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

Vine Cottage Inn exterior

Cool Treats in Hot Springs

07/31/2020 Posted in: Family Fun, Food, Lodging

If you’re fortunate enough to have been a guest at Vine Cottage Inn, you’re familiar with their magnificent daily breakfast, which is always accompanied by a generous helping of southern hospitality. Now, visitors to Hot Springs are enjoying a wonderful new treat at Vine Cottage. Sweet Treats from the Vine is scooping out ice cream … Continue reading Cool Treats in Hot Springs

scenic drives in Bath County Virginia

Top Five Reasons to Make Bath County Your First Post Covid-19 Getaway

07/17/2020 Posted in: Agri-tourism, Beverages, Family Fun, Food, Lodging, Outdoors, Scenic Drives

    1. Wide Open Spaces – This region of Virginia is unspoiled and uncrowded. Most of the land in Bath County is forested, including National Forest and State Park land. That means plenty of room to roam. There are rivers and lakes for paddling and fishing, trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding, and … Continue reading Top Five Reasons to Make Bath County Your First Post Covid-19 Getaway