Berkeley Springs  is a town of 663 people (as of 2000) in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, across the border from Maryland. "Berkeley Springs" is the name of the post office, but the town is incorporated as Bath. It's a vibrant artistic community, full of quaint inns and historical connections to George Washington, but it's most famous for its mineral springs, which are used both for drinking water and rejuvenating warm baths. Understandably, the spa (and pampering) business is big in the area.
Berkeley Springs is located on US-522, between Lewistown, Pennsylvania and Hancock, Maryland in the north, and Winchester, Virginia in the south. It's just south of the junction of I-68 — which leads west toward Cumberland, Maryland and Morgantown — and I-70 — which runs from Somerset, Pennsylvania in the west to Hagerstown, Maryland in the east. To the east of Berkeley Springs is I-81, which passes from Hagerstown to Winchester through Martinsburg.
There's not really any public transportation in Berkeley Springs, so you'll want to bring your car with you. Downtown, however, is compact and easily walkable.
- Berkeley Springs State Park, 2 S Washington Street, 304-258-2711, . 4.5 acre park. Roman bath house and main bathhouse with private swimming baths and spa treatments; pump building with free spring water taps; primitive stone "George Washington's Bathtub" bathing area; museum with exhibits on local geology, culture and history; monument to James Rumsey, inventor of the steamboat; warm spring-water pools and sinking sands; scenic lookout tower; and public spring-water swimming pool.
- Berkeley Castle, route 9. A half-scale replica of Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire built from silica sandstone in 1885, the castle features 13 rooms and a dungeon. It was once open for tours, but is now privately-owned, although you can still view the exterior on the mountainside from a distance.
- The Ice House, Independence Street and Mercer Street, 304-258-2300, . An art center featuring community and youth theatre, concerts and a gallery, housed in a 1910 cold storage building.
- Star Theatre, Congress Street and N Washington Street, 304.258.1404, . Films begin at 8 pm Friday through Sunday (and Thursday, in summer). A one-screen 1928 movie theatre resurrected in 1977, showing films a few weeks past first-run. Couches available for $0.50 extra. Be sure to try their popcorn ("the best in four states") fresh out of the 1947 popping machine with real butter. $3.50.
- Triple "B" Arena, 203 Barbecue Drive, 304-258-4178 or 304-258-9490, . Old West rodeo, team roping, championship bull rides, barrel racing, special events and concerts.
- Cacapon Resort State Park, 818 Cacapon Lodge Drive, 304-258-1022, . Hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, tennis, basketball, volleyball, fishing, par-72 18-hole golf course, golf lessons, nature and recreation programs. Lodging available. Restaurant and gift shop. Scenic overlooks for drivers and hikers. Golf $12 - $32.
- Take a walking tour  of historic downtown Berkeley Springs.
- The Washington Heritage Trail  is a 127-mile scenic driving trail through the three counties of West Virginia's eastern panhandle, highlighting George Washington's involvement in the area, as well as local architecture and scenic wonders.
- Sleepy Creek Sports, 6265 Windsor Lane, 304-258-3271 or 304-261-5865, . Shotgun and sporting clay range. NRA personal protection course and shotgun sports school available.
- Berkeley Springs State Park, 2 S Washington Street, 304-258-2711, . Spa open daily 10 am to 6 pm (last appointment at 4:30 pm). A state park renowned for its warm mineral-water springs that flow at a rate of approximately 2,000 gallons per minute. A bathhouse was opened in 1930, and today pampers thousands of people who come to take the waters. The spa features heated Roman baths, Victorian tub bathing, massages, a heat cabinet, infra-red heat and showers. Spa rates $10 - $80.
- Atasia Spa, 41 Congress Street, 304-258-7888 or 877-258-7888, . Open 9 am to 5 pm daily. Therapeutic massage, reiki and reflexology, aroma-stone and raindrop therapy, lomi lomi, rejuvenating facials, sugar scrubs, herbal wraps, mud treatments, gardenside pedicures, manicures, whirlpools and steam baths. $15 - $85.
