Even before George Washington visited the warm mineral waters located in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, people knew about the healing properties of these waters for centuries. Colonists in the New World became aware of numerous hot and cold springs used by Native Americans in states like New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia (now part of West Virginia). If you’re looking for a place to unwind, relax, and experience the soothing qualities of these special waters, try one or all of these great locations!
Formerly opened to the public in 1930, Berkeley Springs State Park in Berkeley, West Virginia provides 5 main central locations holding 2,000 gallons of warm mineral water where visitors can choose how they want to have their spa experience. There are 2 bathhouses, the Main Bathhouse that includes a tiled walk-in soaking tub with water heated to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, or the Old Roman Bathhouse with an historic look and feel. There’s a whirlpool and shower available and massage treatments or a sauna can be booked for men and women.
If you’re looking for a relaxing and unique spa experience, you’ll want to visit the Salt Cave and Spa in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The spa is open year-round and can accommodate individuals, couples, and families. Visitors who have tried the halotherapy sessions report amazing results and improvement in breathing and other health benefits. Try for yourself and leave your worries and cares behind you as you slip into relaxation mode.
Specializing in a full range of pampering treatments like deep tissue, hot stone, or Swedish massage, reflexology, facials, nail services, and more, Mountain Laurel Spa, part of Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia, is the place to go if you want a relaxing spa experience in a quiet lakeside environment. Visitors can leave their cares behind and unwind for the day or make it a weekend getaway. The resort also has two restaurants on premise, Stillwaters and Lightburn’s, which serve a variety of American cuisine.
George Washington has long been associated with mineral springs with spa-like attributes and the Mountain State and for good reason. He traveled the area extensively doing survey work and even purchased land in the Harpers Ferry area. Hillbrook Inn & Spa in Charles Town, West Virginia is located on the first land bought by Washington in 1750, and is maintained as a country inn and fine dining establishment. From the soft, luxurious robes in the guest suites to the therapies, treatments, and other services available in the spa, you’ll be physically and emotionally recharged after a visit here.
For more than 230 years and long before West Virginia was known as a state, people have been traveling to the healing White Sulphur Springs area to relax, renew, and heal. With many options for physical and mental renewal available, The Mineral Spa & MedSpa located in The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, helps you take a slower pace and focus on life and brings your inner beauty out through spa treatments and exercise programs. This spa has been voted one of the “Best Spas in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler.
From the time Natural Remedies Spa in Vienna, West Virginia, opened its doors in 2006 until today, the goal has been to provide a relaxing and calming environment where guests can unwind and enjoy being pampered. Complimentary beverages are provided, and the spa features unique hydrotherapy tables and all massage tables are heated for maximum comfort. There are numerous beauty treatments and services available. Come by yourself for a few hours or bring the girls for the day.
Bliss is what you’ll feel after a visit to BlissBlissBliss in Morgantown, West Virginia. There are so many choices of massage, body, and energy treatments that you’ll have a hard time deciding. All treatments focus on touch, an important part of health and wellness. Adults aren’t the only ones who can benefit from sessions here, though. Children ages six to 12 can participate in yoga and other special workshops designed especially for them.
Taking rejuvenation to a whole different level, Tuscan Sun Spa & Salon in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been offering services and products for more than 10 years. Their goal is to help clients feel younger, more relaxed, and beautiful. Voted “Best in Beauty & Wellness” for three years in a row by WV Weddings Magazine, this premier spa and salon has experienced professionals who use industry best practices to relieve the pain of stress and injury and bring your body to a state of relaxation. But this isn’t just a place for the ladies. Many men enjoy a massage after a round of golf at one of the nearby courses because it eases tired and sore muscles.
Is your life wild and anything but wonderful? Then take a much-needed trip to Sleepy Creek Spa in Hedgesville, West Virginia. Nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, you’ll be surrounded by the quiet beauty of 1,800 acres at The Woods, a premier day-trip getaway destination. Let yourself be pampered by the professional and welcoming staff who work diligently to ease tensions and help you feel refreshed. Specialties of the spa included Princess Treatments, which consist of a variety of wraps, massages, and treatments that will make you feel like royalty.
The perfect end to a fun-filled day in Southern West Virginia, the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels has something for everyone. Try the orange massage or signature facial, the rose petal wrap, or one of the deep cleansing facials offered. These treatments are designed to release toxins from the body, relax tired muscles, and promote a general sense of wellbeing.