While it’s been unbelievably hot lately, life is still cooler up in the mountains. The forecast at Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands calls for temperatures in the 70s and plenty of sunshine.

 In addition to taking advantage of a wide array of mountain adventures, travelers can “Stay More and Save” on accommodations. Guests staying two nights in a lodge room can save 15 percent while guests staying three or more nights can save 20 percent on lodge rooms, cabins or cottages They just need to mention the promo code STAY2 or STAY3 when making reservations. Additional lodging specials are available online.

 Situated in a long, narrow valley with an average elevation of around 3,300 feet and surrounded by mountain peaks rising as high as 4,300 feet above sea level, Canaan Valley temperatures are consistently cooler than nearby cities.

The resort’s cool factor extends way beyond the lower temperatures, however.

 “We’re continuously adding fun new ways to crank up the summer sizzle,” said Steve Drumheller, general manager of the four-season state park resort. “From guided naturalist hikes along wooded streams to a scenic chairlift to a mountain vista, our visitors will be able to find a cool adventure that is perfect for them.”

 Drumheller added that the resort’s offerings may surprise some travelers who haven’t ventured to the valley in a few years. “A huge renovation a few years ago added new guest rooms, restaurants, a lounge and many new activities, and the resort’s offerings are now the finest and the friendliest in the region,” he said.

 Here are some of Drumheller’s suggestions for beating the heat at Canaan Valley Resort. 

·   18-Hole Championship Golf Course

·   Scenic Chairlift Rides

·   Sporting Clay Shooting Range

·   Resort Board Tours

·   Horseback Riding

·   Train Excursions

·   Whitewater Rafting

 Events through the end of July include the Flora of Canaan Valley July 21, Geology Rocks July 26 and 27 and Paint & Sip July 28.

 Canaan Valley Resort is a year-round destination with a wide array of adventures and a variety of guest rooms and cabins. On-site activities include an 18-hole championship golf course, scenic chairlift rides, sporting clay shooting range, hiking and biking trails, bike rentals, resort boards, miniature golf, Eurobungy/climbing wall, Turtle slide and indoor/outdoor pools.

 Canaan Valley Resort is in northeast West Virginia approximately 2½ hours from Washington, D.C., three hours from Pittsburgh and 2¾ hours from Charleston, W.Va.

 Guest room reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-622-4121.