Hotel at a Glance: Lothair Retreats
Lothair Retreats is tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains of northeast West Virginia. The resort overlooks a two-acre lake, where guests can swim, fish, and boat in the warmer months. Tucked away in the woods, Lothair’s individual, luxury cabins are inspired by French cottages; inside, you’ll find a fireplace, dining area, and kitchenette.
- Nifty amenity: Sauna house on the lakeshore
- Eco-friendly living: The property has geothermal heating and cooling; cabins are currently being updated with energy-efficient windows
- Included perk: Two oz. of tea and 1/2-lb of gourmet coffee
- Nearby attraction: Edwards Run Wildlife Management Area, where you can fish for trout or hunt for deer, squirrel, and turkey
- Outdoor activities: for an additional cost, guests can enjoy guided hikes, archery lessons, camping, and fishing equipment rentals
Capon Bridge, West Virginia: Rustic Mountain Town near State Parks and Civil War History
Located in the upper northeast corner of West Virginia, Capon Bridge is a small town of about 350 people on the shores of the Cacapon River. The surrounding area is rife with American history. About 50 miles north, Fort Frederick State Park houses a stone fort that served as a frontier defense during the French and Indian War in the mid-1750s. The fort’s stone walls and barracks have been restored to their original appearance. Here, you can hike, picnic, tour the fort, or bicycle on the Western Maryland Rail Trail, which winds near the fort.
Less than 60 miles away, you can tour Antietam National Battlefield, the historic site of the deadliest one-day battle in the Civil War. Watch an introductory film and explore the museum exhibits in the Visitor Center before embarking on a self-guided 8.5-mile auto tour of the park. You can also join a park ranger for a battlefield talk.
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