By: Robert Janis
Resort and Campsite Provides More Than Trails to
Four Season Resort Property
Four Season Resort Corner Store
Four Season Resort ATV Drags
For a real ATV recreationist, riding the
trails is a hoot. But most would also like to
participate in competitive events that get down
and dirty like mud drags, poker runs, and
obstacle courses. Most resorts that cater to
ATVers seem to offer the trails. The Four
Seasons Resort and Campgrounds located in West
Finley, Pennsylvania offers ATVers trails and
events including an ATV Rodeo for the kids.
The Four Seasons Resort is located in the
southwestern region of Pennsylvania with easy
access to the rest of western Pennsylvania, West
Virginia, and eastern Ohio. Many ATV enthusiasts
who visit the place use it as their jumping off
spot into the other regions and then return to
the resort after their adventure.
According to Steve Presto, manager of the
resort, the site started out as a private
campground which was constructed in the early
1970s. It had 400 campsites--300 permanent and
100 weekend sites. “We remodeled all the
buildings and opened up to the public in 2000,”
Accommodations include the 400 campsites; a
12-room motel with double-sized beds and air
conditioning in each; eight apartments; two
cabins; five comfort stations; and a lodge with
restaurant, arcade, showers and dining room with
a huge fireplace and big screen television, a
seasonal snack bar and an Olympic-size outdoor
pool, and convenience and country store.
The property sits on an 850-acre piece of the
hills of southwest Pennsylvania with 30 miles of
groomed trails of all skill levels. Although the
resort includes an ATV-bike pro shop, machines
are not available for rent. Guests must bring
their own ATVs, show proof of insurance and
register them at the office.
The resort has detailed rules and regulations
for riding the trails which can be found at its
The resort’s staff includes activity directors
who organize games, contests, and themed events.
You can visit the resort’s website to find a
calendar of events. For example, on Saturday,
May 22 there is an ATV mud drag; on Saturday,
June 19 there is an ATV obstacle course race;
Saturday, July 3 an ATV, golf cart, and bike
parade is scheduled; on Saturday, July 17 there
is an ATV Rodeo for the kids; on Saturday,
August 7 there is another ATV mud drag;
Saturday, September 18 is Motor Sports Weekend;
and Saturday, October 9 is a Poker Run.
Other events scheduled that are not ATV related
include a pet show, hayride, and patriotic
celebration on Saturday, May 29. Survivor
Weekend is on Friday, June 4 through Saturday,
June 5; Hawaiian Luau Weekend Friday, June 11
through Saturday, June 12; Wet N’ Wacky Weekend
Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, and
“Vegas” Weekend Friday, July 9 through Saturday,
July 11. Refer to the website before booking for
an event to be certain of time and date.
And there are sports areas where you and your
family and friends can play.
- Softball Field
- Fishing Ponds
- Outdoor Basketball Court
- Sand Volley Ball Court
- 1,047 Acres of State Game Lands
- Roller Blade
- Organized Events Outside the Pavilion
- Bike and Hiking Trails
There is a surplus of attractions you can visit
near the resort. These include:
- Covered Bridges
- Jamboree in the Hills
- Oglebay Festival of Lights
- Oglebay Resort
- Oglebay Zoo
- Washington, Pennsylvania, home of the Pony
League World Series
- Washington Trolley Museum
- Washington Wild Things Semi-Pro Baseball
- Greyhound racing, slot machines and table games
at Wheeling Downs
- Capital Music Hall
- Meadows Race Track and Casino
Rates for each of the various accommodations
- Camping Packages. Rates include two adults
(children 5 and under are free), one camping
unit per site, maximum of four adults per site.
One night, two days, two trail permits for $65;
two nights, three days, two people, two trail
permits, go for $90.00; six nights, seven days,
two people, two trail permits, is $172.
- Motel Package. One night, two days, two people,
two trail permits $77; two nights, three days,
two people, two trail permits, $119; six nights,
seven days, two people, two trail permits, $275.
- Motel per night. $52 for two people, $10 for
each additional person.
- Campsites. Permits $28 a night; two adult’s
campsite with water and electric, $34 per night;
campsite with water, electric and sewage, $38
Trail Permits. $25 per week; $35 per year.
According to Presto, the resort offers a 10
percent discount to ATV clubs.
For more information, visit the Four Seasons
Resort and Campgrounds website: