Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Nestled on a hillside overlooking Canaan Valley you will find the four season destination of Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Choose to stay in the newly renovated 160-room lodge, 15 rustic cabins, 8 cottages, or 34 campsites available for both RV and tents. During spring and summer months, enjoy breathtaking scenery while you take a swing on an 18-hole golf course offering championship golf status. Fire away at sporting clays, hike or bike on over 20 miles of trails, take a scenic chairlift ride, or speed down the turtle slide tube ride. If you like the great outdoors and full service accommodations, Canaan Valley Resort State Park has everything you need.

Fall brings on the most anticipated time of the year. Our foliage is second to none when color pallets emerge from over a dozen species of trees. Taking the scenic chairlift to the top of the mountain and then hiking over to Bald Knob is a must. During winter months, get outside and experience Canaan Valley Ski Area's 47 ski slopes. With an average of 150 inches of snow a year enthusiasts enjoy a true winter experience while in Canaan Valley. A 1,200 foot tubing park keeps the fun coming for all.

Canaan Valley Resort also offers hosted events throughout the year such as Celebration of the Arts and Wind Fest. Weekly scheduled activities cater to all ages and abilities. A favorite is guided hikes hosted by their recreation staff.

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Outdoor Recreation

Hiking

There are 18 miles of various hiking trails to choose from. Most trails are less than two miles but many are interconnected for extra miles. Access to the Canaan Mountain Backcountry and Blackwater Falls State Park are located near the main Lodge. Take the scenic chairlift for access to Bald Knob trail at the top of the ski resort.

Guided hikes at Canaan Valley Resort State Park
biking in Canaan Valley State Park

Biking

Canaan Valley has always been known for it's Mountain Biking. Hit trails within Canaan Valley State Park or venture into the Canaan back-country via the Allegheny Trail. Take a cruise along the parks miles of paved roads for subtle riding on two wheels. Cruiser bikes are available for rent through the recreation center.

Sporting Clays

Take your best shot at clay pigeons on the vast range located at Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area. Archery has also been recently added to round out a solid day on the range. Anyone 18 years old+ can make a reservation or simply walk-in to schedule a session. Also kids aged 12-17 can take part in this worthwhile activity if accompanied by an adult.

Clay shooting at Canaan Valley State Park
Wildlife viewing at Canaan Valley Resort

Wildlife Watching

Whether you want to enjoy the diverse species of birds flying around in Canaan Valley, or you just want to tap into your inner nature enthusiast to enjoy the breathtaking surroundings, this is the activity for you! Search for over 100 species of birds in the boreal habitat. Whitetail Deer populate the grounds year round and are more photogenic than you would think.

Pool and Spa

Go for a refreshing summer swim at Canaan Valley Resort Park’s outdoor pool while taking in scenic mountain views . Plenty of room to swim laps and have fun in the heated Olympic sized pool. When the weather turns cold or unfavorable the indoor pool, work out area, and spa are open year round.

Outdoor pool and indoor pool at Canaan Valley State Park
Golfing Canaan Valley Resorts 18 hole golf course

Golf

Head out on the Geoffrey Cornish designed 18 hole golf course situated among open views and rolling terrain only found in Canaan Valley. Canaan Valley Golf Course features a driving range, practice green, pro shop and club house. On the lighter side of things, the recreation center offers miniature golf so the whole family can join in on the fun.

Climbing Wall and Eurobungy

Feeling up for the ultimate physical test against your fellow risk takers at Canaan Valley Resort? Strap in and challenge yourself as you scale up the rock climbing wall. If you’re in the mood to fly high and flip every which way, experience the Eurobungy, which hooks you up to a harness as you jump sky high on a trampoline.

Test your skills on the climbing wall at Canaan Valley State Park
Resort Boards are the newest electric powered fun at Canaan Valley Resort

Resort Boards

For the newest technology in resort entertainment and adventure, meet the Resort Board. An electric powered four wheeled vehicle that is based off of skateboarding and snowboarding techniques. Tour Canaan Valley Resort’s trail system with open meadows, scenic views, and abundant wildlife. Enjoy the ride!

