Travel Berkeley Springs
127 Fairfax Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Week of November 10-16, 2014
What feels best on these chilly late fall days -- a cozy fire in your cabin? a steam and whirlpool bath at one of the spas? a hot coffee or excellent vintage in a cafe? Come to Berkeley Springs this week and you will not have to choose. You can have it all.
This is weekend filled with art and music for all ages. Even Elvis is coming to see what all the fun is about.
The weekend of art starts at The Ice House Friday at 7:30pm with the gallery opening of “Wrap It up”. The annual exhibit/sale collects hundreds of artist-made gift items for the holidays from area, regional and national artists. The Ice House Gallery is open from 11am- 5pm Thursday through Monday. On Saturday the Ice House sponsors a day full of hands on art. It starts first with the Engage Berkeley Springs community art-making workshop. It begins at 9am and though it is free you must register. At 4pm Corks and Creations (i.e., art class with wine) lets you bring a personal photo to make a personalized pendant/charm and earrings set with jeweler Pat Williams.
Live music this weekend brings a wide variety of options. Saturday night starts with BlackCat Music welcoming all ages at 6:30pm to hear Harmony Grit and local teacher Adam Keeling. The Country Inn pulls double duty with Bonnie on the piano in the Gallery Room at 6:30pm and then you can move to the Garden Room at 8pm to be wowed by Randy Fisher performing Elvis. Top off the weekend Sunday with another hands on experience at the Ice House when Mary Hott at 4pm welcomes all to create a community song.
The Star Theatre is showing “Best of Me” adapted from Nicholas Sparks book of the same name. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. Be sure to bring your tissues.
The Museum of the Berkeley Springs is open on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. You can learn all the secrets, mysteries and magic of the springs, the water and its impact on life here. It is located on the second floor of the Roman Bath House.
The springs are flowing and the spas ready to soothe that pre-Thanksgiving stress. The list of options can keep you busy for days. There are several different ways to take the waters; don't miss the historic Roman Baths with private bathing chambers. Then there are the massages -- you would be melted into a puddle of relaxation before you could sample even a small percentage of the massage types: Thai, Russian, Lomi Lomi, Swedish, deep tissue, hot rocks.....and other bodywork treatments like reiki, acupuncture, reflexology and more. Pedicures and manicures, facials, scrubs and rubs can be found in the various spas around town as well. Check out the spa page for all the details.
Even with all the art this weekend there is still time for shopping and eating. Many of the shops are starting to put on their holiday faces and don’t forget stop and rejuvenate at Wilkes Street Wine Shop during their afternoon wine tasting. All the restaurants are showcasing their fall specialties and warm beverages to ward off the cold.
Find a wonderful place to stay from among many choices, in town and out; with lace or wood; breakfast served or well stocked refrigerator to make your own. Berkeley Springs is closer than anywhere and anxious to help you start making those holiday memories.
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