How to Start a Vegetable Garden in Charles Town WV

Vegetable garden

Thinking About Starting a Vegetable Garden This Season in West Virginia? Here Are Some Tips To Get Started

Those first sixty degree days in March always seems to trigger the inner gardener in all of us! As the sun climbs higher and temperatures start to rise in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, now is the time to plan your vegetable garden. Here are some ideas:

Build a hothouse for your tomatoes

Want to be the first in the neighborhood with red tomatoes at the end of May? Well, there’s a simple process to get delicious tomatoes to your table.

First, start your tomatoes indoors in mid-to late-February. Simply place the seeds of your favorite tomato plant in a pot, and cover with soil and water. Once mid-March rolls around, the young tomato plants are ready to transfer to the garden.

Vegetable Garden: Tomato - Liz West

After you transfer, you will need to protect the plants during the unpredictable and fluctuating temperatures in the Eastern Panhandle. The best way to do this is to make a hothouse, which, in effect, simulates a greenhouse and can be done in under five minutes. All you need is a tomato cage and some plastic wrap.

Take the plastic wrap and start from the top.  Wrap around the wire cage taking care to overlap about ½ of the width of the plastic wrap. Work your way down and then back up to the top. Leave about 8” on the bottom where the cage gets stuck into the ground.

After you’re done wrapping, press the panels together to iron out seams and air between the two layers, as well as help the plastic adhere to the wire. Position the cage over the plant – and be careful not to damage the leaves. You might need to help the leaves into the middle section while covering.

For chillier nights and days make sure you cover the top with something like a heavy plate to keep the plants nice and cozy. Remove the plate on warmer days to allow the sun and warm temperatures to reach the plant. By late May, you’ll be able to add your tomatoes to pasta sauces and salads! Photo credit: Liz West

Raise your bed

Vegetable Garden: Raised Garden Bed - MazaletelA good garden is often constructed in raised beds. Why? Good drainage and ample soft soil for roots and in-ground vegetables to grow. Raised beds can be made simply with concrete wall stones or with wood. If using wood, stay away from pressure treated products because, while they are rated for ground contact, you don’t want the chemicals potentially leaching into the soil and into your vegetables. Cedar works well for such applications.

A raised bed also makes it easier to create a barrier to keep your favorite fuzzy critters from snacking on your hard earned work. Simple stakes and stapled netting work very well and can easily be removed to work in the garden at your convenience.

The picture on the right shows a repurposed dresser being used as a raised garden bed. Photo credit: Mazaletel 

Don’t chuck it, compost it!

Anything you put down your garbage disposal as well as plant waste can be used to compost. Composting is easy and provides nutrients to growing plants and increases the ability of the soil to control water.

Vegetable Garden: Compost - Kessner Photography Making your composting bin is easy. Simply drive four stakes in the ground then wrap with mesh. Items you can throw into your compost bin include coffee grounds, egg shells, fruit peels, vegetable tops, and tea leaves.

The key to keeping the microorganisms active for fast decay is to keep the composting material moist but not soggy, and by adding a nitrogen fertilizer like manure or commercial fertilizer.

Once your peat-like humus is ready, simply mix it into approximately twelve inches of soil. Your plants will be very happy and reward you with great tasting vegetables! Photo credit: Kessner Photography

Vegetable gardens can save you hundreds of dollars off your yearly food bill. They also can produce tasty and very nutritious vegetables.

Linda Kilroy is an experienced real estate agent in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties of West Virginia. Many of the houses she’s helped buy and sell in Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Martinsburg, and Inwood are perfect for a new vegetable garden. Contact her today to find the perfect home – and future garden plot – for your family!

Golf Courses in the Eastern Panhandle WV

golf courses in the eastern panhandle wv

Golf Courses in the Eastern Panhandle WV

golf courses in the eastern panhandle wv Do you love to play a nice round of golf on your day off? Well the weather will be starting to get nicer soon, and spring is here! That means that the opportunity to get out that old putter is right around the corner. You don’t need to go very far because there are many different places to play golf in the Eastern Panhandle of WV. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite local golf courses in the Eastern Panhandle WV.

