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Cabins in Canaan Valley: Find your Fall Paradise

Rejoice—it’s fall in Canaan Valley! The autumnal equinox has swept its auburn-colored shadow over our high mountain paradise, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the variety of changes that come with it. Fall brings a dazzling array of brilliant colors, more stars than you can count in a lifetime, and refreshingly crisp air that make our cabins in Canaan Valley the perfect place to be.

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Fall in Love Early

One of the best parts of Canaan Valley is its elevation. At 3,200 feet, and with surrounding peaks of over 4,400 feet, Canaan is the highest large valley east of the Mississippi. Autumn kicks off much earlier here than the rest of West Virginia and its neighboring states, meaning leaf peepers can chase those fleeting fall colors for weeks on end. The Valley’s abundance of recreational lands—including Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls state parks—provide some of the region’s finest hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails on which to immerse yourself and soak up the colors.

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When it’s time to explore the local culture, the quaint neighboring towns of Davis and Thomas offer distinctly unique vibes and amenities for everyone. Whether you’re looking to sip an award-winning craft beer, dine on delectable local fare, browse art galleries, or dance the night away to live music, Tucker County’s  mountain hamlets are just a few miles away from our relaxing resort.

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Cabins in Canaan Valley: Fall for All

For those seeking the idyllic escape into a pristine mountain valley, Black Bear Resort—and the rest of the Mountain State—is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population. That means you can catch a tail wind from the Windy City, arrive in a New York Minute, or escape the heat in Hotlanta. In just one day, you can leave the fast-paced life behind and feel as if you’ve traveled back in time to our quiet corner of (almost) heaven. And if you already live the peaceful life out in the country, don’t worry—Canaan Valley’s unique scenery and Black Bear’s affordable prices combine to offer a relaxing vacation from your vacation.

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Fall Festivities

There is no shortage of events year-round in Canaan Valley, but fall in our beautiful mountains is an especially festive time of year. We’ve handpicked the biggest, baddest, and best events to check out during your stay at Black Bear Resort.

Leaf Peepers Festival: September 28 – 30

The annual Leaf Peepers Festival is a fall favorite for locals and visitors alike. This classic gathering celebrates the peak of fall foliage in Tucker County with a beer garden, car show, parade, artisans, and live performances. Festivities begin Friday evening and run through Sunday.

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Run For It 5k Run / 2k Walk: September 29

The same Saturday of Leaf Peepers, prepare for the scenic mountain town of Davis to be overrun with… you guessed it… runners! The annual Run For It race takes participants on a tour through Davis that benefits local organizations and the Tucker Community Foundation. If you’re not lacing up your sneakers, come support the racers at the High Five Station or the finish line, and continue the Leaf Peepers fun after the race.

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Wild Walks Weekend: October 6

Join knowledgeable naturalists for an eight-mile guided hike between Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley state parks. You’ll pass through colorful hardwood forests, shaded spruce groves, and dense rhododendron thickets. A cookout lunch is provided halfway on this Wild Walk, as well as shuttle service back to the lodge.

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Nightmare on the Mountain Haunted House: October 26

When the dark of the hallowed eve starts to creep in, prepare for a scare at the creepiest house in Canaan Valley. Costumes encouraged—screams guaranteed. Admission is one non-perishable food item per person.

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Thanksgiving Day Buffet: November 22

Blackbear Resort is perfect for Thanksgiving getaways, and our cabins provide plenty of room to chef up your Turkey Day feast. But for those who prefer to leave the cooking to the pros, Canaan Valley State Park Resort is hosting an all-day buffet—$26.95 for adults, $10.95 for kids age 6-12.

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Black Bear Resort Specials

What would all the fall fun be without a great place to stay? You’ll need some rest after you get Tucker’d in Canaan Valley, and Black Bear Resort offers the perfect mix of relaxation and recuperation in our variety of cozy rentals designed to fit your needs. With mini-golf, fire pits, and a fishing pond, we’ve got enough easy fun to fill your downtime.

Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic autumn getaway, an adventurous group looking to push your limits, or a family looking to fill the Valley with memories, we’ve got the perfect cabin or home for your stay.

Now that you’ve decided that one of our cabins in Canaan Valley is the perfect way to experience fall, you need to know where we are—click here for directions and a map of the resort.

Check our Facebook page for specials, and as always, stay three nights get the fourth night FREE! We’re excited to host you in one of our cabins in Canaan Valley and show you why fall in Tucker County can’t be beat.

Experience the Best of Spring at Black Bear Resort in Canaan Valley, WV

Spring is here!

Nestled in the mountains of Tucker County, WV our Canaan Valley Spring weather can be pleasantly unpredictable. Sunny blue skies, a winter wonderland and a “snuggle by the fireplace” rainy afternoon can occur all in the same day! Plan for everything and adjust daily.

But accommodating all that wacky weather is worthwhile as a day or two in our quiet little slice of heaven does something that just seems to rejuvenate your spirit.

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Our selection of inn suites, cozy cabins and large deluxe homes can accommodate groups of all sizes!

Everything you need to get away!

This Spring Black Bear Resort is offering a special for you to enjoy our area while having a “base camp” in one our cabins. We’ll fix you up with a fully equipped kitchen, grill, wood fireplace and Jacuzzi tub where you can relax at the end of the day. Plus we’ll have for you: discounts/coupons at area restaurants, outdoor activities and FREE BEER! Today, not just tomorrow!

Find out about our accommodations by visiting our rentals page.

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Even if the days are warm, the nights are cool. Snuggle up by the fireplace!


So much to do…

Show up on a warm weather weekend and enjoy whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and golf. Cooler weekend? We have cross country skiing or fat tire biking. Rainy weekend? How about samplings at three popular breweries, a show at the Purple Fiddle, or a massage.

And any time you’re here it’s always a good time to visit downtown Thomas’ antique shops and art galleries and the one of a kind Tip Top Coffee.

When you are here, you must take time to check out Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley State Park and Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge which just opened a brand new trail system.

Be sure to visit our attractions page for a full list of area restaurants, shopping and activities!

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The grounds of Black Bear Resort offers many things to do, from horse shoes to mini-golf to fishing ponds and of course a heated pool in the summer!

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Blackwater Falls State Park is just minutes away from the resort, offering great views, picnicking and miles of hiking and biking trails!

 Stay 3 Nights and get the 4th FREE!

While getting away for your relaxing and adventurous weekend, you may find that two days is not enough. Stay a third day, and well, why not a fourth, as that one’s free! Yep, stay three and your fourth night is free; just pay separate shipping and handling…only kidding…it really is free!

On your way out of town don’t forget to check out our fast growing Highland Market for fresh local produce, meats and cheeses to take home with you.

Black Bear Resort is your one-stop vacation spot year–round. Go online to or call one of our helpful rental representatives at (304) 866-4391.

Isn’t it time to enjoy Spring in the mountains?