What’s New in Berkeley Springs February 11-18, 2019

We’re working on week two of Valentine’s Day celebrations and love-fun as well as sliding into Presidents Day long weekend. The two sort of go together in Berkeley Springs where it is well known how our first President loved us.  After all his bathtub is here.

There are romantic dinners Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tari’s Cafe has dinner specials starting at 4pm on Valentine’s Day including lobster scampi and prime ribeye. Cacapon State Park has a Day After Valentine’s Day Buffet on Friday with live music, a buffet dinner with a champagne toast plus a Sweetheart’s Getaway Package for the weekend that includes the dinner and a special Valentine’s Day memento.

Highlawn Inn on Saturday has their annual “Heart’s Aglow” Valentine dinner at 7pm with five courses plus complimentary wines from Fisher Ridge.  As if the Victorian B&B is not romantic enough on its own, they go all out with decorations including a lighted Valentine Tree. Highlawn also has a standard lodging package that includes gift certificates to both Atasia Spa and Tari’s Cafe.

The Country Inn has a piano bar on Saturday with David Elliott from 6 pm – 9 pm. Come early to the Inn for a chef cooked meal. There are also chef cooked meals at Tari’s Cafe and Lot 12, the latter has new menus for the season. Check our restaurant listing for all our eateries with choices for every meal.

The Star Theatre may be the most action-packed location for fun this weekend.  Ladies will be swooning on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm over Jason Momoa as “Aquaman.” Even their dates will come along for the action of this Marvel hero.  Then on Sunday at 2pm, it’s a special screening of “Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws,” an authentic Western filmed here in Morgan County with both Hollywood stars and local talent. The actors are available for questions both before and after the movie and there is a special after-movie party for the public at the Ice House from 5-7pm which includes lessons in Western dancing and photo ops with some of the scenes.

Spas are a major draw for folks coming to Berkeley Springs — remember, George Washington came for baths.  This week from Monday through Friday only Atasia Spa offers a complimentary whirlpool for two with the purchase of a couples massage.   For a look at all the 55 treatments available in our several spas, check the website list.  On Sunday at 11am, Sage Moon Healing Center has a meditation, this week led by Eddy Rubin, Yoga Teacher and Kirtan Meister.  Also on Sunday at 10am it’s a Boomshake Demonstration at Best Life Boot Camp.

Gifts of love are better late than never so if you miss Valentine’s Day on Thursday, treasure hunt in our varied shops all weekend. At Berkeley Springs Memories, if you spend $30 you get to spin the BIG WHEEL for a discount of up to 50% off your entire purchase.  Big Face t-shirts are on sale. BS Memories is passing out cookies, chocolate hugs and kisses…and you’ll be able to purchase a chocolate rose for $4.00 (while they last!).

The new kid on the block is Marley Max Candles & More. This weekend their “Featured Scent” is Bartlett Pear. There’s a 10% discount on candles and melts of this scent. Plus, everyone loves jewelry on Valentines and Marley’s is offering 25% off all hand made jewelry.  For more cherished gifts, visit the local artists on display and sale at the Ice House Co-op Gallery with an adjacent curated gallery show “Faces of Our People.”  Visit the website for a full list of shops both in town and out.

Nature has a special allure for romantic adventure and Cacapon State Park is the place to go.  On Valentine’s Day the CCC Boys who built the park in the 1930s are being featured in a special movie at 11am at the Nature Center.  Then there’s an hour walk at 1pm to admire their work in the park.  On Friday, it’s all about birds with a couple programs at the Nature Center at 11am and 2pm plus a bird watching walk at noon. Saturday has an easy hike along Piney Ridge Trail at 10am leaving from the lodge and looking for woodpeckers.

A romantic — or Presidential — stay this weekend can happen at an historic Inn located on the grounds where Washington once stayed to cozy cabins or vacation homes with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Review our entire listing of fabulous lodging and select the one perfect for you.

Berkeley Springs is an ideal getaway at any season where you’ll find the healthiest, happiest and tastiest fun around — and it’s closer than anywhere.  Plan your stay now.

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