Woodbrier Golf Course

250 Topflite Drive Martinsburg, WV 25403

Woodbrier Golf Course is located on Topflite Drive in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The par for the course is 71, and 18 holes covers 5,514 yards. Woodbrier Golf Course open daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and what’s great is there is no tee time required to play. The costs are reasonable, and the course has a lot to offer. Golf carts are always available for a little extra cost. If you are hungry, you can catch a bite to eat at the snack bar. If you are looking for a good deal, on Thursdays you can get 18 holes with a cart for only $20! The course also hosts leagues. League play begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. If you’d like to take a peek at the course, you can view Woordbrier Golf Course here.

 The Woods

1630 The Woods Road Hedgesville, WV 25427

The Woods, located off Mountain Lake Road in Hedgesville, West Virginia, is another great course in the area. They offer two different 18 hole courses that will each appeal to different types of golfers. The Mountain View course is described as a “fun and Fair” course. It is located right within the forest, so the course if lined with beautiful, big trees. The views on this course are fantastic, and it is a good challenge for golfers. For something that is a little less challenging and time consuming, there is the Stony Lick course. This 18 hole golf course is a par 62, mid-length course that is 3,600 yards. This course has shorter distances than the Mountain View course, so it is more ideal for a family outing or for someone looking to spend less time out on the green.

If you are looking for a good deal, Monday through Thursday after 2:00 pm is a good time to go. You can play and use a cart for $32. There is also a special discount for military, emergency services personnel, and seniors of the age of 55 Monday through Friday; the cost is $32 for the course and use of a cart. You can reserve a tee time at The Woods on their website.

Cacapon Golf Course

Golf Courses in the Eastern Panhandle WV818 Cacapon Lodge Drive Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Cacapon Golf Course is located in the beautiful town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia in Morgan County. The course is challenging and fun. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. among the foothills of the Cacapon Mountain. The design was rated as one of the top 130 best designed courses in the United States. The course has many challenges including sand bunkers, ponds, and streams. There is always a professional on duty available for teaching lessons. The course is par 72.

They offer daily golf deals, which can be found on their website. There is also a clubhouse and pro shop where you can buy snacks, rent golf carts, and use their locker rooms. This course is open all year as long as the weather permits it to be open. There are a ton of other fun activities to check out at Cacapon State Park Resort as well. You can find out more about the park here.

Locust Hill Golf Course

278 St. Andrews Drive Charles Town, WV 25414

Locust Hill Golf Course is located right in Charles Town, West Virginia in Jefferson County. It is an 18 hole golf course that is spread across 35 acres of land. The cost to play at Locust Hill Golf Course is reasonable, and they have some good deals. On weekdays, the cost for 18 holes with a cart is $30 and without a cart is $18. The price increases to $35 on weekends and holidays. However, if you are under the age of 15, you can play for free and long as you have a paying adult with you. So if you are looking to take your child out for a round of golf, this course may be a great option for the family. For more information about fees at Locust Hill Golf Course, you can visit their website at Tee times are available 14 days in advance for those who are members. If you aren’t a member, they are available 7 days in advance. You can sign up for tee times online or by calling them at (304) 728-7300. If you are an avid golfer, you may want to consider looking into a membership at Locust Hill Golf Course.

Cress Creek

100 Cress Creek Drive Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443

Cress Creek is located in Shepherdstown and is the town’s country club community. The community has a nice 18 hole championship golf course with a full service clubhouse with several dining options. As a member of the Cress Creek community, you have access to the 220 acres of golfing fun that was designed by Robert Elder. The course offers golfer many challenges including water obstacles, sand bunkers, and elevated tees. There is also a competitions size pool and tennis courts located in the community.

