True getaways await in nearby Hampshire County, WV View All ItinerariesHampshire County CVB (HCCVB) welcomes you to our quiet, natural, two-lane paradise. We take great pride in our heritage- which is intertwined with the birth of our country, its struggle for union and continued values that embrace our community way of life. As the gateway to the Potomac Highlands, our location and resources make Hampshire County a perfect agri-cultural tourism destination. By car, we can be reached in less than three hours from three state capitals (VA, PA, MD) and less than two hours from our nation’s capital (DC). We are so pleased to have you join us, so you can sample and then share the Hampshire County, WV experience. NOTE: This tour is listed in order if you are arriving from the west or north. If you are traveling to see us from the east or south, just reverse the order and start at Capon Springs and Farms and work your way toward Romney by way of Capon Bridge. Day one: Arrive in Romney, West Virginia’s oldest town, to board at the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad depot for a 3-hour ride with a catered lunch in a climate-controlled club car. As you travel through a secluded gorge you will see bald eagles nesting and listen to commentary on the natural and historical sites along the way. (You can also travel by canoe or kayak along this branch of the Potomac River.) After one of these relaxing rides, take a 5 minute drive to the city center of Romney where you can stroll through historic downtown, visit historical buildings and shop at local stores including Andersons Corner (with wine tasting) and the Hampshire County Co-Op & Heritage Marketplace. Time, interest and weather permitting, visit a Civil War trench and an Indian Mound cemetery. Enjoy a feast at the locally owned and operated family diner: Main Street Grill before checking in to the locally owned hotels: the retro Koolwink Motel or the full service South Branch Inn. Day two: Rise and shine for a full day of adventures, first stopping off at either the Flying Buck or Flying Squirrel Distilleries for some home grown beverages and food before reaching the Nature Conversancy’s Ice Mountain Preserve. Here you will hike among rare arctic plants with an expert guide (who is also a gourmet bug chef) and/or take a moderate climb up to a scenic overlook. From there, a short 15 minute trip to Ft Edwards, where you will learn about early settlers during the French & Indian war. After a five minute drive, we will enjoy a home cooked lunch at the River House, the newest cultural arts center that features local farm to table food from the award winning butcher and food store, Farmer’s Daughter. Take a 30 minute scenic drive with another possible stop for ice cream and shopping at The Kettle Stop, before reaching the 19th century resort Capon Springs & Farms. After checking in to your room, relax on the large porches before feasting at an all you can eat made from scratch dinner which starts at 6pm. Arrive on a Tuesday night and enjoy live local blue grass music, whose story has an agri-cultural tourism twist. End the day with a soak in healing spring water at the resort’s Hygeia Bath House & Spa. Enjoy WV hospitality with an overnight stay at this one of a kind award winning all-inclusive family-owned and operated resort. Day three: Wake up with an optional 7:45am polar bear plunge in the award winning Capon Springs swimming pool (65 degrees)! Participate in the traditional 8:25am flag raising ceremony before feasting on a bountiful breakfast. Take a short resort history tour or a self guided stroll to feed the pigs, where you can also dig for millions of years old fossils. Afterwards, receive a demonstration of the future of golf (FlingGolf!)- and then try it yourself! Explore the 4700 acre resort at your leisure: hike or enjoy outdoor sports before heading home with a box lunch. *NOTE: Please contact your planned stops directly prior to traveling to ensure COVID-19 related closures and changes in operations will still allow for you to visit that attraction, restaurant, or business. Some locations may have altered or canceled hours for this year or may have additional restrictions and guidelines that will need to be followed.