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Reviews of Land of Canaan Vacation Resort, Inc.

Davis, West Virginia

4.3

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  • Avatar for ronald118
    By ronald118 Updated Dec 5, 2012

    The Canaan Valley is an expensive second home development for some wealthy families who know the secret of a civilized vacation village near the East Coast. This timeshare resort provides a very nice alternative to renting a home in the mountains.

    This is a fantastic 4 season resort area.

    Great resort Well managed & pleasant condo living. Near 2 different but magnificent WV State parks.

    Great skiing near 2 ski resorts. Not for the timid!

    A neat slice of WV at its finest.

    The timeshare is in the process of updating all units, and the lady who observed the older conditions should have immediately asked for a new unit; however, we are always concerned about folks who clearly have not done their research. The State Resorts near the ski area offers abundant activities for children.

    Canaan Valley is not for the disingenuous traveler. For those who prefer Disneyland, Myrtle Beach, Pigeon Forge, and the ilk, Canaan Valley offers an alternative: appreciation of natural beauty.

    Dolly Sods (http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf/sp/dolly_sods_wilderness.htm) is literally in the backyard of The Land of Canaan. This Canadian or Alaskan tundra experience is a mystery to most tourists, but if a few days of backpacking are scheduled, Dolly Sods may require a U.S. government permit as well as a four by four vehicle. The ubiquitous beauty of this special area is reserved for the truly adventurous.

    The Fairfax Stone is legendary (http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Fairfax_Stone_State_Park.) This stone located at the source of the headwaters of the Potomac River. The Fairfax Stone marked the western boundary of land granted to Lord Fairfax by the King of England in the 1700s. In 1910, The Fairfax Stone marked the final state boundary between West Virginia and Maryland.

    Almost within a stone’s throw from the Fairfax Stone is a modern field of windmills (http://www.mtnhome4u.com/windmills.html.) Whoever though that the infamous black carbon coal mines of WV would be replaced by the green windmill farms.

    Books are always a great pursuit for all ages. The timeshare has connectivity in all units, and a laptop and iPad is essential. So connect the laptop to the TV, use your Netflix account for films.

    During the day visit the magnificent trails of Black Water Falls and Pendleton falls. Build a fire, pop some corn, and spend some quality time talking to your children.

    Canaan valley is truly God's country. Do some night hiking, and teach the children to identify the night sky constellations. During the day visit the deer at the golf course. February is such a fantastic month to visit Canaan Valley.

  • Avatar for melissab219
    By melissab219 Jun 10, 2009

    We stayed there in February and the skiing was great and Canaan Valley Ski Area was great, and that is the only reason I give this place 3 stars. My kids love to ski, so we had a great time. BUT...there was nothing else they could do there at that time of year, and no kids activities. No place to take them in the evening either. And the townhouses were so outdated, with early 1980s decor, and the bathroom was looking very shabby, wall paper coming off, and it was not very clean either. The carpet in the living room was gross. It's hard to stay at a place like that when you are on vacation. I wouldn't stay with relatives who have houses like that, I'd go to a hotel.

  • Avatar for colleen394
    By colleen394 Apr 17, 2009

    Clean, Quiet, well maintained, gas fireplaces, helpful and friendly staff. Great Skiing.

  • Avatar for james3482
    By james3482 Mar 23, 2007

    Rooms are large two-level (townhouse type) two bedroom units that have been recently remodeled. Great fireplace in living room/dining area. Full size washers & dryers and large, home sized, fully equipped kitchens. Dramatic cathedral ceiling in living room. Sliding glass doors lead to a nice wooden deck.

    This resort is also very convenient to two, practically adjoining ski resorts and two magnificent state parks with extensive hiking. Golf course is also very close. Town of Davis is fun too. Being high in the West Virginia mountains, temperatures are delightful in summer and appropriate for great ski conditions in winter.

  • Avatar for barbarac95
    By barbarac95 Updated Oct 15, 2006

    This resort is in a beautiful location, and very quiet and peaceful. Staff couldn't be nicer. They have several trips planned each week and all ride in the resort's 15 passenger van (or follow behind in own vehicle). It's a great way to see the area with a resort guide to tell you all about it. Units are well maintainned and well equipped. I would highly recommend this resort for a fun family vacation.

  • Avatar for wagnerx
    By wagnerx Feb 7, 2003

    Spent a long weekend here. Very restful. A smattering of sightseeing, skiing and resting. Unit nicely maintained, good restaurant nearby. Unobtrusive staff.

    Would consider going back

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