Whether you're looking for a romantic spot to propose, renew your vows, or celebrate a unique connection with that special someone, West Virginia has great places to eat, stay, visit, and play. These 15 beautiful spots will provide the perfect backdrop for you and your loved one to enjoy an unforgettable date.
Fewer places in the state offer the beauty and serenity of Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia. Several breathtaking views can be found in the park and throughout the canyon and if you're looking for the perfect place to propose to your soulmate one, you'll have plenty of choices, no matter what season you visit.
Located on the New River Gorge, over 4,000 acres of unspoiled beauty awaits you in Clifftop, West Virginia. The Grist Mill has been one of the most photographed places in the state and provides a memorable place to spend time with someone you love. Overnight accommodations can be found nearby, and there are numerous restaurants that will delight your taste buds.
Sandstone Falls, the largest of the falls on the New River, is not far from Hinton, West Virginia and downstream of the Bluestone Dam. There are a number of falls in this area of the state, but not all are accessible, except from a distance, because of the terrain and potential flooding that can occur almost any time of year. There is an overlook that allows visitors to see an aerial view of the falls and downstream is a well-known nesting site for bald eagles.
If you're looking for the perfect romantic hideaway to share with your special someone, Hillbrook Inn & Spa in Charles Town, West Virginia, is the place for you. You'll be spoiled by the luxurious surroundings and graciousness of the innkeepers in this beautiful location. If you want the quiet and serenity of a secluded retreat, you'll find it here, but if you also want to venture out to the nearby Hollywood Casino or Charles Town Races, you can do that. Whatever you're seeking, you'll find many options here.
The perfect getaway for you and your love is the treasured Helvetia, a small Swiss village is located within a mountain valley in Randolph County. If you've never heard of it that may be because the town has a population of 59, but that doesn't stop it from being an ideal spot for visitors. The Beekeeper Inn offers the most charming accommodations. For a taste of Switzerland, head to the Hütte Restaurant. In the morning head to the Honey Haus for coffee, tea, or a scrumptious homemade pastry. This small village has plenty to do and many fixtures to admire. You and your loved one won't forget this special village and all of its charms!
This amazing restaurant located in the old C&O Railroad Depot in Charleston's downtown boasts a stunning interior of beautiful crystal chandeliers. With its well-known American and French-infused food offerings and great wine selection, you'll have a hard time choosing between entrees like the black angus beef tenderloin, veal schnitzel, or roasted duck. Bananas Foster and a triple chocolate mousse cake are just two of the available desserts on the menu.
Boasting over 3,000 roses, this hidden gem in the heart of West Virginia is well worth the trip if you want to impress your loved one. Voted one of the country's best rose gardens many times, the park is a popular destination for weddings, showers, and family get-togethers. No alcohol is served there and you will want to make reservations in advance.
If you're looking for a rustic, peaceful place to celebrate a special time with a special someone, you'll want to stay in one of the available cabins at Harman's in Cabins, West Virginia. Each cabin includes a fireplace and a hot tub, and many come complete with everything you'll need for a relaxing, romantic getaway.
This award-winning venue offers all things romantic from the beautiful and historic surroundings to the quiet reflection pool to the outdoor pergola perfect for weddings or second vow renewals. Guests are treated to mouthwatering food prepared from local farms and the gracious hospitality will make you want to make this an annual place to celebrate.
When you speak of romance and the Mountain State, your conversation must include the beautiful Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. What’s more dreamy than a horse-drawn carriage ride with your significant other? And if you're looking for a perfect wedding venue, the Greenbrier is known as a premier wedding location with charming spots all over the 11,000-acre grounds that can help create memories of your perfect day!
The picturesque views found at Valley Falls in Fairmont, West Virginia, can provide the perfect place to spend time with your loved one. Once a booming railroad community and now part of the West Virginia State Park system, Valley Falls has walking trails and hiking paths that will take your breath away.
Want to impress your date with a fabulous evening at one of Charleston's premier eateries? Then you should visit Ichiban and begin your night enjoying specialty cocktails and appetizers like the tuna and avocado sweetheart sushi roll offered as a special for Valentine's Day. Complete your dining experience with any one of several dessert offerings and you'll have a night to remember!
If your idea of snuggling up in front of a cozy fireplace is romantic to you, then look no further than The Foxwood Inn in Flat Top, West Virginia. This scenic and secluded mountain retreat nestled in the southern part of the state will delight you and your loved one with modern amenities, a gourmet breakfast, and the pleasant atmosphere of a home away from home. This is truly heaven.
Imagine holding hands as you stand gazing at one of the most beautiful and accessible waterfalls in the state. The waters of the Cane Branch make their final plunge into the New River, dropping almost 100 feet over natural sandstone ledges that can be easily seen by visitors. Cathedral Falls is the perfect spot any time of year and creates a magical atmosphere for romance.
Oglebay Resort is open year-round and offers several dining options ranging from cookouts to gourmet meals and there are numerous recreational activities on site including a spa, 18-hole golf course, train rides, hiking and biking trails, horse stables, swimming pools, and the state's only accredited zoo. For a scenic, peaceful getaway with your significant other, Oglebay is a must-visit.