Your Thanksgiving, easier (and tastier) than ever


Country Road .. Twin Falls Resort State Park

Here’s something to be thankful for: no cooking and cleaning!

Thanksgiving is wonderful, but let’s be honest— there are fork loads of preparation and planning, too. But in Southern West Virginia, you can have your turkey and eat it, too.

Here’s who can help you whip up a full feast:

Your guide to eating out:

Pipestem Resort State Park

Poised above the Bluestone Gorge, Pipestem Resort State Park combines untamed scenery with a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast. Chefs will be serve Mr. Turkey with gravy and stuffing; salmon with orange butter sauce; honey-pitted ham with baked apples; and roast beef au jus. As for side dishes, sample good ol’ mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs, coleslaw… the list goes on. And that doesn’t even cover dessert!

Twin Falls Restaurant

At Twin Falls Restaurant, treetop views of the state park with your turkey. And Twin Falls’ buffet will win your thanks with all the heartiest home-cookin’ classics, from turkey to mashed potatoes to hot rolls, plus all the staple side dishes.

The Resort at Glade Springs

The Resort at Glade Springs dresses things up with its Thanksgiving Package.You’ll get daily breakfast and a fancy ballroom buffet. Make the holiday even more romantic with a suite; each one comes with a fireplace, wet bar and DVD player. Or just make reservations for one of the seating times for yourself, friends and family.

Smokey’s on the Gorge

Adventures on the Gorge will spoil your entire family with its gourmet buffet. Reserve a spot at Smokey’s on the Gorge, where chefs bring out the works: roast turkey, prime rib, warm bread, classic side dishes and more! Just make sure your have enough stomach real estate for bread pudding and pumpkin pie.

Take Thanksgiving to go:


Tamarack, the “Best of West Virginia,” serves entire Thanksgiving meals to go, crafted by chefs trained at the prestigious The Greenbrier.

Order up everything from a slow-roasted turkey and cornbread stuffing to fresh cranberry relish and your choice of pie: pumpkin, pecan or apple. You can even reserve individual entrees and side dishes for mix n’ match convenience.
Cathedral Cafe

Dessert time. Cathedral Cafe’s homemade treats are sure-fire guest pleasers. Call and reserve cobbler, pies and award-winning carrot cake. All you have to do is fetch some vanilla ice cream.

Smokey’s on the Gorge

You’re going to need a bigger car! Smokey’s packages everything for Thanksgiving take-away, from Joyce-Farms Heritage Black Turkey meals to Black Angus Prime Rib feasts. Add a Jack Daniels pecan pie for just $15!

Tip: Make your reservation a few weeks ahead of time. These fill up really quickly!

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving in Southern WV?