There are a variety of membership options at Cress Creek. For more information about Cress Creek, you can call (304) 876-3375 or send an e-mail to

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Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club

117 Golf Course Drive Charles Town, WV 25414

The Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club is located in Charles Town, West Virginia on Golf Course Drive. It is only two miles from the popular Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The course is open seven days a week during the daylight hours. It is an eighteen hole course with a par of 72. The family friendly course has no tee times. They pride themselves on being affordable and fun for all. You can check them out on their website or their Facebook page for more information. You can also call the pro shop at (304) 725-5120 to get information about their fees to play.

Would you like to live in an area that has a variety of golfing options? The Linda Kilroy Team can help you through that process. Linda’s Team knows homes, and we can find the one that’s just right for you. Give us a call at (304) 725-1145 or fill out the form below. We’d love to hear from you.

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Golf Courses in the Eastern Panhandle WV

Shepherdstown WV Listings


Shepherdstown WV Listings


Shepherdstown, West Virginia is a beautiful town located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. It is situated in Jefferson County with a population of 10,145 people according to the 2010 Census.

Shepherdstown is home to Shepherd University, a liberal arts university that offers a wide variety of programs. The college town is beautiful to walk around, and there are always events taking place on campus that are open to the community.

Downtown Shepherdstown is a unique place that you will easily fall in love with. The eclectic shops and restaurants are sure to become your new favorites. With everything from coffee shops to Mediterranean food to handmade craft shops, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Opera House Live located downtown is a host to many different musicians and performances, and you can find local musicians playing at several open mics in the town, including a local favorite at The Blue Moon.

Shepherdstown is also home to Morgan’s Grove Park, which is a family favorite. There are a variety of activities children and adults can participate in at this park. Shepherdstown is also located along the Potomac River, which provides for some beautiful views and some great opportunities for different water adventure activities. You can visit the Shepherdstown Visitors Center Website to learn more about fun things to do in the town.

Shepherdstown offers a variety of homes and communities. Whether you want to live close to the downtown area or if you prefer to live in a quiet neighborhood, Shepherdstown will suit your needs. Take a look at some of the homes that are currently being listed in Shepherdstown below. If you see one that interests you, give us a call, and we can help you get more information and set up a time to see the home. We can’t wait to get you in your new and beautiful Shepherdstown home.

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Summit Point Motorsports Park WV

Summit Point

Summit Point Motorsports Park WV: A Local Racetrack

Summit Point WV Motorsports Park Is that thunder in the distance? If it’s coming from the Summit Point area, it’s most likely cars! You’re likely to find them racing around one of three racetracks at the Summit Point Motorsport Park in Jefferson County, West Virginia right near the Virginia state line.

Built in 1969-70, the track officially opened as a professional racing venue in 1970. Over the years Summit Point has hosted a number of professional race series and has added three circuits to the original Summit Point circuit: the Jefferson (built in 1996); the Shenandoah (built in 2004); and the recently added Washington circuit, which is geared for autocross and driver training.

The track has had a few celebrities associated with it. The most notable celebrity being Paul Newman. The great actor was a racing enthusiast and frequently raced at the park in his Bob Sharpe prepared Datsun 510. In typical Newman style he and his wife Joanne Woodward kept their celebrity low-profile and while she managed, Paul raced around the track with the other drivers.

For the car enthusiast interested in all levels of driving, there are a number of programs to choose from. Friday at the Track – better known as FATT- is an all-day instructional event where drivers have a chance to put the petal to the metal in a safe environment. Drivers participate in classroom instruction as well as four driving sessions out on the track. And better yet, drivers get to use their own cars!

Summit Point  Drift Nirvana is a super cool program for new and intermediate drivers to learn the technique of drifting. What’s drifting, you ask? Check out this video filmed at Summit Point to find out. If you would rather watch then check out the Hyperfest which takes place in June. Last summer two championship drifters raced in front of enthusiastic spectators.

