Whether your goal is leaf peeping or complete relaxation, the historical Capon Springs and Farms is your next all-inclusive mountain destination. Nestled on the edge of George Washington National Forest, this 19th century resort is less than a two-hour drive from Washington, DC, just over Great North Mountain in West Virginia. This seasonal resort takes care of everything, so all you have to do is choose which dates you’ll come. “One of my favorite times of year to visit Capon is the fall. The fireplaces are going, the beautiful colors, the crisp mountain air and the relaxed company of family and friends feeds the soul and creates a lifetime of memories,” observed long-time guest Mandy Hall of Rockville, MD.
The resort offers stress-free family fun and nostalgia. Preplanned meals and activities make it easy for parents to recharge and rediscover their best selves. Kids can explore outside like never before, as they unplug from electronics and connect with other children. Multiple childcare options make it easy for parents to enjoy their own time.
After the dinner bell rings, all guests eat together. In fact, everyone eats around the table three meals a day. Capon Springs and Farms is reminiscent of your favorite camp experience, and is cared for like a B&B. 2017 marks Capon Springs and Farms’ 85th anniversary season. To celebrate this occasion, visit in late October and early November when rates start at $85 per person in rooms with shared bath; rooms with private baths are $99 per person per night. “This special anniversary year gives our family an opportunity to acknowledge our heritage and traditions and share that legacy with the generations of guests who return year after year. As we head toward the end of our season, we thought it would be nice to have some special anniversary rates for all to enjoy,” explained Jonathan Bellingham, 3rdgeneration family member/ Marketing Manager.
Activities vary by season, and there is so much to enjoy within Capon Springs and Farms’ 4,700 acres of West Virginia’s wilderness. The half-acre stocked fishing pond is sure to captivate even the most experienced fishermen. Using bamboo fishing poles and extra bread from the bakeshop, you can choose to have your catch cooked for breakfast. Enjoy a dip in the spring-fed pool, hike among the six trails on Capon’s mountains and valleys, or enjoy golf in all its various forms- frisbee, hickory and fling. Many lawn games are also available. If organized fun is more your style, partake in activities like campfires with hotdog roasts, Bingo, and guided nature walks where you’ll spy the maple trees’ brilliant displays of golden oranges and reds, dogwoods with their rusty red hues, and the pale purple-pink fall crocuses.
“Once you’ve made your first trip to Capon, you are considered an old friend,” explained Lou Austin, grandfather and co-founder of Capon Springs and Farms.