West Virginia’s Best Kept Secret – Stonewall Jackson Resort & State Park

Golf Course

Beautifully kept and laid out, the golf course at Stonewall Resort allows for challenging golf AND the beauty of the Appalachians.

The best fishing, beautiful views, lots to see and do

- who could ask for anything more?

Located in Roanoke, WV, near the center of the state, is one of the premier resorts in West Virginia. Built around a stocked lake and settled amidst some of the greenest forest found anywhere is the Stonewall Jackson Resort & State Park.

Home to a beautifully designed Arnold Palmer Signature Golf course, the Stonewall Resort was ranked 22 of the top 100 Golf Courses in the country by Golf Week Magazine. Built to accommodate the scenery of the Appalachian Mountains, the Stonewall golf course is both challenging and relaxing in its peaceful setting. There may be days when golfers are told to take par on a hole or two just so they can move through the course quick enough to spend a blissful afternoon at the 19th Hole! Being located in a state park has the drawback, or delight depending on how you feel about it, that the wildlife is very much in residence and very much at home in the resort. Around almost every corner are deer, geese and wild turkey prevalent in the area.

Stonewall Resort

Interior of the resort at Christmas. Wonderful, wonderful!

The recreational choices at the resort are abundant, with a steamboat ride and tour of the park complimentary to their guests each evening, as well as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa and fitness center, hiking and bike trails and a catch and release lake offering trophy sized bass and carp. Though this list is comprehensive, these are but a few activities the Stonewall Resort has to offer.

Five-star accommodations are located on the grounds of this unique West Virginia State Park in the form of the lodge and conference center, a 2008 Pinnacle Award winner. Each room has a view, which is a welcome wake up each morning, no matter what time of year you choose to stay. In the lodge are three restaurants, the Stillwaters, TJ Muskies and Lightburns, which offers a lounge like atmosphere complete with a delightful fireplace for warming you on cool winter evenings. Throughout the year, the chef offers workshops in cooking, teaching guests the art of preparing some of the resorts finer recipes.

For those wishing to bring a tent or RV, the resort has a beautiful camp ground available as well as cabins for rent year round. If you’re a boater, there is a marina on site as well with slips offered for daily, weekly, monthly or longer rentals.

If you’d like to spend a day venturing to the surrounding area, near Stonewall Resort are a number of historical sites available for touring such as the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Also called the Weston State Hospital, depending on whom you ask) in Weston, once used by both the North and the South in the Civil War. In nearby Jackson’s Mill, just north of Weston, is the ancestral home of Stonewall Jackson, complete with a working gristmill, a museum, a log cabin and tours aplenty.

West Virginia has a great deal to offer and Stonewall Resort is a great central location from which to plan a visit to the beautiful Mountain Lakes Region of the state. Whether you are a single, couple or family, there is certainly something there to entice all. Home to breath-taking views, Stonewall Resort is ready to not only welcome you but to do all possible to make certain your stay is filled with memories enough to last a lifetime!

For more information, please visit their website at http://www.stonewallresort.com/

 

About Nancy Marine

I've been a travel writer since 2006 and have pretty much loved every minute of it! If there's a location you'd like to know more about, send me an e-mail at editor@explorationtravelmagazine.com and I'll do everything I can to get it on the site for you!

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