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The Town Where George Washington Went to Relax is Pretty Cute


Just before Thanksgiving, I happily took such a scenic route wherein my destination was the picturesque spa town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. I rode Amtrak’s Acela from New York to Baltimore, a trip of just over two hours, where I picked up a rental car to continue my journey inland.

My lodging for the night was the Coolfont Resort, an endearingly old-fashioned lodge nestled among the hillside forests above town. Its main building boasts a restaurant, bar, lounge, and gift shop, all done up in blonde paneling. 

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