Black Bear Resort

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Welcome to Black Bear Resort – Your Mountain Retreat for All Seasons

Black Bear Resort is family friendly with individually owned cabins located in West Virginia’s spectacular Canaan Valley. Set on more than 40 landscaped acres, we have sweeping views of Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Cabin Mountain and Timberline ski area. Our resort is located  on Canaan Mountain at the north end of Canaan Valley between Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan Valley State Park.  We are only four miles from the town of Davis, WV.  Dolly Sods, Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob and 900,000 acres of Monongahela National Forest are nearby, offering endless possibilities for outdoor recreation and scenic beauty…any time of year!

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Our spectacular view across Canaan Valley to Cabin Mountain and Timberline ski area.

Many of our cabins are available to rent, providing accommodations for families, couples and small groups. Whether you’re looking for a single room hotel-like suite, a cozy 2 bedroom family friendly cabin or a larger home – we have something to meet your specific needs.  Many of our cabins – we call them pedestals – and inn suites allow pets (dogs only, please).

Each pedestal cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, washer and dryer, full bath (some with a double Jacuzzi), cozy wood fireplace (wood provided), large deck with a grill and much more!  Our one room inn suites have a dining area, fireplace, private balcony with a view, double Jacuzzi, mini fridge, microwave and a coffee pot.


A pedestal cabin nestled in the trees of Black Bear Resort.

While visiting our resort you can enjoy several amenities on our grounds: mini golf, playground, nature trail, fish ponds, basketball, volleyball, fire pits and 24 hour security.  Our quiet private roads allow for walking, jogging and bike riding.

Catch (and release!) fish in one of our ponds or relax in the gazebo

Catch (and release!) fish in one of our ponds or just relax in the gazebo.


The Black Bear mountain lodge is available to rent for hosting your events, weddings, reunions and more – with a large deck and spectacular views of Canaan Valley.

Black Bear Resort is the perfect mountain getaway to allow you to escape the hustle and bustle – relax and unwind! But don’t worry, if you can’t quite unplug, many of our units offer wifi, as does the lodge.

So you’ve checked in…now what? Canaan Valley is well known for our winter wonderland, however each season provides a spectacular experience that brings our guests back year round.

One of our favorite seasons is Spring! A great time to take advantage of the area’s natural public lands and stroll through forests past creeks rushing with snow melt.  Abundant wildlife with their young wander through open fields full of beautiful spring wild flowers! Popular activities this time of year include trout fishing, whitewater kayaking, rafting, hiking and maybe even a little cross country skiing! Spring is also the beginning of another sport that Canaan is famous for: mountain biking!

Enjoy a casual ride through our grounds or explore Canaan on road or mountain bike

Enjoy a casual ride on our grounds or explore Canaan on road or mountain bike

Summer heating up? Our high elevation (3,200 feet) offers a much cooler summer climate than most neighboring areas, with temperatures up to 20 degrees cooler.  Enjoy our long, warm breezy days of summer outside. They are perfect for horseback riding, road and mountain biking, hiking and canoeing. Take advantage of our cool nights by dining outdoors or having s’mores by the fire pit! When you are ready to beat the summer heat, remember you can always find a great place to make the most of summer at Black Bear.

Our Autumn season kicks off the last weekend of September with Tucker County’s annual Leaf Peeper’s Festival and Run For It 5k in Davis.  Our area is one of the best places to view the fall foliage  of the mountains,  revealing a splendid array of colors.  Our leaves turn a few weeks earlier allowing you to jump start your leaf peeping season!


Fall in Canaan is a spectacular sight!

Ready for some snow? Thanks to our elevation we receive an average of 180 inches of snow per season – but many years we get much more! Surrounded by ski areas and state parks…there’s plenty to do. Looking for a downhill skiing or snowboarding adventure? How about exploring the high country on cross-country skis or snowshoes? Or take the whole family sledding, tubing or ice skating. Maybe you’re just looking for a romantic getaway by a cozy wood fireplace.  Whatever your winter vacation desires may be, Black Bear Resort and the Canaan Valley area has it all.

Check out our new video!

Check out our new video!

Regardless of the season you choose to visit the area, you will always find peace and serenity at our quiet mountain resort – with fun and adventure right around the corner. Many of our guests enjoy the resort so much they become a homeowner themselves! Our sales office can provide you with a list of cabins for sale.

So check out our new online booking system or call us and make your reservation today! We’ve already had our first snows!

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Winter is almost here! This is the first snow on the mountain, October 2014



Celebrate Spring at Black Bear Resort

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