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Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Davis

Categories: Valleys, Ski Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.2/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Canaan Valley Resort State Park is a state park in the eastern United States, within Canaan Valley in Tucker County, West Virginia. Located in the highest valley east of the Mississippi River, the park contains the second-largest inland wetland area in the United States. The valley featured the first commercial ski development in West Virginia.
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  • Room was beautiful. Restaurant was not the best. The giftshop guy practically chased us out. He made sure we heard that he had to leave for a half hour break, which would have put him returning at the...  read more »
  • Our firstvisit to CVPSP came on opening year; We arrived during a blizzard, and as Mountaineers loved the snow. Raven was the only open lodge,and the dining facilites at the lodge werenot open -- dinn...  read more »
  • Canaan Valley Resort is a lovely facility! Beautifully remodeled in 2013, it is clean, updated, and offers spacious rooms. Choosing an upper level, balcony room is the way to go. Beautiful views durin...  read more »
  • What a beautiful park! We hiked several of the trails. The Monarch trail is probably the easiest and very lovely meadow walk. Bald Knob trail was the hardest hike, over a mile hike straight up hill, but the views were fantastic!!!! I highly recommend this park!
  • Very nice resort. Main lodge is well decorated and staff was very helpful giving directions. The pool was well staffed and maintained. The recreation center wasn't very helpful in giving directions regarding trailheads. Ski resort lift was very well run and they were knowledgeable about the trails. Mountain biking trails had a decent layout, fairly washed out, but this is hard to avoid. Nice experience.
  • Be wary if you use their online reservation system. I initially made a reservation for me and my kids, but when it was time to process the payment the website crashed. I called the phone number to make reservations instead and told them what happened. They said they would take care of it and made my reservation over the phone. I received an e-mail confirmation shortly thereafter for one room, two nights, just as I wanted. However, when I went to check in the clerk asked me if I had two rooms reserved. Obviously, the online reservation had gone through. I explained what happened, and she told me that she would cancel the other reservation for me. When I got home and checked my credit card statement two days later, guess what? Yup, I had been charged two room deposits. I had to call their accounting office and have them refund the other deposit. The person I spoke to said it would take 7 to 10 business days. It was finally rectified in about 8 days. All of the Canaan Valley area is a beautiful place. The lodge is new and the food service is pretty good here. The souvenir shop is WAY overpriced! Staff was friendly, but the clerk who checked me in must've been new (the same one who said she'd take care of the double booking in the first place). When giving directions to my room, she had me go down one floor on the elevator, down a hallway to the other end, and then up another elevator. If she would have simply told me to go outside and up a ramp (as I discovered for myself), it would've been much simpler. The pool / hot tub / sauna area is good for families. However, on my visit with my kids, there were a group of about six or seven guys in their 20's horseplaying in the pool and acting like fools. The supervisor on duty warned them, but they didn't leave until much later, making it uncomfortable for everyone there. The lodge touts free Wi-Fi, but even with being near a router the signal was very weak to the extent that it was unusable. I have Sprint cell service, and it is virtually non-existent in that area. I took my kids to the nearby Davis and Thomas areas, and a trip to Blackwater Falls (highly recommended). If you do go to Thomas, definitely make it a point to visit the East Avenue section.
  • The lodge at the resort has been newly renovated and is great for conferences or family get-togethers. The views of the mountains are incredible. Cell reception is pretty limited given the location, but WiFi is provided in the lodge. Cabins are also available in the park, but do not have air conditioning. If you have an event here, be warned that you will be somewhat disappointed. The catered food was very expensive for the low quality, and the chairs were all stained and some were even broken.
  • Tried to check into my room SEVEN TIMES. IT WAS SOME GARBAGE BOLOGNA. It took almost 5 hours to get into oue room.. Also, I got the impression that the staff overall did notcare for its guests which is unfortunate seeing as hotel business is mainly cisomer service
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