An Intro to Capon Springs

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Imagine you're here!

Picture yourself enjoying life as it was meant to be… relaxing at an all-inclusive secluded resort nestled in the majestic West Virginia mountains. Capon Springs’ rich history, healing water, delicious food, and long-standing traditions create that nostalgic feeling that many generations of guests have described as … coming home.

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An Intro to Capon Springs

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Figure a budget

Planning for your Capon getaway is simple!  Our all-inclusive per-person rates cover lodging, three all-you-can-eat meals per day (and snacks too!), and a wide variety of programs and activities for guests of all ages. Prices for adults range from $110/night to $175/night. There is no charge for children under the age of 5, and prices for older children range from $35/night to $90/night.

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An Intro to Capon Springs

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Understand the Magic

What truly makes Capon Springs different from other resorts are all the “extras” that you just won’t find anywhere else. Operated by multiple generations of the same family, you are welcomed into a warm and caring atmosphere where everything is based on the honor system.   The set-menu and meal times mean all you have to do is show up when the bell rings!

When was the last time you and your family had an opportunity to completely “unplug” and spend quality time together?  Now imagine how great it would be that as your Capon experience draws to a close, you actually feel completely relaxed, restored, and reenergized- and already dreaming about your return!

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An Intro to Capon Springs

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Book Your Reservation

We make your reservation experience personal.  Since there are no “cookie-cutter” rooms, we take the time to find out what location would work best for your perfect vacation.  We look forward to having you with us anytime during the Capon Springs’ resort season, which begins in early May and runs through the beginning of November.

To get the digital conversation started, click the Find Your Room button below and fill out a reservation request form. Or call us directly to get more information at 304-874-3695.

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2019 Season: May 2nd to November 12 Check Room Availability

During the 2018-2019 seasons, a number of the third generation managers are turning over the reins to senior co-worker managers.  At the same time, a group of fourth generation family members are now at the helm at the board of directors level.  Meet these rising leaders who are working together to plan Capon’s long term future:

Operational Leadership Transition

Fourth Generation Board of Directors

Third Generation Transition

Guest Council

Our History

After a fire destroyed the Grand Mountain House at Capon Springs in 1911, this 19th century resort lay quiet until it was resurrected by Lou and Virginia Austin in 1932. At that time, Lou was a distributor for Capon Springs Water in Philadelphia. After the owner of the Spring and bottling facility was unable to pay his taxes, the property was seized. In an attempt to recover the taxes owed, the Spring, bottling plant and several hundred acres were put up for auction at the Courthouse in Romney.

Along with the bottling facilities and healthy spring water, Lou and Virginia acquired the remnants of a once-thriving turn-of-the-century resort. Gradually through the help of hard-working co-workers, the repair and rebuilding began. Electricity came to the Capon Springs area. Weekends saw friends coming, who then told their friends and the circle grew.

Lou and Virginia’s faith and caring laid the foundation for the welcoming atmosphere felt by both guests and co-workers. Lou eventually recorded these experiences in several books, including three for children, all of which are still in print fifty years later. The spirits of founders Lou and Virginia Austin provide a safe haven of peace and rest, which continues into the fourth generation of Austin families.

Today, Capon remains true to the values of a quieter, gentler era. As a safe haven, guests can experience a pace and rhythm of life that flows from meal to meal with fellowship and friendship extended to all. Capon has become a “home away from home” as descendants of both the Austin family and co-workers continue to welcome generations of the same guests back year after year.

In 2019, we recommitted to preserving our past and planning for our future with the introduction of our Historic Preservation Fund.

Room Availability & Pricing

Stay in one of our 14 wonderful, unique cottages with a variety of accommodations within each one.

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