- The Bath House, 21 Fairfax Street, 304-258-9071 or 800-431-4698, . Open 10 am to 5 pm Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 5:30 pm on Fridays, and 10 am to 7 pm on Saturdays. Massage, facials, aromatherapy, steam therapy, spas, hot and cold stone therapy. Lodging available. $20 - $175, lodging $99.
- Origin Spa, 1 Market Street, 800-822-6630, . Open 9 am to 5 pm daily. Facials, thermoplastic treatments, masks, scrubs and wraps, massages, reiki, stone therapy, whirlpool mineral baths, manicures and pedicures, paraffin treatment, waxing. Lodging and spa packages available. $10 - $125.
- Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, 3621 Cold Run Valley Road, 304-258-4500 or 800-888-8768, . Held in late February at the Coolfont Resort and Conference Center, the largest water-tasting competition in the world features municipal tap water, purified drinking water, and still and sparkling bottled waters.
- George Washington's Bathtub Celebration, 304-258-9147 or 800-447-8797,. Held in mid-March. Dollar sales throughout town, dramatic readings of George Washington's writings about the area, guided walking tours, live entertainment.
- Uniquely West Virginia, 527 N Washington Street, 800-447-8797, . Held in late April at the American Legion, Uniquely West Virginia is a two-day wine and food celebration of state products from nearly two dozen vendors. Also features an artwalk, quilt show and sale, and free redbud seedling giveaway.
- Berkeley Springs Apple Butter Festival, 127 Fairfax Street, 800-447-8797, . Held in early October, featuring a parade, live music, contests - including apple-butter and baking contests - and an all-day apple-butter-making show. Over 200 vendors offer traditional crafts and antiques, home-canned goods and mountain cooking.
- Berkeley Springs Guide, . Helpful guide for people visiting Berkeley Springs. Gives you advice for activities for family fun, guy's retreat or ladies getaway. It also has sample itineraries, frequently asked questions, shopping guide and where to get the best lodging rates.
- Bath Bookworks, 15 N Washington Street, 304-258-7970, . Open 11 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, and by appointment Wednesday and Thursday; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Old books and graphics, antiques and gifts, bookbinding and related arts. Visitors can view the hand-binding workshop in use. Workshops offered.
- Berkeley Springs Farmers' Market, route 522 and Fairfax Street, . Open 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday from May through October. Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and vegetable plants, fresh and dried herbs and herbal products, house plants, perennials, fresh meat, dairy products, breads and pastries, james and jellies, honey, fresh eggs, prepared foods, contests and special events.
- Homeopathy Works, 304-258-2541 or 800-336-1695, . Open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday, and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday. Manufacturing homeopathic medicine since 1873, with a retail outlet and museum.
- Jules, 13 Fairfax Street, 304-258-9509, . Enchanting gifts and collectables from around the world.
- Mostly Woven, 19 N Washington Street, 304-258-5276, . Open Friday through Sunday. Coats, jackets, vests, shawls and cocoons.
- The Parks House, 363 S Washington Street, 304-258-6871, . Open 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday (closed Wednesdays), and 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday. Fine wood furnitures, collectables and country accents displayed in a restored 1911 stone house.
- Portals, 81-A N Washington Street, 304-258-5200, . Open 11 am to 5 pm Friday through Monday. A New Age Shoppe featuring books, music, crystals, incense, jewelry, statuary, home decor, sage, ceremony kits, wood carvings, drums, tarot and oracle cards, one-of-a kind Kindred Connection Santas and much more. Classes and seminars offered on on crystals, Reiki, drumming, meditation, Wicca and card reading.
- The RAG Shop, 109 N Washington Street, 304-258-7742, . Open 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday, and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sunday. Niche market offering furniture, books, clothing, and housewares.
- Sage Moon Herb Shop, 47 Independence Street, 304-258-9228. Open 11 am to 5 pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11 am to 6 pm on Friday; and 10 am to 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday; closed Tuesdays. Herbs, plants, specialty teas, crafts, oils, books, candles and gifts.