See and Do

Fall hiking in Canaan Valley State Park

Sight Seeing

Whether it is wildlife viewing or landscape photography in fields of wildflowers, nature is abundant and at your fingertips when staying at Canaan Valley Resort. Within the park you will find the headwaters of the Blackwater River, a large population of Whitetail Deer, and active beaver ponds. Located at the Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area is the ever popular scenic chairlift, taking you up 800 feet to expansive overlooks high above Canaan Valley. Fall foliage is the highlight of the year when it comes to scenic chairlift rides. Our dazzling colors typically peak during the first 10 days of October with a window of opportunity of over a month.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Plays Canaan Valley Resort State Park every July 4th.

Events

Various events take place whether celebrating July 4th or coming up for a weekend of winter fun on the ski slopes. Centerpiece events like the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra outdoor concert and Leaf Peepers Festival Golf Tournament are favorite annual events. Weekly events fill Saturdays and Sundays with family oriented activities. Summer brings on several guided hikes led by staff extremely knowledgeable on the natural surroundings found in and above Canaan Valley. A don’t miss is the Walk Between the Parks. Hike from Canaan Valley State Park up and over Canaan Mountain Backcountry to Blackwater Falls State Park and return via shuttle bus to Canaan Resort.

Dine at three different restaurants at Canaan Valley State Park

Restaurants

From morning to night Canaan Valley Resort serves up piping hot meals, fresh deli sandwiches, and eye opening coffee. Three eateries are located in the main lodge and are open all year round. The Hickory Dining Room is Canaan Valley Resort's premiere dining area with a panoramic view of Canaan Valley and Cabin Mountain. Get morning started off right with Seasons Café and pick up a sandwich to go for a rewarding lunch after hiking to Bald Knob. Happy hour, grub-food specials and evening shenanigans are found at the recently renovated Laurel Lounge.

Where to Stay

Cabins

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Choose from two bedroom, three bedroom and four bedroom family cabins or four bedroom cottages. All cabins and cottages have wood burning fireplaces, grills, picnic table, linens and furnished kitchens. Located about a half mile from the lodge, the cabins/cottages are in a wooded setting with easy access to all the lodge has to offer. Pet Friendly: Yes

RV & Camping

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Spend the night at the campgrounds of Canaan Valley Resort, voted among the “50 Great Places to Stay for a Dream Weekend” in Washingtonian Magazine. We offer 34 paved, wooded sites with full hookups. Enjoy extra amenities such as a comfort station with laundry and shower facilities and a discharge station for self-contained units.

Lodge

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Indulge in the peace and tranquility of Canaan Valley Resort. Within our relaxing West Virginia accommodations, you’ll enjoy comfort and service in a beautiful mountain setting. Our NEW 160 guest rooms and suites are perfect for a quiet getaway. Whether you’re here for work or play, we offer an amazing West Virginia vacation experience. Pet Friendly: No

Winter

Winter comes through Canaan Valley with the kind of enthusiasm you can expect from the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Our high elevations topping out at 4,200 feet, usher in an average of 150 inches of snow a year. Canaan Valley Resort’s ski area takes full advantage of cold temperatures and abundant snowfall with downhill skiing and snowboarding on 47 ski slopes. First timers are especially catered to with beginner lifts, ski school, rentals, and slopes. Warm up in the Bear Paw lodge or kick it up a notch with live music and pub at Quenchers.

The most popular activity of all, for all, is snow tubing. Speed down nearly a quarter mile within sculpted lanes on snow specific inner tubes. A surface lift gently whisks you back to the top for run after run. If ice skating on an outdoor rink under the cover of a perfect snowy day has always been a dream, well your dreams will come true at Canaan Valley Resort. Escaping the crowds and taking in wintry scenery is offered through snowshoe and cross country skiing. Equipment rentals and cross country ski lessons are also available. Celebrate winter at snowy and fun Canaan Valley Resort.

skiing at Canaan Valley Ski Resort
Ski lessons at Canaan Valley Resort
Snow tubing at Canaan Valley Resort
Cross country skiing at Canaan Valley Resort, Davis WV
Ice skating on outdoor ice rink at Canaan Valley State Park