A visit to Berkeley Springs will put a spring in your step.
Berkeley Springs’ downtown district is immensely walkable—and shoppable. Inspired Chaos is a darling shop that is filled with everything from giftware, decor, and quirky finds to jewelry, clothing, and food products. Looking to support local artists? Check out the Ice House Co-op Gallery, Heath Studio Gallery, Mineral Springs Trading Co., and The Phoenix Rising. Another must-visit is Mountain Laurel Artisans, where you’ll find an eclectic mix of artisan-made jewelry, gifts, and home decor. The Naked Olive is the go-to place to pick up gourmet food products like infused olive oils or delicious balsamic vinegars. And there are several shops, like Portals and Marley Max Candles & More, that celebrate the town’s healing heritage. With more than 30 vendors, the Berkeley Springs Antique Mall is filled with unexpected finds— and if you are looking for primitive decor and Amish furnishings, not far from downtown is Country Traditions Emporium.
Berkeley Springs prides itself in being one of the first spa communities in the country, and you don’t have to travel far to find one. Start with a treatment at the iconic mineral springs at Berkeley Springs State Park. Nearby, Atasia Spa offers a wide range of services. Book a facial and massage at The Renaissance Spa at The Country Inn. Take a meditation class at Berkeley Springs Healing Center, then visit the Berkeley Springs Salt Cave on the edge of town or head to Cacapon State Park and pamper yourself at Healing Waters Spa at Cacapon Resort State Park. Remember to schedule appointments in advance.
This town is also home to a diverse collection of restaurants. Start the day at Fairfax Coffee House with a pastry or breakfast sandwich and a cup of joe, or visit Charlotte’s Cafe for Fruity Pebble French Toast. You’ll find a delicious plant-based menu at The Beehive Cafe. Morgan Tavern at the Country Inn of Berkeley Springs is a cozy place to enjoy sandwiches and burgers. You’ll find everything from crab cakes to taco salad at the Canary Grill. If you are in the mood for ribs, Angus and Ale isn’t far from downtown, but for a distinctive dining experience that features locally sourced ingredients, Lot 12 Public House is the place to go for dinner. And if you are looking for a brewpub, visit Cacapon Mountain Brewing—located in an old factory—or Berkeley Springs Brewing Company at its new location near Coolfont Resort.
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Larry Deal says
We love the Berkeley Springs Area , and own a Cabin there. I realize that because of the
nature of the area, lots of things aren’t open during the week and sometimes even on the weekends. It would be helpful to publish days and times that these businesses are open.
We sometime send friends up there with a list of cool things to do and they and places to eat
most of which are on your list also. Quite often they find a lot of them closed