Comments Off on Travel Home to the Place You Belong: West Virginia Getaways
No spring break destination matches the beauty, joy and serenity you’ll experience on your West Virginia vacation getaway. If you’d rather be high up in the wilderness instead of on a crowded college beach, the mountain Ssate welcomes you with open arms, and some of the most amazing forests, lakes, and nature preserves in the country.
From the mountains to the rivers to the many lakes and east coast islands, you’ll never run out of fun, tourist attractions to keep you and your family engaged during your West Virginia vacation. So whether you spend your vacation tenting, RVing, hiking, rock climbing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, fishing, enjoying a steam boat trip, or just relaxing, you’ll want to hit every tourist attraction there is in West Virginia.
Don’t forget to make time for West Virginia’s rich, historical music culture, descending from the Scots-Irish traditions that became the iconic Appalachian folk music. Guitar, banjo and [...]
Comments Off on Pick a Day Pick a Direction with a Summersville WV Family Vacation
The Summersville Convention and Visitors Bureau’s “A Day in Every Direction” itinerary (http://www.summersvillecvb.com/itineraries.html) presents visitors with quite a challenge, one that can turn a day, a weekend or a week into a Summersville WV family vacation. Accommodations meet any budget and include cabins ranging from rustic to luxurious, camping under the stars or in one of the new yurts, or one of seven different hotels. Restaurants range from fast food to fine dining. While you are here, visit a winery or check the schedule for one of the many festivals, go boating on West Virginia’s largest clear water lake, sip a cool one at a local bar, visit some historical sites, or play a round of golf. That’ll get you started. Kirkwood Winery is one of the many attraction in Summersville, which is soaked in rye whisky and history. The winery dates to the immigration of the Facemire family from Germany to Philadelphia in 1752 [...]
Comments Off on Dinner Theater Lovers Enjoy Great Food and Entertainment at Summersville Arena WV
What began with Summersville, WV Mayor Robert Shafer enjoying a play in Lewisburg has led to experiments with dinner theater at the Summersville Arena. August will see two productions, including one for children, and CVB Director Marianne Taylor is hoping this becomes a regular feature. In 2013 the Greenbrier Valley Theatre brought its production of “Smoky Joe’s Cafe” to the Arena and attracted 326 people, an impressive opening night by any accounting. “We were hoping for 300,” says Taylor, “so we were quite pleased.” The Greenbrier Valley Theatre will be back in 2014 on Aug. 7 for the children’ production of “Stuart Little” and on Aug. 16 for “Stand By Your Man” (the Tammy Wynette story). The Greenbrier Valley Theatre has been active since 1966, when it began life in a tent. It moved into its permanent home in Lewisburg in 2000 and is now reaching out with its shows, something regional professional theaters often [...]
Comments Off on Summersville WV Lake Lighthouse Modeled After the Golden Age of Lighthouses
What started as a lighthearted joke a few years ago, has evolved into the Summersville Lake Lighthouse, a joke no more. This is a 105-foot-7-inch, 72,000-pound, 10-story, full-beam lighthouse on the shores of the lake, and it is one of the region’s highlight tourist destinations, gaining ground on the New River Gorge Bridge. This is the coast of West Virginia. The big, metal lighthouse, which started life as the base for one of those huge windmills that dot the countryside, was built by high school students and a legion of community volunteers over five years, cost half a million dollars and brought the community together in a spectacular way. Tourists, who pay $7 to enter, can climb the metal, student-designed stairs to a viewing ledge that gives a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountain region. Steve Keblesh, the lighthouse’s unofficial keeper, launches into a tale about the lighthouse, full of enthusiasm, detail and [...]
Comments Off on Summersville, WV Is A Hidden Treasure
You have an event, a vacation, a weekend getaway or a business retreat coming up and you want something new, a bit out of the way, but with plenty to do. Shhhh. Have we got a recommendation for you! It’s Summersville, WV, in the south-central part of the state, 87 miles east of the capital of Charleston.
Here’s what you get in Summersville:
The largest clear-water lake in the state, Summersville Lake with 60 miles of shoreline and almost 2800 acres of water and 20-45 feet visibility;
– Boating, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing and scuba diving on Summersville Lake—visit Sarge’s Dive Shop and the Summersville Marina for rentals;
– Hiking and biking trails with opportunities to see beautiful foliage, wildlife and even a places for picnics;
– Challenging rock climbing and rappelling offering breathtaking scenery;
– Relax and swim at the manmade beach at Summersville Lake;
– Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State park—the site of a [...]
Comments Off on Fayetteville, West Virginia’s Center For Adventure Vacations
Take a walk around Fayetteville and you’ll find a small town atmosphere with a lot going on. It is a beautiful blend of old and new, excitement and relaxation, mountain and valley.
You’ll find a vibrant shopping district and fantastic restaurants, windows to browse with lots to buy and a lovely town park. Surrounded by great places to stay, from hotels near the New River Gorge Bridge to tucked away cabins and cozy bed and breakfasts, Fayetteville has it all.
When you visit Fayetteville, you’ll find world class thrills, right next door to the New River Gorge National River. Bring a taste for excitement and a desire to relax. We’ll do the rest. It’s a great place to visit, on business or vacation.
This is West Virginia’s epicenter for adventure vacations and mountain getaways.
Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau 310 North Court Street [...]
Comments Off on Treasured Memories in Greenbrier County, West Virginia!
Greenbrier County, West Virginia offers scenic views throughout the year, whether you prefer mountain vistas, woodland beauty or the charm of a country drive.
Dining in the Greenbrier Valley offers tastes to please a broad range of palettes including neighborhood bar and grills, pizzeria, Mexican, Italian and Southern home style cooking.
Shop the Greenbrier Valley for antiques, culinary treats, eclectic clothing, handmade crafts and more.
Greenbrier County offers accommodations ranging from rustic campgrounds, charming bed and breakfasts to hotels, motels and elegant resorts. You can expect to find true Southern hospitality at our lodging properties.
A full schedule of activities takes place year round from parades to musical performances to food festivals.
Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau 200 W. Washington Street Lewisburg, WV 24901 866-900-0842 www.greenbrierwv.com
Comments Off on Escape Underground to Seneca Caverns in Riverton, WV
Seneca Caverns in Riverton, WV is part of the scenic Germany Valley area. Seneca Caverns first opened its doors in 1928 making it the first show cave in West Virginia. The first tours were done by lantern and it was not until 1930 that lights were installed. A second cave is also on the property, called The Stratosphere Cave. It was only partially developed and has no electricity, but tours are offered for those who feel adventurous Seneca offers a variety of guided tours most leaving every 30 minutes. Specialty tours include Wild Cave tours, photo tours, and science tours for schools and groups. Feel free to spend the day with a full service restaurant on the property, gemstone mining, mini golf and picnic areas. Visit our website www.senecacaverns.com to learn about other area attractions and lodging. We are open April-December [...]