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

Meet our new Assistant Farm Manager Laura Noell!
Our front desk receives lots of questions about the farm.  Here are the most common inquiries are our responses:

Right now, about 850 chickens reside at RiverMeadow Farm. They sleep in three portable eggmobiles. Each eggmobile is surrounded by electric poultry netting, giving the hens room to roam, munching on bugs, grass and other delectable treats. They are then moved every few days giving them new pasture to feast on. The hens are ready for bed by dusk and have usually all wandered into the eggmobiles by then and the ramps are closed, to be opened again at dawn. The nest boxes are accessible from the outside and eggs are gathered each afternoon. The Farm does have an automatic egg washer but even so, to gather and wash the 700+ eggs laid daily, takes a little under three hours!

Capon’s Scottish Highland cattle herd has grown from around 46 in 2017 to around 72 right now. Scottish Highland cattle are a very hearty, healthy breed, not requiring the vaccinations, antibiotics, etc. that other breeds need to stay healthy.  Their meat is very lean, and the cuts are smaller.  Sam’s plan is to begin breeding them with a Hereford/Highland cross bull, creating a slightly larger framed animal with slightly more fat content in the meat.

With a focus on animal production and infrastructure, the vegetable production has been put on hold for now.  We do still harvest rhubarb in the spring but otherwise, produce is sourced locally or through our venders.  (With all the rain this year…. it’s a good thing we didn’t have a garden in…. nothing would be growing… We have standing water in the fields where vegetables would normally be growing.)

Capon’s farming operation is spread over three different locations.  Rivermeadow Farm, located at Yellow Spring, has 176 total acres. The acreage is split between pasture, vegetable fields, and a managed timber program. The hens and many of the cattle reside there now. The original barn at Rivermenadow was built in 1861 and was primarily a sheep and livestock barn.  It is built into a bank. The hay and grain were stored on the upper level, allowing the farmer to “throw down” feed to the animals below. Renovations to the barn began in 2014 and were finished in 2016. The barn now is primarily used as equipment storage and the occasional workshop. (Our eggmobiles were constructed there.)

Hilltop Farm is located off Milk Road. There are approximately 200 acres there, including an abandoned airstrip.  Sam has overseen the recent timbering operation there with the goal to reclaim pasture land that had slowly over the years been encroached upon and reclaimed by the trees.  There are two ponds at Hilltop, with plans to enlarge and renovate one and possibly add a third, which we hope to stock with fish! These ponds will primarily water our livestock, but we see some possible hiking and biking trails there in the future so stay tuned!

And our third farm is Hog Heaven!   Hog Heaven, about 6 acres was originally part of Grover Stevens’ farm. Old fencing and a house foundation are still slightly visible through the underbrush. More visible is the rock wall along the creek by the new bridge.  Imagine stacking all that by hand!  His ingenuity is also visible in the upper field up on the bank where he captured a wet spring to use for watering his animals. Old time farmers were amazing!

And if you have been to Hog Heaven this year, you can see that a major renovation is taking place. The plan has the improvements taking place over several seasons, with the goal to be guest friendly and usable for different animals: fence heights, loading ramps, watering locations, and ability to easily house animals in the winter. Stay tuned for more news and updates about this project.

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