courtyard at Inn at Gristmill Square

Celebrating a Decade of Exceptional Hospitality — Meet the Innkeepers at the Inn at Gristmill Square

01/21/2021 Posted in: Family Fun, Food, History, Lodging, People

In the heart of the Village of Warm Springs is a unique business with an appropriately long name — The Inn at Gristmill Square and Waterwheel Restaurant. This charming inn is on the site of a historic gristmill. The iconic waterwheel, which itself is an instagram-worthy photo-op, is on the building that houses a magnificent … Continue reading Celebrating a Decade of Exceptional Hospitality — Meet the Innkeepers at the Inn at Gristmill Square

Made in Bath County - Bear Loop Overlook by Jennifer Dalke TNC

Only in Bath County – A Look Back and A Look Ahead

01/05/2021 Posted in: Agri-tourism, Arts & Music, Beverages, Family Fun, Food, History, Lodging, Outdoors, Scenic, Scenic Drives, Uncategorized

Bath County has been welcoming visitors for more than 250 years. Travelers made the journey to “take the waters” long before the American Revolution. The Homestead Resort opened in 1766 and the county’s tradition of fine hospitality was born. Even from the perspective of a community with such a long tourism history, 2020 was a … Continue reading Only in Bath County – A Look Back and A Look Ahead

couple hiking in Bath County Va

Trail Maintainers make it possible to Walk to West Virginia

12/16/2020 Posted in: Family Fun, Outdoors, Scenic

In a county that is 89% forest (which includes 51% national forest and 6% state park), you better believe there are some great hiking trails. The variety of trails around Bath County is surely one of the reasons why the readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine chose Hot Springs, VA, as a Top Adventure Town. … Continue reading Trail Maintainers make it possible to Walk to West Virginia

The Cascades golf course at The Omni Homestead Resort

Golf Legend and Bath County’s Favorite Son

11/23/2020 Posted in: Family Fun, Food, History, People

The main road through Bath County, connecting Hot Springs and Warm Springs, is known as Sam Snead Highway. At the junction of that very highway and Main Street in Hot Springs, sits the highly visible restaurant, Snead’s 1912. Sam Snead is Bath County’s favorite son. It’s time to meet the legend. Samuel Jackson Snead was … Continue reading Golf Legend and Bath County’s Favorite Son

scenic mountain views in Bath County courtesy of Natural Retreats

After the Foliage – Every Season is Beautiful in Bath County

11/02/2020 Posted in: Beverages, Family Fun, Food, Lodging, Outdoors, Scenic, Scenic Drives

Bath County is one of the top destinations in Virginia for fall foliage. The mountain scenery is unspoiled and the back roads are peaceful. The only green-yellow-red combinations to be seen are on the trees, because there are no stoplights in the entire county. Eventually, the leaves fall from the branches and the mountains are … Continue reading After the Foliage – Every Season is Beautiful in Bath County