What is the Capon Experience?

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The Capon Experience

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, mouth-watering food, and long-standing traditions create that nostalgic feeling of… coming home.


What is the Capon Experience?

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Simple All-Inclusive Rates

Budgeting for your vacation getaway is simple. Capon Springs’ 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.


What is the Capon Experience?

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The Magic of Capon

What truly makes Capon Springs different from other resorts are all the “extras” that you just won’t find anywhere else. Because all of your meals are already included in our all-inclusive rates, there is no need to decide where to eat. When was the last time you and your family had an opportunity to completely “unplug” and spend quality time together? Operated by multiple generations of the same family, we strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all of our guests. Lastly, when your Capon experience draws to a close, you’ll be completely relaxed, restored, and reenergized.


What is the Capon Experience?

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Book Your Reservation

Don’t wait too long to book! While we always make our best attempts to cater to everyone’s desired getaway dates, certain times of the year do tend to be more popular than others. Our exceptional reservation team can answer all of your questions and help you plan your perfect vacation. Capon Springs’ resort season begins in early May and runs through the beginning of November.

If you’re ready to experience the “Magic of Capon”, click the Find Your Room button below to fill out our reservation request form. If you still have questions, just give us a call at 304-874-3695 or click the Contact Us button below.

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Third Generation Transition

Operational Leadership Transition

Board of Directors

Over the years many of the fourth generation have been involved in planning Capon’s future by serving on committees, councils and even the board.  They represent a wide variety of family branches and life experiences.  In 2018, a group of them brought forth a leadership plan for Capon’s continued success.   By both including Capon guest members who have been serving on the board and developing task forces that utilize both family and non-family members, they have created a process to plan for Capon’s long term sustainability.

Fourth Generation Capon Family members:

Sam Brill, current Capon Farm manager, great-grandson of Lou & Virginia Austin, grandson of Claire Kay Austin Bellingham and long time night watchman, John Brill, son of Ginny & Eddie Brill




Chris Dorsey, attorney living in Arlington, VA, married with two children, great-grandson of Lou & Virginia Austin, grandson of Ted & Lyn Austin, son of Robin & John Dorsey




Stephen Hott, currently at Air Force pilot training in Oklahoma,  great-grandson of Lou & Virginia Austin, grandson of Claire Kay Austin Bellingham and long time waitress/dining room supervisor, Lydia Hott, son of Jonathan Bellingham and stepson to Betsy Bellingham




Lou Gilmore, physical therapist now homeschooling 4 children in New Bern, NC, great-granddaughter of Lou & Virginia Austin, granddaughter of Virginia-Lou and Harry McKeown, daughter of Bonni McKeown & Mike Kirkland




Jerry Putt, is a middle school principal near Winchester, VA, , married to Emily Budnyk Putt with four children, great-grandson-in-law to Lou & Virginia Austin, grandson-in-law to Ted & Lyn Austin, son-in-law to Pete & Carolyn Budnyk





Capon guest members:

Chris Caesar, CFO of a manufacturing company in Richmond, VA; vacations at Capon every June with his 2 daughters, mother, brother and his family; worked one season as the “summer boy”; has served on the Board since 2015.




Jimmy Ervin, owns full service experiential marketing agency, Washington, DC; vacations every August with his wife and 3 kids, parents and brother and his family;  has served on Capon’s board for over 10 years

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