Top 12 Things to do at White Sulphur Springs

No matter the time of year you visit White Sulphur Springs, there are plenty of activities you’re sure to enjoy. We’ve compiled a list of our Top 12 Things To Do at White Sulphur Springs as well as a photo slideshow of some of our activities.

There’s also a lot to see and things to do in and around the Bedford area. We’ve put together a list of our favorite area attractions.

Bowling

Step back in time and check out our 120+ year-old bowling alley. It’s got 2 working lanes (although they’re showing their age a bit as you might imagine!). You can bowl while your friend sets up the pins and rolls the ball back to you on the gravity-fed rail system.

Horseback Riding

Weather permitting, we offer 45-minute guided trail rides for those 8 years and above for $25 ($20 for OCF members). For the little ones under 8, we offer a free “Corral Ride.”

Fish and Canoe

Our three ponds are stocked with fish just big enough to put a grin on your face. We’ve got bass, bluegill, and even some catfish. Catch and release, please. While you are at it, grab a canoe or kayak (aka “fun-yak”) and paddle around. Or do both simultaneously.

Sports

Buckingham Field is perfect for team sports like soccer, softball, football or ultimate Frisbee. It also has a basketball court. Try your hand at one of our many sport activities: horseshoes, volleyball, corn hole, or ping-pong, or challenge your friends to a Frisbee golf tournament on our 9-hole course. During the winter seasons we have skates for ice-skating on the ponds and sleds for sledding on the hills around the property.

Hiking

Get outside while you’re here and enjoy God’s beautiful creation. Explore our nearly 1100 acres of hills, fields, streams, ponds, trails, barns and trees—all in the peaceful outdoors. Our trails are marked and of various lengths and difficulty levels, with the shorter ones requiring about 30 minutes to complete and our longer trails providing up to 2 ½ hours of hiking adventure.

Climbing Wall

We have a climbing loft in the upstairs of our barn that includes a climbing wall with room for 4 lanes of climbers, and different difficulty levels to provide multiple levels of challenge and fun. Inquire about rates to open the climbing loft for your group during your visit.

Swimming

Seasonally, as the weather permits, we use the Promise Pond as our swimming pond. Complete with a shallow play area for the little ones, a dock that’s great for jumping off of, and a floating dock in the middle of the pond to rest on, the swimming pond is a family favorite while the weather is warm.

Zip-Line

Want to have a little bit of fun zipping through the trees…then you need to try our zip-line. It’s not going to excite the avid outdoor adventurer, but is the perfect height, speed and length to provide kids up through junior high with plenty of fun…and is a great activity for parents to do with their kids. Inquire about rates to open the zip-line for your group during your visit.

High and Low Ropes Course

Our high and low ropes challenge courses are a great way to not only have, but to challenge yourself in overcoming fears and participate in some great team-building activities. Inquire for more information about the specific elements on each of our courses and about our rates to open up the high or low ropes course (or both!) for your group event.

Front Porch Rocking

Of course, you could always pull up a rocker on the wrap around porch. Take time to listen and hear from God away from your hectic schedule. Come join us at White Sulphur Springs!

Camp Fire

Almost nothing beats fellowship around a campfire…except fellowship around a campfire while eating S’mores! Enjoy a wonderful evening under the stars at our campfire site next to the picnic pond.

Hayride

We’ve got the wagon and the hay and the country roads…all you need to do is show up, climb aboard and have some fun. Inquire about rates to add a hayride to your group retreat experience.

Things to do in and around Bedford

Bedford County has many historic sites as well as plenty of shops and places to go “antiqueing.” There are also several options for skiing and golfing in the area. The town of Bedford, only 15 minutes away, has plenty of attractions, too. Originally called Raystown, Bedford was settled about 1751 and laid out in 1766. Bedford was incorporated on March 13, 1795. For many years it was an important frontier military post. The Espy House in Bedford is notable for having been the headquarters of George Washington and his force of 13,000 while putting down the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, which had started around the Jean Bonnet Tavern.

Within Bedford Area (15 miles)

Points East (toward Somerset, ½-1 hour away)

Points North (toward Altoona, ½-1 hour away)

Within 1.5-3 hours

Skiing Nearby (within 1½ hours):

Golf (15-45 minutes away)

Dining

Shopping

  • Backstage Alpaca Shop
  • Bedford Banjo Shop
  • Bedford Candies/Everything Tea
  • Cove Creek Outfitters
  • Deepwood Gallery
  • Fat Jimmy’s Outfitters
  • Elaine’s Wearable Art
  • Eleanor’s Shoppe
  • Fisher’s Country Store
  • Keystone Candies
  • Little Barn Grocery

Antiques

  • Lin’s Touch of Elegance
  • AuctionZip Live!
  • Cabin Fever Gallery
  • Founder’s Crossing
  • Doug’s Antiques
  • Sheppheard’s Antiques
  • Spring Meadow Antiques & Folk Art
  • Amazing Grace Antiques