We welcome you to Weston and Lewis County where outdoor adventures, Appalachian culture and hospitality are strongholds in our community spirit. Lewis County has been a destination for vacationers for generations. The variety of activities, local cuisine, and comfortable accommodations provide the backdrop for a visit infused with a slower pace and relaxation.
The summer begins with the Wine and Heritage Festival and Almost Heaven BBQ Bash at Stonewall Resort. Teams from across the nation compete for the championship with their special recipes of pork barbecue. The barbeque paired with specialty brews and music draws crowds from across the country to this event. The wine and heritage festival, filled with local artisans, music and wine tastings is an opportunity to relax and enjoy an outdoor venue with breathtaking views. Stonewall Resort offers an Adirondack-style lodge, three restaurants, an Arnold Palmer golf course, campgrounds, and a marina with boat, kayak, and canoe rentals. Hiking trails are also available for those who enjoy a more rugged outdoor adventure.
MannCave Distilling, (www.manncave.com) where they make some of the finest international award-winning whiskey, vodka, gin, moonshine and rum. The handcrafted spirits are made with the finest ingredients and care, and they take pride in offering a unique and delicious experience for their customers. Tours and tastings are offered seven days a week, hours and directions are on their website. The distillery is a family-owned and operated business located in the heart of West Virginia’s beautiful countryside, and offers tours and tastings that are perfect for visitors of all ages. They also have a gift shop on site where visiters can purchase bottles of their favorite spirits, as well as other MannCave merchandise. Be sure to visit MannCave Distilling, where you can enjoy the countryside and a taste of the good life!
Lambert’s Winery (Lambertswinery.com) also provides tastings and tours. Visitors enjoy a wood fired pizza night every Wednesday during the summer months with local musicians providing the entertainment. This facility recently added a private cabin rental to their list of amenities. The winery is also a favorite gathering place for reunions, weddings and get togethers with onsite catering.
While visiting Weston, the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is an opportunity to tour the largest hand cut stone building in the country. Various tours are offered throughout the summer and fall months. The Asylum also hosts many festivals and family friendly events.
Glass enthusiasts will enjoy the West Virginia Museum of American Glass where over 20,000 unique pieces are on display including a stained glass dollhouse crafted by Lady Jane. The Museum features collections from 1860 to the present with a special focus on the period from 1900 to 1960. The museum currently features the Steuben Collection which is a stunning example of glass art. Appalachian Glass provides hand blown glass demonstrations with informative dialogues about the history of glass making in this area. Thousands of one of a kind pieces are hand crafted at this facility and available for purchase on site as well as specialty shops and fine gift shops across the nation. The gift shop also has a West Virginia Farmer’s market fully stocked with jams, jellies and specialty foods, quilting, pottery and jewelry as well as high quality hand crafted glass items.
The Farmstead at WVU Jackson’s Mill allows visitors to get a taste of the life from an earlier, simpler time. This Appalachian frontier community has an historic water powered mill that still grinds cornmeal and wheat flour today.
The Mountaineer Military Museum is a “must do” on any tourist list. This facility, located in the heart of downtown Weston, offers tribute to those who served our country. The extensive collection and informative educational tours ensure a quality experience to visitors. The museum tours educate future generations of the sacrifices made to ensure our freedom.
Lewis County is home to the best cuisine in Appalachia. The variety of local choices makes this community a foodie haven. Some of our local favorites include: Main Street Café In Jane Lew, Hickory House, Thyme Bistro, Hillbilly Smokehouse, The Service Station in Jane Lew, The West Fork Eatery, Lightburn’s Family Diner in Jane Lew, Giovanni’s of Weston, Rock Springs Tavern, Lightburns, T.J. Muskies, and Stillwaters at Stonewall Resort, and Deerfield Country Club. Many of these restaurants have won prestigious awards for their specialty foods.
All tourist attractions are complete with gift shops to commemorate a visit to Lewis County. The local shops carry a variety of specialty items including sporting goods, antiques and collectibles, one of a kind jewelry pieces and local art.
Whatever your taste or shopping preference, we have something you will enjoy. Come see us and experience hometown hospitality and charm. Bring your family, friends and appetite for memory making at its finest here in Lewis County.