Inns, Lodges, Resorts
Article and photos by Polly Dean
The Resort at Glade Springs is conveniently located near an assortment of scenic trout and smallmouth waters in the southern portion of West Virginia. In fact, Glade Creek, which runs through the property, is stocked with trout on public lands both up and downstream of the resort in the colder months. Additionally, Mallard Lake, a small reservoir at Glade Springs, offers fishing for bass and bream from the grass banks or rental canoes and kayaks.
Accommodations at the resort include spacious two-room king suites, king or queen rooms and junior suites at the inn or manor house. Villas of three, four and even six bedrooms are also available for larger groups.
The Resort at Glade Springs has a variety of restaurants and dining options. Spectacular views of West Virginia can be enjoyed while experiencing fine or casual dining or celebrating a special event. Glades Grill & Bar, the signature restaurant, offers fine dining with professional service, including an impressive wine list. Small Talk Cafe is a casual place for cozy conversation, whether it’s a warm cinnamon roll or a casual lunch. Serving buffet-style, the Rotunda will feed a hungry family at your own pace. For a good time, whether a kid or adult, Bunkers Sports Bar combines food and fun in a casual atmosphere that is kid-friendly, but where adults can enjoy a cocktail in an easy chair after a day of fishing or other adventure.
In addition to pleasing anglers, the resort offers an assortment of outdoor activities that will satisfy all members of your group or family. Set in the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the resort’s Cobb Courses provide 18-holes that consistently rank among the top four golf courses in West Virginia. The course combines beauty and challenge in one of the country’s finest championship layouts. The rsort also sports two other 18-hole courses, the Stonehaven and the Woodhaven links.
The on-site Spa Orange provides an extensive array of therapeutic and beauty services that will indulge anybody from head to toe. An exceptional staff of massage therapists, cosmetologists and aestheticians provide guests an extraordinary experience.
Other activities include two large heated swimming pools, geocaching, laser tag, bowling, disc golf, archery, and bubble soccer. For an unforgettable vacation, how about a combo winter fly fishing and ski adventure? Glade Springs Resort is near Winterplace Ski Resort, featuring 90 acres of snowy terrain and 28 trails suitable for all skill levels.
Whether its business or pleasure that brings you to Glade Springs, the resort’s staff and facilities can offer your group an experience that will refresh and inspire. Learn more at gladesprings.com.