Official Website of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia - The Country's First Spa

Official Website of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia - The Country's First Spa
                                                  Official Website of Berkeley Springs, WV ~ The Country's First Spa

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Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


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Upcoming evernts, happenings, festivals and specials in Berkeley Springs, WV

Week of Jan 19-25, 2015

The celebration of Berkeley Springs as the country's first spa continues this weekend and we have another historic anniversary note. Last weekend we wished happy 200th anniversary to the historic Roman Bathhouse. This weekend it's the first anniversary of the Renaissance Spa at the Country Inn. The gifts are for you -- every massage gets a free whirlpool tub filled with hot spring water and every facial or skin treatment gets a free paraffin dip. Plus you can sign up to win a $200 gift card. One superlative you won't be able to miss when you go to the Renaissance Spa is that the tubs have the BEST view in town. Perched high about the town and park, you look out and don't have to worry about anyone looking in.

Learning about the eclectic treatments offered by the collective of practitioners at Awakenings Holistic Center is another spotlight activity this weekend -- and there are also great discounts on the services. The full schedule includes: Saturday -- 11am Terri Perrone - Winter Wellness : supporting immune health with food and herbs; 1pm Victoria Pendragon - Using Five Element Theory and Feng Shui for Home and Business; 3pm Carol Rose Duane - The Emotion Code: Clearing Trapped Emotions, Clear Your Life. Come back on Sunday for 11am Pam Sanders - Discover your Inner Guide; 1pm Bobbie Rohn - Pendulum Dowsing for Your Health; 3pm Mike Hu - Tai Chi for Health.

There's more learning from the practitioners at Somatic Energy Therapies offering a discount on Tuning Fork Therapy Training (Levels I & II) workshop on Saturday and Sunday. Atasia Spa is highlighting their hydrolifting facial which lifts and firms the face by rehydrating, exfoliating and restoring the skin.

On the dining front the big fun is at Panorama at the Peak which has overcome their recent burst pipe crisis to be open Thu-Sun for lunch and dinner -- and is celebrating their unique Annual Green Tomato Harvest Celebration (along with their usual tasty menu.) When local hydroponic grower Paul Mock has to rip up all his tomato plants, Panorama gets the green ones and turns them into: Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Green Tomato Sandwich, Roasted Chicken & Green Tomato chili, Green Tomato Zucchini Parmesean, Beef Enchiladas with Green Tomato Salsa and Green Tomato Pasta Diablo. Come try this and dazzle your foodie friends with stories of green tomatoes AND in January. Except for Lot 12, all our other fine eateries are open and ready to serve this weekend. Check the whole list so you can find someplace for everything from breakfast and coffee to dinner and popcorn.

Speaking of popcorn, the Star Theatre has the BEST along with this weekend's movie -- "Big Eyes." Showtime is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm.

The other hot nightlife is a public stargazing parties at the Morgan County Observatory on Friday at 7:30PM. With clear skies, the planets Mars and Jupiter with its moons, the Orion nebula, the Andromeda galaxy and its satellite galaxies, the double cluster in Perseus, and perhaps Comet Lovejoy will be visible. The event includes stargazing through the observatory's main telescope, constellation tours outside with the laser pointer, an overview of the winter sky and sky maps, movies, exhibits, refreshments, and door prizes.

Cacapon State Park has a Walking in a Winter Wonderland hike at 10am on Saturday. Following the hike, hot tea or hot chocolate will be available to warm your insides. At 11:30 am learn about the necessities of a bear's life at the Nature Center. And at 3pm, it's craft time turning an old teeshirt into a scarf. Bring your own shirt.

Shopping is the other major activity this weekend with opportunities to find everything from antique and collectible treasures to branded Berkeley Springs wearables, books and crystals. Stop at the Ice House Gallery to see both the work of more than 30 local and regional artists in a co-op as well as the delightful and thought provoking special exhibit -- PLAN B. In this show, artists contributed work OUTSIDE their usual media. The ultimate result -- still great quality in a little different form. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

There are abundant places to stay from fully equipped vacation homes and cabins to elegant B&B rooms and historic inns. The BIG budget-loving deal is the lodge at Cacapon State Park which has $50/night rooms through the month. Mention WV50 when you call. If you want to sleep, eat and soak consider the Ultimate Winter Package with Highlawn Inn, Atasia Spa and Tari's Cafe. Packages available 7 days a week.

The most important thing to remember in January is WARM WATER IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK! just over the mountain in Berkeley Springs.

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