Capon Springs and Farms is a nature lovers’ paradise. Located in High View, West Virginia, the 115-room resort has a historical charm, while the 4,700-acre property provides a tremendously beautiful landscape complete with activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Originally called the Grand Mountain House, until being destroyed in 1911, the property sat uninterrupted until 1932 when Lou and Virginia Austin resurrected the property. Dubbed by many as a “home away from home”, whether you’re staying to enjoy the hot springs or want to try your luck at the thrilling escape room, there is something for every traveler to relish during their stay.
Hot Spring Baths in West Virginia
Capon Springs has been a famous hot springs destination since the 1800s. In fact, the Capon namesake (“healing waters”) was created by Native Americans. Since its discovery, travelers have routinely trekked to the area to “take the waters” and enjoy its healing benefits. Today, the Hygeia Bath House & Spa is open to guests looking to rewind, recoup, and relax.
Take advantage of one of the three soaking rooms, complete with a 6 x 8 x 3-foot soaking tub filled with 102°F water derived directly from the Capon Springs. Enhance your experience by indulging in aromatherapy mineral salts, a unique blend of ocean and desert salts combined with essential oils designed to pique your senses and soothe your skin.
After your troubles melt away in the soaking bath, engulf yourself in further leisure by indulging in one of the many spa packages, including:
- Massages (full-body, focused treatment, couples “side by side”)
- Reflexology (pressure point therapy on the feet)
- Swimspa (private, heated pool for exercise or floating)
While the hot springs soaking bath and spa packages are a significant selling point, it’s not the sole activity at Capon Springs and Farms. This historical location has expanded immensely and is now home to a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the most popular activities found at this resort include golf, fishing, tennis, swimming, hiking, and an escape room.
For parents looking to escape responsibility for a few hours and enjoy the resort, supervised childcare is available (morning, afternoon, and evening during summer months and weekends). There’s also a kids camp program offered in July and August.
The Capon Springs and Farms Resort offers fourteen 19th-century cottages to choose from. Each cottage has its own wealth of history and unique features that whisk you back to the early 1900s.
For example, the Main House, originally called the Annex, was constructed in 1887 but needed to be remodeled after the big fire that engulfed the property. The Webster Cottage, on the other hand, was built in 1942 as a stable for horses but has since turned into a quaint duplex for visitors.
Address: 3818 Capon Springs Road, High View, West Virginia 26808