Four Ways to Spend a Long Weekend in the Gorge

Got weekend travel plans? Luckily, Valentine’s Day lands on a long weekend this year, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a quick trip to the New River Gorge! From romantic getaways to family-friendly activities, here are some wonderful ways to maximize your February weekend in the Gorge. 

Plan A Romantic Getaway

Warm up from the February flurries with your sweetheart in a cozy cabin in the woods. Remote, peaceful and very intimate — our cabins in the Gorge are the perfect escape from busy schedules and everyday responsibilities. Spend some quality time with your partner snuggled up by the fireplace or enjoying a hot tub. Many of our cabins are located near great seasonal activities and dining options, too! Check with our lodging partners for their Valentine’s Day weekend packages. 

Take A Historic Drive

Follow our country roads along the river for a picturesque drive that’s full of history. This February, celebrate Black History Month on the African American Heritage Auto Tour, a fascinating driving route developed by the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. This self-guided tour will take you to seventeen historic sites across the Gorge, including historic landmarks such as Camp Washington Carver, Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and DuBois High School

Get Outside

Don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors! Enjoy a breath of fresh air out on our trails. The snow-covered mountains and icy waterfalls make bundling up for a winter hike worth it! Check out the list of some of our favorite wintertime hikes before embarking on your adventure. Searching for a brisk and beautiful adrenaline rush? Book a zipline trip with one of our partners for a frosty aerial view of our forests. 

Support Local Restaurants

What’s a stay in the New River Gorge without a delicious meal from one of our local restaurants? From indulgent breakfast specials and hand-crafted espresso drinks to specialty pizza and craft beer, we guarantee that your stomach will stay as full as your heart this Valentine’s Day weekend. Order take-out and enjoy a private dinner back at your cabin or dine in at one of our restaurants that’s offering limited indoor seating. 

Bonus! Plan For Summer

As much as we love winter in the Gorge, we can’t wait for sunny days on the river and late nights by the campfire! If you’ve been daydreaming about your perfect summer trip to the Gorge, now is an excellent time to start planning! Request a copy of our travel guide to get started, and we’ll see you soon!