The West Virginia getaway was great. Getting back was the hard part. We were looking for a break from the coronavirus pandemic restrictions — and a change of scenery. We also wanted to go somewhere we didn’t have to fly to, and still be within sight of Maryland, in case we got homesick.
The lodge at Blackwater Falls State Park near Davis, West Virginia, seemed like the perfect spot. The rooms aren’t fancy but clean and comfortable with a really nice view of the canyon and forested hills surrounding Blackwater Falls, all part of the Monongahela National Forest. The food in the lodge’s restaurant was just as marginal as we remembered it from a previous visit, but other options are available a short drive away.