Scott Fortney on the New Lodge at Cacacpon State Park

Construction has begun on the new 78 room lodge at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

The new lodge will open in December 2019, at which time the 48 room old lodge will be closed for renovation. The old lodge will then reopen in October 2020.

That’s according to Scott Fortney, the superintendent at Cacapon State Park and Berkeley Springs State Park.

The new lodge will have an indoor pool, dining area, a fitness center, lounge and spa.

“We’re going to be looking to hire quite a few people,” Fortney told Russell Mokhiber of This Week in Morgan County.

Cacapon is a hub of activity this holiday season.

“It’s great place to bring your family, great place to relax,” Fortney said. “You can step into nature but still have modern conveniences.”

Cacapon also has 31 cabins – 13 of which are open all year around.

Plus there is the Historic Old Inn, which sleeps 32. The Old Inn underwent a $500,000 renovation just a couple of years ago.

Cacapon State Park draws half a million visitors a year with 85 percent of its visitors from surrounding cities – Baltimore, Washington and Pittsburgh.

They come for golf, fishing, hiking, biking, horse riding, swimming – and just to be in the great outdoors.

This weekend, December 15 and 16, Cacapon will host a Christmas open house at the Old Inn, Christmas craft making, pictures with Santa, and an old fashioned Christmas sing-a-long.

And on New Year’s Eve, there will be a celebration at the Lodge with music by Adam Keeling. For more information, contact Cacapon State Park at 304.258.1022.

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