Experience Wide-Open Spaces and Relaxing Retreats in the Mountain Lakes region

The Mountain Lakes region is a hallmark to witness some of the most spectacular scenery that West Virginia has to offer. You will find numerous hidden gems that await your discovery. From thrilling outdoor activity to small-town charm, your next adventure is just a stone’s throw away.

This season, embark on a journey with fun-filled escapades and a restful recharge as you travel across the Mountain Lakes.

Flavorful Dining & Savored Sips

The city of Buckhannon in Upshur County boasts the ideal getaway for friendly hospitality and everlasting memories. After exploring the downtown area, treat yourself to a delicious meal at C.J. Maggie’s. You’ll feel right at home in this cozy atmosphere with a plate of homemade meatballs or mouthwatering chicken and biscuits. For farm-to-table flavor, check out the Fish Hawk Market. Talented chefs prepare gourmet specials on a daily basis and fresh baked goods like scones, cupcakes, pepperoni rolls and more.

Relax amid scenic views with a refreshing glass of wine at Lambert’s Winery in Weston. This vintage establishment is constructed from hand-cut stones with multiple fireplaces surrounded by rocking chairs for a serene experience. Along with tours and tasting, the winery is a beautiful venue for weddings and events. Also at the heart of our beloved Mountain State sits the town of Summersville with gorgeous views at every turn, including the Kirkwood Winery and Isaiah Morgan Distillery. You can tour the vineyards and taste some of West Virginia’s only-made and produced bourbon whiskey.

Scenic Recreation

From the rise of the sun to the bloom of the flowers, nature’s beauty is abundant in the Mountain Lakes region. There is a limitless opportunity to explore the outdoors. What better way than with a visit to a State Park? Audra State Park is a heavily wooded preserve with over 60 campsites for a perfect adventure beneath the stars. Don’t miss out on rip-roaring activities like hiking, river swimming and kayaking.

Grab the family and head down to Sarge’s Dive Shop on the notorious Summersville Lake. Sarge’s is the only floating dive shop in the USA, offering swimming, snorkeling and paddle boarding. They also provide lake tours and scuba certification classes. Minutes away, check out the Summersville Lighthouse for a 360-degree view of aquatic paradise. The reward is well worth the climb of 122 steps. 

Comforting Stays

After an adventurous day, rejuvenate with a lavish retreat in the Mountain Lakes region. A home away from home is at your fingertips, from charming inns to luxurious resorts. Chalets at the Lake offers just the ticket for a secluded cabin stay. This heavily wooded environment features 12 rustic cabins on 20 acres of wilderness. The Bicentennial Inn is a convenient and tasteful destination to spend a relaxing evening with loved ones. Nestled on Main Street in Buckhannon, this hotel features delicious food, a landscaped garden and complimentary beverage services.

Stretching across 1,900 acres of extensive greenery, you will find the magnificent Stonewall Resort State Park, home to Stonewall Resort and Stonewall Jackson Lake. This park features lush accommodations for visitors and guests of the resort alike, including lakeside camping, a AAA Four Diamond Adirondack-style lodge and 10 lakeside cottages. Not to mention top-of-the-line amenities such as an indoor/outdoor pool, a health and fitness center and a full-service spa. You’re guaranteed to have the restful vacation of your dreams.

There is much more to discover in West Virginia’s Mountain Lakes Region. Request our free West Virginia Vacation Guide to learn more about what makes Almost Heaven so special.

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