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Iconic Inn in Berkeley Springs Set to Reopen

"It is coming together and we are doing a lot of work over the last 30 days. We are trying to open it as soon as possible," said Omps. "We want to make sure everything is in place when we do open."

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A landmark in Berkeley Springs is getting ready to reopen its doors next week, after a local family bought the rights a few months back.

The family is now revitalizing the iconic inn.

For the town of Berkeley Springs, the Country Inn is just as important as any attraction, including the historical spas in the state park. It's been a part of the area for more than 80 years. But unfortunately the hotel, spa and restaurant was closed during tourism season. Now, General Manager Matt Omps says little by little parts of the inn will be reopening.

"It is coming together and we are doing a lot of work over the last 30 days. We are trying to open it as soon as possible," said Omps. "We want to make sure everything is in place when we do open."

The Omps family purchased the inn for $800,000 during an auction in August after it was foreclosed due to financial instability from the previous owners. Now the family, who has been business leaders in the community for more than 40 years understand Berkeley Springs needs the inn.

"Everyone in town and the county has shown a lot of support," said Omps. "I think it's a big part of the community and we want to continue that tradition. We want to maintain the historical importance of the Country Inn." 

Laura Smith of Travel Berkeley Springs says the Country Inn is important for tourism in the area. She says when it was shut down this past summer the local economy took a hit. 

"Selfishly it's going to make my job a little easier because everybody calls, and asks what about the beautiful brink building with the white pillars," said Smith. "Now I can say call and make a room reservation. So that will be nice." 

People will be able to start lodging at the Country Inn starting on November 8. The spas will be open on November 15. Omps hopes the restaurant will be open this December

The official grand reopening will be sometime in December or January. 

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