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Get away from it all in relaxing Berkeley Springs

Historic Berkeley Springs draws travelers in need of a refreshing getaway, with an abundance of spas and natural attractions in a mountain setting. The West Virginian town is known for its mineral baths and the walkable streets are lined with coffee shops, art galleries and an array of boutiques and antique stores. With Berkeley Springs vacation rentals available in cabins tucked away in the woods or historic cottages in the middle of town, you're sure to find a cozy hub for your adventures in the area, whether you plan to hit the surrounding golf courses or hike in one of the many nearby parks.

Things to do

Natural attractions in Berkeley Springs

Just down the road from the stores and spas of downtown Berkeley Springs, Cacapon Resort State Park is a favorite spot to spend the day outdoors, with a full slate of family-friendly outdoor adventures in 6,000 acres of stunning grounds. The golf course here welcomes seasoned players to its challenging greens, as well as offering lessons to novices. Other sports and game courts are available too, including tennis and volleyball. Bikers, hikers and horseback riders can take to the trails, with more than 20 miles of paths leading to elevated vistas, while a lakefront beach opens in summer for swimming and lounging in the warm sun.


Soaking the days away in Berkeley Springs

The warm mineral waters of Berkeley Springs have been attracting visitors since Colonial times, including former president George Washington, who used to bathe in the springs here. A number of spas have been developed around these natural waters, drawing modern-day guests for relaxing treatments centered around the mineral springs. Whether you come for warm soaks in whirlpool baths or traditional spa services like sugar scrubs, rejuvenating facials and deep-tissue massages, you're sure to find a way to unwind between shopping excursions at the downtown markets and bike rides along mountainous trails in the surrounding nature preserves and state parks.


Soaking up the seasons in Berkeley Springs

Berkeley Springs enjoys 4 distinct seasons, making it a fantastic year-round destination, with a drastically-different environment, depending on when you visit. In summer, afternoons warm up into the 80s and 90s, perfect for grabbing a refreshing ice cream at a cafe before heading to a nearby swimming spot. Fall and spring bring a slate of colors to area, which is surrounded by mountain scenery, with temperatures often pleasant enough to enjoy the warm mineral springs the town is famous for. Winters can be cold, dropping below freezing point, but with many Berkeley Springs vacation rentals offering cozy fireplaces, there's no better spot to enjoy the snowy views.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and rivers of Berkeley Springs

Buried in the Appalachian Mountains in eastern West Virginia, Berkeley Springs offers plenty of amazing spots to enjoy the surrounding nature. Several designated wildlife areas are close to town, including the 23,000-acre Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, with oak and pine forests that are home to deer and foxes. Green Ridge State Forest is just across the state line in Maryland, a worthy daytrip from your Berkeley Springs vacation rental that pays off with more 50 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. The park is on a windy section of the Potomac River and you can paddle along the waters in search of wildlife on the shores.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Berkeley Springs

Fly into Martinsburg, WV (MRB-Eastern West Virginia Regional), the closest airport, located 19.8 mi (31.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Hagerstown, MD (HGR-Hagerstown Regional), which is 26.9 mi (43.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Berkeley Springs?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 130 vacation rentals near Berkeley Springs. From 86 Cabins to 32 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Berkeley Springs for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Berkeley Springs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Berkeley Springs. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cacapon Resort State Park: 137 vacation rentals
  • Berkeley Springs State Park: 142 vacation rentals
  • Museum of the Berkeley Springs: 142 vacation rentals
  • Ice House: 142 vacation rentals
  • Morgan County Observatory: 138 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Berkeley Springs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Berkeley Springs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 86 Cabins in Berkeley Springs. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Berkeley Springs include:

  • Houses: 32 rentals available
  • Cottages: 86 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 86 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Berkeley Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 45 vacation rentals with pool available in Berkeley Springs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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