- Tom Seely Furniture, 5270 Valley Road, 304-258-2343, . Handmade reproduction antique furniture, made with solid wood using traditional woodworking techniques.
- Heath Studio Gallery, 327 N Washington Street, 304-258-2482 or 304-258-9840, . Watercolors, woodcuts, linocuts and monoprints.
- Hsu Studios, 80 Reeder Lane, 304-258-1911, . Jewelry, wall pieces, bowls, mobiles and collages made of anodized aluminum.
- Mountain Laurel Gallery, 1 N Washington Street, 304-258-1919 or 888-809-2041, . Open 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Designer jewelry, wearables, fine art, glass, pottery, metal, wood and candles.
- Berkeley Springs Antique Mall, 7 Fairfax Street, 304-258-5676. Open 10 am to 5 pm daily; closed Wednesdays. Quality antiques & collectibles from 30 dealers.
- 1 Market Street American Grill, 1 Market Street, 304-258-2210 or 800-822-6630, . Open for breakfast 6:30 to 10 am Monday through Friday (continental) and 7:30 to 11:30 Saturday and Sunday (menu), for lunch 11 am to 2 pm Friday through Sunday, and for dinner 5 to 9 pm Friday through Sunday. Appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, poultry, seafood, grilled meats, desserts. $5 - $24.
- Creekside Creamery, 123 Congress Street, 304-258-4271, . Open 11 am to 5 pm Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday; closed Mondays. Ice cream, sandwiches, salads, soups, jelly beans and chocolates.
- Grandma's Country Kitchen, 103 Winchester Street in Paw Paw, 304-947-775 or 800-580-4225, . Breakfast, salads, sandwiches, burgers and dinners. On-site inn. Most items $2 - $7.
- Lot 12 Public House, 117 Warren Street, 304-258-6264, . Open 5 pm to 9 pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 5 pm to 8 pm on Sunday. Northern Italian cuisine including salads, soups, pasta, seafood, poultry, meat, and homemade desserts. $19 - $32.
- Maria's Garden, 42 Independence Street, 304-258-2021 or 888-629-2253, . Open 11 am to 8 pm Sunday through Thursday, 11 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday, and breakfast from 8 to 11 am Saturday and Sunday; closed Wednesdays. Italian and American cuisine, including appetizers, pasta dinners, seafood, down home favorites, platters, subs, sandwiches, salads, burgers and pizza. $4.50 - $22.
- Millstone Restaurant and Old Mill Tavern, 1776 Valley Road, 304-258-0500, . Open 7:30 am to 8 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 7:30 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday. Traditional fare and local favorites; lunch buffet on Thursday.
- Panorama at the Peak, 1 Prospect Peak Lane off WV-9, 304-258-9847, . Open 5 to 9 pm Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 10 pm Friday and Saturday, and 3 to 8:30 pm on Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday. Appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, prime rib, steaks, pork and desserts. Try the spicy butternut squash and cider soup, the bacon-wrapped shrimp, the Panorama eggplant lasagna rolls, and Chef Daddy's pot pies. $12 - $28.
- Tari's Cafe, 33 N Washington Street, 304-258-1196, . Open daily until 9 pm. Cafe and tavern featuring imaginative recipes with fresh and homegrown ingredients, in robust portions. On-site gallery. Appetizers, soups, sandwiches, salads, burgers, house specialties, desserts. Lunch $6 - $10, dinner $14 - $27.
- The Troubadour Lounge, Highland Ridge Road, 304-258-9381, . Open 1 to 10 pm Tuesday through Sunday; closed Mondays. Lounge with full-service bar, outdoor grill and tiki bar. Appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, platters and steaks. Live bands on Saturday nights. Also home to Winchester Records, a functioning recording studio, and the West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame. $1.50 - $15.
