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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3rd generation Capon family member and Grounds Manager, Ginny Brill, shares tips, tricks and information about Capon’s flowering plants in this last “Bloom Blog” of the season…

The trees are starting to put on their fall colors as the Capon gardens’ colors are fading and the grounds crew has been busy pruning, collecting seeds, dividing perennials and making plans for next year.

Fall is tied with spring for my favorite gardening time of year.  The days are cooler, fall rains are usually nice and soaking, giving growing things a shot in the arm before winter. And there is time for newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials to settle in before the ground freezes.

I mentioned the fall blooming crocus in my last blog… however sadly they have come and gone here. I think that stretch of unseasonably hot weather just shortened their bloom time. The fall crocus is similar in one major way to Magic Lilies. (see the last blog post here)  The fall crocuses also send up nice “bunches” of green leaves in the spring, brightening the early spring garden with happy spots of bright green color. They are in the plant family Colchicaceae, unlike the true crocuses which belong to the family Iridaceae.  The variety we have here at Capon are the “Colchicum autumnale.”

During late summer, as we were digging up and dividing overgrown perennials and struggling to find places for the extras, we realized that we really did have much, much more than we needed.  That’s how the idea to have a plant sale to share our “extras” was born.  For Labor Day Weekend we cleared out a space in our greenhouse and began offering plants for sale.  We are pretty much finished with sales for this season but plan to start back up again with plants for sale in the spring.  We seed several annuals and often end up with more plants then we need.  So be sure to check us out when you come to Capon!

And finally, what better way to close out the blog for this season than with a picture of the most commented on and asked about plant. Anyone care to guess?  Yep! The non-stop tuberous begonias in the white pots on the Main House front porch! (Did you guess right??) This year’s variety was a little different than the previous year’s flowers but just as stunning.  We get them from a local grower who gets them in her greenhouse as cuttings. I have not seen them available many places, but you can order them from catalogs that carry bulbs. By the end of the season, our plants will grow a small corm or tuber (assuming we’ve kept them out of freezing temps). We could save these over the winter and then pot them up in early spring, keep them in a protected place and watch them grow.  I remember my dad doing that for so many years. If my parents would go away for several days, it would be my job to water the begonias and watch out for squirrels who like to dig them up!

So, when the wind and snow are blowing, just picture yourself in one of the wooden gliders on the Front Porch, gently rocking back and forth admiring the begonias….

Have a good winter. Thanks for reading!

Ginny

 

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