By Shawnee Jenkins
Tucked in the mountains of West Virginia dwells a hidden sanctuary. Mountain Creek Cabins is the perfect destination for almost any occasion. From a family vacation to a couple’s getaway, Mountain Creek Cabins can fulfill your need for escape and adventure.
These eight cabins rest just 20 minutes from Morgantown. Each cabin has a unique name and theme and is designed to provide privacy. They additionally have a creek running behind them, along with a hot tub and firepit outside each cabin. Cool fall nights allow for a perfect setting by the fire or in the hot tub. Thel eaves changing colors also create beautiful scenery day or night.
These cabins are located just 10 minutes from Coopers Rock State Forest. Known for the beautiful sunsets, hiking trails, and rock-climbing locations, Coopers Rock makes for a perfect tourist destination for any nature-lover. Located even closer to the cabins is the well-known Hemlock Trail. Famous for the large hemlock trees along the trail and the stream following the majority of it, it is the perfect hike for anyone looking for an excuse to go outdoors. There is a trail located behind the cabins as well if you have no desire to leave your private oasis.
There is plenty of local entertainment near your cabins as well. Deer, bear, raccoons, and other local wildlife are commonly spotted on the property as well. Birds such as hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and warblers are often seen and heard near the cabins. These common visitors are often spotted from the porch of the cabins. If you need a day of relaxation, simply sit on the back deck and enjoy the local wildlife.
West Virginia University is just 25 minutes away from the cabins. The West Virginia Mountaineers are in the Big 12 Conference. Whether you have family playing or are just an avid sports fan, staying at Mountain Creek Cabins on a football weekend gives the perfect balance of fall football and a mini vacation.
Another nearby attraction is Deep Creek, Maryland. Only 35 minutes away, Deep Creek has mini-golf, arcades, boating, ziplining, and much more for people of all ages. Even closer entertainment for the family is Chestnut Ridge Park. Chestnut Ridge has multiple catch-and-release ponds and a playground. Nearby the park is WVU’s Adventure center, which has ziplining and a ropes course.
Morgantown is full of attractions for people of all ages as well. For the avid biker or runner, there are the Mon-River Trails which is 8 miles of paved trail. Forks of Cheat Winery is a perfect outing for any wine connoisseur. Screech Owl Brewery may be off the beaten path, but their homemade craft beer and full menu make the trip well worth it. If anyone is looking for a view of the entire city, Dorsey’s Knob Park is the place for you. There is even an indoor pool at the Mylan Park Aquatic center which provides healthy entertainment for kids of all ages. Morgantown Miniature Golf makes for a perfect evening outing for the whole family no matter how young or old.
Morgantown is even full of all kinds of unique dining. From chain restaurants like Olive Garden and Outback to local restaurants such as Oliverio’s or Mountain State Brewery, Morgantown is sure to satisfy your hunger. In addition to all of the dining options in Morgantown, each cabin has a full kitchen and dining table for a home-cooked meal. With the nearest grocery store only 15 minutes away, all of your dining essentials are just a short drive away.
If you are looking for a day out on the water, Cheat Lake can satisfy your lake day craving. Sunset Beach Marina has jet-ski, pontoon, and kayak or paddleboard rentals. After a long day on the lake, The Lakehouse Restaurant is right off the dock to provide you with an award-winning dining experience. Looking for a less crowded day on the water? Paddlz in Bruceton Mills has kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals as well. Only 15 minutes away, it provides a pleasant adventure for the whole family.
For those looking for a cool day on the golf course, Lakeview Resort, only a 15-minute drive from the cabins, is the perfect course. With course records set by Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus, Lakeview makes for a fun but challenging day. Mountainview, Lakeview’s sister course, is a less-expensive course which is rated 3.5 by Golfers Digest.
Tucked in the privacy of nature but only a short drive for entertainment of all kinds, Mountain Creek Cabins is the perfect place to take a mini-vacation this fall. As the leaves begin to change and the weather cools down, come to the mountains of West Virginia and enjoy its special weather and unique wildlife. For more information or to book a cabin rental, go to www.mountaincreekcabins.com.
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