Take a Spring Getaway in Jefferson County!

The arrival of spring means weekend getaways in Jefferson County.

As the weather starts to warm and the days are longer, it is time to get out and explore on the weekends. Jefferson County is the perfect destination for a variety of options of weekend adventures for all sorts of tastes and passions.

bavarian brewing co
Bavarian Brewing Company

If you need a weekend to relax and enjoy fabulous food and incredible service, you should check out the Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Company in Shepherdstown. Located on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, this european-inspired boutique resort is famous for its award-winning International cuisine. Multiple dining options from the main dining room to its new brew pub, enjoy a different dining experience at every meal.

Bavarian Infinity Pool

Located in historic Shepherdstown for over 40 years, the inn has been undergoing a renaissance with the addition of the stunning Infinity 101 Pool and Bar and the brand-new Bavarian Brothers Brewery featuring a brewpub, lounge, and outdoor beer garden. 

Bavarian Brewing Company

Many of the 72 luxury rooms feature gas fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and stunning views of the Potomac River. The Bavarian Inn is the perfect place to forget about your worries and enjoy the finer things in life.  

River Riders Tubing

If you are more interested in experiencing the outdoors, River Riders Family Adventure Resort in Harpers Ferry can create a weekend package for you filled with whitewater rafting, zip lining, tubing, biking and more. Just minutes from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, River Riders is the premier outdoor adventure outfitter in the region.

Whitewater Rafting
River Riders Whitewater Rafting
Harpers Ferry

Lodging is available on-property at the Clarion Inn or rent one of four vacation rental homes on the River Riders campus. If you prefer to camp, a riverside campground with tent sites, electrical RV sites and cozy cabins is beautifully located along the banks of the Potomac River.

After you have worked up an appetite exploring the outdoors, enjoy a cold beer and a delicious burger at the White Horse Tavern located beside the Clarion Inn. The sports bar is the hub for reliving the day’s activities and enjoying a huge selection of beers and delicious pub foods.

Hollywood Casino

If you love to place a bet or take a chance, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is the place for you. Home to West Virginia’s oldest horse racing venue, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is a renowned Mountain State destination that offers a Vegas-themed gaming atmosphere with 1930s art deco flair.

In addition to racing and games, Hollywood Casino has several restaurants, including a buffet, sports bar, the Wine Spectator Award-winning Final Cut Steakhouse, and 9 Dragons, which offers Hong Kong cuisine and sushi.

Hollywood Casino also has a 1,200-seat music and comedy venue that has been headlined by artists like Trace Adkins, Sinbad, and Chicago’s Peter Cetera. So if you love action and entertainment, check out what’s happening here.

Cover photo: Harpers Ferry Sunrise

All photos courtesy of Jefferson County

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