DAVIS, WV – Visitors to the Allegheny Mountains of North Central West Virginia can go back in time to 1850 for a weekend in the Old West on September 26 and 27 at the annual Frontier Weekend at Timberline Four Seasons Resort.
This event, sponsored by Timberline and the Saddle Tramps Old Western Heritage Club, is open to the public and commemorates the pioneering spirit of that period which persists in West Virginia until the present time.
Upon arriving, the Saddle Tramps will begin their weekend of pageantry by participating in the Leaf Peeper’s Festival Fireman’s parade in Davis on Friday evening, after which they will travel to Timberline Resort for an evening of interactive old western music and humor. Guests are invited to wear western attire and to sing along to the western classics like “Back in the Saddle Again” or “Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds”.
On Saturday, September 27, there will be a unique “Leaf Peeper” horseback ride leaving at 11 a.m. from the Timberline Ski Team parking area Special guests from the Saddle Tramps will accompany riders who may bring their own horses or rent one from Timberline Stables with advance reservation. The riders will return to Timberline Lodge for an evening barbeque, strummin’ on the deck and other activities. A donation of $25 is requested for each horse and rider and includes meal and evening entertainment, with proceeds benefiting the local fire department.
On Saturday evening from 5:30 – 8:30, the public is invited to visit an authentic cow camp and chuck wagon complete with all appropriate gear and to witness a live “shoot out” on horseback performed by members of the Old Western Heritage Club. There will be a barbeque and free square dancing with instruction on the deck of the Timberline Ski Lodge and frontier games and hand-led horse rides for children. Wagon rides will also be available. The public is invited and there is no charge for admission to the shoot out, square dancing or to participate in frontier games. Prizes will be awarded. At 9:00 pm, great western music will continue to be performed in the Timber’s Pub.
High altitude scenic chair lift rides to 4,268 feet will be available Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mountain biking and ziplining will also be available. Riders can attach their bikes to the chair lift which takes them to the top of the 1,000 foot vertical.
Guests are invited to stay at the on-site Timberline Hotel, located adjacent to the site of Frontier Weekend events and within a short walk from the entertainment and the Fireside Grill and Timbers Pub. For hotel reservations, call 1-800-866-4801 or visit us online at www.timberlineresort.com. For vacation homes or condominium rental call 304-866-2127 or visit www.t4sr.com.