Ole Inn at Cacapon
According to the West Virginia Department of Commerce:
“Cacapon Resort State Park was the first CCC state park to be completed. Camp Morgan was established October 4, 1934 in what is now the main picnic area in the park. The land was devastated by clear-cutting of the timber and by poor agricultural practices of small subsistence farmers during the Great Depression. The men were responsible for the construction of 27 miles of roads and trails within the park, bath house, lake, dam and beach, picnic areas and shelters, stables, supply house, staff residences and rental cabins. The 12-room Old Inn was the first lodge in the WV Park system.”
And, according to the park’s official website:
“The Ole’ Inn at Cacapon State Park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and was the first overnight accommodating lodge in the West Virginia State Park System. This impressive 12-room inn recaptures a Colonial atmosphere with exterior boards and batten construction, interior hand hewn log beams, and guest rooms have tongue and groove walls of wormy-chestnut and knotty pine. Low ceiling, stone chimneys, and wrought iron hardware add to the historical flavor of The Ole’ Inn.”
(1) West Virginia Department of Commerce, at http://www.wvcommerce.org/travel/travelplanner/attraction/Cacapon-Resort-State-Park/6567/default.aspx, accessed December 10, 2012. (2) Cacapon Resort State Park, at http://www.cacaponresort.com/old_inn.html, accessed December 10, 2012.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on December 15, 2012.