County Convention Bureau Discusses Engagement with Appalachian Forest National Historical Area Program

As tourism continues to provide more impact for the local and regional economy, the Pendleton County Convention and Visitors Bureau board discussed target audiences and broadened appeals. They also reviewed the draft of the eventual visitors’ map to the county. First, the board heard that vice chair Stephanie Hartman had stepped down. Janice Lantz, board president, also expressed a desire to vacate her officer [...]

2023-07-06T12:30:44-04:00July 6th, 2023|

On the Rocks Craft Beverage Trail Brings Visitors to Pendleton County Distilleries

West Virginia continues to outpace the nation in expansion of the state tourist economy. As this trend continues, Pendleton and surrounding counties use creative measures to not only attract tourists to scenic locations, but steer visitors to tourist friendly businesses. The heart of the On the Rocks Craft Beverage Trail lies in Pendleton County. Swilled Dog operates a state of the art distillery and [...]

2023-06-19T09:44:00-04:00June 19th, 2023|

VanMeter Family Takes Over Franklin Historical Landmark for Use By Tourists and the Community

A century and seventy-five years ago, American forces compelled the surrender of Mexican forces two years after a patrol crossed the Rio Grande to attack US Army positions. The dashing “Old Rough and Ready” General Zachary Taylor won election to the presidency. And closer to home, the stone foundation of the William McCoy house was laid. Jared and Katie VanMeter recently took possession of [...]

2023-04-28T15:13:23-04:00April 28th, 2023|

Pendleton County CVB Discusses Treasure Mountain Festival, Upcoming County Visitors’ Guide

With longer and warmer days on the horizon, the Pendleton County Convention and Visitors Bureau met to prepare for its first tourist season as an independent organization. Initially, Amber Nesselrodt, executive director of the Pendleton County CVB, raised the discussion of changing the bylaws. Currently, they set the number of board members at seven. Tasks and duties have expanded beyond the current board’s capacity, [...]

2023-04-03T16:48:10-04:00March 28th, 2023|

Tourism Boosting Rock Climbing Bill Passes House and Senate

“Completed legislation.” This phrase, as applied to HB 3560, created a cause for celebration among those determined to elevate Pendleton County rock climbing as a premier adventure sports experience. It meant that a crucial piece of area tourism plans may now fall into place. Introduced and solely sponsored by Gary Howell, House Chair of Economic Development and Tourism and delegate from Mineral County, the [...]

2023-04-03T16:30:33-04:00March 15th, 2023|

48 Hours in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area

Spanning an impressive 100,000 acres, the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area is home to some of the Mountain State’s most iconic spots, jaw-dropping views and thrilling adventures. Escape to this slice of Almost Heaven for just 48 hours and experience unmatched natural beauty paired with world-class outdoor recreation. Spruce Knob Catch incomparable Almost Heaven views atop Spruce Knob, West Virginia’s highest point. From magnificent [...]

2023-04-03T16:27:15-04:00February 3rd, 2023|

US Capitol Christmas Tree to Tour Pendleton County This Fall

In January, the U.S. Forest Service announced that the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree would come from the Monongahela National Forest. Last week, the Pendleton County Convention and Visitors Bureau shared that Pendleton County is one of the finalists to provide the tree that will adorn the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. Even if the red spruce used to celebrate the Christmas [...]

2023-04-22T15:45:42-04:00January 30th, 2023|
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