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. 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 often get asked by guests what goes on at Capon during Halloween. In thinking how to answer that question, we thought it would be fun to ask a family who knows the traditions well to share their experience.

Tim Masters and his wife Lori McFarling of Bethesda, MD made their first Halloween trip back in 1992 (pre-kids!).  They returned again in 2001 and haven’t missed a year since.   

Your family has a well-established tradition (over 60 years!) of visiting Capon every year in August. What made you decide to give Capon’s Halloween a try?

We used to come to Capon Springs in the Fall for the spectacular palette of colors that the change of season brings, but when we had kids who were old enough to appreciate what Halloween was, we shifted our stay to the “Halloween weekend” and we haven’t looked back since. 

What are your favorite Capon Halloween traditions?

We asked each of the kids what makes Halloween at Capon so special and the unanimous first answer from everyone was: “It’s CAPON SPRINGS!!!” After that, the answers ranged from “the pumpkin carving and crafts” to “the trick or treating” to “the decorations” to “the pumpkin lighting” to “wearing costumes in the dining room” to “the costume parade in the Meeting House” to “seeing everyone in the Capon family dressed up for Halloween” to — of course — “Atta Boy, Luther!” and “The Ghost & Mr. Chicken” movie. While we all patiently await the long-heralded return of Don Knotts’ co-star Joan Staley — yes, we were there for her first visit — we return each year in hopes of another chance to mingle with “Ghost & Mr. Chicken” royalty*. We love guessing the giant pumpkin on the front porch’s weight, we love guessing (and always guessing wrong) the number of candy corns in the glass jar, and we love all things Fall and Halloween that Capon is to us each year at this time.

Yes, it’s different than our August experience at Capon…and that, too…makes it special. Our family — kids, adults…and Grandma, too — love the whole experience. Everyone is in the spirit and everything is not just green and white…but green and white and orange and black.

What is your fondest memory of Halloween at Capon?

Our fondest memory of Halloween at Capon is the unusual and untimely snowstorm that we experienced a few years ago…complete with blackout, hanging out by the fireplace in the living rooms to stay warm, and lots of extra blankets in the rooms. What an adventure that was! Capon roughing it…with lots of stories to tell and pictures to remember it by. We also love how Jonathan knows all the words to “The Ghost & Mr. Chicken” and recites them along with the film every year. Oh, and all the creative and incredibly detailed pumpkin carving that takes place…what a treat to participate and then to take in all of the unique masterpieces. 

Favorite costumes?

As for costumes…our most inspired one was a family effort, with Mom & Dad and the two older kids dressed as convicts (complete with handcuffs and shackles)…and our youngest — little Joe — dressed as law enforcement (a police officer). That…and the time Grandma came dressed as a Rastafari. Yah, man.

Of course, one thing that even the best costume can’t hide is the smile that’s on everyone’s face. Capon Springs at Halloween is truly special to us. It wouldn’t be Halloween without it. The other thing we LOVE about Halloween at Capon Springs is that we take our Holiday Card picture every year at this time and Capon always provides the perfect backdrop.

Special thanks to Tim Masters and his family for taking the time to share the guest perspective on the Capon Halloween experience!  Do you have some special memories from a Capon Halloween bash?  What is your favorite Capon Halloween tradition?

We have just over a week to go until the spooktacular memory making begins… It’s not too late to join us for a frightfully fun time!

Your g(H)osts,

The Capon Family

* Joan Staley was scheduled to return in 2014, but due to her husband’s health issues she was unable to get away.  She looks forward to making it possible in 2015!

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