Stargazing in West Virginia is an opportunity to acquaint yourself with the celestial beauty above us. The dark skies are the perfect backdrop for shining stars, and there is no better experience than taking in the gorgeous views while soaking in your private hot tub at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins.
Read on for a few of the best places and ways to get into West Virginia stargazing!
Green Bank Observatory
155 Observatory Rd. | (304) 456 – 2011
Visit Green Bank Observatory for a chance to see the beautiful West Virginia skies through optical telescopes. Beginning approximately half an hour after sunset to allow the observatory’s astronomers time to adjust the telescopes, Star Parties are completely free and run for about two hours. See the Green Bank Observatory’s website for more information and dates!
Stargazing From Your Luxury Cabin
One of the best places for West Virginia stargazing is from your very own luxury log cabin at Harman’s. All of the cabins at Harman’s feature a Jacuzzi tub or private hot tub. With almost no light interference due to the remote location, stargazing is as easy as looking up while you soak in your cabin’s private outdoor hot tub. Your luxury log cabin at Harman’s private outdoor hot tub and firepit are the makings of a perfect evening of West Virginia stargazing.
Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park is located high in the Allegheny Mountains and a top destination for West Virginia stargazing. Far from city light pollution, Blackwater Falls is home to some of the most photographed sights in the state – even at night. The stars over Elakala Falls, Pendleton Point Overlook, and Lindy Point are incredible! There are over 20 miles of trails within Blackwater Falls State Park, so there is no shortage of places for stargazing.
Three parks in West Virginia have been designated official Dark Sky Parks by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA): Watoga State Park, Calvin Price State Forest, and Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. If you’re up for a drive, you can reach these places for optimal stargazing with less than two hours driving time from Harman’s.
Ready for your West Virginia stargazing getaway? Reserve your West Virginia cabin rental at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins today, and get ready for nights filled with sparkling stars and toasty hot tub soaks.