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

There is something reassuring about the time honored tradition of Apple Butter making.  For generations, it has always marked the passage into the fall season at Capon.  This year, the hard work of turning more than 100 bushels of Golden Delicious apples into a tasty spread took five days.  These efforts create enough apple butter for next season’s regular daily guest use, the coveted golf tourney and Bingo prizes as well as the gifts to share with family and friends.

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 passed 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 kettles.

apple-butterThe entire process, overseen by kitchen worker & Capon canner Ann Holliday, is very labor intensive.  A crew of 8-10 co-workers peel, core and snit the apples.  After being washed in Capon water, they are then added to Capon water already in the 40-gallon copper kettles.  Wood fires are built underneath the kettles and co-workers (and guests!) take turns stirring the fragrant boiling apple mixture with wooden paddles.  After about 5 ½ hours, the mixture turns light brown– that’s when it’s time to gradually add sugar.  Then the last ingredient– vanilla, is stirred until it is well-blended.  Because the apple mixture must not boil too rapidly, you have to stir it constantly until it thickens and water is absorbed out.

The process itself is a guest draw as folks like the feeling of being part of the production of this sought after substance.  Pictured left is long time friend Kevin Ambrose, who himself got “Tom Sawyered” last year, giving the dedicated crew a period of relief.

Besides the “regular kind” that most people enjoy, a “sugar free” version is also available.  This happens to be my personal favorite, especially when spread over a homemade Capon roll, right out of the coal-fired brick oven.  Hmmmmm- can’t wait to take another bite.

Author:  Jonathan Bellingham, 3rd generation family member

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