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West Virginia: Davis, Canaan Valley Resort Summer Family Vacations with Golf, Ziplines, and Euro-Bungee.Euro Bungee at Canaan Resort, Davis West Virginia This Mid-Atlantic four-season resort is a “rockin' and swinging” place during the summer months offering unlimited recreation and family-focused activities with no long lines.
Here’s the scoop. In any season this resort within a West Virginia State Park makes an ideal family vacation base because the pace is a bit slower, the activities uncomplicated, and distractions few, so quality family time is possible without much effort.  During the summer months this is the spot to enjoy premier golf, ziplines, nature walks, and the gift of time. During the winter months it’s all about snow skiing.
Accommodations: The Canaan Valley Resort offers classic accommodations, amid a relaxing atmosphere while maintaining the highest levels of comfort and service for guests of all ages. Select from 250 guest rooms or suites or choose one of the two, three, or four-bedroom private mountain cabins or cottages. The obvious benefit for families - each of the 23 private cabins and cottages is equipped with a fireplace, linens, and a full kitchen. Wait for it! If camping is your thing then reserve one of the 34 paved, wooded sites with full hookups, laundry and shower facilities, and a discharge station.Valley View from Canaan Valley State Park in West Virginia

Summer family vacation activities. In addition to exceptional golf, awesome stargazing, and bird watching, the Beech Club offers guests a chance to swim, exercise, or simply relax after a day hiking. The Club contains an indoor heated pool, whirlpool spa, fitness center, and sauna. On rainy days the gaming arcade and billiard room are popular. All year long guests may enjoy an rich menu of organized activities including nature hikes, geocaching, summer chairlift rides, family programs, mountain biking, wall climbing, and  turtle slide rides. Wait for it! This is the place to try Euro-Bungee.

Create your own summer walk about.  Guided walks are offered for guest of all ages. Start your day by obtaining a map of the park, along with advice on the park and trail system. Nature Center staff onsite will help plan a day of hiking, biking, and other nature related activities. Display at the center depict the area’s most common wildlife and provide tips for optimum viewing. Bonus points: This is also the place to locate guide books, sunscreen, insect repellents, hiking sticks, and other souvenir items.

Here’s the deal. Canaan Resort supports The Young People for Parks Program – a unique program designed to educate children about the flora, fauna, insects and wildlife around them.Young People for Parks at Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia It’s free and fun. From the Nature Center, a staff member leads the group on walks throughout the park grounds. This program is designed for children ages 6-16. When children participate in a total of three walks they will receive given a certificate and a badge or lapel pin.
Summer on a high plateau. While the Resort complex offers the ideal atmosphere to slowdown and reconnect, daytrips offer parents a rich menu of unique family experiences. From guided cavern tours and gemstone mining to vintage railway experiences and delightful summer theater. Try horseback riding, ziplining, canoeing or whitewater rafting within an easy drive of the resort. Bonus ponts: Concierge advice and services are available to ensure tickets, directions and timing is perfect.

Discovery: Pets (dog or cat) are welcome at Canaan Valley Resort.

Location on the planet. Canaan Valley Resort is strategically sitting on a tranquil plateau overlooking bucolic Canaan Valley - the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains. 

Make it happen. Canaan Valley Resort HC 70, Box 330, Davis, WV 26260. Toll-free 1-800-622-4121, (304) 866-4121 or Canaan Valley Resort Summer Vacations.

Content researched and written by FTF staff. Images provided by Canaan Valley Resort. Copyright 2013.

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