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

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

family exploring in the fall courtesy of Natural Retreats

Bath County is a hub for hospitality, dining and exploring

10/22/2020 Posted in: Beverages, Family Fun, Food, Lodging, Outdoors, Scenic, Scenic Drives

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 … Continue reading Bath County is a hub for hospitality, dining and exploring

Garden Room & Cafe salmon and brussels sprouts

Destination Dining

10/06/2020 Posted in: Agri-tourism, Beverages, Food, People

Food Tourism is a growing travel trend. For many travelers, food choices are as important a factor as climate and scenery when choosing a destination. For some people, it’s the very reason for traveling. Food Tourism is much more than finding a place to eat in whichever city you happen to be visiting. Food Tourism, … Continue reading Destination Dining

Snead's 1912 Fried Chicken

Southern Style Barbecue in a Tavern Atmosphere at Snead’s 1912

08/27/2020 Posted in: Beverages, Food, People

Just as the legacy of pro golfer Sam Snead is a part of every day life in Bath County, so is the restaurant that honors him. Located in downtown Hot Springs on the corner of Main Street and — what else — Sam Snead Highway, Snead’s 1912 is impossible to miss. And, you definitely do … Continue reading Southern Style Barbecue in a Tavern Atmosphere at Snead’s 1912