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Being Home in Berkeley Springs

People acquainted with Berkeley Springs get excited when they hear that we have a house there. "Students are going to love Berkeley Springs," they say. George Washington loved the area for the natural mineral springs, and now, residents really love the town. Some claim it as the "center of the universe." They enjoy being "cool and quirky." Berkeley Springs is home to WV's biggest solar company, a furniture manufacturer, and a homeopathic medicine company. Being relatively close to Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and Baltimore, there are about 5,000 vacation homes in Morgan County. Truthfully, I have not yet spent much time in Berkeley Springs, but I will. Up to now, what I know comes from quick visits to our housing and from WVU Extension Service's "Voices of Change - Berkeley Springs" video. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqGzw9MFYgY&feature=emb_logo. And then check out these places:

Food

  • Fairfax coffee house - with live music
  • Earth Dog Cafe - Bar-b-que and beyond - breakfast lunch and dinner

  • lot 12 public house - restaurant

  • panorama at the peak - farm-centric restaurant

  • Tari's Restaurant

Entertainment

  • Himalayan Trade - "handmade treasures from Nepal and Tibet"

  • the bath house - day spa and bath shop

  • Mountain Laurel - "proudly representing american artisans" 

  • Atasia Spa

  • Star Theater

Outdoors

  • berkeley springs state park - 4-acres for spalshing around and spigots for drinking clean spring water - also home to Apple Butter Festival in Columbus Day weekend in Oct and summer concert series

  • Capon River (cacapon?)



Please email Gerardo.Patron@hsc.wvu.edu with feedback on your adventures in Berkeley Springs! We can post comments on this page!



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