Davis Journals

Week in West Virginia

An August 2005 trip to Davis by Travelingon

Land of Canaan Home Owners Association Vacation Resort Photo, Davis, West Virginia More Photos
Quote: We had a wonderful, relaxing week in West Virginia. We stayed at the Land of Canaan Resort and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and peace and quiet.

Land of Canaan Home Owners' Association Vacation Resort

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Hotel | "Land of Canaan Vacation Resort"

Land of Canaan Home Owners' Association Vacation Resort Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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Best Things Nearby:Blackwater Falls State Park, Seneca Rocks and Caverns Canaan Valley State Park Best Things About the Resort:Quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Spacious unit with fully equipped kitchen. Balcony with great view of the mountains.Resort Experience:All the units at the Land of Canaan Vacation Resort have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bedroom has a queen-sized bed, TV, dresser, and closet, and the other bedroom has two twin beds, dresser, and closet. They are both located upstairs. There is also a bathroom with tub and shower, vanity and toilet upstairs. Downstairs there is a full-sized washer and dryer behind closet doors as soon as ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 31, 2005

Land of Canaan Home Owners' Association Vacation Resort
HC 70 Box 290
Davis, West Virginia 26260
304/866-4788

Front Porch Restaurant Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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This restaurant is located above Harper's Old Country Store, which was built in 1902. They're open for lunch and dinner. The menu has pizza, salads, sandwiches, and hot subs. I had the chef salad, and the four others in my family had a variety of sandwiches, and everyone enjoyed their meal. My sister had the apple dumpling for dessert, which is their specialty, and she said it was very good.

There is an inside dining room, as well as an outside porch. We sat outside so we could enjoy the view of the Seneca Rocks. The waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. The food was basic but very good and reasonably priced.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 31, 2005

Front Porch Restaurant
Above Harpers Old Country Store
Davis, West Virginia 26260

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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This is a visitors' center at the base of Seneca Rocks. This is a great place to take photos of the rocks and use their telescope to view the rocks up close. There is much information on the history and geology of the area. There are interactive displays and computers for anyone to use. There’s a children’s play area with books, crayons, and toys. Restrooms, vending machines, and a gift shop are available. The Sites Homestead is located on the property. It was built in 1839 and renovated in 1990. There are beautiful gardens surrounding the home. There is a 1.5-mile trail that takes you 1,000 feet up the rocks. It was a difficult hike for some of us, especially in the humidity, but it was worth it ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 31, 2005

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center
Base of Seneca Rocks/Rt. 33 & 55
Davis, West Virginia 26884
304/567-2827

Seneca Caverns

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Seneca Caverns Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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Seneca Caverns are located on Route 33; 35 miles west of Elkins. These are West Virginia’s largest caverns. The caverns were discovered in 1760. During the 1600 and 1700’s the Seneca Indians used the caverns as refuge and we can still see the smoke stained walls. The tour lasts about 45 minutes. There are a lot of steps and it’s slippery walking in many areas. There are stalactites and stalagmites and flowstone. There’s a beautiful underground water pool called Mirror Lake and the Grand Ballroom is great. There are a lot of interesting formations. It’s a constant 54 degrees, so you might want to bring your jacket. The tour guide did a nice job explaining the history of the caverns. There is gems...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 31, 2005

Seneca Caverns
HC.85 Box 78 Germany Valley Rd.
Davis, West Virginia 26814
304/567-2691

Blackwater Falls State Park Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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Blackwater Falls State Park is a beautiful quiet park with many things to do. Blackwater Falls is the first stop you’ll want to make in the park. The falls plunge five stories, and there’s an 8-mile gorge. There’s a wooden boardwalk with many steps leading to the falls and platforms at different levels so you can see the falls at different angles and take photos. The falls are just breathtaking. There is a gift shop and snack bar at the start of the boardwalk. There are miles of hiking trails. We went on a few of them and saw some deer and another, smaller waterfall. We were the only people on the trails. It was very peaceful. We walked to a viewing platform behind the lodge and enjoyed the beau...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 1, 2005

Blackwater Falls State Park
County Rte 29
Davis, West Virginia 26260