West Virginia is home to beautiful historic inns where couples can relax and rejuvenate surrounded by nature. Check into an inn located on land that originally belonged to George Washington, stay in a country bed and breakfast that serves delicious farm-to-table cuisine, or relax on an estate with private ponds, gardens and forests.

Popular places to visit in West Virginia include Charleston and Morgantown. Here are the best vacation ideas and romantic getaways in WV.

1. Hillbrook Inn & Spa - 1 hour 20 min from Washington, D.C.

Hillbrook Inn & Spa - 1 hour 20 min from Washington, D.C.
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The Hillbrook Inn & Spa in Charles Town is located on land that originally belonged to George Washington.

The three properties are spread across 30 picturesque acres and guests can choose from 18 guest suites with modern amenities such as wireless Internet and iPads, as well as private baths, plush robes, and air conditioning. There are even cottage suites, while some rooms have private porches, gas log fireplaces, and double whirlpool tubs.

While at the inn, you have an option of taking a cooking class or relaxing in the spa with a massage or other pampering treatment. Guests can enjoy a gourmet breakfast with every stay, and it includes freshly brewed coffee, juice, fresh fruit, baked goods, and a hot dish.

Alternatively, have a traditional sit-down breakfast with a chef’s choice prix fixe menu or a continental breakfast. You can also enjoy a romantic dinner at the Redbook Restaurant, located on site. More info

4490 Summit Point Road, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414, 304-725-4223, 800-304-4223

2. Light Horse Inn for Couples - 1 hour 20 min from Washington, D.C.

Light Horse Inn for Couples - 1 hour 20 min from Washington, D.C.
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The Light Horse Inn first opened in the 1780s and was initially known as the Keyes Inn, which served travelers on their way to the Western Frontier. The inn offers a complimentary breakfast and has three private suites with free wireless Internet and cable TV.

Each room is slightly different and possible amenities include a whirlpool tub, ten-foot ceilings, king-sized beds, heart pine floors, a small kitchen, and expansive views.

The cozy sitting room at the inn has a flat screen TV with Wi-Fi and cable, books, and board games.

The inn is within walking distance of numerous local Harpers Ferry attractions such as battlefields, vineyards, and outdoor activities like kayaking, zip lining, rafting, and tubing.

Every guest receives a large hot breakfast during their stay, and it is served in the Great Room. Guests also have access to a kitchen.

1084 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425, 877-468-4236

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3. North Fork Mountain Inn - 2 hours 40 min from Washington, D.C.

North Fork Mountain Inn - 2 hours 40 min from Washington, D.C.
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The North Fork Mountain Inn gives guests the ability to relax in a luxurious inn surrounded by natural beauty. You have the choice of staying in a room, suite, or cabin.

All options have a private bath, hair dryers, and comfortable robes. The cabin features a screened porch, decks, and kitchenettes.

The suites have king-sized beds, oversized showers, whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, wet bars, coffee pots, microwaves, refrigerators, and plasma TVs as well as a queen sleeper sofa. Room amenities vary, but they all have a king or queen bed and two comfortable chairs. Other possible amenities include a porch, gas fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs.

During the day, guests can hike in the nearby Monongahela forest or enjoy sitting on one of the wraparound porches while admiring the view of Smoke Hole Canyon.

The inn also has table tennis, billiards, horseshoes, and libraries with music selections, videos, and books. There is also a hot tub, a telescope, Direct TV, and wireless Internet.

Breakfast is included with every stay and includes a range of coffees, fresh juice, homemade baked goods, fresh fruit, and sweet or savory entrees. Guests can also have a gourmet picnic lunch or a tasty dinner. More info

235 Canyon View Ln, Cabins, WV 26855, 304-257-1108

4. The Historic Morris Harvey House Bed & Breakfast

The Historic Morris Harvey House Bed & Breakfast
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Located right in historic downtown Fayetteville, the Morris Harvey House allows guests to travel back in time and enjoy a lovely, relaxing vacation.