- Donna's Coffee Stop, 758 S Washington Street, 304-258-0020, . Open 6 am to 6 pm weekdays, and 8 am to 5 pm weekends. Organic, shade-grown, fair trade and rainforest certified coffees, roasted in small batches. Coffee, espresso, cappuccino, tea, iced and blended drinks, smoothies, iced milks and fresh baked goods. $1.25 - $4.50.
- Fairfax Coffee House, 23 Fairfax Street, 304-258-8019, . Open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday. Coffee, espresso, cappuccino, tea, grilled panini, sandwiches, homemade soups, quiche, hummus, salads and fresh-baked pastries. Funky gifts and West Virginia food products available.
- Kayser Ridge, 375 Breakthrough Lane, ☎ 202-494-2849, . Just 2-hours from D.C. in wild and wonderful West Virginia! This beautiful log lodge is situated on top of a 20-acre mountain and is located just 2 miles from Cacapon State Park and 12 miles from Berkeley Springs State Park. It has 3000 sq. ft. of space inside, complete with 5 bedrooms/sleeping areas, 4 full bathrooms, 2 fully-equipped kitchens, conference room, WIFI, 2 gas fireplaces, and more. Just outside any one of 8 sets of French doors is another 3000 sq. ft. of deckspace for meeting, relaxing, and taking in the splendor of 360° views of four states (PA, MD, VA, and WV)!
Hotels and Motels
- Berkeley Springs Motel, 304-258-1776. $45.
- Best Western Berkeley Springs Inn, 1776 Valley Road, 304-258-9400 or 866-945-9400, . Heated outdoor pool. Complimentary breakfast.
- Cacapon Rentals, 9349 Valley Road, 304-258-1442 or 888-629-3309, . On-site beauty salon, tanning beds, and gift and craft shop. $35 - $65.
- Timber Ridge Motel and Recreation Center, 304-258-4888. $50.
- Grandma's Country Inn, 103 Winchester Street in Paw Paw, 304-947-775 or 800-580-4225, . 3 rooms. On-site restaurant. $50 - $80.
- The Inn and Spa at Berkeley Springs, 1 Market Street, 304-258-2210 or 800-822-6630, . 62 rooms, 5 suites and 1 guest cottage. Fitness center. On-site spa (Origin Spa), restaurants (1 Market Street American Grill, and Berkeley Tavern) and gift shop. Complimentary continental breakfast.
- Maria's Garden and Inn, 42 Independence Street, 304-258-2021 or 888-629-2253, . 10 rooms, 1 suite. Whirlpool rooms available. $75 - $195.
- Tari's Inn, 33 N Washington Street, 304-258-1196, . 4 rooms. Sleep-and-Dine packages available.
Bed and Breakfasts
- Camelot, 304-258-6380, . 2 rooms. $200.
- Highlawn Inn, 171 Market Street, 304-258-5700 or 888-290-4163, . 10 rooms, 2 cottages. Flower and herb gardens with pebble paths, wraparound veranda, porch swings, fireplace, three resident cats. Opulent healthy breakfasts. Whirlpool and fireplace rooms available. Rooms $95 - $170, cottages $199 - $320.
- Inn on Fairfax, 151 Fairfax Street, 304-258-4502, . 5 rooms. $100 - $200.
- The Manor Inn, 234 Fairfax Street, 304-258-1552 or 800-974-5770, . 4 rooms. Historic 1874 second empire Victorian home with large porch and 10-foot ceilings. $85 - $190.
- River House, Rock Ford Road off WV-9 in Great Cacapon, 304-258-4042, . 3 rooms. 1924 Sears Craftsman home. Walking, bike riding, access to the Cacapon River, inner tubing, ping-pong, morning or afternoon yoga classes, guided botanical walks, two resident cats. Specializing in creative vegetarian cuisine using organic fruits and vegetables grown on the property. $60 - $90.
- Sleepy Creek Mountain Inn, 877 Winstead Road, 304-258-0234 or 877-258-0234, . Originally a log cabin dating back to 1800, parts of which are still visible in the home. 120 acres of farmland, front porch, massage. Whirlpool and fireplace rooms available. $92 - $162.
