Friday, September 18, 2009

Glade Springs is a great fall getaway

Now that the fall issue is out, I've hit the road. In the next week I'll be traveling in the southern part of the state. From Beckley to White Sulphur Springs to Marlinton (where I'm judging the Road Kill Cook-off) to Snowshoe for the Governor's Conference on Tourism, I'll be covering quite a bit of territory. 
        My first stop is The Resort at Glade Springs--a fabulous four-season destination.  If you've never visited the 4,000 acre resort, fall is the perfect time. I felt like I'd stepped back in time to a slower pace of life. The grounds are beautiful and wildlife is evident at every turn. Located outside of Beckley, the state's most treasured autumn attractions like whitewater rafting, trout fishing, and hiking are right around the corner. But with incredible on-site recreational options, like the Equestrian Center, two breathtaking golf courses, and the Leisure Center, which houses a 10-lane bowling center, movie theater, and arcade, you don't have to leave the grounds.  Take a scenic trail ride, pitch horseshoes, or hit the courts. Visit Spa Orange -- the resort's full service spa -- and you won't want to leave, period.  (The Glade Springs Real Estate Co. will make the choice to stay an easy option!)
    I've heard wonderful reviews of the upscale Glade's Grill and Bar, but I was in the mood for more casual fare and chose to eat outside overlooking the golf course at Bunkers Sports Bar, the resort's newest restaurant. And I was not disappointed! I've added a new favorite to my dining repertoire -- the Bunkers Salad!  This salad of mixed field greens with sundried fruits, sprinkled with candied walnuts, goat cheese and "tear drop" tomatoes was wonderful! I also couldn't pass up the Duck and Wild Mushroom Pizza.  (I don't believe I've ever seen duck on a pizza...)  It was also quite tasty.
      Whether you are looking for a family-friendly getaway or a couple's escape or a corporate retreat, The Resort at Glade Springs has what you are looking for.  

2 comments:

Jaclyn said...

I love the Resort at Glade Springs. Once I drive onto the beautiful grounds, I never need to leave again. I love the endless activities, the new dishes that are always coming out of the kitchen at Glade’s Grill and the look on my friends faces when its the first time I've brought them to the Resort. It’s the easiest and most relaxing vacation of my year. I hope to continue visiting for years to come.

Their website is http://www.gladesprings.com and they always have great specials year round!

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