The Homestead - Hot Springs, VA

Two-Night Stay at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA

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Historical Four-Diamond Resort with Mineral-Springs Spa

Since it first opened in 1766, The Homestead has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most luxurious resorts in the country, with a prestigious guestbook that includes more than 20 US Presidents. Golfing legend Sam Snead honed his game on the resident Old Course, and the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts once strolled the Grand Halls and gaming lawns. Today, The Homestead is as grand as ever. An outdoor water park was recently added to the property, and in 2011 and 2012, the resort was named one of the best in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. Set on 3,000 acres in the Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead is a premier Southern retreat.

The resort’s popularity has always been influenced by its proximity to natural mineral springs. Take a soak in the healing waters that Thomas Jefferson claimed to be “of the first merit” at the Jefferson Pools, where the mineral content is so high that you’ll float with ease. Other presidents, including Taft and Eisenhower, favored the resort’s golf courses. Play a round on the Old Course, which dates back to 1892 and boasts the oldest tee in continuous use in the nation.

The resort's mountain environs make it an ideal base for outdoor recreation. Catch a glimpse of waterfalls and edible plants on a guided hike along the Cascades Gorge trail, or cast your line into a stream stocked with rainbow trout during a fly-fishing adventure. The Homestead also operates one of the few downhill ski resorts in the South, so when the slopes open, grab a complimentary lift ticket and race snowmen on 45 acres of scenic trails.

The Homestead’s 10 restaurants and bars include Sam Snead’s Tavern and the main dining room, which draws a sophisticated dinner crowd with fine dining and live music. In the morning, you'll find pancakes, pastries, and cooked-to-order omelets at the breakfast buffet, which is included in some purchase options.

Bath County, Virginia: Warm Mineral Springs amid Allegheny Mountains

Bath County—a highlands region in western Virginia—has a very fitting name; the area is home to a wealth of natural thermal springs that can reach temperatures upwards of 100 degrees. Since the early 1700s, visitors such as George Washington have traveled to Bath County to soak in the hot springs, whose healing properties are said to promote mental and physical well-being.

This area is also known for its unspoiled scenery. Spend an afternoon hiking the trails that wend through forests next to freshwater streams. Or, hop in your car for a scenic drive on country roads that crest over the Allegheny Mountains.

Bath also supports a prolific arts community. Just 3 miles from the resort, at the Garth Newel Music Center, you can enjoy an intimate concert followed by a gourmet meal with the musicians. The center also hosts festivals and champagne brunches throughout the year.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay in a resort room with valet parking and daily breakfast for two

  • $339 for Monday–Wednesday check-in (up to a $678 value)
  • $370 for Thursday–Sunday check-in (up to a $740 value)

Two-night stay in a resort room with valet parking and one outdoor activity for two

  • $360 for Monday–Wednesday check-in (up to a $720 value)
  • $385 for Thursday–Sunday check-in (up to a $770 value)

Book by: 11/23/12
Travel by: 12/23/12

Included in all options:

  • Daily valet parking

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • 10 restaurants and bars
  • Two golf courses
  • Full-service spa with hot-spring pools
  • Indoor and outdoor natural-springs pools
  • 2-acre outdoor water park and swimming center
  • Outdoor, indoor, and seasonal activities including kayaking, mountain biking, and skiing
  • Four tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 11/23/2012 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/23/2012
  • Not valid 9/29, 10/5-10/6, 11/10- 11/12, 11/15-11/16, 11/21-11/23
  • Limit 2/person, 2/gift, 2/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation policy or fee of one night's stay, tax and $25 resort charge applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Not valid with other offers
  • Not valid towards group or existing bookings
  • $25 daily resort charge and 9% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Resort Room

  • One king or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge for additional guests 18 or younger in existing bedding; $25 per night for each additional guest 19 or older

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Resort charge includes: Internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas, morning coffee in the Lobby Bar, USA Today paper each weekday, afternoon tea, nightly movies, continuous property shuttles to all resort recreational activities, access to the fitness center, tennis courts, and gratuities for housekeeping staff
  • Parking: valet parking included with this offer
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 52 miles from Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB); 173 miles from Richmond International Airport (RIC)
  • By car: about 166 miles west of Richmond, Virginia

Traveler's Tips

Select options of this Getaway include one outdoor activity for two. Available activities include:

  • Green fees on the Old Course (cart fee applies)
  • Fly fishing (stream pass for Fly Casting Clinic)
  • 30-minute group horseback riding, archery, paintball, sporting clays, skeet, rifle range, Jefferson Pools, canoeing and kayaking, hayrides, mountain biking (ammo fees apply for sporting clays, skeet, and rifle range )
  • Ice skating and lift tickets seasonally
  • Activities exclude rentals and lessons

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