The Vintage Race Group hosts a number of events at Summit point including The Jefferson 500, a weekend-long vintage car event with instructional sessions and racing. They also host the annual Turkey Bowl which takes place around Thanksgiving.

BSR (Bill Scott Racing) runs programs for drivers looking to hone their driving skills. Accident Avoidance is one such program for all licensed drivers and is an advanced driving course to equip young and experienced drivers alike with the necessary skills to avoid accidents.

BSR also runs programs at Summit Point to teach drivers how to maneuver in high-threat areas. The proximity of Summit Point to Washington D.C. allows BSR to serve clients that include the military, government security agencies, law enforcement, and the State Department.

Summit Point WV Motorsports Park Motorcycle riders also have access to the various circuits at Summit Point and there are both instructional and racing programs available year round. Motorcycle Excitement offers a racing school and track days to help riders gain valuable racing experience.

When there’s a need for speed, Summit Point Motorsports Park delivers. For spectators and participants alike, Summit Point offers a program for everybody.

If you’re a car enthusiast and want to live nearby – in Shepherdstown, Charles Town, or Harpers Ferry – give Linda’s Team a call and they will get you started on the path to a new home, or you can check for homes at .

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Biking In and Around Shepherdstown, WV

Biking In and Around Shepherdstown, WV

Biking In and Around Shepherdstown

Spring is the perfect season for bike riding. Warmer temperatures and budding trees provide the perfect backdrop for hours of outdoor fun! Whether you’re a road bike enthusiast or fat-tire trailblazer, Shepherdstown and the surrounding area offer a variety of fun trails for the leisure rider, the weekend warrior, and the battle-hardened serious rider.

c&0canal If fat-tire mountain bikes are your preferred mode of transportation, there are many off-road paths and courses in the area that vary from leisurely rides to extremely difficult treks. Just take a quick hop across the Potomac over to the C & O National Park, and you will find the C & O towpath, which runs 184 miles from Cumberland, MD all the way down to Georgetown in Washington DC. The path is relatively flat and well maintained with some breathtaking views; riders often especially enjoy the beautiful Harpers Ferry National Park section of the tow path.

mountain biking For the more adventurous, thrill-seeking bunch who believe that mountain biking should actually involve mountains, there is the Boonsboro Greenbriar State Park which offers nine different trails through rugged mountainous terrain. The Red Trail (a 4.5 mile loop) will test the most skilled riders! There are a variety of state parks in the area – particularly in Maryland – with mountain biking trails. Just make sure to call the park you’re planning to visit before heading out, since not all parks and trails allow mountain biking.

ShepherdstownFor the road bike enthusiast, the back roads around Shepherdstown offer scenic courses with very little car and truck traffic. Plan your route carefully. Some roads (such as the more congested routes of Routes 45, 480, 230 and Flowing Spring Road) are heavily traveled and have very narrow shoulders.

Antietam National ParkIf you don’t want to battle cars and trucks, Antietam National Park is a quick five minute ride across the Potomac into Maryland. The wide roads and speed-controlled traffic offer a less stressful biking experience. However, be forewarned: there are some difficult hills to navigate.

W & OD TrailAnother option for those looking to bike without the stressful presence of vehicle traffic is the W & OD trail which runs from Purcellville, VA in Loudoun County forty-five miles to Arlington County right outside Washington DC. The trail offers an interesting transition from rural countryside of Loudoun County to the suburbs of Fairfax County, all the way to the cityscape backdrop of Arlington County.

Peddle & PaddleShepherdstown Pedal & Paddle is a full service bike shop located in the historic district of Shepherdstown. They offer new bike sales, service and maintenance packages, repairs, and bike fitting. If you don’t own a bike and want to experience Shepherdstown by bike, they offer a variety of rentals.

