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Spa Getaway Weekend in West Virginia

A travel journal to Berkeley Springs by annekmadison

Quote: Berkeley Springs State Park is only a city block square. There's no camping, hiking, fishing, or whitewater. Outdoor recreation involves strolling on paths beneath large trees, sitting on benches, and watching the birds. Why bother to go? This tiny state park is a full-service spa.

Spa Getaway Weekend in West Virginia

Overview

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Berkeley Springs State Park is located at a pure mineral spring that's been welcoming visitors since George Washington. West Virginia, determined to bring the benefits and pleasures of the springs to a variety of visitors, has created a spa experience that offers plenty of benefits without breaking the budget. You can plan an entire mountain spa getaway weekend including hotel, good meals, and lots of pampering and still have money left over to shop the outlet stores on your way home. There are lots of options for planning a weekend at Berkeley Springs. Accommodations and meals range from spartan to upscale. In addition to the state-run spa at the State Park, there are several priva...Read More

Country Inn

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Hotel | "The Country Inn"

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We''ve been visiting the Country Inn for ten years, and it''s hardly changed at all. Rooms at the Inn vary widely in price and amenities from an incredible $39.00 per night (shared bath) to about $150 (large suite). The Inn consists of two buildings: the older "Historic" section and a larger, newer "West" section. We''ve always taken a double room with private bath in the "historic" building. We''re smokers, and the rate for that room is normally $69. (Non-smoking rooms are more expensive because they''re newly redecorated.) When they say "double bed," that''s exactly what they mean -- not queen or king. So be prepared to spend a cozy night or select one of the larger rooms. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 28, 2000

Country Inn
110 S. Washington Street
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 25411
(304) 258-2210

Tari's Marketplace

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Restaurant | "Tari's"

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We love Tari’s, and we hardly go anywhere else when we’re visiting Berkeley Springs. Located on the main street of town, just a half block from the park itself, Tari’s hallmark is fresh food, simply prepared. If you’re really doing the wellness thing as part of your spa experience, you can concentrate on her fresh pastas and low-calorie meals. But I have to say, she works wonders with beef. The restaurant includes two dining rooms. The simply decorated areas feature softly polished hardwood floors, pastel tablecloths, and fresh flowers. All of this adds to an atmosphere of calm spaciousness that lets you concentrate on the delicious food. The walls are decorated with paintings by local arti...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2001

Tari's Marketplace
33 North Washington Street
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 25411
(304) 258-1196

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Of course the highlight of a spa weekend has to be a visit to the spa. We try to plan our spa visit early in the day on Saturday. The park opens for business at 10 a.m. There are several options for your treatment. The most popular is the "relaxer." It consists of a soak in one of the private Roman baths and a half-hour or one-hour Swedish massage. Steam treatments are also available, and if the Roman bath is not appealing, there are enormous claw-footed Victorian bathtubs available for soaking. When you report for your appointment, you’ll notice that the ambience is pretty Spartan. The spa resembles a clinic more than anything else. Stash your clothes in the locker, wrap up i...Read More

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annekmadison

annekmadison
Baltimore, Maryland

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