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Winterplace Travel Tips

Winterplace Vacation Rentals Are Great Year-Round

The aptly named Winterplace, West Virginia attracts visitors for the amazing winter activities available here. It is conveniently located just minutes from Exit 28, Interstate 77 at Ghent or US Route 19. Winterplace lodging is found in a unique location, allowing for great skiing even when the heavy snow is falling. Once here, visitors find a continental climate of pleasant summers and generally cold snow-filled winters.

Winterplace Condos for Spectacular Winter Activities

Winterplace vacation rentals are in one of the best ski resort areas in the region. Here, visitors will find 27 trails on this 10,000-foot facility. There is also a popular snowboarding park with features like tabletops, gaps, hips and rails. It also provides some of the best tubing runs around, with several lanes and two super carpet lifts, meaning short lines for tubes. The lanes are long and tubers can fly over multiple bump and humps while rocketing down the hill.

Great Summertime Fun near Winterplace

Winterplace condos are close to a variety of parks that add to the vacation experience at any time of year. One of the main whitewater rafting areas is Gauley River, where visitors can experience some of the best rafting in the region with over 30 miles of river to travel. At Little Beaver State Park, visitors can enjoy over 560 acres of woodland and lake area. The lake is open year-round for hiking, biking and fishing. Anglers may catch bluegill, bass, crappie, channel cat and trout. There are 18 hiking trails, varying in length with some taking hikers over very steep terrain. There are picnic areas with playgrounds and other activities such as goecaching.

At the popular Pipestem Resort State Park, anglers will enjoy Long Branch Lake, Bluestone River and New River where stocks of species such as smallmouth bass and trout are maintained. On the lake and rivers, visitors can take paddle boats and canoes, or simply swim. There are two golf courses as well as over 20 trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. At the recreation center, there is an Olympic-sized outdoor pool, indoor pool, tennis courts, sauna, game room and exercise facilities. Also here is the sky tram where many enjoy a five-minute trip over the stunning Bluestone River Gorge. An unusual feature of the park is its outdoor amphitheater where music events are held.

With 276 acres next to the New River Gorge National River, Hawks Nest State Park attracts many visitors who enjoy the water. Within the park, there are fabulous whitewater rafting trips and exhilarating jetboat rides. The jetboats race through the gorge but give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the ride and the views of the impressive steel bridge as the boats pass underneath. There is an aerial tramway from the park to the marine down in the New River Gorge. Of course, there are also some beautiful hikes here, taking visitors wandering through the forest and along the river.

At nearby Beckley is the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. The biggest attraction here takes visitors underground over 1,500 feet to explore an old coal mine, riding on "man cars," from the entrance through the old mining works and back. Above ground, visitors can learn more about the life of a mining community by visiting each of the exhibits, such as the Superintendents Home, Church, Coal Camp School, and more.

Winterplace Lodging with Many Luxuries Available

Winterplace lodging is wonderful at any time of year. These homes are ideally located to take full advantage of all the outdoor activities around the region. Homes come with amenities such as air conditioning for warm summer days and working fireplaces to feel cozy in winter. Each provides fully equipped kitchens and many come with extras such as big screen TVs with entertainment systems, BBQs, wifi internet access and much more. Many also welcome pets.

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