Washington Bathtub Celebration: March 18-20, 2022
Berkeley Springs celebrates its most unique historic site, George Washington’s Bathtub, with a weekend devoted to colonial food specials, dollar sales and local history. From Friday through Sunday, March 18-20, the tiny spa town highlights the country’s only outdoor monument to presidential bathing. The stone tub located in Berkeley Springs State Park is a popular photo opportunity.
According to event organizers, the mid-March weekend was selected because it is the anniversary of Washington’s first visit to the springs in 1748 when he was a 16-year-old surveyor’s assistant. “One thing Washington complained about when he visited Berkeley Springs was not having a place to stay,” said Laura Smith, Administrator of Travel Berkeley Springs. “It’s not true now.” Dozens of lodging options range from Victorian B&Bs in town to rustic cabins and fully equipped vacation homes along the rivers and ridges.
For all the details of Washington Bathtub weekend specials check www.berkeleysprings.com, call 1-800-447-8797. George Washington’s Bathtub Celebration is produced by Travel Berkeley Springs.
Where a $1 still means something:
Mineral Springs Trading Company: Receive $1 off your purchase for every $20 you spend. 304-500-2753
Berkeley Springs Memories: Free George in his Bathtub postcard if you spend $20. We also have GW in his bathtub magnets and ornaments. 304-258-2000
The Beehive Cafe: $1 Cherry cookie. 304-867-4365
Mountain Laurel Artisans invites everyone to help celebrate George Washington by promoting Buy American. Everything in our shop is crafted in the USA and many items are made by West Virginia artisans. 304-258-0900
What’s a bathtub celebration without spa specials:
Awakening BHC: complimentary Zyto scan with health consult. 843-531-0490
Atasia Spa: Lucky you combo, 45 minute massage and 25 minute facial or 45 minute facial and 25 minute massage. $105 304-258-7888
Healing Waters Spa: Lucky You! Our Spa Specials will put you into a Spring State of Mind! 20% off certain spa services. 304-258-1022 Ext 6125
There’s a little bit of Irish in all of us:
Coolfont Resort Treetop Restaurant: Irish inspired features will be available Thurs-Sun for lunch and dinner. 304-500-0500
March 19 10am Green Day Hike. Cacapon State Park. 304-258-1022.
March 19 1:30pm Irish Road Bowling. Cacapon State Park. 304-258-1022.
March 19 3pm Cacapon Campfire. Campfire fun and a surprise green dessert. Cacapon State Park. 304-258-1022.