Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs

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Berkeley Springs State Park is situated in the center of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA. The centerpiece of the Park is its historic mineral spa. These waters were celebrated for their medicinal or restorative powers and were generally taken internally for digestive disorders, or bathed in for stress relief. Native peoples visited these springs as did George Washington. Berkeley Springs is the only state-run spa in the United States and is operated by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.HistoryThe Park is located on land which has been used as a health resort since the 1750s and which was officially granted to Virginia by Lord Fairfax in 1776. The historic Roman Bathhouse, the oldest public building in Berkeley Springs, was built in Federal-style architecture in 1815 on the site of an earlier bathhouse attributed to James Rumsey. The earlier bathhouse, built in 1784, is described as having had five bathing chambers and dressing rooms.Mineral springsWater flows from natural mineral springs at a constant temperature of 74.3 degrees, emerging from the Oriskany (Ridgeley) sandstone of Warm Springs Ridge. It contains significant amounts of sulfates, nitrates, and carbonates—mostly magnesium carbonates. The discharge varies from 750to per minute.
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  • The park was lovely, and if you are there to hike and enjoy nature this will be your thing. The food was also very tasty, and plenty of it was served - you may even keep left-overs in their kitchen! T...  more »
  • We came for the weekend and all the trails were closed for a controlled hunt so we walked in the roads with our dogs instead. It was our only chance to go while we’re in the area, so it was disappoint...  more »
  • My husband and I hiked the Ridge Trail loop which is rated easy to moderate. We are both in our 60's in fairly good physical condition and didn't have any trouble navigating this trail. The most sceni...  more »
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  • My wife and I did a getaway here and totally loved it! The room was a bit small and old but everything was very clean and tastefully decorated. Great views from our room. The staff are great here, everyone was very friendly and professional. The restaurant here was amazing, the food was surprisingly good...no way was I expecting hotel food to be so great! Looking forward to visiting in the future!
  • Scenery was AMAZING. Beds were super comfortable and despite the "old state park" feeling in our small room, it was well worth the money. The food in the dining room was waaaay better than we expected. Good selections on sale bar. In fact, it was such a value, with excellent service..I recommend eating at the lodge restaurant even if you don't stay or golf!
  • The cabin are roomy, clean, and comfortable and a good value. The surroundings are gorgeous, with walking trails all around. Though we visited in winter, there's still enough to do, I'd like to visit in warmer months to enjoy amenities such as the swimming area and horseback riding.
  • A friend and I enjoyed an early morning nature walk and I was very pleased to see no litter along the trails and roads. We were not sure where exactly the trail we wanted was, expect for "near the golf course" which took no time at all to find. Cacapon has signs at every single intersection so you can easily find your way to any location. The signs also feature "Park Exit" which is very helpful when navigating back out, especially after visiting multiple locations. Over all, Cacapon is a very pleasant atmosphere and one I absolutely love visiting.
  • Not enough parking. Hard beds bring own sleeping cushion to soften bed. Nice common room just off the bedrooms.
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