Looking to refuel after a grueling day on the road or up and down a mountain? Look no further than Mellow Moods located on German Street in historic Shepherdstown. They offer a mix of fresh and healthy drink and food choices, as well as catering possibilities for your biking excursion. The Blue Moon Cafe is another great local refueling stop located on Princess Street. An outdoor patio with tons of salad and delicious sandwich choices – as well as a variety of tasty local libations – makes this a perfect stop to breathe and relax.

If a weekend trip is in the cards, there are a number of places to stay in Shepherdstown including The Barvarian Inn, The Clarion Hotel, and The Thomas Shepherd Inn.

Shepherdstown (and the surrounding area) is truly a fantastic destination for biking enthusiasts! Contact Linda Kilroy of Linda Kilroy Real Estate at (304) 725-1145 to learn how you can become part of this great community.

Photo Credit: Nemo, Adam Fagen, Karin, Frank Kovalchek, and Chronographia von Strangehour

Spring Day Trips in Jefferson County WV

Spring Day Trips in Jefferson County WV

Spring Day Trips in Jefferson County WV

Inwood, Harpers Ferry, Martinsburg, Shepherdstown and Charles Town Areas

Spring Day Trips in Jefferson County WV  As the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia begins to warm up after a long, cold winter, there are many opportunities to get out and have some fun! Here are some fantastic ideas for spring day trips in Jefferson County WV:

National Conservation Training Center

Get out those running or walking shoes and dust them off. On Saturday, April 5th The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is holding its annual “This Race is for the Birds!” This event is for everybody of all ages – runners and walkers alike.

The event will be held at the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center just outside Shepherdstown, WV. There will be timed races, easy walking strolls, and a fun run as well.

An added bonus to this event is that participants will get to check out areas of the Center that are rarely open to the public. You’ll be able to check out birds and wildlife in their natural habitat along the untamed forested banks of the Potomac River. The event starts at 9:00 am and ends at noon. After you’re done, you can head down to historic Shepherdstown for lunch and a bite to eat.

 Shopping in Shepherdstown

If you don’t visit historic Shepherdstown after the race, then certainly mark another day this spring to visit. You could spend a whole day shopping at many of the fun and quirky stores that can be found along German Street – and then you can stop in and enjoy lunch at one of the many fantastic restaurants in the historic district.

One restaurant to try is the Blue Moon Cafe. After a hard day shopping, hiking, or biking, it is a great place to relax; visitors can be seated in their outdoor dining room and enjoy a salad and awesome sandwich.

  Spring Day Trips in Jefferson County WV Harpers Ferry

Another fun day trip in the Eastern Panhandle is Harpers Ferry. Rich in pre-industrial architecture and civil war history, Harper’s Ferry is a great place to visit. The Canal House Cafe is one of many places visitors can stop for a bite to eat; they offer fresh bread and a variety of yummy sandwiches.

 Local Wineries

After a couple hours of shopping, visitors from Northern Virginia will want to stop at the great wineries on the other side of the Shenandoah River on their way back home. A few to try include Breaux Vineyards, Notaviva Vineyards, or Willowcroft Farm Vineyards. There’s nothing like sharing a bottle of Chardonnay on a springtime weekend afternoon on an outdoor terrace while looking out at the Loudoun Valley below!

 Local Parks

Another great springtime day trip is going to explore one of the three national parks that are within a ten mile radius of Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry National Park (which includes historic Harpers Ferry), the C&O Canal National Park which has a long level trails for bike riding and the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD, which commemorates the end of General Lee’s invasion of the north.

Spring Day Trips in Jefferson County WV Jefferson County and the surrounding areas are not only rich with history, but offer a lot in the way of outdoor fun, which is exemplified through these fun spring day trips in Jefferson County WV. This is truly a wonderful area not only to visit but to live as well. If you’re interested in buying a house in the Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Inwood, Charles Town, or Martinsburg areas, please contact Linda Kilroy. She’s an expert in real estate and can start you on your way to home ownership in West Virginia.

