Resort at a Glance: Stonewall Resort
Rolling mountains and the serene Stonewall Jackson Lake create the backdrop for the sprawling Stonewall Resort. An AAA Four Diamond Adirondack-style lodge sits on an expansive property. You can take in the gorgeous views from the huge lakeside patio, unwind with massages in the on-site spa, or pose for mantle-worthy portraits on the boardwalk that extends across the lake.
- Lodge-room amenities: 37-inch high-definition TV, free WiFi, and views of the lake, mountains, or golf course.
- Pay Mother Nature a visit on the miles of scenic trails weaving throughout the property.
- Dig into fresh food at the on-site restaurant Stillwaters, which highlights the locally sourced game and fish. An advance reservation is required for on-site dining.
- While the day away in the massive indoor heated pool or the hot tubs.
- Raise a toast at the on-site TJ Muskies Lounge, which features a rustic, stone-back bar, an indoor fire pit, and inventive cocktails.
Roanoke, West Virginia: Hiking, Golf, and Water Recreation on Stonewall Lake
In the heart of West Virginia’s lush mountain woodlands sits Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park. Created by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1990, the namesake lake was designed to bring relief to the flood-prone hamlet of Roanoke, much of which now sits below the waves. These days, the centerpiece of Roanoke is Stonewall Resort, where guests come to hike, fish, and boat throughout the year. The resort is also home to an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course that the Washington Post calls “knock-you-back-on-your-heels beautiful.”
From Roanoke, you can easily take a side trip to Weston, a 15-minute drive to the north. Weston is known for its glassworks; visit the Museum of American Glass to see pieces prized for their color and delicacy, or learn about the glassmaking process during a tour of Appalachian Glass. Weston is also where you’ll find the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, a decommissioned mental hospital where tour groups can learn about the fascinating (and often dark) early history of mental health care in the United States.