West Virginia

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  • Beginner's Guide to West Virginia

    Aug 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful mountains, intense whitewater rafting
    Cons: I don't get there often enough

    Summary: I have been in the state of West Virginia at least once in twelve out of the last fourteen years. I have gone there for whitewater rafting and music festivals. I have also passed through on the way to other adventures. My most recent venture was ... read more

  • My life, my love, my passion, West Virginia

    Jun 5, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Coal offers a high paying job. Beautiful landscape. Plenty to do. Low energy cost.
    Cons: Prone to flooding. Very little jobs. High gas prices. Mostly low paying jobs.

    Summary:      West Virginia may be one of the United States top misunderstood destinations. Most people that do not live in the area or have not yet visit, they refer to West Virginians as "hillbillies". I was orginally born here in Logan and ... read more

  • West Virginia Coal Camps

    Sep 10, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of history and artifacts left behind.
    Cons: You will get dirty getting to these camps.

    Summary: The coal camps of West Virginia offer not only a look back at history but an understanding of the extent people will go to just to provide for their families. Being from another state I was intrigued by the history of West Virginia. Most of all ... read more

  • West Virginia: Buckshot, Hillbillies, and More

    Nov 20, 2008 by toiletoctopus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Outdoor Lovers Paradise, Great People, Entertainment
    Cons: None

    Summary: West Virginia has had its share of inequities, from being associated with some of the best geographical jokes in the U.S., to being considered a place of rife poverty and inbreeding. While it is one of the poorest states in the country, due to its lack ... read more

  • Wild and Spectacular

    Mar 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: There is beauty simply everywhere you look.
    Cons: Cold winters, humid summers.

    Summary: I lived in West Virgina for two years and I can't wait to go back to retire! Descriptions of this wonderful state just doesn't do it justice. From spectacular views in the fall of color every where you look, dotted with white church steeples, to amazing ... read more

  • Southern West Virginia best vacation spot for outdoorsman.

    Feb 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean Lots of water sports
    Cons: No shopping outlets

    Summary: My husband is an avid outdoorsman, and we have spent many wonderful hours in Southern West Virginia. We have family get togethers in the state parks and nothing is more beautiful than the drive down I-64 from Beckley to Lewisburg. We love to ... read more

  • Wheeling is to be avoided

    Sep 23, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: remote, decadent, retro
    Cons: slow, backward, stone age

    Summary: We toured and visited Wheeling, on the north-western panhandle. The lady at the western-bound I-70 welcome center was not very helpful, and just wanted us to leave. The person manning the visitor's center at Oglebay was very surprised to see us, and ... read more

  • Southern West Virginia - a brief tourist's guide.

    Mar 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of outdoor experiences, not much driving between activities.
    Cons: Not much in the way of outlet malls or major other shopping experiences.

    Summary: After spending nearly 20 years in the southern part of West Virginia, more than I've spent in any other single place, it became clear to me that the southern part of the state is a unique entity. While there are many traits common throughout the state, ... read more

  • Oglebay not for the holidays nor the handicapped especially.

    Dec 22, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cannot list any possible pro's
    Cons: Here we go!!home hooray.

    Summary: Beautiful surroundings and of course the Christmas light show is truly amazing. To bad this resort cannot resort to efficient planning for the holiday crowds. Inefficient would be to kind to term this place in West Virginia. If handicapped and bound to a ... read more

  • Avoid Gobblers Knob in Berkeley Springs

    Aug 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Scenery
    Cons: Poor hospitality

    Summary: We rented a cabin in the woods just outside of Berkeley Springs for five nights. We had plans of not only hiking and relaxing with a good book but of meandering the hours away in antique and art shops. We found the town of Bath to be ... read more

  • Augusta Heritage Festival

    Aug 18, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Activities, scenery, people
    Cons: food

    Summary: Iíve been trying to think, since my return 7 days ago, if this was my best vacation ever or not. Ireland probably still bumps it out of first place, but this was cheaper, warmer, and required less moving around. Sadly, the food was about the same ... read more

  • Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, West Virginia

    Oct 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots to do for people of all ages
    Cons: Two breakfast coupons and wristbands per room, no matter how many stay in the room

    Summary: This past summer, Ihad the opportunity to spend a few days at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia with nine of my relatives. It was a unique experience as their ages spanned the whole spectrum, from my grandmother in her 70s to my ... read more

  • Wild and Wonderful...Y'all Come!

    Sep 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: scenic, quiet, unrushed
    Cons: Can be hard to get here

    Summary: Let me invite all of you to come see West Virginia. I have lived here all my life, and I really wouldn't want to live anywhere else. You see, I have been to the Midwest, but I feel lost without the mountains around me. You can come for a ... read more

  • Wheeling WV........home of the Jamboree!

    Sep 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of history, shopping, and things to do.
    Cons: Can't think of any

    Summary: The wife and I just got back from a weekend trip to Wheeling, which for us is only about a one and a half hour drive. But because there is so much to do there, we always like to spend a couple of days. The center purpose for our trip was to ... read more

  • There Must be a hole in my Pocket!

    Jul 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun Trip couldn't be a whole lot better.
    Cons: You may find a thinner wallet afterwards, read why.

    Summary: No there isnt a hole it's just you spent that last $10 at the horse track. Yes I said Horse Track. In Charles Town WV lies the wonderful world of gambling. This is an exiting place to visit because the Horse Track is so much fun you may forget your ... read more

  • Interstate art and food to kill for

    Mar 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: finally a tourist attraction worth visiting over and over
    Cons: few people stop there

    Summary: We go to West Virginia on business now and then, and I finally decided last June to check out this funny looking building (called Tamarack) in a rest area just north of Beckley on Interstate 64/77. We visit art galleries all over, and the ... read more

  • Charleston WV - A Nice Getaway

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nature to the extreme. City offers all services needed for business and tourist travel. Good photo ops throughout.
    Cons: Can be remote to some. Economy is poor if you choose to live there, but tourism is great.

    Summary: Before I start, I'm going to have to admit that I'm going to show some preference for Charleston, West Virginia. You see, while I've called meto Atlanta home for nearly 17 years, I spent the first 18 years of my life in Charleston. West ... read more

  • 'Hillbrook' - A Diamond In The Rough

    Dec 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful setting & decor, the food!
    Cons: It's pricey

    Summary: Call it a rare gem, a hidden treasure, or the ultimate get-away, the Hillbrook Country House Hotel will most definitely hold many surprises for you. Known by only a privileged few, it is one of the best kept secrets anywhere in the area. Even most locals ... read more

  • Lewisburg

    Dec 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: friendly,clean,full of fun
    Cons: limited parking

    Summary: If you are looking for an all inclusive vacation spot, this is the place. Historic Lewisburg is located off I64 one exit away from the historic Greenbrier Hotel. Lewisburg is a quaint town with plenty of shops from antique shops to Quilts Unlimited. ... read more

  • Wiener- or Jaegerschnitzel?

    Dec 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Postcard setting, the food and atmosphere
    Cons: none, except the distance to get there

    Summary: Perched high atop a rocky ridge, overlooking the Potomac River, the imposing Bavarian Inn and Lodge makes it's presence known. Having earned AAA's 4 Diamond Award 16 years in a row, a visit here is sure to be memorable. Just 1 hour and 15 ... read more

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