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in the Eastern Panhandle WV

St. Patrick's Day Festivities in the Eastern Panhandle WV

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in the Eastern Panhandle WV

St. Patrick's Day Festivities in the Eastern Panhandle WVMake sure you put on your green and head out to one of these great events that are happening in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. There is something for everyone, whether you are young or old, Irish or not! Have some fun this year and take advantage of these St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in the Eastern Panhandle WV.

The town of Harpers Ferry will be hosting a festive St. Patrick’s Day themed Irish Fling on Saturday, March 15th. Many of the shops in town will be offering discounts and delicious Irish treats throughout the day. Waffle Buzz, The Village Shop Bakery, Private Quinn’s, Town’s Inn and Pub, Harpers Ferry Wine and Gourmet, and SCOOPS will all be participating by having Irish delicacies for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to ask about the Shamrock discounts at The Vintage Lady Shop, The Village Shop, STEAM, Tenfold Fair Trade Collection, Westwind Potters, and Mary Adams Accessories. There will also be crafts for the kids at The Town’s Inn. Sounds like a day full of fun!

If you are interested in learning a bit of history about the role Irish immigrants played in the construction of the C&O Canal, you can attend a special presentation by Dr. Karen Gray on Saturday, March 15th. Dr. Karen Gray, who is very knowledgeable about the canal, will be leading an illustrated lecture beginning at 10:30 am at the Entler Hotel, which is located on the corner of Princess and German Street in Historic Shepherdstown. After the lecture, there will be a walking tour on the canal. The doors for the event will open at 10:00 am.

The kids are in for a nice St. Patrick’s Day treat at Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown on Saturday, March 15th. The bookstore will be having a festive story time and craft for children to make. Four Seasons Books is located at 116 W. German Street. Bring the youngin’s out for a fun time and enjoy listening to the story. Who doesn’t love a good story? For more information, you can give them a call at (304) 876-3486.

Paddy’s Irish Pub will be having an entire weekend celebration leading up to St. Patrick’s Day! Located right here in Charles Town, Paddy’s is going to be the place to be this holiday. On Saturday, March 15th, they will be having a hog roast at 7:00 pm. Then there will be music by the Jokers at 8:00 pm. On Sunday, they will host Unwound at 2:30 pm, and on Monday, there will be a DJ and karaoke starting at 2:30 pm. They will not be taking reservations. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Domestic, a restaurant located at 117 E. German Street in Shepherdstown, is hosting a fun night of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with great food and great music. The event will take place on Saturday, March 15ht. The menu will feature some classic Irish corned beef and cabbage. There will also be chocolate Guinness cake- yum! The Speakeasy Boys, a local bluegrass band, will be performing. Come on out to have some good, Irish fun. If you’d like more information, you can give Domestic a call at (304) 876-1030.

Opera House Live in Shepherdstown will be showing two St. Patrick’s Day inspired films on Saturday, March 15th at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The films that will be shown are The Secret of Roan Inish and Waking Ned Devine. These movies are both rated PG, so they would be appropriate for a variety of ages. The event is open to the public for free. So if you’d like to take advantage of some free movies, this is your chance!

The Fox Hunt, a fantastic local bluegrass band, will be performing Monday night at Opera House Live. The show will begin at 9:00 pm. Tickets for this show will be $7. They can be purchased online at the Opera House Live website. You won’t want to miss this show!

St. Patrick's Day Festivities in the Eastern Panhandle WV Are you looking for a wonderful celebration of Irish heritage that involves eating a lot of good food? Check out this delicious event at the Historic McFarland House on March 12th. They will be having a St. Patrick’s Day Feast with 8 courses of amazing food and beer. The event will begin with a meet and greet at 7:00 pm and then dinner at 7:30 pm. The cost is $50.

Photo credit: JD Hancock

If you are willing to drive a little bit, there is a really cook event taking place at the Luhrs Center at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The ‘Women of Ireland’ concert production will be showcasing Irish music and dance by female Irish performers. The event will be on Friday, March 14th at 8:00 pm. This is going to be a treat! For more information and ticket prices, visit the Luhrs Center website.

