This section details what there is to see and do just outside the chateau in the Timberline Four Seasons Resort and within approximately 3, 10, 20 and 40 miles away.
At The Resort
Aurora Point, located at the crossroads of slopes and trails in the heart of Timberline Four Seasons Resort, offers year-round activities including:
Activities/Supplies in Canaan Valley – Most just 3 miles away with the furthest at 10 miles
Timberline Four Seasons Resort is ideally located in the heart of Canaan Valley, an outdoor activity treasure chest boasting more national parks and things to do than most vacation destinations in the east.
Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Indoor heated pool - free admission with rental
Outdoor heated pool - free admission with rental
Air boarding and Snow tubing with lift
Fitness center and spa treatments
18-hole championship golf course with mountain views
Target shooting range
Covered outdoor ice skating with mountain views
Cross-country skiing and snow shoeing
Canaan Valley and the National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Hiking, bird watching and wildlife viewing
Fish feeding at Big Johns
General store with beer, wine, groceries and Subway
10 restaurants and a large supermarket (including downtown Davis)
Dolly Sods National Park - You can see the majestic mountain peaks of this national treasure from most of the windows at Aurora Point. It includes an amazing walking trail around the rim with rock ledges that afford breathtaking views of the valley and lakes below and rolling mountaintops in the distance.
White Grass Cross Country Skiing & Snow Shoe - trails, lessons, guides and rentals - 45 trails totaling over 30 miles. Instruction as well as local lore fill an afternoon of adventure.
15 Miles Away Or Less
Canaan Valley is ideally positioned in the center of many other national parks and tourist attractions, all within an hour’s drive. Best of all, the scenic drives in this area are some of the best in the world, making “getting there” part of the fun. There are also many things to see and places to stop along most drives, such as antique stores, historic small towns, and the smallest church in 48 states.
Black Water Falls State Park and Recreation Area – spectacular 5-story tall, 8-mile long gorge with easy walking trails and huge waterfalls to view all year long.
Black Water River - Trout Fishing in Stocked Areas
Lindy Point Overlook
Cross-Country ski rental and skiing on ten miles of trails
Sledding and sled rental (with Magic Carpet lift coming in 11/2014)
Historic small towns of Thomas and Davis – these quaint old towns seem frozen in time
Small stores, bakeries, restaurants, bars and entertainment
Purple Fiddle – Live Bands on weekends
Black Water Outdoor Adventures
Guided “Duckie” Trips
Tubing On the Cheat River – Cooler Tube Rentals
Stand-up Paddle Boarding
Boating and Fishing on Mount Storm Lake (if you don’t have your own boat, then see “Boat and WaveRunner rentals and Water ski schools” below at Deep Creek
40 Miles Away Or Less
Deep Creek Lake - this is a great place for a day trip where you can rent a WaveRunner or a boat for the whole day, take water-ski lessons, or sunbath on a beach. There are also go kart and bumper boat rides, and plenty of interesting stops and sights on the scenic drive to and from.
Seneca Rocks – tall, solid rock mountain formations and a charming little town with a general store. Visitors can take a horseback tour to the top or sign up for rock climbing school to learn how to reach the summit with a guide while attached to safety cables.
Nelson Rocks Outdoor Adventure Center - This must-see attraction is action-packed, including a canopy tour with 12 zip lines, 3 sky bridges, and a 40’ repel. They also offer mountain climbing - with guides and instruction - that is among the best anywhere!
Canopy tour – Huge 12 zip-line course
Walking suspension sky bridges
Elkins - Historic town like Thomas and Davis with bars, restaurants and quaint stores. But Elkins is much larger, and home to the American Mountain Theater – an award-winning live theater, offering performances and live music most weekends throughout the year. The Mountain Rail Adventures scenic train ride departs and returns from the same location. The train itself is a sight to behold, and eagle sightings are common on most round trips.
Sightseeing Train rides
Restaurants, bars, shopping, antiques