Instant Adventure: D.C. to Snowshoe, WV


Drive: It’s just over four hours from D.C. to Snowshoe; follow Interstates 66 and 81 and Routes 55 and 28 to Monongahela National Forest.

Stay: On Friday and Saturday nights, you and seven friends drink away the week and tuck into duck à l’orange, strip steaks, mashed potatoes, and cherry cobbler. When the food coma takes hold, you sink into the loft at the Sunrise Backcountry Hut. The cabin sits two miles from Snowshoe Village on the Cheat Mountain Ridge Trail and offers dinner, domestic beer, house wines, and breakfast (pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee) for $999 (up to eight people;

Total: $330 per person