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Things to Do in West Virginia in December

Discover an array of things to do in West Virginia in December, from snow skiing to sublime log cabin relaxation to exploring the natural wonder of the Mountain State.

Does It Snow in West Virginia in December?

blackwater falls during the winterYes, it snows in West Virginia in December. We’re blessed with snowfalls starting in November, and we average 11 inches to 12 inches of snow in the eastern and southern parts of the state. Northwestern West Virginia sees an average of about three inches of snow in December. In Cabins, WV, where Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins is located, expect about six snowfall days with a typical accumulation of 2.6 inches of snow in December. Temperatures reach about 42°F and drop to an average of 28°F, and the days are the shortest of the year with about 9.5 hours of light. December is an excellent time to enjoy the winter wonderland of things to do in West Virginia.

West Virginia Attractions Near Harman’s Cabins

While you’re cozily headquartered in our luxury cabins, find nearby attractions offering plenty of things to do if you’re looking for West Virginia local color. Explore famed underground wonders at Smoke Hole and Seneca Caverns, take a ride on a real steam-powered train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, or enjoy these popular December activities:

Hiking in Monongahela National Forest and Dolly Sods in December

Winter hiking is a special kind of magic. If you want to capture the bracing beauty of the Dolly Sods Wilderness in Monongahela National Forest, book a West Virginia log cabin with us and then plan a day hike on one of the best Dolly Sods hiking trails. Nestled in Monongahela National Forest as well, our log cabins are within easy reach of spectacular hikes and natural vistas

December Trout Fishing at Harman’s Log Cabins

Our cabins abut a private-access trophy trout stream in Hopeville Canyon. For anglers heading here for R&R, you won’t be disappointed with our 2- to 6-pounders, and you may see trout up to 10 pounds swimming in the two miles of our private waters. We stock for six weeks in a row from November to December, so packing your insulated waders and fly-fishing gear for a December fishing trip is a fantastic way to end the year.

December Holiday Shopping at South Side Depot

If you’re searching for indoor things to do in West Virginia in December, look no further than South Side Depot in Petersburg, WV, the fine purveyors of authentic Appalachian savories, arts, crafts, and locally brewed spirits. Items from South Side Depot make unique holiday gifts that come with interesting stories of West Virginia’s proud cultural heritage. Knock off gifts for quite a few folks on your holiday shopping list or simply enjoy browsing the one-of-a-kind products while soaking in South Side’s charming, rustic atmosphere. South Side Depot is a quick 11 mile road trip from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins.

Skiing in West Virginia

Your luxury Harman’s Log Cabin is a short drive from the best skiing in West Virginia. Spend your days on the slopes at nearby Canaan Valley Resort, Timberline Mountain, White Grass Touring Center, or Snowshoe Mountain. Skiing in West Virginia offers ideal slopes for beginners, intermediate-level skiers, and those wanting advanced action in the snow. You’ll also find opportunities to snowboard, snow shoe, cross-country ski, snow tubing, and ice skate in these natural wonders.

Winter Cabins in West Virginia

Log cabin covered in snow under a mountain backdrop.Escape into the wooded serenity of Almost Heaven and relax in our luxury winter log cabins. Discover the rustic charm of real rock fireplaces to warm you up after a trip to the slopes or a hike through West Virginia’s breathtaking mountainscapes. Trails located on our property ensure you won’t have to go far for a quiet walk in the winter woods. Outdoor hot tubs included in our 2–4 room cabins soothe the body while crisp December air invigorates your mind.

We’re happy to welcome you to the wondrous natural beauty of West Virginia, where you can spend your time relaxing in comfort or exploring any of the many things to do on our property or in nearby areas. Select from our winter-friendly log cabin rentals!