- Villa Firenze, 304-258-3647 or 703-370-1518, . 4 rooms. Large deck overlooking the woods, hiking trails, swimming pool, tennis courts, spa services, periodic Italian cooking classes. Jacuzzi room available. $90 - $135.
- Cacapon Resort State Park, 818 Cacapon Lodge Drive, 304-258-1022, . Lodge (48 rooms), inn (12 rooms), 27 cabins (15 modern, 13 standard) and bungalows. Restaurant and gift shop. Lodge $61 - $82, inn $49 - $58, cabins $66 - $988, bungalow $63 - $378.
- Coolfont Resort, 3621 Cold Run Valley Road, 304-258-4500 or 800-888-8768, . Alpine chalets and vacation home rental. Heated indoor pool, hot tub, dry sauna, outdoor sunbathing deck, outdoor tennis courts, weight room, fitness center, aerobics studio, hiking trails, horseback riding, fishing. Chalets $119 - $179, vacation homes $600 - $950.
- Woods Resort, P.O. Box 5, Mountain Lake Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427 (800) 248-2222
 12 miles from Berkeley Springs on Route 9. Lodge and villas. 2 Golf Courses, Full Spa, Tennis, 2 Swimming Pools, Restaurants, fitness center, hiking trails.
- Lazy Days River Retreat, 1-866-210-1865 , . Luxury 3 bedroom/2 bathroom. Dog Friendly. Nestled in the mountains just outside Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, with private river access, this luxury cabin accommodates up to six guests. The king bedroom features a pillow-top king mattress that is so comfortable you will not want to get out of bed! The second bedroom features a comfy queen bed, and the third bedroom features a comfy full bed with a TV/VCR and library of 25 plus children’s videos. This spacious 1,500 square foot cabin has a large wraparound deck with a lounger for sun-tanning or relaxing, table and chairs (including two rockers), gas grill (propane included), and powerful five person hot tub. In the yard you will find a horseshoe pit, benches for birdwatching, and a 2-person Nags Head hammock! Wildlife is abundant, especially deer. $190 - $215
- Retriever's Retreat, 1-800-283-7134 , . Luxury 2 bedroom/2 bathroom. Pet Friendly. Beautiful three-story log cabin with wonderful and luxurious amenities. Sleep in our plush beds; enjoy satellite TV on a 32 inch flat-screen television with surround sound; toast s'mores over the campfire; prepare a gourmet meal using our modern kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances. $140 - $165
- Jack Russells Ridge, 1-800-283-7134 , . Luxury 2 bedroom/1 bathroom. Pet Friendly. Bright and airy two-story chalet. The wrap-around deck opens to a fenced in yard--perfect for pets! The large back yard has a fire-ring and outdoor games and provides ample space for guests and pets to enjoy the beauty of the West Virginia foothills. Relax by the charming koi pond to the sounds of crickets, frogs, and birds. After a long day of hiking, biking, and rafting, curl up on the sofa to experience 5.1 surround sound and 37 inch high-definition LCD T.V. with over 40 High defintion channels. $130 - $150
- Fern Valley Camp, 304-279-8787, . Campsites, 1 chalet. Bathroom and shower facilities, swimming, float tubes. Camping $20, chalet $175.
- Sycamore Landing, 17127 Cacapon Road in Largent, 304-947-5175, . 20 tent sites, RV sites. Swimming, fishing and canoeing on the Cacapon River. Convenience store, bathroom and shower facilities. Tents $20, RVs $30.
- Hancock, Maryland is about 10 minutes north on US-522.
- Martinsburg is about 1 hour southeast on I-70 / I-81 or about 30 minutes on West Virginia Route 9.
- Somerset, Pennsylvania is about 1.5 hours northeast on I-70.
- Lewistown, Pennsylvania is about 2 hours north on US-522.
- Morgantown is about 2 hours west on I-68.
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