Rediscover Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Canaan Valley Resort State Park will soon usher in a new era. In the throes of a $34 million renovation, the resort will open the doors to a brand new lodging facility in the coming months.

Boasting panoramic views from its 160 guestrooms, an atrium-style lobby with sleek stone facade, and elegant conference space – the New Canaan Valley Resort State Park will abound in beauty. Construction has consumed more than two years, included the complete construction of the new lodge retro-fitted amongst the existing lodge – and will conclude with the final demolition of the individual guestroom wings from the past.

Perched upon a plateau overlooking the valley and offering sweeping views of the surrounding peaks, Canaan Valley Resort offers guests a variety of accommodations including new guest rooms and suites, cabin/cottage rentals, and paved campsites. Other resort venues include gift shops, a variety of dining options, and an array of seasonal recreation activities.

With over 25,000 square feet of flexible, spacious meeting venues make for unforgettable West Virginia meetings, conventions, reunions, retreats, and destination weddings. Meeting rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access, available audio visual equipment, and accommodate an assortment of floor plans. For larger scale events or activities, there are playing fields and a natural outdoor amphitheater, perfect for concerts or other performances.

The resort, a mountain playground for outdoor enthusiasts, features an exciting array of activities for every season of the year. The newest addition to the recreation line-up in 2013 is a five-station Sporting Clay Target Field, which allows guest to test their target shooting skills as clay pigeons are launched at various levels and speeds.

Complete your summer afternoon with the popular scenic chairlift ride to the top of Weiss Knob Mountain, and immerse yourself in spectacular views of the valley floor from 4280 feet. Once the snow begins to fall, the premier ski destination speaks for itself drawing avid powder-seekers from throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

The Canaan Valley Resort Golf Course, rated four stars in Golf Digest magazine, presents the right blend of challenge, beauty and fun for the golfer. The Geoffrey Cornish-designed, and European links-inspired, 18-hole championship golf course measures 6,984 yards from the championship tees.

With more than 60 sand bunkers, eight holes with water hazards, meticulously groomed fairways and lush greens, the course is perfectly suited to all abilities and levels of play. The course is open seasonally April through early November.

To witness the areas unique flora and fauna up close, the park boasts 18 miles of marked trails suited for mountain biking or hiking. Winding through woodlands, meadows, hills and streams, the outdoor enthusiast can choose between beginners, intermediate or expert trails. Indulge in bird watching, wildlife sightings and plant discoveries. Additional summer activities include: paintball, swimming, tennis, a 25-foot climbing wall, eurobungy, miniature golf, geocaching, weekend wagon rides and bonfires. Nearby attractions include horseback riding, cavern tours, white water rafting and canoeing, train excursions and variety theater shows.

For reservation assistance or resort information, call 800-622-4121 or visit the website at