Imagine yourself in one of America's most historic spas, where you can refresh and revitalize yourself in nothing less than the most luxurious of surroundings. It is a place built on the centuries-old tradition of 'taking the waters,' but stands ready to bring you the most innovative of spa treatments available today in a unique historic setting. Located in Hot Springs, VA it is The Omni Homestead Resort, newly transformed into one of the premier spas of the world. A visit to The Spa is a relaxing and refreshing experience for both men and women. The staff has designed a variety of treatments such as massages, hydrotherapies, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and more. Many of these services have their foundation in history and have been offered since The Spa's beginning, while others represent the very latest in technology. Also unique is the range of Kid's Spa Services. The Homestead Spa has created a unique program of spa services for those under the age of 16 that can be enjoyed only and exclusively in the Spa Suite. See the 'Spa Menu' for more details. A full line of salon services has been carefully developed to complement the myriad of activities featured at the resort. So whether you choose golf, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking or more, or you simply opt to relax in a rocking chair on The Front Porch and do nothing at all, The Homestead promises to provide the ultimate in relaxation in a splendid and comfortable atmosphere.
The Jefferson Pools, located five miles from The Omni Homestead Resort, are operated by the resort and have a long, rich history. The two covered pools and the sheltered 'drinking spring' have been preserved in their natural, if not their original, condition. Time has aged the bathhouses, and boards have been replaced from time to time, but the scene is not far from that which greeted the eyes of visitors even before the first Homestead was built at Hot Springs. The temperature of the water varies only a degree or two from 96 degrees throughout the year.
The Homestead boasts three challenging golf courses, each with its own distinctive merits. Consistently ranked among Golf Digest's and Golf magazine's top fifty courses, the Cascades course is a William S. Flynn design and is touted as the finest mountain course in America. The Lower Cascades course was built by Robert Trent Jones in 1963 and features Jones' trademark runway tee boxes and wide-open fairways. And, of course, the Old Course has the oldest first tee in continuous use in the U.S. The Homestead's Golf Advantage School offers the opportunity to improve your game in a beautiful setting high in the Allegheny Mountains. Two tiers of tennis courts are laid out to give your game privacy plus a spectacular view of The Homestead tower and the mountain valley. There are eight courts, including four Har-Tru courts and four all-weather courts. The Homestead maintains a stable of over 50 horses, and offers English and Western style riding. One hundred miles of hiking trails wind over the 15,000 acres of mountains and valleys at the Homestead. The Omni Homestead Resort boasts nine downhill ski runs and an Olympic-sized ice rink at the base of the slopes. Flyfishing, falconry, and a shooting club round out the outdoor activities.
Since 1766, The Omni Homestead Resort has offered visitors an incomparable retreat; an incredibly grand escape, located amidst the beauty of Virginia's Allegheny Mountains. The Homestead has undergone a series of multi-million-dollar renovations that have included refurbishment of many of the resort's more than 500 guest rooms and suites. Traditional furnishings, plush patterned carpets and floral draperies were used to accurately reflect the Georgian architecture. Also, renovations have been completed to some corridors and foyers, giving them all the same traditionally elegant look.
True elegance is evidenced by The Homestead's renowned Dining Room, offering continental cuisine prepared to perfection under the direction of the resort's executive chef for 36 years, Albert Schnarwyler. Trademark entrees are complemented with distinctive wines selected from the exquisitely designed Wine Room. French and American cuisine are favorites at the 1766 Grille, featuring an intimate atmosphere with views of the Casino and expansive grounds. Located adjacent to the first tee of the Old Course, the Casino Club offers a relaxed setting with a view of the practice green, tennis courts and lawn game area. Cafe Albert is a fun dining experience located on Cottage Row, or try Sam Snead's Tavern, an inviting retreat for those looking for a true taste of the local color. There are a variety of other great choices like the seasonal Ski Lodge Restaurant and the nearby Cascades Club.
Dogs are most welcome at the property, but not in the rooms. For all unsupervised times a kennel is available at the cost of $10 per night.