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

Step 2 of 4:

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. In, 2023, prices for adults ranged from $114/night to $207/night. There is no charge for children under the age of 5, and prices for older children range from $46/night to $101/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 Request 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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NOTE: 2024 Opening Day is Thursday May 2nd! Current May/June Openings

We invite you to join us beginning this Sunday, October 5th, to witness and take part in our annual tradition of making apple butter the old-fashioned way– in large copper kettles over a fire! The hard work of turning 130 bushels of Golden Delicious apples into a tasty roll spread will take place over four days.  That should create enough for another season’s regular daily guest use and for the coveted golf tourney and Bingo prizes.

The tradition of homemade apple butter goes back to Capon’s early days in the 1940s. In the beginning, it was made outdoors under a lean-to near the Playhouse.  Later, a one story block building, known as the Summer Kitchen, was built in the lower parking lot past the Main House.  In 1985, Capon crews tore it down and replaced it with a 2-story structure that also hosts a canning kitchen.  Since that time, there have been two brick fireplaces to hold two apple butter stations.

The entire process is very labor intensive as the apples are hand-picked, cored, peeled and then snitted.  After being washed in Capon water, they are added to Capon water already in 40-gallon copper kettles.  Wood fires are built underneath the kettles and co-workers take turns stirring the fragrant boiling apple mixture with wooden paddles In true Tom Sawyer fashion, guests themselves are invited to take part by keeping the mix moving and not sticking to the bottom.

After about 5 ½ hours, the mixture turns light brown– that’s when it’s time to gradually add sugar.  Because the apple mixture must not boil too rapidly, you have to stir it constantly until it thickens and sticks together. Then the last ingredient can be added– vanilla, which you stir until it is well-blended.  One of the unique features of Pearle’s apple butter (Capon named its apple butter in honor of our first head cook, Pearle Kump) is that it contains NO cinnamon.

Guests enjoy spreading Pearle’s apple butter on our homemade rolls baked in our brick oven, spread over pancakes, placed on top of pork tenderloin, with peanut butter on a sandwich, or spread on our coffee cakes.  Many folks also have a tradition of bringing a jar (or more!) home to enjoy or share with family, friends, neighbors and pet-sitters.  🙂

Have you helped stir a boiling kettle of apple-butter-in-the-making at Capon?  What is your favorite way to enjoy Capon’s apple butter?  We’d love to hear from you!

Pearle’s Apple Butter ingredients:
2 gal. Capon water
12 ½  bushels of Golden Delicious apples, washed, peeled, cored and sliced
75 lbs sugar
2 ½ cups vanilla.

Makes  25 gallons, 200 pints.
Fun Fact:  Along with the regular apple butter, Capon also makes a “sugar free” version (meaning no sugar-added) which is available upon guest request at their table and for sale in the Food Shop.

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