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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: January 25, 2013

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Sissie Summers, Parks and Recreation Section 304-558-2764 Sissie.A.Summers@wv.gov

West Virginia State Parks are for Sweethearts in February

            SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Valentine’s Day, February 14, falls on a Thursday on 2013, and West Virginia State Parks are offering special Sweetheart Deals before, during and after that special day. Here are some examples of what park guests and visitors will find at these West Virginia State Parks:

February 8-10 - Sweetheart Weekend at Pipestem Resort State Park

            This weekend will include two nights lodging at McKeever Lodge, dance lessons for the weekend, and dinner on Saturday evening for two. The cost for this package is $157.56 for single or $215.80 for 2 people. This price includes taxes and gratuity. There will be a cash bar available on Saturday evening. DJ for the weekend is Sean Ritchie from Oak Hill, W.Va. To make reservations, please call 304-466-1800. Information about the event and Pipestem State Park is online at www.pipestemresort.com/special.html.

February 8-10 - Sweetheart Weekend at North Bend State Park

            This will be a special weekend to share at one of the state’s most romantic parks. The schedule includes dinner and the Sweetheart Dance on Saturday evening. Participants also may schedule hikes, crafts, tours, and more. An overnight package is available. Reservations are required and it is recommended they be made soon as this weekend event books quickly. Call 304-643-2931. Information about North Bend is available online at www.northbendsp.com/Special/special.html.

February 8-10 - Sweetheart Weekend at Twin Falls Resort State Park

            Celebrate this romantic time of the year with dinner, dancing, singing, and games. From earning ‘sweet cash’ and spending it at the ‘blinded by love’ auction to the four dance and great dinner, anyone attending this event will have a great weekend.  A two-night packages at the lodge, dinner for two, dance, additional activities and prices is $256 per couple with cabin options available. Reservations are strongly suggested. Call 304-294-4000 for event details and to make reservations. More information about Twin Falls Resort is online at www.twinfallsresort.com/calendar.html.

February 14 - Valentine's Day Getaway at Cacapon Resort State Park           

            Valentine's Day (Thursday) is a perfect time for a romantic getaway. Fill your Valentine’s evening with loving memories that you and your partner will cherish forever. Cacapon is a special place to visit and celebrate with a special someone. A romantic meal will be prepared for your delight with an enhancement of a live violin performance by Tiffany Thomas. Overnight package includes one romantic night at the Cacapon Lodge, dinner for two, and entertainment. Call 304-258-1022 for reservations. More information about Cacapon Resort State Park is available online at www.cacaponresort.com/events.htm.

February 14-16 - Boston Beanery at Tygart Lake State Park

            The loss of a group booked at the lodge, is great news for people looking for a great meal and a weekend getaway option. The Boston Beanery at Tygart Lake lodge has created a 2-for- $29.99 Sweetheart Dinner Special for four evenings that features appetizers, dinner entrée options and the Chocolate Lover's Delight as a meal finale. Tygart Lake Lodge is now open year-round and a vacation cabin is also open in the winter months.  For more information about Tygart Lake and events this winter, visit www.tygartlake.com or call 304-265-6144.

February 14 – Dinner with a View at Hawks Nest State Park

            Hawks Nest State Park lodge and restaurant guests can throw kisses to the New River Gorge from the perch overlooking this popular scenic wonder. The restaurant is featuring a candlelight dinner with live music, chocolate and long stemmed roses on February 14, Valentine’s Day.  From 4 until 9 p.m. a five-course dinner is planned with multiple entrée options.  To learn more about Hawks Nest State Park lodge and restaurant, visit www.hawksnestsp.com or call 304-658-5212 for reservations.

February 14 – Valentine Sweetheart Buffet at Canaan Valley or Sleigh Rides on the Weekend

            The Hickory Dining Room at Canaan Valley lodge will have special dinner options for Valentine Thurday.  But for people looking for a romantic outdoor treat, the weekend option on Friday or Saturday is a horse-drawn sleigh ride. This new activity is available as natural snow permits and departs from the tube park area.  The rides are offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and advance reservations are accepted by phoning 304-866-4121 x Ext 1.  There is a fee. Visit www.canaanresort.com for snow and ski reports, specials and sweetheart suggestions.

February 15 - Valentine Dinner and “Elvis” at Chief Logan Lodge

            Don't get all shook up if you missed Valentine's Day! Chief Logan Lodge has a Valentine’s dinner and show scheduled for Friday, February 15, this year. Enjoy dinner, a show by Wrenn Mangum, an "Elvis" impersonator, and overnight accommodations at Chief Logan Lodge.

            Make reservations for a king or queen room for Friday or for Friday and Saturday; enjoy dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. on Friday evening. One-night package rate for two people is $115; two-night package for two people is $165. Overnight guests enjoy express breakfast for two. For dinner and Elvis-‘50s Show only, the cost is $65 for two people. Reservations are required. For more information about Chief Logan Lodge and facilities, call 304-855-6100 or visit online www.chiefloganlodge.com.

February 15 - Luminaries Sweetheart Hike at Blackwater Falls State Park

            Bundle up and bring your sweetheart on a leisurely stroll along forest road 13 to Lindy Point trail in the soft light of dusk. Meet at the Sled Run Building to depart. The hike will follow the trail for about three miles. Following your luminaries, return to the Sled Run, enjoy the comforts of a cozy fire and hot chocolate. The hike is informal with a park naturalist available to answer questions. Pre-registration not required. Call 304-259-4833 for trail condition information 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blackwater Falls lodge and restaurant are open.  For more information about Blackwater Falls State Park, visit online www.blackwaterfalls.com/special.htm or call 304-259-5216.

February 15 or 16 – Stonewall Resort – Retreat has options

            Retreat to romance is the weekend suggestion at Stonewall Resort.  The park is offering a special Valentine’s Retreat to Romance that includes overnight accommodations, dinner for two at Stillwaters with menu’s posted online, live entertainment, the popular cookie bar and champagne fountain in the Grand Hall, breakfast and unlimited use of the Jacuzzis, steam room and sauna.  For reservations or greater detail, visit www.stonewallresort.com or call 304-269-7400.

            Find Valentine and Sweetheart events and more special weekend packages and programs at www.wvstateparks.com, Event Calendar. For restaurant information, click the Where to Stay tab on individual park webpages.


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