What’s New in Berkeley Springs January 20-24, 2021

When George Washington came to Berkeley Springs to “take the waters” for his health, he had to be satisfied with an outdoor stone pool. If he came with you these days, he would be agog! We are still celebrating Spa and Wellness Month with specials offered by our three full service spas.

Atasia Spas offers any of these three treatments: 25 min massage, 25 min facial, 25 min sugar/salt scrub & 25 min foot massage for only $120. Monday thru Thurs enjoy a complimentary Eucalyptus Steam Room with purchase of a 60 or 90-minute massage.

Berkeley Springs State Park is offering 20% off Hot Stone Massage services.  Guests will also receive a complimentary gift, while supplies last, for adding on a cupping treatment to any massage service. A cupping treatment is an add-on service to a massage.  The therapist utilizes a silicone bulb on the skin. The air is removed lifting the muscle to enhance circulation and address areas of concern. The Old Roman Bathhouse will be offering a bonus punch on loyalty cards for our guests.

The Country Inn has several exciting packages. Including a Getaway for a Day to regenerate your mind and body. Includes One-Twenty Minute Whirlpool, One-Fifty Minute Hot Stone Massage, One-Renaissance Revitalizing Facial, One-Pampered Foot Massage & One-Pedicure, and One night lodging.

On Sunday Berkeley Springs Brewing Company is offering restorative Yoga from 8:30-9:30am. Beginners are welcome and you can stay for their Sunday pub style breakfast featuring a Belgian waffle topped with pulled pork and beer gravy or celebrate Beer Can Appreciation Day with a specialty beer canned on premise.

After some technical issues this past weekend the Star Theatre is opening and showing The Croods: A New Age. Shows are Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm, 5pm, 8pm and Sunday 1pm, 4pm, 7pm. Go online to purchase tickets or snacks to go.

We are still conducting the Unofficial Comfort Food Tour. Check out the page and see who is serving home-style meatloaf, hot turkey sandwiches, chili, ribs, tomato bisque and grilled cheese, or upside down shepherd’s pie. Check the restaurant web site to see who has breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everyone is offering take out.

Looking for some exercise after a relaxing massage or a comfy meal, you have indoor shopping options and outdoor hiking to choose from.

Start at the west corner of Fairfax Street with the Berkeley Springs Antique Mall and head east passing all the shops of Fairfax Street then North on Washington St stopping for the sweatshirt sale at Berkeley Springs Memories and continuing to stop at the shops in between till you reach The Rag Shop with their everyday cash discounts. It’s important to check right and left at the corners so you don’t miss the shops on the side streets. Independence Street east and west includes Inspired Chaos with their porch sale and 20% to 40% off items, the 150-year-old Hunter’s Hardware and the new gallery show at the Ice House.

Outside exercise starts Friday at Cacapon State Park at 2pm for a mile and a half hike. Saturday morning at 10:30am learn about bears then 2pm a hike looking for signs of wildlife. Sunday at 10:30am do some bird watching at the nature center bird feeder then at 2pm join in a bird watching hike.

Everyone knows you cannot absorb all this fun in a single day so come for the weekend. Our lodging properties have alluring offers for you including Highlawn Inn’s package with Atasia Spa and Tari’s Café.  Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals has a lot of in town and countryside options. If it’s a weekend in a fairy tale cottage you want, pick Bathkeeper’s Cottage on the grounds of the 19th century Berkeley Springs Hotel in the heart of town.

This is the weekend to come and sample all the offerings of Berkeley Springs, the country’s first spa and see why this tiny town has survived to become poster child for a healthy spa getaway in the 21st century. No other town in America can make that claim!

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