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, D.C., 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 check out this video from WVU Extension Service's "Voices of Change - Berkeley Springs".

And then check out these places:


  • Fairfax coffee house with live music
  • Earth Dog Cafe (Barbecue and beyond; breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Lot 12 Public House (restaurant)
  • Panorama at the Peak (farm-centric restaurant)
  • Tari's Restaurant


  • 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


  • Berkeley Springs State Park. Four acres for splashing around and spigots for drinking clean spring water, also home to Apple Butter Festival in Columbus Day weekend in Oct and summer concert series
  • Cacapon State Park and Cacapon River

Email Gerardo Patron with feedback on your adventures in Berkeley Springs! How do you engage the community and develop sense of place in Berkeley Springs?

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