Top 6 Locations for a Winter Getaway

Over the river and through the woods, to Mountaineer Country we go!

Over the river and through the woods, to Mountaineer Country we go for a one-of-a-kind winter getaway! Whether you enjoy the outdoors all year long and like to bunk in a cabin in the woods, or your idea of a getaway is a historic bed and breakfast with activities, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t let the cold weather stop you from getting out and exploring! Grab the kids for a bonding experience or plan a romantic getaway in the mountains. Check out these top six locations and book your stay today–you don’t want to miss out!

Modern Homestead at Tathams


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If you’re looking for the perfect cozy escape, it’s located right here in Mountaineer Country. In rural Reedsville, Modern Homestead is a family-owned and operated business with a lot of charm. At Modern Homestead, delight yourself in browsing the garden center, tasting treats at the Trellis Cafe, resting up at one of the guest suites, and participating in year-long events such as yoga at the rustic church, live music, and more. The Trellis Cafe and Cozy Dinners are on hold for winter break and will resume on January 15, 2022.

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Big Bear Lake Camplands

Big Bear Lake Camplands offers year-round campsites and cabin rentals for an outdoor lover’s dream getaway. In the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, these privately-owned, family-oriented camplands promote fun, relaxing fellowship. With the priority of providing a safe, convenient, and affordable atmosphere, Big Bear makes sure its guests are “happy campers.” Campers in the Beaver Creek Village have access to basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, as well as a newly opened water park (weather depending). Go for a hike or bike ride on the world-class trails for an exciting and challenging thrill. Bring your furry friend along for the ride, because these camplands are pet-friendly! There are no remaining cabins available for the 2021 year. However, you can still check on campsite availability.

Alpine Lake Resort 

Seeking a serene escape with a beautiful view? Alpine Lake Resort offers unlimited natural beauty in the best of West Virginia’s hills, nestled in the Alleghenies of Preston County. Surrounded by trees, it is the perfect getaway for yourself and those special to you. There, you can play mini-golf, swim in the indoor pool, get your sweat on in the fitness center, play tennis, go fishing, boating, and cross-country skiing, and more. There are also daily dinner specials in The Lakers Lounge, complete with an outdoor deck so you can enjoy the view of the lake while you dine. For more information, visit their Facebook page or website.

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Mountain Creek Cabins at Cooper’s Rock

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This family-owned retreat features seven luxury log cabins at Cooper’s Rock State Forest, an iconic destination for scenic views and Instagrammable moments. Mountain Creek Cabins are equipped with kitchens, hot tubs, porches, and fireplaces, and are perfect for couples looking for a private getaway or for a family who wants to spend more quality time together.


Tygart Lake State Park and Lodge 

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The Tygart Lake State Park Lodge offers 20 rooms within its lodge, which all overlook scenic Tygart Lake State Park and the wild and wonderful wilderness surrounding it. Enjoy a delicious, comforting meal in front of the fireplace within the lodge’s restaurant, take a winter hike, or enjoy a short drive to Downtown Grafton for a variety of must-see indoor attractions for the perfect seasonal escape. Plus, don’t forget to check out the lodge gift shop for all your must-have Almost Heaven gear and souvenirs.


The Preston County Inn

(Photo via The Preston County Inn)

The Preston County Inn, located in the historic district of Kingwood, offers eight simple rooms. The Inn is a Civil War-era house complete with a country-style restaurant and bar. Wake up to free breakfast and a historic charm. The Inn is also pet-friendly and holds events for guests and the community, including holiday dinners.


Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.