We love West Virginia Parks, in particular-the picnic areas (in the summer). In the past few winters, we've taken advantage of the special rates the lodges at the parks advertise to attract visitors during the off season. A few weeks ago, we chose from a handful of those lodges advertising the special rate to travel to Morgan County, West Virginia-about 3 hours from home. We picnicked at Cacapon Park-near Berkley Springs-last summer. It was every bit as pretty in the winter. Did I mention they had the highest snow fall on record here during the Snow Apocalypse? Some of the 42 inches of snow was gone. . . but it was still gorgeous.
"We reserved a room at the $50 rate one week after the big snow."