There are five rooms and suites in the house, each with charming decor and appealing features. You will find antique furnishings in all rooms and throughout the building along with full bay windows, queen size beds, fireplaces, old-fashioned water closets, claw-foot tubs, antique day beds, and pleasant sitting areas.

Hot breakfast is served daily at 8:00 in the morning. The bed and breakfast is in the heart of the recreation area of the New River Gorge, giving guests easy access to exciting activities like rock climbing, walking, hiking, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.

Guests can also book a package deal for a romantic weekend, massages, and more.

201 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV 25840, 304-250-7090

5. Thomas Shepherd Inn

Thomas Shepherd Inn
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The Thomas Shepherd Inn is a classic bed and breakfast that gives you the opportunity to stay in a historic home by the beautiful Potomac River and Shenandoah Valley. The six rooms are all located on the second floor, ensuring additional privacy.

They have triple-sheeted beds with soft-top mattresses as well as wood floors, Oriental rugs, private baths, sitting areas, wireless Internet, monogrammed robes, and chocolates. Many also have electric fireplaces to help set the mood and while most rooms are designed to sleep two people, some can accommodate more.

Guests have access to the various common areas such as the library and the upstairs and back porches.

Guests are also welcome to use the electric kettle, a game table, television, and gas fireplace, and the inn provides snacks and cookies.

The day starts with a full breakfast featuring locally roasted, freshly brewed coffee and breakfast meats, a savory or sweet entry, fruit, and baked goods.

300 West German St Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443, 304-876-3715

6. The Resort at Glade Springs

The Resort at Glade Springs
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The Resort at Glade Springs is situated on 4,100 acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains, an area that allows you to try fly-fishing, go horseback riding, ski, or golf. There are 200 guest rooms available at the Oak Lane Villas, Chestnut Hill Lodges, Manor Houses, Executive Suites, and the Inn.

All rooms have oversized marble baths, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, gas fireplaces, and wireless Internet. They are also pet-friendly.

Other on-site amenities at this resort include an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a bowling alley, biking and hiking trails, an equestrian center, facilities for whitewater rafting, tennis and basketball courts, a nearby lake, a full-service day spa and salon, and plenty of golfing opportunities.

Enjoy an intimate, elegant meal at Glade’s Grill & Bar overlooking one of the golf courses. Bunkers Sports Bar offers a relaxing atmosphere and Small Talk Cafe is perfect for coffee and a snack or lunch. There is also a breakfast buffet at the Rotunda.

255 Resort Drive, Daniels, West Virginia 25832, 866-671-5892

7. The Blennerhassett Hotel

The Blennerhassett Hotel
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The Blennerhassett Hotel has been welcoming guests for over a century, giving them a glimpse into the past along with a relaxing escape. There is evening ice service as well as delivery of the daily newspaper, and the guestrooms feature triple sheets on the beds.

Guests can enjoy modern conveniences such as high-speed wireless Internet and motion sensors in an ambience replete with European-style elegance.

There are numerous suite styles available, some of which feature multiple paths, space for meetings, Italian tile floors, whirlpool baths, king-size sleigh beds with leather accents, queen sleeper sofas, reading nooks, and more.

The hotel also has a fitness center and provides guests with a pass to the nearby YMCA. There is a business center on site as well as a library and a relaxing seating area in the lobby and atrium.

You can get a drink and snack at the Starbucks Coffee Bar or enjoy a meal at Spats Restaurant & Lounge. You also have the option of enjoying relaxed dining at the Patio & Courtyard.

320 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101, 304-422-3131

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8. Canaan Valley Resort

Canaan Valley Resort
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This resort is open year-round and provides opportunities for hiking, skiing, and golf depending on the time of the year. You can always take in the gorgeous views thanks to the mountain’s 3,100-foot base elevation.

Guests can choose to camp, stay in one of the 160 lodge rooms, or in one of the 23 cottages and cabins. Cabins and cottage rooms have fireplaces and full kitchens while lodge rooms and suites have TVs, a coffee pot, a microwave, and a fridge, and some include fireplaces and balconies.

