The New River Gorge is known far and wide as the adventure capital of the East, and while it may have the widest array of adventure options in the summer, when winter rolls around, the adventure capital of the East…is STILL the adventure capital of the East.
The action in this world class outdoor adventure destination doesn’t stop when the seasons change, and just about anything you want to do outside can often be found within a 40-minute drive of the New River Gorge Bridge. Regardless of the weather, there is no end to the top-of-the-line adventures to be had in, on and over one of the oldest river gorges in the world.
With lodging specials, Winterplace skiing, snowboarding and tubing right down the road, Winter just became a lot more fun.
Our adventure partner 45 minutes to the south is family-friendly with a robust instructional program for both skiing and snowboarding for kids and adults alike.
Winterplace Ski Resort is the perfect place for beginners to learn to ski and more advanced skiers and riders to improve their technique or just spend some time having fun with family and friends. Their runs have 100% snowmaking, so even if mother nature can’t get it to snow, they can. For the non-skiers in the group, they offer have a snow tubing park – no special equipment needed.
Winter Road Trip Getaways
Even though the New River Gorge is known for its amazing white water rafting, there are many, many activities local to the area that can be enjoyed even through the winter. Many outdoor activities have a completely different side to them that can only be seen through the lens of the winter snow and cold.
Exploring the mountains can be a breath-taking experience, no matter what time of year. However, the addition of snow and cold adds a level of stillness that would otherwise be unattainable.
If you are looking to book a winter getaway at Country Road Cabins, the diversity of lodging options, you can choose from 17 luxurious log cabin homes, 2 romantic yurt getaways, 2 aww-inspiring treehouses or you can experience glamping in one of our 2 brand new safari-style tents. The tents are fully outfitted with a king size bed, fully equipped kitchenette, gas grill, private hot tub and fire pit. From late April through early November, you can be surrounded by nature while reveling in every kind of comfort, including cell service and Wi-Fi, if feel the need to “plug in.” Each tent is also carefully appointed with hardwood laminate floors, fine linens, air conditioning and heat, plus a private, en suite master bathroom.
Known for our Country Roads and Almost Heaven landscape, Country Roads Cabins is located just 7 miles from the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. This deluxe cabin resort is an aww-inspiring escape in the Blue Ridge Mountains, taking full advantage of the West Virginia countryside and wildlife. At Country Road Cabins, you can kick back and relax in your private hot tub, hike along numerous trails throughout the New River Gorge, explore the land on horseback, take in the New River Gorge National Park by whitewater rafting on one of the worlds oldest rivers, celebrate a romantic getaway or whatever your heart desires.
So wherever the road takes you in your upcoming travels, we hope it leads you to the great outdoors!
Some sample distances and estimated drive times from metropolitan areas from all directions are:
Pittsburgh, PA – 220 miles, 3½ hours.
Columbus, OH – 225 miles, 3¾ hours.
Charlotte, NC – 235 miles, 3¾ hours.
Cincinnati, OH – 260 miles, 4½ hours.
Washington, D.C. – 300 miles, five hours.
Cleveland, OH – 310 miles, five hours.
Toledo, OH – 365 miles, six hours.
Indianapolis – 380 miles, six hours.
Nashville, TN – 450 miles, 6¾ hours.
Atlanta, GA – 470 miles, 7¼ hours.
Chicago, IL – 555 miles, 8¾ hours.
New York, NY – 520 miles, eight hours.
And just for fun: the drive from Fayetteville, NC to Fayetteville, WV is 300 miles long and should be just under five hours.