You, your friends and family can bring in lucky 2013 by attending one of several New Year’s Eve parties planned at West Virginia’s state parks. Park lodges are offering a variety of dinners and dances and packaged options. Lodge parks offering parties include Blackwater Falls, Cacapon Resort, Canaan Valley Resort, Chief Logan Lodge, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Stonewall Resort, and Twin Falls Resort.
West Virginia State Parks and Forests organize and schedule a variety of events and activities throughout the year. For event and activities or packaged events and deals, visit www.wvstateparks.com or call 800-CALL-WVA.
Blackwater Falls State Park – Contact: Paulita Cousin, 304-259-5216
The New Year at Blackwater Falls includes a variety of special weekends and getaways. A New Year’s Eve is a good starting point at this Tucker County destination. Blackwater Falls has a dinner and dance planned for December 31 to bring in 2013 as well as an overnight package that includes lodging and a breakfast buffet. A chaperoned youth party for children 4-12 is also part of the package options. The youth party includes crafts, games, singing and other activities. For more information visit Events/Deals at www.blackwaterfalls.com or call 304-259-5216. Reservation made on or prior to December 21 will recognize a 10 percent discount on packaged rates.
Blackwater Falls State Park is located in Davis in Tucker County. The park features a 54-unit lodge, vacation cabins, camping, full-service restaurant, and one the state’s most photographed scenes, Blackwater Falls. For park and event information call 304-259-5216 or visit www.blackwaterfalls.com.
Cacapon Resort State Park – Contact: 304-258-1022
Bring in the 2013 New Year at Cacapon with a bang! Celebrate with live music, dancing, and a formal toast to start off a New Year. The festivities begin at 9 p.m. There is an overnight package available and the restaurant is open. Overnight Package cost is $133.06/single, $207.16/couple and includes lodging, dinner and breakfast, entertainment, midnight toast, and taxes. New Year’s Eve Celebration Tickets (dance and toast only) are available at $30. For reservations, call 304-258-1022
Cacapon Resort State Park is located in Morgan County near Berkeley Springs. To learn more about Cacapon Resort State Park, lodge, cabins, restaurant, and additional activities, visit www.cacaponresort.com.
Canaan Valley Resort – Contact: Lisa Ratliff, 304-866-4121
Ring in the New Year with TWO great party options. Family party includes buffet dinner, family games and DJ entertainment, punch toast at midnight and party favors. The adult party includes buffet dining in the Hickory Room, access to the lounge party with live entertainment, plus champagne toast and party favors. Adult Party: $30 per person. Family Party: $20 Adult / $12 Child (age 6-12) *Kids ages 5- under are free with parents. **Tax/gratuities are additional to above rates.
Canaan Valley Resort State Park is located near Davis in Tucker County. Call 304-866-4121 ext. 2651 for information or to make reservations, or visit www.canaanresort.com. The resort website includes ski information, snow and slope conditions and packages.
Chief Logan Lodge – Contact: Dan Taylor, 304-855-6100
Bring in 2013 at Chief Logan Lodge. Live music will be provided by “East Street Band” featured at Picking in the Park. The New Year’s Eve Package is $149 and includes overnight at the lodge, dinner for two, two drink tickets, champagne toast. Dinner/Party only is $97.60 per couple. Dinner will be served 5 – 8 p.m. Reservations are required. The band and dance party is 9 p.m. to midnight. For reservations, call 304-855-6100.
Chief Logan Lodge is located one mile from US 119 between Chapmanville and Logan. Open year-round, the facility features an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant, and impressive conference facilities. For event and Chief Logan Lodge information, call 304-855-6100 or visit www.chiefloganlodge.com.
North Bend State Park – Contact: Ken Zebo, 304-643-2931
Ring in the New Year at North Bend State Park. Enjoy an evening of live music, delicious food, and celebration.
North Bend lodge, restaurant and cabins are open year-round for getaways or meetings. The North Bend Rail Trail is also four-season and attracts winter hiking. To inquire about reservations or to learn more about events at North Bend State Park, call 304-643-2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.
Pipestem Resort State Park – Contact: Shirley Martin, 304-466-1800
A night of activities, music and lots of fun are in store at Pipestem Resort State Park. The overnight package will include lodging at McKeever Lodge, dinner and dance on Monday evening for two and a champaign toast at midnight. The cost of this package is $113.20 for single or $168.16 for 2 people. This price includes taxes and gratuity. Contact: 304-466-1800 ext. 353 for information and reservations.
Stonewall Resort – 304-269-7400
Spend a fun, relaxing New Year’s Eve in Stonewall Resort’s lodge! The New Year’s Eve – Stillwaters Package for two includes dinner in Stillwaters Restaurant with a delicious menu prepared by the award-winning culinary team. Then ring in the New Year in the TJ Muskies lounge, with live music starting at 9 p.m., or relax by the warm, crackling fire in the Grand Hall with a glass of wine and live music.
In the morning, wake up to a wonderful breakfast on the Stillwaters Restaurant Breakfast Kiosk. Plus, you can enjoy our indoor/outdoor heated pool, two Jacuzzis, outdoor fire pit or take a stroll outdoors. The package cost is $229 per couple.
Other package details: overnight lodge accommodations, dinner kiosk for two with champagne in Stillwaters Restaurant (reservations required), breakfast kiosk for two in Stillwaters Restaurant on New Year’s Day, and late checkout at 2 p.m. Reservations are required for Stillwaters. Please call 304-269-8880 to make reservations.
Twin Falls Resort State Park – Contact: Bryan Danford, 304-294-4000
Twin Falls State Park is going “Around the World” on New Year’s Eve! “To bring in the 2013 New Year, Twin Falls is decorating with a worldwide theme and we’re encouraging evening attire such as would be worn by a tourist or international visitor. We’re planning on a festive evening,” said Bryan Danford, activity coordinator. The evening includes a dance, singing, visual effects, dinner and the traditional midnight toast.
Twin Falls New Year’s Eve packages includes a night lodging in cabins or lodge, full dinner and dance, evening refreshments, party favors and midnight toasts. Music is by DJ Will Shumate and a cash bar is onsite. The overnight package is $226 per couple. Cabin and other packaged prices are available. Reservations are required. For more information or for reservations, contact Twin Falls Resort State Park at 304-294-4000 or email email@example.com.
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