Wild & WANDerful West Virginia
We truly have a magical place to host an enchanted weekend here in southern West Virginia. If you’re coming to our area for the first time, a side trip to Grandview Park, just a 15 minute drive from The Resort at Glade Springs, is a must. Once one of the state’s most beloved state parks, Grandview is now a National Park, part of the New River Gorge National River System. The New River Gorge is America’s “Grand Canyon of the East”, and as you start to make your way to one of the park’s overlooks or hiking trails, the sound of the New River rushing 900 feet below you and a quarter mile away, echoing throughout the walls of the canyon, will take your breath away as you approach. The main overlook offers a commanding view of the surrounding region, with portions of five West Virginia counties visible from one spot.
Pictures just don’t do the New River Gorge justice, and seeing and experiencing this wonder of nature at least once ought to be on everyone’s bucket list. Travel a little further up-river to the north, and you can experience some of America’s best whitewater rafting on the New, with rapids ranging from mild, relaxing Class I to the wild, take-no-prisoners Class V. The Gorge is our playground in southern West Virginia, with opportunities for mountain biking, rappelling and rock climbing, ziplining and more—our Activities Concierge can help with reservations to any available New River Gorge excursion.
If you’d rather keep your activities closer to the Resort, a relaxing woodland horseback trail ride at our Equestrian Center is a relaxing way to reconnect with nature. The Equestrian Center also offers carriage rides, riding lessons and hand-led rides for kids.
For a truly magical experience, let the resort's Spa Orange pamper you with body treatments including massages, facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures, and more—and always with a complimentary glass of wine or mimosa, or the Spa’s signature citrus water. Spa Orange sits inside our unique Leisure Center, which also offers Resort guests a full fitness center, indoor pool, ten-lane bowling alley, disc golf, Escape Rooms, and so many more fun things to pack into your Wizarding Weekend stay.