Our family of 17 recently stayed in Canaan Valley with ages ranging from our 95 year old Mother down to our 7 year old grandson. We were celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary!!
Our youngest son suggested ...."staying under one roof"...for the gathering. It couldn't have been more perfect.
The lovely mountainside home was perfect for all of us with the kitchen/gathering room/deck and hot tub on the upper level with amazing views of the valley and lake. Below were fabulous master bedrooms and a great theater/game room.
Our days were filled with many excursions...Blackwater Falls, Seneca Rocks, white water rafting, horseback riding, golf and turtle rides along with chair lift rides at the nearby state parks. A great time was had by all!!
The "older folks" could travel to all these places and leave the hiking to the younger folks.
Each family took a night to prepare dinner...including family favorites from the past 50 years. We brought our own food but did find a local/regional shop for some last minute items.
The nearby town of Thomas was cute with a nice restaurant called "Tip Top"....serving local fare.
It was a perfect place for us to celebrate our 50th.....with lasting memories for all....in beautiful West Virginia!!!
Bel Air, MD