Often times we focus on feasting and delicious Irish food when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day. However, the town of Hagerstown, Maryland has created an event that promotes a slightly more healthy way to celebrate: a St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk! This event has become an annual run that takes place in Washington County. This year the event will be held on Saturday, March 15th. The starting line is at the intersection of North Potomac and Washington Street. Make sure to check it out and run for your luck this year!

There will be a festive parade in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Saturday, March 15th. The parade will celebrate Irish heritage. It will begin at 10:00 am at the Washingtonian Center. So if you’re feeling super festive, you may want to look into going to the 14th annual parade.

If there are other events you’d like us to add to our list of St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in the Eastern Panhandle WV that you’d like people to know about, just leave us a comment. We hope you get to go celebrate and have some fun. If St. Patrick’s Day isn’t really your thing, you can check out these other events happening this March in the Eastern Panhandle.

St. Patrick's Day Festivities in the Eastern Panhandle WV

As you can tell, the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia always has some kind of fun event going on. If you are interested in becoming a member of the community in this area, let us know. We would love to help you with all your buying and selling needs. You can give Linda’s Team a call at (304) 725-1145 or just fill out the forma below, and someone will contact you.


St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in the Eastern Panhandle WV

The Bavarian Inn Shepherdstown WV

The Bavarian Inn Shepherdstown WV

The Bavarian Inn Shepherdstown WV

The Bavarian Inn Shepherdstown WV Are you tired of being stuck in your home with nothing exciting to do? You should try out a new experience and visit The Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Whether you want to stay a couple of nights at the inn or simply want to go out for a nice meal, you need look no further than the Bavarian Inn!

The Bavarian Inn is on the banks of the Potomac – just a a quick ten minute walk from downtown historic Shepherdstown – and is known for one of the best fine dining experiences in the area. Chef Wolfgang Vomand has created a menu featuring traditional German fare with a distinctive American twist.

There’s plenty of German food on the menu – from Wiener Schnitzel to Sauerbraten, as well as German sausages. For example, look for the tenderloin tips served “stroganoff style”, described as beef with German Spaetzle and a mushroom-bacon cream sauce, served with crispy baby beets and pickled cucumber.

A wide variety of seafood selections await you as well. For example, there’s “Neptune’s Catch” (the daily fish special) lump crab cakes, wild salmon, as well as the Idaho Brook Trout “Oscar” – trout topped with lump crabmeat cream, asparagus hollandaise, and a side of rosti potato cake.

How about a romantic Chateaubriand for two? It’s on the menu, as well as Australian rack of lamb, and plenty of appetizers, as well as several soup and salad selections too.

The Bavarian Inn The wine list has over six hundred wine choices featuring numerous varietals from most of the regions of the world, including several selections from Virginia. The Sommelier can suggest wine pairings with your dinner selections.

There are four dining rooms to choose from. There’s the Potomac Room, with fantastic views of the landscaped grounds and the Potomac River, and the Hunt Room, with a stone fireplace and antler chandeliers. The Library is a formal lounge. Downstairs, the Rathskeller is a more of a traditional European Pub with plenty of German beer and weekend entertainment.

The Sunday Brunch at the Bavarian is well known in the area. There’s an omelette/breakfast station, a seafood station, a salad station, a carving station (with German meatloaf, roasted loin of pork, Virginia ham, turkey breast, and prime rib), a pasta station, a European station (with German sausages and sauerkraut) and a dessert station.

In short, the Bavarian Inn is one of the Shepherdstown area’s most unique choices for fine dining.

 The Bavarian Inn is just one of the many great attractions that Shepherdstown and the surrounding area has to offer. To purchase a house and become part of this vibrant community, contact Linda Kilroy for all your home purchasing needs. She is an expert and can point you in the right direction to get started. You can give her team a call at (304) 725-1145 or fill out the form below.