No need to travel far with these memory-making honeymoon ideas right here in West Virginia.
Adventurous couples should consider a trip to Adventures on the Gorge in Lansing. Rough it in a tent, or opt for one of the many comfy cabins available at the resort. Book a land, air, or water itinerary, and strap in for the thrill of a lifetime.
Head to historic Parkersburg for a stay at The Blennerhassett Hotel, which first welcomed guests in 1889. Travel back in time via sternwheeler riverboat to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, situated on a small island in the Ohio River. Tour the mansion and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around the grounds.
For newlyweds who prefer snow over sand, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is the state’s premier winter destination. Lodging options abound, food is plentiful, lines are waiting to be carved, and lively après ski activities are a great way to wind down in the evenings.
Locals proudly quip that Summersville Lake is the “Little Bahamas of the East.” If crystal-clear water close by ticks your honeymoon box, the 2,700-acre lake is the perfect fit. Rent a houseboat on the water or a cabin nearby. Don your scuba gear—or rent a boat to explore the lake’s 60 miles of shoreline.
Mountains Are Calling
Head to the valley for a fresh mountain air honeymoon. Stay at the Canaan Valley Resort State Park Lodge or cabins, hike Dolly Sods, and admire Blackwater Falls. Don’t miss the eclectic shops in Thomas and Davis, and be sure to enjoy a craft brew or two from Mountain State Brewery and Stumptown Ales.