Capon Springs is very much what you would expect to experience coming to West Virginia springs 100 years ago. Accommodations are simple but reasonably clean and maintained. This is a place to come unplugged and enjoy a simpler relaxing vacation. There are lots of things to do for children of various ages and interests. My 8 year old enjoyed digging for fossils while my 2 year old loved the play house and sandbox. Bring your own containers and you can bring as much fresh spring water home as you like. Food is good home cooking served family style, and your server will remember your preferences. This is a family run operation where patrons let their kids play freely. Almost all of the guests are repeat visitors or part of a group.
There is a pool that is part of the springs and quite chilly- I bring a wetsuit for my son to enjoy it.
I withheld the fifth star because this area of Wast Virginia has some beautiful areas, but the resort is on the dry side of the mountain surrounded by private land. Limited hiking. This is not a place for outdoor adventures- a weekend of relaxation, yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capon Springs is an all--inclusive mountain resort where you can completely relax - less than 2 hours from DC. It's built like a resort, run like a camp and cared for like a B&B. ... more less