Lewis County, WV. Walkersville Rd. (CR44/5) S. 0.8 miles from Jct with Crane Camp Rd. (CR44/7) in Walkersville to the bridge on the E. side of the road. (N38 51.518 W80 27.638) Photo by Bob Sheldon.
Discover history and experience the art of hand-blown glass making techniques that have been handed down for centuries. Master craftsman Ron Hinkle performs demonstrations of this mysterious process in his studio for visitors.
Pricketts Fort State Park
Approximately 30 minutes from the resort. Travel back in time through the life of the Pricketts, and experience survival on the dangerous frontier of the late 1700s. Learn how these western Virginia settlers co-existed with the native American Indians, watch as costumed interpreters demonstrate the leisure, trade and domestic activities of the past, and witness the evolution of an increasingly civilized lifestyle over an 85-year period.
Bulltown Historic Area
Approximately 30 minutes from the resort. The Bulltown Historic Area includes a Civil War battlefield, handicap accessible visitor center, interpretive trail, a section of the Weston-Gauley Turnpike, the Cunningham Farmstead, historic homes, log Catholic church and parking.
West Virginia State Wildlife Center
Approximately 30 minutes from the resort. The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. Operated by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and factual understanding of our state's wildlife. Woodland wildlife can be viewed along a wheelchair-accessible interpretative trail 1.25 mile through a mature hardwood forest. Stop at Helvetia on your way.
Mountain Rail Adventures
From an open-air, steam-powered excursion on the DURBIN ROCKET and overnight camping adventure in a CASTAWAY CABOOSE to an all-day epic rail adventure on the CHEAT MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER or climate-controlled comfort and dining on the NEW TYGART FLYER and MOUNTAIN EXPLORER DINNER TRAIN, We offer exciting rail adventures for all ages!
Website or call 877-686-7245
American Mountain Theater
Approximately 1 hour from the resort. Located in the Historic Rail Yard in downtown Elkins, West Virginia, the American Mountain Theater is the state’s first and only “Branson Style” family-friendly, music and comedy variety show.
Holly River State Park
Approximately 45 minutes from the resort and is a good motorcycle trip. Holly River is the second-largest park in the West Virginia park system with a total of 8,101 acres. Nestled in a narrow valley, the park is surrounded by heavily forested mountains, some reaching heights of over 2,800 feet. Ascend Potato Knob and hike past several waterfalls. Stop at the Pritt Mountain Bar and Grill on your way back.
Approximately 1.5 hours from the resort. Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the falls of the Blackwater River, whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories and then twist and tumble through an eight-mile-long gorge. The falls are one of the most photographed sites in West Virginia.
Dolly Sods Wilderness & Scenic Area
Approximately 1.5 hours from the resort. Situated on a high-mountain, windswept plateau overlooking the Alleghenies, this unique area provides the opportunity to explore conditions normally found much farther to the north. "A bit of Canada gone astray,” the Wilderness Area is known for its Canadian-like flora and weather patterns. Heathers and cranberries reign in summer.
Seneca Rocks Discovery Center/ Monongahela National Forest –
Approximately 1.5 hours from the resort. The Seneca Rocks Discovery Center is located at the base of Seneca Rocks. It has an outstanding and majestic view of the vertical wall of Seneca Rocks dominating the scene. It is a great place to start your visit of the area. The area offers everything from spelunking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, rock climbing – virtually anything you can think of for that "man vs. nature" feeling. Rock climbing guides are available in the area.
For more information please contact the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center at (304) 567-2827 or the Cheat Potomac Ranger District at (304) 257-4488
Smoke Hole Caverns
Approximately 1.75 hours from the resort. Featuring the world's largest ribbon stalactite, Smoke Hole Caverns is open year-round, with hour-long guided tours available every half hour. The caverns offer easy access for all ages.
Website or 304-257-4442 or 304-257-1705