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Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

We were provided with two nights all-inclusive accommodations to source this post, Visit Capon Springs and Farms in the Fall. All opinions expressed are the honest experience of our stay.

 My husband and I are always on the look out for new places to create memories. In the last few years we’ve spent a lot of time pulling our camper up and down the east coast looking for new adventures. As much as we love camping, the whole camper thing is getting old. Setting up at home to fill and check. Tearing down. Setting up at camp for several days. Tearing down. Setting up at home to clean and ready for next trip. Tearing down. You can see the pattern. We love the camping experience, but the pop-up camper isn’t cutting it. We’ve toyed with the idea of an enclosed pull behind trailer or an RV. It’s a tough decision, that we are still trying to make.

In the meantime, we are committed to finding new ways to enjoy the camping experience while leaving the camper at home. On the recommendation of a friend, Capon Springs and Farms sounded like a great place to start. I did some exploring on the Capon website to learn; “While Capon Springs is an all-inclusive historic mountain resort surrounded by 4,700 acres of West Virginia wilderness, its run like a camp and cared for like a B&B.  Family and friends getaway together to enjoy great food and outdoor fun while making lasting relationships.”  A Visit to Capon Springs and Farms in the fall sounded like just what this empty nest couple was looking for! Read on to see what we thought.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Capon Springs and Farms is an family owned and operated mountain resort. We were treated just like a member of the family. We spent two nights at this all-­inclusive mountain resort and went home relaxed and recharged.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

The accommodations were clean, comfortable and minimal. There is no TV, room service or fancy bathtub. But that didn’t matter. The room was perfect for a good nights sleep and that was all we needed.  Spending time in our room wasn’t part of our agenda. We were having too much fun relaxing by the fire, chatting with new friends, playing games, hiking and enjoying a relaxing atmosphere.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

For those of you who just can’t let the digital world behind there is internet access in specified locations. If you have to make a call or check your email, it will be possible. There is also a TV if you need to find out the football scores or check the local news. My phone was used for pictures more than anything and that was just fine by me.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

I really think a November visit to Capon Springs and Farms is the perfect way to have some quality down time right before the busy holiday season.

Ways to nourish your body, mind and soul at Capon Springs and Farms

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Nourish Your Body 

The homemade food and desserts are plentiful and delicious. Capon Springs and Farms uses a lot of their own farm to table foods during meal services.  If you leave any meal setting hungry, there is a problem. The wait staff, chefs and family went out of their way to make sure you were well fed and happy. We had the pleasure of sitting family style with eight other people, whom we developed relationships with and can now call friends.

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Drink the water! Capon Springs water was once prescribed by doctors to treat common ailments and isms. It flows freely throughout camp readily available to drink when ever you choose. It’s always 65 degrees and is the only water source throughout the camp. From cooking to showers to toilets, Capon Springs water is being utilized for your enjoyment.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

There are plenty of activities to keep your body moving. Hiking, shuffle board, ping-pong, Frisbee golf and leisurely walks can happen anytime you choose.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Nourish Your Mind

Reading, puzzles, games, entertainment, historical tours, library, campfire sing-a-longs, books and more will help you keep your mind occupied. You can disconnect from the electronics, wind down and relax anyway you choose.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Nourish Your Soul

At Capon you are surrounded by the beautiful West Virginia Mountains. You can hike or walk the trails or just find a spot around camp to nurture your spirit. Read your bible, meditate or just soak up the natural surroundings. Experience serenity, peace, quiet and more anytime you choose.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

You can use the wellness room in the Hygeia Bathhouse and Spa for Yoga or simple workouts.  Make an appointment for a massage or a hot spring water bath. We chose the bath! It was amazing! Just the right temperature, so peaceful and relaxing. I highly recommend you book your appointments in advance of your visit. I failed to do this, but luckily they were able to accommodate us last minute.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Make Plans to Visit Capon Springs and Farms in 2018

The history behind Capon Springs and Farms is fascinating. You can join, Jonathan for a spring house tour and learn all about it. I don’t want to spoil the fun, so you’ll have to visit Capon in 2018 to find out on your own. If you just can’t wait, visit their website and discover the facts for yourself.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Check the bulletin board inside the lobby for activity listings. During our stay we visited the Meeting House to play Bingo and listen to live acoustic musicians.  There are also announcements at meal time to remind you of the activities being featured during your stay. Join the festivities, escape for a nap or just curl up by a fireplace somewhere. The choice is yours when you visit Capon!

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Veterans Day weekend was part of our visit, also. Although we don’t have any military service, it was nice to be able to attend the ceremony and help honor those that fought to make and keep our countries freedoms. The tribute was a recognition of guests, family members, past guests and fallen heroes, too. Just one more way, you felt like a member of the family.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Now is a great time to plan empty nest adventures for 2018.  Think spring and fall for the best times of year for the empty nest crowds!  If you are looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Capon is just the place for you. Visit the website or give them a call to book now. A lot of longtime guests have standing reservations and sometimes dates fill quickly.

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

 

If you want to visit Capon Springs and Farms in 2018,  NOW is the time to reserve your spot!

Visit Capon Springs and Farms | Empty Nest Adventures

Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
Michele Brosius

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