What’s New in Berkeley Springs November 11-17, 2019

Nothing soothes as the temperatures drop better than soaking in hot healing water.  Fortunately, Berkeley Springs as the country’s first spa has plenty of tubs ready for a soak.  And that soak can be accompanied by a wide array of other treats ranging from massage and facials to skin treatments to pedicures and manicures.  Check out all our spas including the newest at Coolfont where there is a heated salt water pool and a large jacuzzi.

Nightlife is also hot this weekend.  Although the Season of Wonder holiday gift show at the Ice House Gallery has been up since last weekend, the opening meet-the-artist reception is Saturday night at 7:30pm.  The show is a stunner with a gallery full of artist created gifts. While you are at the wine and cheese reception, slip on over to the local co-op artist side of the gallery space for more outstanding gifts.  Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 11am-5pm. The ancillary gallery shows open this weekend: Lightscape, a photo show by Selena Malott and Run, Mark Drefs suds of motion through an obstacle with a combination of painting and photo shop techniques.

The Country Inn heats up Saturday with the bluegrass tunes of All Grassed Up from 7-10pm.  Also on Saturday, Hucklebuck performs at Berkeley Springs Brewery from 6-9pm.  At the Star Theatre this weekend, it’s the hit movie “The Joker” with showtimes at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 7pm on Sunday.  This movie is rated R.

Art is not the only hot shopping in town — and like at the Ice House Gallery, the upcoming holidays are all the rage.  Mineral Springs Trading Company is highlighting all your Thanksgiving needs: kitchen and pie-making tools, handcrafted serving bowls, beeswax taper candles, and snarky cocktail napkins to entertain your guests!  It’s Almost Christmas at Berkeley Springs Memories which now has an ever expanding array of Christmas items all year ‘round with new stuff arriving every day.  They also have a few BS and Berkeley Springs t-shirts and sweatshirts left – on sale for 20% off,  Don’t miss out —  once they’re gone, they’re gone. All our other shops are stocking up for the holidays and will welcome you stopping for everything from cheese and gourmet oils to jewelry, candles and antiques.

Saturday from 1-4pm is a Transition Talks featuring medical researcher John McMicheal @ The Ice House.

On Sunday, there is the Farmers Market from 10am-2pm with bake goods, meats and fall produce.  Only a few more weeks left for the market so don’t miss the fresh tastes.

Dining is also high on our favorite-sport list with a full menu of places featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Tari’s Cafe has a new BBQ menu with a vegetarian entree on it and Ravenwood is always popping up with new and original dishes.  Check our full list for everything available.

This is an ideal time to hike our mountain trails with leaves mostly off the trees crunching underfoot and revealing new views and geologic features. There are several locations: miles of trails at Cacapon State Park, C&O Canal towpath with the fabulous Paw Paw Tunnel, and more mountain hiking on Sleepy Creek Mountain and the Tuscarora Trail.

For a different look at both local geology and the spa industry, check the Museum of the Berkeley Springs open Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.

When you search our many lodging offerings, think about what you want — open woods, the sound of a stream, a fireplace or wood stove, a whirlpool in your room.  You can have any of these choices. This weekend, Berkeley Cottage Rentals is offering a 15% discount on select properties for a 2 or more night stay.

If you want to go over the river and through the woods this weekend — the road will take you to a fall getaway in Berkeley Springs.

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