Highlawn Inn

The Victorian charm of an elaborate bride’s house in the country’s first spa transfuses Highlawn Inn with the gracious warmth of yesterday. Highlawn Inn was built in the late 1890’s by Algernon R. Unger for his bride, Chaffie Ziler. Unger served in the West Virginia Legislature and built the landmark Washington Hotel in Berkeley Springs, since destroyed by fire in 1974. After his death, Ungar’s widow operated Highlawn as a boarding house. This home features authentic furnishings and ornate fireplaces. Guests will find the meticulously restored home, a member of West Virginia Historic Inns, the perfect spot from which to explore the gracious charm of Berkeley Springs.

Highlawn boasts twelve guest rooms in four unique buildings and two separate cottages, each with a private bath, color TV, and air conditioning. Some rooms feature fireplaces, some whirlpool baths, and some rooms have both features. All rooms are comfortable, tastefully appointed with antiques, and decorated to reflect the beauty of the times. You can choose rooms with double, queen or king sized beds of brass, iron or fine carved woods.

The Carriage House, just behind the Inn, has a private entrance and features an enormous room with exposed wooden beams in ceiling and a bathroom with French doors enclosing a whirlpool for two filled with Berkeley Springs’ famous mineral water. The bathroom also has a shower for two. A fireplace in the middle of the room may be seen from the whirlpool, the queen sized bed or sitting area. The sitting area provides a sofa, table and chairs and a huge corner cabinet housing a 25 inch color television, VCR with movie library and stereo. The floral decor is complemented with antiques and for your convenience a small refrigerator and coffee maker are provided.

Ideal for extended stays, The Bathkeeper’s Quarters is a cottage around the block with two bedrooms, large whirlpool room, kitchen, parlor with fireplace and porch.

Breakfast finds delectable aromas wafting from Sandy’s kitchen, where she is known for her ethereally light scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, dilled potatoes, homemade fresh croissants, fresh squeezed orange juice and other specialities. The ornate fireplace graces Highlawn Inn’s intimate dining and sitting area, the tasteful setting for these opulent breakfasts. Snacks and springwater-based beverages are always available. Views from the dining room afford peaceful respites.

A sumptuous multi-course dinner is served on fine linens and silver selected Saturday evenings and holidays, with menus changing to include local ingredients, herbs from the Inn’s gardens, and award-winning Fisher Ridge wines. Call for schedule.

  • Air Conditioner
  • Berkeley Springs
  • Cable Television
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children Under 17 Welcome
  • Coffee Maker
  • Eastern Gateway
  • Fine Antiques
  • Fireplace
  • Hors D'oeuvres
  • Jacuzzi Tubs
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Open All Year
  • Porch / Deck / Patio
  • Private Bath
  • Smoking Permitted On Grounds
  • Snacks / Beverages
  • USA
  • West Virginia
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