A couple of days of free time magically in your busy schedule. You imagine a place that is dedicated to making you feel good. We have a secret to share— sure a place exists. Berkeley Springs. The country’s first spa. We have nearly three centuries of practice at being soothing, harmonizing and just plain fun.
There are warm mineral springs in the middle of the enchanting small town of Berkeley Springs with more than a half-dozen ways to enjoy the healing waters. You can wade in the spring waters or soak in the historic Roman Baths that date to the early 19th century. Experience the region’s most advanced bodywork in four contemporary spas. Reservations are available every day for treatments ranging from LaStone massage, acupuncture to Thai or deep tissue massage, mud wraps, and Reiki. When we boast that we have three times as many massage therapists as lawyers—we mean it.
You can walk around the historic town of Berkeley Springs and feel safe. Friendly faces of shop owners greet you as they offer local fine art, soaps made with the spring water, antiques, and homeopathic medical remedies.
Members of the arts community have their work on display and for sale in several locations. There are concerts in the park every Saturday afternoon during the summer, and music every weekend in several of the restaurants or brew pubs. The Ice House art center has live theater and gallery shows year ‘round. Weekends catch a movie at the historic Star Theatre.
We are also dedicated to outdoor fun and country calmness. There are two rivers, a pair of mountain ranges, miles of hiking trails, hunting, and fishing locales and lots of peace and quiet. Cacapon State Park offers an 18-hole golf course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, a lake with a beach, fishing, and wobble clay shooting. Test your bike against challenging single-track paths with mountain switchbacks and varied terrains. You can also ride on paved roads throughout the park. Horseback riding is available at the park or Good Luck Stables.
By now you’re convinced that Berkeley Springs is a place worth discovering and you have the car pointed towards West Virginia and you want the perfect place to stay. We have it. Romantic? There are B&B’s with lace and antiques or a country inn next to the park. Rustic? There are cabins and houses, glamping or primitive camping tucked out of sight among the trees. All are devoted to your pleasure, and all are affordable.
We have still more insider tips. Walk through the Paw Paw Tunnel. Hike to Prospect Rock. Drive to one of the best panoramic views in the East. But we’ll let you discover those when you come visit. When should you come? Anytime. Our doors are always open. Each season has its own delights, and you can always eat well, bathe in comfort, sleep, shop and play outdoors.