Share your #AlmostHeaven photo for a chance to win a West Virginia getaway
What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to you? Is it the fog-covered mountains at sunrise? Is it that record-setting bass you caught? Or the mouth-watering meal you were served at your favorite local restaurant?
Sure, YOU know why it’s great to live here, but do the people in Missouri know that? Or the people in Canada or Germany or China? If we all raise our voices together, we can make them heard around the world. In the digital age, the fastest and easiest way to do that is by harnessing the power of social media.
So we want you to shout — loud and proud — why West Virginia is #AlmostHeaven to you. Snap a picture and post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tag it #AlmostHeaven. (Be sure to set your post to public so everyone can see it!)
But don’t take just one picture, take and share as many as you can. Not only will you be joining in providing valuable assistance in a grassroots advertising campaign, you’ll also be entered to win one of numerous wild and wonderful getaway packages!
The West Virginia Division of Tourism is giving away two #AlmostHeaven vacations every day through June 20 — West Virginia’s birthday. Each time you share an #AlmostHeaven post, you’ll increase your chance of winning one of the random drawings.
This year the Mountain State turns 154 years old. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful birthday present to see #AlmostHeaven trending across multiple social media platforms?
Check out some of the amazing getaway packages you can win:
Enjoy a stay and gourmet breakfast at Café Cimino Country Inn, a historic mansion on the Elk River. Café Cimino was named by Southern Living Magazine as one of the Best Inns of the South in 2016 and received honors for Best Chef, Best Fine Dining and Best B&B in West Virginia three years in a row.
Get away for a round of golf at Pipestem Resort State Park, Twin Falls Resort State Park or Cacapon Resort State Park. Each of these packages include a two-night stay, one game of golf for two and a free cart rental.
Enjoy Hip, Historic Charleston with an overnight stay at the Town Center Marriott, dinner for two at Pies & Pints (voted Charleston’s favorite restaurant) and two tickets to Mountain Stage.
Take the family to Beech Fork State Park for two nights of camping. The package includes two day passes for swimming and boat rentals at the lake — for up to four guests.
Experience the scenic and historic Greenbrier Valley with a $100 gift card from the French Goat restaurant, an overnight stay at the General Lewis Inn and two tickets to a performance at Carnegie Hall.
If history is your thing, you might also like the two-night stay at North Bend State Park, which includes tickets to ride the historic Island Belle Sternwheeler to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.
Get back to nature with a cabin retreat at Tygart Lake State Park, Lost River State Park, Holly River State Park or Watoga State Park. Our state parks offer miles of hiking trails and endless amounts of beautiful scenery, from breathtaking overlooks to rippling mountain streams.
Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the New or Gauley River on a guided rafting trip for four with River Expeditions. The package includes breakfast, lunch and all equipment rentals.
You can also win a whitewater rafting package or TreeTops ziplining for two at Adventures on the Gorge, a family resort set on the rim of the New River Gorge.
Load up your ATVs for an overnight stay at Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park. The package includes two trail passes and two tickets to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine.
Take a refreshing dip in the spring-fed swimming pool at Capon Springs & Farms. The getaway includes an overnight stay for two, dinner and breakfast and lunch the next day.
Experience the beauty of the Eastern Panhandle with an overnight stay for four at the Bavarian Inn. The package includes 18 holes of golf for four and two cart rentals at Cress Creek Country Club.
Take in a game in Morgantown. The package includes four tickets to a West Virginia Black Bears baseball game, an overnight stay at the Courtyard Marriott, and $154 in local restaurant coupons.
Choose your own outdoor adventure at North Bend State Park. The package includes passes for the park’s Quest Program. Guests can choose from activities like backcountry camping, canoeing/kayaking, biking and more.
Explore Summersville — home to the state’s largest lake — with an overnight stay, gift certificate to a local eatery, tokens to the historic lighthouse and a gift basket loaded with goodies.
Discover the historic mountain town of Elkins. The package includes one night of lodging and breakfast at the Isaac Jackson Hotel, two tickets with lunch on the New Tygart Flyer Train Excursion and two tickets to the Greatest Show on Rails.
Experience the majesty of West Virginia’s highest waterfall during a two-night stay at Blackwater Falls State Park. The package also includes swimming passes for a family of four.
Check out the activities and amenities at nearby Chief Logan State Park when you enjoy an overnight stay and dinner for two at Chief Logan Lodge.
Discover Southern West Virginia with an overnight stay at Skyline Resort, a $50 gift card to Rich & Ernie’s Pub and ski lessons, lift tickets and rentals for two at Winterplace Ski Resort.
Enjoy a one-night stay and breakfast at Stonewall Resort. Stonewall offers a full range of amenities including boating, golf and spa services.
Find out why Huntington was recently named America’s Best Community and a “Must See” by Budget Travel. This package includes a two-night stay in the Chessie Room, breakfast and gift certificates for lunch and dinner at local eateries.
Take in the beauty of the New River Gorge with a getaway that includes two nights of lodging at Opossum Creek Retreat and meals at a few local favorites nearby.
Get Tucker’d in Tucker County with an overnight stay at Black Bear Resort, breakfast at a local eatery and a horseback trail ride and scenic chairlift ride for two.
Tour the beautiful grounds at Oglebay Resort. This Northern Panhandle package includes an overnight stay and dinner at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge.
Get away for two nights at the Cabins at Pine Haven. The package includes 18 holes of golf with cart rental at Grandview Country Club and two box seat tickets to a West Virginia Miners baseball game.
Ride an antique steam engine at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. This package includes Whittaker Station train tickets for two and a two-night stay in the historic town of Cass.
For more information and to download campaign graphics and photos, visit: www.gotowv.com/almostheaven.
This post was last updated on June 16, 2017