What’s New in Berkeley Springs January 20-26, 2020

Fortunately for those who find winter a cold and dreary time, we made January Spa Month in Berkeley Springs to brighten up the time.

A new Spa Month special this weekend when Berkeley Springs Healing Center (previously Sage Moon) hosts an Open House Saturday and Sunday, from 12-5pm. Stop by to enjoy refreshments, meet the practitioners and see what specials they are offering on their services which range from Reiki to acupuncture and more.  On Sunday at 11am, Elise Woods (Shamanic Practitioner) conducts a meditation at the Healing Center.

Berkeley Springs State Park is offering a complementary 20 minute sauna session with the purchase of a 60 or 90 minute massage. Guests can also receive a bonus punch on their loyalty cards for bath only services as well.

Atasia Spa has two specials: pick three treatments for $140 or choose the winter glow package with a steam, sugar scrub and 45 minutes facial for a special price. Atasia is also part of a winter special that includes lodging at Highlawn Inn and a $100 gift certificate to dine at Tari’s Cafe. There is also lodging as part of The Country Inn’s Renaissance Spa packages — five in all with a variety for combos for couples, girlfriends and more.  Coolfont Resort is now open and offering a salt water heated pool, whirlpool tub and fitness room all for one day price.

Nightlife has lots of laughs this weekend.  There is stand-up comedy and a buffet dinner at Angus and Ale on Friday. At the Star Theatre, it’s more comedy on the big screen with “Jumanji: Next Level” on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm.

On Saturday, there’s a blend of nightlife and shopping when Marley Max Candles and More celebrates their one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting at 5pm and an Open House from 5-9pm.  There are plenty more shopping treats all weekend long. Berkeley Springs Memories is expanding their year-round “Almost Christmas” section which will be open Saturday and Sunday. Jules, Enchanting Gifts and Collectibles celebrates National Puzzle Day with specials starting on Friday with  20% off all puzzles and 40% all remaining holiday puzzles. Jules has another hot offer with newly arrived warmable Hot-Paks with fuzzy wuzzy animal companions — perfect for sore muscles, injuries or just being cozy. At the Ice House Gallery, it’s the Micro/Macro special show of fabulous paintings and colossal pottery as well as a hall gallery filled with photos of skies around the world. The Gallery is open Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm. You can also see the Co-op Gallery filled with the work of nearly 40 local artists.

Sunday at noon, it’s the Cash Bingo event postponed from last weekend.  Enjoy food, raffles and more at the American Legion to benefit the Humane Society of Morgan County.

In addition to Spa Month, we’re also celebrating the Unofficial Comfort Food Tour of our local eateries that have created comfort food specials for their menus. Check the full list so you don’t miss out on any places and treats.

The best way to keep warm enjoying outside fun is to keep moving and Cacapon State Park is the best place for active adventure.  On Friday at 1pm,  you can learn all about new mountain bike trails while taking an afternoon stroll on one. That evening there’s cocoa and chats about the lodge expansion and other new programs.  Saturday at 10am take a morning walk with the naturalist and learn about winter birding.  Saturday from 4-5:30 is a preview meeting and Monarch / Pollinator Display with Biologist Sue Olcott who is doing an evening presentation at 7:30pm talking about Monarch and Pollinator Conservation: Ecosystem Genesis and WV’s more than 2300 species of flowering plants.  Gardening, bee keeping, and landscaping with flowers are all part of this evening program.  On Sunday ay 10am you learn to plan and plant a monarch way station.  Then at 1pm, watch Meadow Film and learn how to create your own urban or suburban wildflower meadow.

Check on lodging specials of 10% discount on two or more nights with selected properties from Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals extensive inventory of places to stay.

Make this a winter weekend to remember with a visit to Berkeley Springs — Best Spa Town in the Blue Ridge.

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