If your family loves to snowboard, ski, or snow tube, Black Bear Resort is the perfect, affordable “family place” to spend a week or weekend while in the Canaan Valley area. Black Bear is centered between two great West Virginia ski mountains just minutes from each other, two state parks, (including Blackwater Falls), a federal wildlife refuge and miles of national forest. Canaan Valley is the perfect area to explore in winter or in summer!
The Pedestal vacation homes and Black Bear Inn are family friendly, as is the entire Resort. (Some units are pet friendly!) There’s a Main Lodge with WiFi, a playground, and a pond. Of course, if there’s lots of snow, the grounds have plenty of places to sled or just walk. Overall, families make Black Bear their “home-away-from home” while they explore the recreational offerings within Canaan Valley.
Nearby there’s horseback riding at Mountain Trail Rides, a sled run at Blackwater Falls State Park, an ice skating rink at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. White Grass Ski Touring, Blackwater Falls, and Canaan Valley Resort offer cross-country ski trails and ski rentals. Special wintertime events are always on the agenda.