The resort provides guests with the opportunity to golf, hike, bike, geocache, take a chairlift ride, enjoy the Turtle Slide Tube Ride, climb the climbing wall, or use the Eurobunny. Other activities include areas for soccer, volleyball, horseshoes, miniature golf, tennis, ladder golf, and baseball.

There is also an arcade, fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor pool, and gift shop.

Get a relaxing massage at the Spa at Canaan while your children enjoy Cap Canaan.

The Hickory Dining Room serves delicious meals, while the Laurel Lounge has a pub-style menu and full service bar. The Season’s Café, on the other hand, has a lighter menu with healthy and filling options. Quenchers Pub, located in the ski area, offers snacks, sandwiches, and drinks, and the Bear Paw Food Court has cafeteria style dining.

230 Main Lodge Rd., Davis, WV 26260, 304-866-4121

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9. Historic General Lewis Inn

Historic General Lewis Inn
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The Hock family opened the Historic General Lewis Inn in 1929, and the current owners have managed it since 2014. The building was built during the early 1800’s and features classic features mixed with modern amenities.

Throughout the rooms and public spaces, you will find canopy beds, fine china, old prints, and other gorgeous antiques. Every room is unique but features a TV, a phone, and individual climate control.

The relaxing living room features family games and various seating areas, while Memory Hall allows you to admire the various antiques and relics the innkeepers have collected over the years.

The Dining Room uses locally sourced ingredients and cooks all meals from scratch. There is also a nice list of cocktails, beers, and wine.

Guests can enjoy complimentary fruit, muffins, and coffee on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while breakfast is available on all the other mornings. Brunch is served on the weekends.

1236 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901, 304-645-2600

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10. Brass Pineapple

Brass Pineapple
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The Brass Pineapple is a popular getaway among leisure and business travelers looking to stay in Charleston’s historic district, as the building dates back to the early 1900s. Every guest room has its own private bath as well as Victorian antiques, terry robes, high-speed wireless Internet, a desk, and a TV.

Since the interior bricks are covered in plaster, the rooms are nearly soundproof. There are seven rooms with the choice of queen or king-sized beds, and the hotel also accommodates those with allergies.

The grounds feature gorgeous flowers, ferns, and two 100-year-old oaks.

Every afternoon, guests are welcome to enjoy tea with hors d’oeuvres, and in the mornings, the hotel serves a full breakfast made from scratch. All ingredients are natural, and the staff provides options to those with dietary restrictions.

1611 Virginia St. E, Charleston, WV 25311, 304-344-0748

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11. Serenity Now At Snowshoe

Serenity Now At Snowshoe
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Serenity Now is similar to a bed and breakfast and is conveniently located at Snowshoe Mountain on two wooded acres near Silvercreek and Snowshoe Ski Resorts.

This location allows guests to be close to popular skiing destinations while enjoying the seclusion and relaxation of an inn.

The guest rooms all have private entrances and bathrooms as well as a TV and DVD player and Internet connection.

Guests will enjoy the establishment’s many amenities. The inviting common room features a kitchen and a wood-burning fireplace, while the lounge has a Blu-Ray player, Playstation 3, and flat screen TV.

Explore the scenic grounds, which feature a porch swing, several patios, a waterfall, and a small pond. In addition to extensive skiing, the area also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and golfing.

In the morning, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast in the dining room while admiring the majestic mountains through the large windows. Guests are also welcome to enjoy snacks, hot chocolate, tea, and coffee.

73 South Westridge Road, Snowshoe WV, 304-290-6140

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Driving Distances from Charleston

From Charleston, WV To Driving Time
Charles Town5 hours
High View4 hours 15 minutes
Harpers Ferry5 hours 15 minutes
Mathias4 hours
Harpers Ferry5 hours 15 minutes
Cabins3 hours
Wheeling2 hours 50 minutes
Yellow Spring4 hours
White Sulphur Springs2 hours
Shepherdstown5 hours
Daniels1 hour 15 minutes
Parkersburg1 hour 15 minutes
Davis3 hours
Lewisburg2 hours
Davis3 hours
Harpers Ferry5 hours 15 minutes
Snowshoe3 hours