An Intro to Capon Springs

Step 1 of 4:

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

Anyone who has visited Capon knows that the Star Spangled Banner is spotlighted at the start of each day during the flag raising ceremony.  Because this year marks a special anniversary for our country’s National Anthem, we have a few special tributes planned. On Tuesday, September 16th we will honor the 200thanniversary of the completed version of the Star Spangled BannerThat night, the Blue & Gray Chorus of Martinsburg, WV will lead a patriotic medley of tunes before, during and after a special flag lowering ceremony.  A short historical documentary about the US flag will also be presented. 

(Also, all guests who visit us any of the three nights of 9/16, 9/17 and/or 9/18, will receive our special 82nd anniversary $82/person/night rates. Main house rooms with shared bath are only $62/person/night.) 

Being one of Capon’s most time-honored traditions, guests have heard the national anthem every morning before receiving breakfast since the 1940s.  While everyone stands at attention for this solemn ceremony, kids of all ages take turns hoisting the US flag.  Since all of Capon’s flags were first flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC, flag raisers receive a certificate suitable for framing for their efforts.  For the first thirty years, Capon founder Lou Austin signed each certificate.  Then his oldest son Porter carried on the tradition.  Now, third generation family member Tom Austin does the honors.

Until recently, only Fred Waring’s slow paced version of the National Anthem played through the trees at 8:25 each morning.  About 10 years ago, a more up tempo version was added to the weekday mix.  About the same time, a special edition performed by the LaFayette Men’s Choir (which included Capon guest Charlie Zook) became the Sunday tradition.

Every once in awhile, Capon guests themselves will offer to stand in for the recorded version.  Earlier this summer, for four straight mornings, vocalists perched on the 3rdfloor balcony outside the library to provide stirring renditions of the Star Spangled Banner after the morning flag raising.  Then later, inspired by their musical sharing, Manhattan School of Arts masters degree student, blogger, and long-time guest, Sarah Kenner, brought a tear to many an eye with her arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner for solo violin. Check out the video of Sarah’s performance below… it is truly a magical Capon moment!

Looking for more information about the Star Spangled Banner and Francis Scott Key, including resources for kids?  Check out this website which includes videos, free coloring pages and a collection of articles.

Many of you have raised or lowered the flag at Capon.  Do you still have your certificate? We’d love to hear about a memory you have of a special Capon flag ceremony… share your stories in the comments below.  

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