Category Archives: Berkeley Springs

Two Berkeley Springs restaurants featured in 101 unique places to dine

Restaurants across the state of West Virginia are celebrating restaurant week.

Along with special lunch and dinner deals, the Wild, Wonderful West Virginia tourism office also released a list of 101 unique places to dine in the state.

One of the lucky features is Lot 12 Public House, an upscale restaurant in Berkeley Springs.

“We have the upscale cuisine, in a comfort setting, in a crazy unique town like Berkeley Springs,” said chef and owner Damian Heath, when asked about why his restaurant might have been selected. “So it’s just a little gem to find in Berkeley Springs.”

The restaurant opened 16 years ago, and is named after one of the plot of land – Lot #12 – which was given to Capt. John Swann of Washington County, Md. by the Trustees of the Town of Bath in 1777.

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WV Travel Team: Quirky, cool Berkeley Springs

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Full disclosure right up front: I live here. Have lived here for nearly 40 years.

I’ve written so many words about Berkeley Springs that it’s hard to imagine there is any West Virginian not familiar with the country’s first spa, tucked away in that protruding thumb of the state known as the Eastern Panhandle.

How many other places are there where people have been coming to “take the waters” for their health for nearly 300 years — not counting the native tribes?

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Berkeley Springs has been voted as the #8 Best Southern Small Town as chosen by USA TODAY and it's readers.

It was a very close race between the top two finishers, but in the end, Natchitoches, La. (population 18,275) took home top honors. “Nack-a-Tish,” B&B Capital of Louisiana and quaint setting for the ensemble-cast classic, Steel Magnolias, is the oldest town in the state of Louisiana.

Runner up for Best Southern Small Town is Abingdon, Va. (population 8,206), located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and home to the Barter Theatre and Virginia Creeper Trail.

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