Pipestem Resort State Park is located in the southern part of West Virginia in the Bluestone River gorge. It is over 4,000 acres of lush green forests with two hotels, wood cabins, golf course, restaurants, and other fun outdoor activities tucked inside. The name “Pipestem” is a narrow leaf meadowsweet shrub known for making pipe stems.
Sharon and I stayed at the lodge for four nights and three days. The room was nice with a gorgeous view of the forest where the wildlife would come out for us to take photos of them. Other amenities were the gift shop, indoor pool, café, and breathtaking views from the restaurant. While enjoying breakfast one morning a couple of foxes decided to embrace us with their presence. They came out to the clearing where all of us could take their pictures.
From the lodge we drove to her sister’s house, did some urban exploring, and hiking. We did so much that I will break all the adventures from Pipestem in a few separate posts. My first experience at Pipestem was a great one. I can’t wait to go back and do more exploring in the area.