Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As our state, nation, and the world continue to adapt to the changing realities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our goal to regularly, consistently share changes that may affect your current or future plans to visit us at Canaan Valley Resort.


  • Canaan Valley Resort Campground is open. During Week 4 of West Virginia’s reopening plan our campground will be limited to reservations from in-state guests only, from May 21 to June 9.
  • To mitigate potential spread of the virus, only registered guests will be allowed in the campground.
  • Campgrounds at all state parks are adopting more stringent cleaning, sanitizing procedures and social distancing measures to prepare for the reopening. To review the Governor’s Guidance on Reopening Campgrounds, click here.
  • To inquire about a camping reservation or to modify an existing reservation, call 304-866-4121.

Resorts, Lodges and Cabins

  • All other accommodations are open at Canaan Valley Resort, including the resort lodge, cabins and cottages.
  • From May 26 to June 9, reservations will be limited to in-state residents only.


  • Restrooms will be deep-cleaned daily. High-traffic surfaces, including stall doors, toilet handles, sink handles and restroom doors will receive frequent disinfection throughout the day.
  • Campground/Recreation Center store is open for guests use and convenience.
  • The Hickory Dining Room and Laurel Lounge will reopen May 26th for dinner, 5-9PM. Beginning May 27th, the hours for the Hickory Dining Room will be as follows: Breakfast 8AM-11AM, Lunch 11AM-2PM, Dinner 5PM-9PM. The Laurel Lounge will be open 5PM-10PM daily.

Outdoor Recreation

  • In accordance with the Governor’s Guidance for Outdoor Recreation Outfitters, Canaan Resort remains open for outdoor recreation activities.
  • Clay & Archery Shooting Range is open.
  • Equipment rentals for park activities are open. All rented equipment will be properly cleaned and disinfected prior to use, per the guidelines.
  • Canaan Resort Golf Course is open. Golf Course COVID-10 Safe Practices.
  • Bike Rentals & Mini Golf are open.
  • Guests are required to practice proper social distancing along shared trails and scenic overlooks.
  • Day-use areas, including hiking and biking trails and fishing lakes, remain open for public use.
  • Visitors are reminded to Leave No Trace by cleaning up their trash, waste and belongings before leaving our park.

Additional Safety Measures

Here is a snapshot of just some of the extra measures we are taking to provide a safer environment:

  1. Additional surface and environmental sanitizing measures within guestrooms, public spaces, dining areas, conference areas and recreation areas with emphasis on common touchpoint surfaces and gathering areas.
  2. Hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout common gathering areas along with sanitizing wipes available within guestrooms and at dining/conference areas. (When available, based on supply chain.)
  3. Minimization of select items within guestrooms with increased “by request” availability. You may see fewer items in your room in order to streamline sanitization practices, however, any items that have been removed are always available upon request.
  4. When able, increased “rest time” of vacant rooms between departures and new arrivals in order to let the air settle and increase the effectiveness of sanitization procedures.
  5. Modified stayover service of guestrooms in order to maximize social distancing and minimize the need for team members entering your hotel room.

  1. Signage throughout the hotel and recreational facilities reminding everyone of the importance of practicing social distancing as well as proper hygiene.
  2. Modified capacity signage at common gathering areas indicating updated capacity expectations for the ability to effectively practice social distancing.
  3. Addition of social distancing floor spacing signage at common line-up and gathering areas.
  4. Modification of payment acceptance procedures throughout the property to encourage less overall contact and less potential for cash exchange while facilitating more ease of distancing.
  5. Modified regulation of recreational amenities to better facilitate social distancing expectations.

  1. Modified conference and social gathering set-up abilities in order to better facilitate social distancing – regardless of the nature of the event.
  2. Increased spacing of seating throughout dining areas and lounge areas.
  3. Minimization of select service items typically kept out and available to guests. These items are always available upon request.
  4. Updated menu offerings and serving styles for conference and social gatherings which limit common guest touchpoints as well as the need for gathering in close proximity (buffets, stations).
  5. Added attendee screening guidelines and related assistance provided to conferences and social gatherings.

  1. If you feel ill, avoid traveling. Book in advance, if possible. Planning ahead will help us ensure the health and safety of you and our staff.
  2. Limit lobby check-in to one person per group.
  3. Face masks or coverings are encouraged, but not required.
  4. Follow social distancing signage noted throughout the building.
  5. Pool area occupancy varies pending city/state mandates on people per square foot. Check with the front desk on pool availability—playtime reservations may be required.
  6. Additional social distancing, health, and safety measures will be discussed upon your arrival.

We’ve been following the guidance of the City of Davis and the West Virginia Governor and will continue to do so. If additional closures or updates are put in place, we will update this page.

Although this is not an ideal situation, it is extremely important to us that we do our part in keeping visitors, guests, and staff safe and away from potential threats that this virus may impose. As always, we are here only because of you – our guest. We know you have a choice, and your confidence and trust in our ability to provide safe and comfortable surroundings is not taken lightly.

For the most up-to-date information, utilize the following resources:

Updated: June 6, 2020