Visitors have been making the journey to Bath County for more than 250 years. Back then, people came to relax and rejuvenate at The Homestead Resort and soak in the mineral springs. While present day Bath County still offers a relaxing atmosphere amid beautiful scenery, the truth is that there is much to see and do in the area.
The Omni Homestead has grown to become of the finest resorts on the east coast. The grounds, golf courses and amenities are spectacular, making it an annual tradition for many families. Bath County is also home to independent motels, private rental properties and impeccable Bed & Breakfast Inns. The great overnight accommodations are one of the reasons why Bath County is the ideal hub for visitors wanting to explore the beautiful mountains of Virginia and neighboring communities across the border in West Virginia.
At 535 square miles, Bath County is big with lots of room to wander. We’re home to Douthat State Park, one of Virginia’s original state parks, and beautiful Lake Moomaw. You’ll find hiking, biking, wildlife viewing and fishing at Hidden Valley Recreation Area and Dominion Back Creek Recreation Area. Not to mention, Bath County has a winery, cidery, craft brewery, charming shops and world-class music at Garth Newel Music Center. In addition to all of that, we also have wonderful neighbors. Within a short drive, visitors can see Humpback Bridge, Goshen Pass, the Green Bank Observatory and more.
Bath County’s Motorcycle Rides and Scenic Drives brochure is a great resource for exploring the region. The brochure has five loops that begin and end in either Hot Springs or Warm Springs. The routes vary in length from 74 miles to 135 miles and include natural beauty, man made wonders and quaint towns. Request a free copy of the brochure here or view it online, complete with maps and driving directions.
The best part of the hub & spoke approach to exploring the region is that after a day of discovery, you’ll find yourself back in Bath County for a fantastic meal at one of several special occasion restaurants and a good night’s sleep at one of the county’s excellent lodging properties. See what a 250-year-long tradition of hospitality has created.