My wife and I spent a long weekend in April at Glade Springs Resort in West Virginia and we were wowed by the place. The address is Daniels, West Virginia, but it is just off I-64 at Beckley. This is a complete resort property with more than 4000 acres total. There is an Inn where we stayed, as well as Suites and other accommodations on site. Our room was a King room with a very nice bed in a large room. There was a couch and a large arm chair besides a desk and chair, a coffee table and a bureau with drawers and a tv. The room came with a microwave and mini-fridge which was available for your own drinks or groceries if you chose. Breakfast was included in our room rate and breakfast in the Rotunda at the Inn was a buffet each day featuring typical breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, stewed apples, fruit, very limited cold cereals, breads, juice, milk and coffee. You could also make your own waffles. The bath in our room was jetted, but the room had been advertised with an "in-room Jacuzzi," which we had taken to mean a hot tub. They should change the ad to say a jetted tub.
On the property there are three (3) eighteen hole golf courses and although we didn't play that weekend, the courses looked great. They also have a driving range and a putting green and a fully equipped pro shop. In April greens fees for golf are $70.00 per round but they go up to $130.00 per round from May through October. But these are really nice courses and there were a great many people here just for the golf.
There are also hiking trails, three of them and we did hike one afternoon. Very nice walks through the woods and behind some of the residential areas of the development here. Here in the mountains there was not much foliage or even blooms in the trees yet, but it was still very nice to walk through the woods.
There is also an equestrian center and we met a group on a trail ride. The horses seemed well cared for and although we did not ride ourselves, it is something we would certainly consider when we come back.
There is also an outdoor pool and tennis courts, although the weather in April was too cool for this. But you don't have to worry because there is an indoor leisure center with a large heated pool, included three lap pools for those who are serious about swimming. The rest of the pool is shallow, max depth of three feet, so there is no diving. But it was very nice. In that area there is also a very large whirlpool tub which was great. And in both the men's and women's locker rooms there are saunas and steam rooms.
At the leisure center there is also a ten lane bowling alley, an indoor tennis court, a movie theatre and a spa. Everything is immaculate and the pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room were complimentary with our room.
On the grounds there is also a lake with canoes and paddle boats. Not far away is a larger lake where you can rent motor boats or launch your own. On the property at Glade Springs there is also an archery range and a skeet shooting range. They also have laser tag and paint ball and something called geo-caching where you go on a treasure hunt. And there is a nearby coal mine museum which seemed very interesting although we did not take the tour.
Everything at Glade Springs is immaculate. The grounds are beautiful, the landscaping is perfect and everything is kept very, very clean. The buildings were perfect and we were in quite a few of the buildings on the grounds. The roads are well maintained and there are asphalt sidewalks around a great part of the grounds that could also be bike paths because there are bikes to rent as well.
I noticed that someone else noted that the place was a bit "pricey" but I did not find that to be the case. For our three nights our room with breakfast and taxes was $645.00. That's $215.00 per night and when you have the availability of all the extras that you have here, you can't beat it. We did not get a package so if we had played golf, or ridden horses or rented a bike, there would have been an extra charge. But still when you go to a place this nice, you should expect to pay for it. Our room was much more than just a motel room and we would expect to pay more for it than at a Holiday Inn.
There are four restaurants on property. The Rotunda serves only breakfast. The Small Talk Café is open for breakfast, lunch and supper and has a wide ranch of sandwiches and great desserts. The Bunkers Sports Bar has much more than you might expect from a Sports Bar. You can get a burger or Pizza. But you can also get a great steak or pasta or ribs. And finally the Glades Grill is a Four Star Italian Restaurant which I will review in much more detail under a restaurant review. But for here suffice it to say that it was incredible.
Service at all the restaurants was good, although at the breakfast buffet you don't really get service. You get everything for yourself and the "server" simply brings your check. No one offered to refill coffee or get us juice. But at all the other restaurants service was great and the people went out of their way to make you feel welcome. The same was true at the Inn and at the Leisure Center. They are just very nice people who seem to delight in making you right at home.
Visit Glade Springs. You won't regret it, whether you go to relax or play golf. It is truly a remarkable place which we will remember and return to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Resort at Glade Springs is a full service destination resort offering travelers a memorable mountain escape where they can enjoy a variety of accommodations, meeting facilities, outdoor adventures and recreational options while decompressing and being themselves. Its’ ideal Southern West Virginia setting provides the total package of outdoor mountain fun, world class golf, skiing, equestrian, tennis and spa services that offers great value and surpasses expectations. ... more less
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- Resort At Glade Springs Hotel Daniels
- Hotel At Glade Springs
- At Glade Springs Daniels
- Glade Springs Resort West Virginia