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Highlawn Inn receives national award

August 17, 2009

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Highlawn Inn B&B in Berkeley Springs recently added another star to its crown of awards.

The Victorian bed-and-breakfast inn was selected for the 2009 Best of Berkeley Springs Award by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) in Washington, D.C.

"We still have no idea whether we were recommended by a guest or a local group, but we're thrilled," Sandra Kauffman, owner and hostess, said in a press release.

This is not the first recognition the inn has received.

It was voted by visitors as one of the top 15 B&Bs/inns in the 2003 Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal Book of Lists contest, which also highlighted its silver-service dinners. In 1998, Highlawn received the America's Favorite Inns Award.

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The inn features a collection of four buildings overlooking the historic town and springs. Highlawn is the centerpiece, an elaborate Victorian bride's house with a wrap-around veranda. Aunt Pearl's is a 1920s bungalow just down the walk. A block away sits the two-parlor house built by the springs bathkeeper at the turn of the 20th century and called the Bathkeeper's Quarters in his honor. The high-ceilinged, oversized, private upstairs to the renovated Carriage House is across the walk from Highlawn.

First of the contemporary bed and breakfast lodging places in Berkeley Springs, Highlawn has been open since 1984.

USCA is established to recognize the best of local businesses that have achieved exceptional marketing success and provide exemplary service to their customers and community.

For more information about the Highlawn Inn, call 1-888-290-4163 or go to www.highlawninn.com.

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