I stumbled across Rock Spring Retreat while searching AirBnB listings for a possible wedding venue in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. While browsing the picture gallery, I immediately fell in love with its beautiful, historic farmhouse ...
and mature tree grove boasting evening dinner settings backed by pastel skies and peaceful, green fields. If I thought the pictures were incredible, actually setting foot on the idyllic grounds is an enchanting experience! We even had wedding guests comment on the magical feeling at Rock Spring Retreat.
There are endless options on the property for a ceremony site! Honestly, I had trouble choosing a specific spot, but trust me, there is no wrong decision! Likewise, we had our engagement photos taken on the property, and there are so many beautiful locations that every picture (engagement and wedding both) feels fresh and unique. Somehow, the house itself is just as beautiful and as charming as the grounds. Rock Spring Retreat blends historic and modern in a comfortable, yet editorial manner. It’s spacious, full of character, and offers all the conveniences of home while still feeling luxurious: the stunning bathrooms, the lovely kitchen, the picturesque front porch, and the commanding dining room table. Also, I highly recommend enjoying coffee in the sunroom while watching the sunrise!
While staying at Rock Spring Retreat, we were able to host a get-together for friends one evening, the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner the following evening, and a wedding morning breakfast. Again, the options are endless! We took advantage of the bridal and groomsmen’s suites as prep spaces for the wedding. My mom and matron of honor both commented on how relaxing it was to have the makeup artist and hairstylist travel to us at Rock Spring Retreat and be pampered for the day in the light-filled, spacious upstairs bedrooms of the farmhouse.
Once ready, the wedding party was able to line up in the house and walk right out the door for the ceremony (no traveling required). Our intimate reception was held in the rustic barn, also on the grounds. The barn was the perfect setting for an elegant, yet relaxed dinner, while also blocking some unwelcome, brisk October winds. To my surprise, the barn photographed even more beautifully than it looked in person! Our wedding guests fell in love with Rock Spring Retreat as quickly and as deeply as we did, often commenting on the well-manicured grounds and the charismatic farmhouse. We received many compliments on our ceremony and reception, even so far as it was the most beautiful wedding one guest had ever attended!
If the property isn’t wonderful enough, Tom and Walt truly make it “almost heaven” with their welcoming hospitality! Tom and Walt were timely with communication, truly enthusiastic about hosting us and our wedding, thoughtful, helpful, accommodating, and relatable. My husband and I even found special touches around the house, including flowers in vases in various rooms, a handwritten note addressed to us, and a few tokens of appreciation. Following our wedding there, my husband and I were able to stay at Rock Spring Retreat for a few relaxing and romantic days. We enjoyed autumn evenings by the fire pit and danced to our wedding song under the bistro lights. Rock Spring Retreat will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we are very much looking forward to more stays there in the future!