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The Adventurous and Relaxing Resort at Glade Springs

Located in the beautiful Raleigh County of West Virginia, the Resort at Glade Springs is a haven for travelers not only looking for relaxation, but a bit of adventure as well. Surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Appalachian Mountains and stretching across the New River Gorge National River System, the Resort at Glade Springs presents a stunning natural setting and offers an assortment of activities for all of their guests.

The New River is home to some of the country’s best outdoor activities. Guests can partake in whitewater rafting, zip lining, rock-climbing, and fishing trips while taking in the gorgeous views of the New River. Canoeing, kayaking, and paddle-boating at Mallard Lake are sure to keep you entertained for hours. The resort understands that you’re here to relax and have fun, and they’re available to help plan your trips so you can enjoy a truly worry-free vacation. The Activities Concierge at the Resort at Glade Springs makes sure to cater to your travel desires and will take the hassle of everyday adventure planning off your back. If you are not an outdoorsy type or just want to be pampered, the Resort at Glade Springs creates peace and calmness at the full-service day spa known as “Spa Orange”.

“This really is a four-season resort,” said Brandon McCarter, Vice President of Operations. “We’re fortunate to be able to offer our guests so many things to do all year long, without ever having to leave the Resort. In warm weather, I find that the onsite activities such as the horseback trails, the boating, the biking and geocaching are popular with families with younger children, while older kids gravitate towards Laser Tag, tennis, swimming and bowling, and of course our signature golf. On its 4,100 acre property, The Resort at Glade Springs offers three 18-hole Championship golf courses. The courses are rated by national golf publications as West Virginia's finest course. The Leisure Center we have on the property also makes Glade Springs appealing to our ski groups in the winter who come here by the busload for a day of skiing at Winterplace, just eight miles away, and then stay with us at night. We have something fun for everyone to do indoors after a day on the slopes.”

Year-round activities stretch to the indoor laser tag, indoor pool, a bowling alley, cinema, and basketball courts. Their 12,000 square foot laser tag arena, golf, archery, and equestrian center can keep guests occupied for hours while exploring the beautiful 4,100 acre property.

After you are done working up an appetite, you can feast at one of the various restaurants located at the resort. From casual and fun to cozy and grand, the restaurants at the Resort at Glade Springs offer a wide-range of menus sure to please every guest. For families, to a relaxing lunch, you can splurge on delicious prime grade beef, a complete breakfast buffet, or a refreshing drink at the bar.

Unwind in one of the 200 fully-stocked rooms, some customized for those who prefer more space and some that offer dining rooms and house up to 40 people. Parties of 40 people can comfortably stay within the same house if desired at the Chestnut Hill Lodges and smaller families and couples are able to stay in the traditional rooms if preferred at the resort’s Conference Center. 

“There is a reason why the state of West Virginia chose the New River Gorge for the back of its state quarter,” said Sandi Brinley, Vice President of Marketing and Revenue Management for The Resort at Glade Springs. “The New River Gorge really embodies the spirit of the West Virginia’s ‘Wild and Wonderful’ slogan. It has a rugged character that inspired the Boy Scouts of America to choose the New River Gorge area for its annual Jamboree and as the location of its newest high adventure base at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, from which The Resort at Glade Springs is just a 20 minute drive. This is a special place of spectacular natural beauty that has to be experienced to be appreciated. The Resort at Glade Springs is proud to be able to offer visitors to southern West Virginia the opportunity to experience adventures in the New River Gorge area that will keep them coming back year after year.”

Just 15 minutes away from the Resort at Glade Springs, the city of Beckley is painted with an interactive crafts workshop, fine arts, and craft boutiques. Beckley is known to have a profound interactive coal mine and museum for tourists to visit and to learn about the history of mountain mining in the Appalachians. Tourists will get the change to explore an underground mine while at the coal mine. For the children and families, Beckley features an outdoor movie theater known as the “Theatre West Virginia.”

For the adults and party-goers, Beckley is home to several local vineyards to keep the merriment flowing. Because this is such a wonderful city to visit while staying at the Resort at Glade Springs, the resort’s “Mountain of Fun” department offers transportation for guests to and from Beckley and can help plan your day trips to again, ease your stay at the Resort at Glade Springs.

Unlike any other resort in the United States, the Resort at Glade Springs offers more activities and amenities than most guests can find time to enjoy. That is why the Resort at Glade Springs keeps guests entertained for days while catering the needs of each of its guest. Plan a vacation to vacation and let their staff help you arrange the rest! Don’t miss out on such a great opportunity to relax in the beautiful Appalachians and enjoy a refreshing break from reality!