What’s New in Berkeley Springs July 10-12, 2020
There’s music in the air on this summer weekend. Unfortunately not the Concerts in the Park series which is off limits this summer because of crowd size, but live music nonetheless.
Before we move on, it saddens us to announce that we have had to cancel our annual Apple Butter Festival, again because of rule restrictions and guidelines for crowds and festivals. We will be back in 2021 — and fall foliage is still on schedule to be spectacular in October.
OK, back to here and now and live music. Live music at the Canary Grill this weekend with Justinian Mullins from 6-9 on Friday and Fender Ridge on Saturday. And make plans to have dinner on the deck — or inside.
More live music on Saturday at the iconic Country Inn. Matt Otis & The Sound perform outside in the Garden from 7 pm – 10 pm. Enjoy a drink or Chef Specials with indoor and outdoor dining. Reservations Recommended. Lodging packages with spa treatments in the onsite Renaissance Spa.
Now here’s an incredible one-day (Saturday) special at Atasia Spa to soothe your stress. A massage for $65, a facial $70 and pedicure $35 — after all, your feet need to look good for sandal weather. BUT YOU MUST MENTION THIS AD and new reservation ONLY to get these amazing prices.
All our spas are open and they are even more obsessive about being clean and pristine than usual — if that’s even possible. Massages and body work treatments — a choice of more than 50 — at Berkeley Springs State Park, Renaissance Spa at the Country Inn, RNR Spa and Berkeley Springs Healing Center where you can even get an acupuncture treatment. Also make a bodywork appointment with Somatic Energies Therapy — they’ll guide you to their wooded location. And, a choice treat is a private bathing chamber at the Historic Roman Bath House. The springs are open for splashing 24/7 in the Park — and the public water pump is also open.
Most of our eateries are open for inside dining; few for outdoor or carry-out. Tari’s Cafe is open downtown every day except Tuesday. Opening time is always 11am to welcome you for lunch with closing times varied — Wednesday and Thursday 8pm; Friday and Saturday 9pm and Sunday and Monday 7pm. A special dining treat is Ellen’s Tea Room. Lot 12 remains outdoor dining only on porch or patio but joins Ravenwood for hot food at the Sunday Farmers Market from 10am to 2pm on Sunday in the center of town. Check here for a full list of dining opportunities.
Coolfont Resort has a full array of treats from dining to an indoor pool and outside water sports by Craft’s Adventures. New at Coolfont starting this weekend is a special, non-smoking room with slot machines. Across the road are two other businesses you will enjoy — Berkeley Springs Brewery with a wide array of craft beer produced on site as well as food, and Cold Run Valley Winery.
Shopping continues to be a delightful experience with some shops open daily and others just on weekends. Mineral Springs will not be open at all this weekend. The Ice House Gallery is expanding its hours offering local art and the “Go West” special gallery show from 11am-5pm Thursday through Monday. There are new message signs at Inspired Chaos as well as the Pickin’ Porch. Berkeley Springs Memories has an impressive array of shirts to remind you of your visit: Bicentennial, BS, Naked Lady and Big Face. Other shop offerings range from antiques and gourmet oils to cheese and herbs.
Special fun is also eclectic. The Museum of the Berkeley Springs is open in the Park daily from 10am-3pm. Hiroko does yoga for all comers in the Park on Saturdays at 9am. There is meditation with Reiki Master Pam Sanders at the Berkeley Springs Healing Center at 11m on Sunday and Give Purrs a Chance is open daily with plant of kitty love and therapy. The Sunday Famers Market is overflowing with produce of the season.
Cacapon State Park is outdoor adventure central with a lake and sand beach, 18-holes of golf, mountain biking and miles of mountain hiking trails. There’s even an evening hike on Friday at 7pm and a chat about Life on the Appalachian Trail on Saturday at 10:30am plus lots of other Nature Center programs. There is horseback riding both at the Park and at Good Luck Stables.
One of the best hiking experiences is on the C&O Canal towpath and the Paw Paw Tunnel in the western segment of the county, largest man made structure on the Canal.
We are working hard to maintain our healing aspects for which the area has been known for centuries. Currently masks are required in any indoor location where social distancing is not possible — our shop and spa owners will alert you to the necessity. We’re having fun this summer and encourage you to join us.