Get Away to Our Vacation Rental in Berkeley Springs
The Bathkeeper’s Quarters (circa 1900):
More than a century after George Washington selected the adjacent lots for his summer residence, local inventor and builder Henry Harrison “Tip” Hunter built his own home on the hill above town. Hunter was a splendid character claiming, to his credit, duty as a Confederate spy, years as the bathkeeper at the Springs, original prospector of the town’s world-famous glass sand, and architect and builder of some of the finest buildings in Berkeley Springs.
The best of past and present, privacy and luxurious services for one couple or two in a turn-of-the-century home, overlooking the historic warm springs and town of Bath.
Quarter’s guests stroll around the block for innkeeper Sandra Kauffman’s celebrated gourmet breakfasts, served in the Victorian elegance of Highlawn Inn’s dining room.
This Cottage Rental Offers:
Two bedrooms with queen-size beds and color TV
Two baths, upstairs and down: one with original claw-foot tub, one with shower
Spacious whirlpool room with eight-jet tub for two
Modern kitchen with microwave
Double parlor with fireplace
Wraparound porches with rockers
Special touches highlight every corner of the historic house from the original woodwork and hardwood floors scattered with oriental rugs to an Antebellum, handcrafted corner cupboard with a sunburst transom. The graceful staircase is highlighted with a custom-designed, stained-glass window.
Other Special Touches Include:
Front panel well-stocked with games, puzzles, and a stereo tape player
Back parlor with tapestry, overstuffed couch, TV, VCR, and film library
Open, brick fireplace with marble frontispiece and wood mantle, operates with gas logs
Floral print master bedroom with wrapped brass bed, antique dresser, and rocking chair
French doors open to whirlpool room, all blue and light
Whirlpool tub set in antique marble and burnished tin ceiling tiles
Garden bedroom with hand-carved walnut headboard
The Bathkeeper’s Quarters is rented as a unit to one couple or two in the same party. Highlawn Inn’s full, gourmet breakfasts are included. Rates are $225/night for two or $345/night for four. WV taxes are additional.
Ask about special rates for longer visits. Reservations must be guaranteed by one night’s advance lodging.