Wake Up Your Senses

Get ready to drive your senses wild! Your eyes have never seen anything more beautiful than the scenery that surrounds Canaan Valley, West Virginia. Your ears have never heard sounds more peaceful and calming. Touch and experience wildlife up close, and smell only the freshest air. Taste only the most locally sourced food, and drink minutes old craft beer.

Get Outdoors

Family on a hike

Set your alarm clock and witness a sunrise like never before. Step onto one of Dolly Sods National Wilderness trails and watch as the sun starts to unearth itself from the Blackbird Knob summit. Slow down. Take a moment to look around -- only you and nature.  Listen to the trees rustling and the birds starting to sing their songs. Embrace the calmness of what is nature and just be. A sunrise hike is sure to set you on the right path for the rest of the day’s activities.

Food Scene

After you’ve logged miles on the trails, you’re going to be hungry. Eat like a local and take in the best views of Mother Nature at Smokehouse at Blackwater Falls. The protein-packed Smokehouse Sampler will get you ready for your next adventure. You’ll get to taste what The Smokehouse is known for -- barbeque, and who doesn’t love barbeque! Try the smoked chicken, baby back ribs, pulled pork (is your mouth watering yet?), and smoked kielbasa.

If, for some reason, barbeque isn’t your thing—don’t worry. Hellbender Burritos will leave you feeling satisfied. The West Virginia ‘Burreatery’ won’t disappoint, and the portion sizes are not for the faint of heart. Order the Gravity Check Burrito and you won’t need dessert, maybe just a nap.

If you’re feeling a bit more fancy, treat yourself to Mutley’s Downtown. The steakhouse is celebrating 20 years of wining and dining their guests with only the finest of locally sourced ingredients and cuts of meat. The beef tenderloin and brussel sprouts is a crowd favorite, along with their ever-popular “steak night.”

Local Breweries

Once your belly is full, you’ll need a cold beverage to help wash everything down. Ice cold beer. And not just any old run-of-the-mill beer will do—you need beer brewed just feet away from where you’re enjoying it.

There are no shortage of breweries in the area. Stumptown Ales is known for their ‘hop-centric’ craft beer, Stumptown Ales pays homage to hops, brews with passion and precision, and embraces their town’s history. While sipping on the Cave Dweller Pale Ale, get to know the friendly brewmasters and learn about their craft and town. Fun fact: Timbering created Davis, hence where the name ‘Stumptown Ales’ comes from.


After Stumptown Ales, continue your brewery tour and make your way to Mountain State Brewing Co. in Thomas. Also known as, one of the oldest and largest full-scale distributing microbreweries in West Virginia. The Cold Trail Blond Ale is the perfect finish to your day’s outdoor activities. Light in color and body, this light and easy drinking American blond ale features a healthy dose of oats and wheat.  


Not ready to call it a night quite yet? Head to the Purple Fiddle for live music and drinks. Take in the inviting and casual atmosphere with friends and enjoy the sights and sounds of the featured artists. Opened in 2001, the Purple Fiddle has been graced with the likes of the Avett Brothers. You never know who you may see here!

Just a short walk away is TipTop, a coffee bar that serves edibles and spirits. Guests gush over the friendly staff and always fresh coffee. Friday night in this quaint mountain-side town has become synonymous with ‘Burger Night’ at TipTop. Pull up a seat, relax, and socialize with the  locals.

Start your adventure!

Get ready for sensory overload—everything from food and brews, to nature hikes, to nightlife. Book your adventure today at Canaan Valley Resort.

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