Winter 2013 Update on Our Favorites in the Area!


If the conditions are snowy out in Canaan Valley you won’t need, or have time, for much more than ski-eat-sleep. But if you need a break from that, or if the conditions for skiing are not ideal, then here are some of our favorites in the area.

  • Whitegrass XC Ski Center! No place better to hang out with enthusiastic free-heel skiers, and eat splendid food at their cafe! And their 50kms of trails are what got us hooked on WV skiing. 
  • Siriani’s Pizza, Davis – jammed on a ski weekend but worth it for the spinach salad and the Red Lodge pizza!
  • Hellbender Burritos, awesome burritos and they have Mountain State beer on tap (bring your growler!)
  • BoomTown Java in Davis
  • National Wildlife Refuge office/nature center in Canaan Valley about 3 m south of Ilam House.
  • Purple Fiddle in Thomas, nothing better than dinner or dessert there and then one of their folk/oldtime/newgrass music shows.
  • Blackwater Falls State Park, for the ski trails, comfort food in the cafe and gorge views.
  • Canaan Valley State Park, for some really nice ski trails, and the kids like the snack bar.
  • By the way – Dave’s snowfall tally website shows the snow depth for the Canaan Heights area where is Ilam House.

That’s a good start for a long-weekend!



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