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Two Day West Virginia Itinerary

West Virginia is one of those states that tends to get overlooked. Most people either forget, or don’t even realize all that it has to offer. Being the most mountainous state in the US and having 78% of its landmass covered in forest, West Virginia is the outdoor enthusiasts dream! From summer activities like hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting to winter activities like snowboarding/skiing, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling, you’re bound to find something to peak your interest! And on top of that, it also offers some amazing urban experiences in cities like Charleston and Morgantown! Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised with how much we loved West Virginia after visiting. In this itinerary, we cover everything that we did (plus a little more) on our most recent trip to the Mountain State! If you would like to see more of our experience, you can go check out our "West Virginia Travel Vlog"!

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5:00 pm: Arrive at the Cabins at Pine Haven for the night (242 Log Cabin Rd, Beaver)

Sure, you could stay at any hotel off the interstate before diving into your activities here in West Virginia, but why do that when you can stay in a tree house!? Especially one with a hot tub! While the Cabins at Pine Haven does offer regular cabins as well, we highly recommend booking one of their two tree house cabins. It was the perfect, romantic way to start our trip in West Virginia.

8:00 am: Breakfast at Tudor’s Biscuit World (1325 Ritter Dr, Daniels)

Before diving into a morning of skiing/snowboarding, you’ll want to fuel up, and what better way to do that than with a West Virginia original! They’re known for… you guessed it… their biscuits! But they offer full breakfast platters that will get you through a morning packed with winter activities.

9:00 am: Snowboard/Ski at Winterplace Ski Resort (100 Old Flat Top Mountain Rd, Ghent)

Now it’s time to work off all of those calories you just consumed, and what better way to do that than sliding down a mountain?! Neither of us had much or any experience with snowboarding or skiing, but thankfully Winterplace has been voted the best place to learn how to ski/snowboard in the Southeast! We decided to give snowboarding a go since we have more experience with board sports (wakeboarding, surfing, longboarding, etc), but we were quickly informed that snowboarding is nearly nothing like any of those! Fortunately, our teacher Terrill was excellent at what he did and had the patience of a saint! He made the whole experience so enjoyable and made it apparent why Winterplace was the best place to learn how to ski/snowboard in the Southeast. Whether you're a novice or a pro, we highly recommend checking out Winterplace Ski Resort, and if you’re not into snowboarding or skiing, they offer some of the best snowtubing in the Southeast as well!

1:00 pm: Lunch at Dish Cafe (1466 Ritter Dr, Daniels)