Seven Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Southern West Virginia 

Valentine’s Day falls on a long weekend this year, so make the most out of it with a quick, romantic trip to Southern West Virginia. From mountain escapes to intimate wine tastings, we’ve put together seven ways to celebrate with your loved one in our area. 

Book a Private Stay

Whether you are looking for a weekend of relaxation or a daring escapade with your valentine, there’s an accommodation for you in Southern West Virginia. Curl up next to a fireplace in a secluded cabin, or enjoy the small-town charm at a local bed-and-breakfast. If adventure is more your speed, book a weekend activity like ziplining or skiing with one of our outdoor resorts. For the ultimate romantic experience, treat your loved one to a special overnight stay at the Resort at Glade Springs. The resort is currently offering a Sweetheart Package which includes overnight lodging, a three-course dinner with champagne and breakfast for two. 

Relax with a Spa Day 

Treat yourself and your partner to a luxurious self-care day at one of our local spas. Indulge in the five-star treatment including couple’s massages, facials and body wraps. Unwind with a Valentine’s Day special at The Salt Cave and Spa in White Sulphur Springs. This offer includes  a 80-minute couples firm swedish massage, halotherapy session, dessert and more. 

Enjoy a Beverage Tasting 

Cheers to the long weekend ahead with one of our award-winning locally crafted spirits. Southern West Virginia is home to some of the best wineries, distilleries and breweries in the state. Spend the afternoon at a private or limited tasting, or tour a local vineyard with your sweetheart. Plan ahead and make a reservation. Many of our breweries are also offering curbside pickup and shipping so you can enjoy your beverages at your lodge.  

Spend the Weekend at Winterplace 

Get your heart racing out on the slopes with your beloved! Spend your three-day weekend skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Winterplace Ski Resort. With over 90 acres of terrain and 27 trails, Winterplace is the ultimate winter destination. If you aren’t as experienced, don’t worry! More than a quarter of the slopes are geared toward beginners, and the resort offers a great ski instruction course. Winterplace offers cozy cabin rentals and several dining options to complete your getaway! 

Visit the Newest National Park

Celebrate this dreamy holiday in the newest National Park! The New River Gorge has recently been redesignated as New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Explore the outdoor recreation opportunities that exist across the park’s 73,000 acres. Add our favorite hiking and biking trails to your weekend itinerary! Along the way, stop at some of our other scenic national and state parks, which all offer sweeping views and history on the local area.

Order Take-Out 

Food is arguably one of the best ways to show your love, and the restaurants in Southern West Virginia can help you with that! From upscale dining to charming Appalachian cuisine, find what works for your tastebuds and wallet here. Order your food to-go and enjoy an intimate meal in private. Or reserve a spot at one of our area’s sweetheart dinners for a five-star Valentine’s Day experience. Visit our events calendar for more information about these special dining options. 

Go for a Scenic Drive

Get off the beaten path this Valentine’s Day and explore picturesque routes through Southern West Virginia. Along the way enjoy peaceful mountain overlooks and tumbling roadside waterfalls with your loved one. Delve into West Virginia coalfield history on the Coal River Route or marvel at the pristine country fields from Peterstown to Sweet Springs


Can’t get away this Valentine’s Day weekend? Luckily, you can enjoy a Southern West Virginia getaway with the one you love whenever the time is right for you! Start planning your trip now!