The Best Time to Visit West Virginia

Many say the best time to visit West Virginia is mid to late spring and late summer when the temperatures are on the milder side. Many say fall is the best time because that’s when the foliage begins to turn color.

However, we believe any time of year is the best time to visit West Virginia.

And at Harman’s Log Cabins in Cabins, WV, you’re surrounded by lush wilderness and the best natural attractions and landmarks in West Virginia for every season!


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Don’t believe us? We’ll explain why you should take a log cabin retreat any time of year:

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Visit West Virginia in the Spring

Expect average highs from the mid-60s during April to the low 80s in June. Average rainfall can reach up to about 3 inches in May, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying West Virginia’s best spring activities, from the biggest spring events to outdoor adventure for all ages including spring fishing:



Visit West Virginia in the Summer

Visitors can expect average highs in the low to high 80s during the summer months in Cabins, WV. With such wonderful weather, the summer months offer ample opportunities for outdoor exploring. 

From scenic hikes at nearby Spruce Knob and Seneca Rocks to plenty of outdoor fun for the entire family at Harman’s Log Cabins, including inner tubing, fishing, and campfires, your options are endless during a summer stay in West Virginia!

 Get the complete guide to late-summer West Virginia vacation ideas.


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Visit West Virginia in the Fall

There’s a reason West Virginia’s fall months are such a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Starting in September, West Virginia’s treetops turn from lush green to golden reds, oranges, and yellows, painting a stunning landscape across Canaan Valley. 

Typically, the average highs during the first weeks of fall are from the upper 60s to the upper 70s, just as the fall foliage season peaks in Cabins, WV.


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Visit West Virginia in the Winter

By the time winter rolls around, West Virginia is covered by a soft blanket of snow. There’s no better way to enjoy the holiday season or any winter weekend than getting cozy by the stone fireplace in a luxury winter cabin.

For couples visiting this time of year, there are plenty of romantic things to do in West Virginia as well.

Plus, there’s plenty of snow to shred at West Virginia’s best ski resorts:

  • Canaan Valley Resort
  • Timberline Mountain
  • White Grass Touring Center
  • Snowshoe Mountain


Frequently Asked Questions

May is the rainiest month in Cabins, West Virginia. During this time of year, visitors can typically expect up to about 3 inches of average monthly rainfall. April also sees its fair share of rainfall, typically averaging up to about 2 inches of monthly rainfall.

Rain or shine, there’s always something to do in West Virginia. Some of our favorite rainy day activities include learning about the stars at the National Radio Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, visiting charming Petersburg, exploring the countryside by train, distillery and brewery tours, and journeying underground at Seneca Caverns and Smoke Hole Caverns.

If you’re looking to avoid the rainy season, your best bet is to visit during the late summer, November, or winter months, when average monthly rainfall is typically 2 inches or lower.

January is the coldest month with lows typically hovering in the low 20s. During this time of year, our guests can enjoy the winter air comfortably from their cabin’s private outdoor hot tub.

But does that mean Cabins, West Virginia sees the most snow in January?

February is the snowiest month in Cabins, West Virginia. Visitors can typically expect snowfall to reach up to 4.5 inches during this time of year. January follows with about 3.7 inches of snowfall, followed by March (about 3.5 inches) and December (about 2.6 inches). If you're looking to enjoy a West Virginia winter vacation, visiting this time of year is your best bet.


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