Lake Douthat

Douthat State Park

07/20/2022 Posted in: Family Fun, History, Outdoors, Scenic

Douthat State Park is considered by many to be a jewel of the Virginia State Park system. It’s a 4,500-acre playground with stunning mountain views, a 50-acre lake with a sandy beach and an equestrian camping area. Even in a county that is 89% forested, with 51% being national forest land, Douthat State Park will … Continue reading Douthat State Park

Sam Snead Tavern exterior

A Delicious Legacy in Hot Springs

05/25/2022 Posted in: Beverages, Family Fun, Food, History

Driving through Hot Springs — appropriately on Sam Snead Highway — it’s been impossible to overlook the restaurant and tavern that bears the name of Bath County’s most famous son. The building sits squarely on the corner of Main Street in Hot Springs. As you approach from the south, you’ll be staring straight at the … Continue reading A Delicious Legacy in Hot Springs

Foodlore Fridays Dinner Series

An Event-filled Year for Bath County

02/02/2022 Posted in: Agri-tourism, Arts & Music, Beverages, Events, Family Fun, Food, History, People

There’s no doubt it’s going to be an eventful year in Bath County. A major renovation is underway at The Omni Homestead. The restoration of the Warm Springs Pools is continuing on schedule. And, some exciting restaurant announcements will soon be made. Some visitors may not be aware that Bath County is also home to … Continue reading An Event-filled Year for Bath County

2021 Bath County in review

2021 – An Extraordinary Year for Bath County

12/16/2021 Posted in: Agri-tourism, Arts & Music, Beverages, Family Fun, Food, History, Lodging, Outdoors, Scenic

At this time a year ago, people were really happy to say goodbye to 2020. The excitement people had for moving on from that awful year should have been an indicator that 2021 would be filled with wonderful new things. The global pandemic didn’t magically disappear, but restrictions on travel and gatherings eased. People were eager … Continue reading 2021 – An Extraordinary Year for Bath County

Historical Highway Markers Unveiling courtesy of Bill Jones

Historic Markers

10/26/2021 Posted in: Family Fun, History, Scenic, Scenic Drives

The charming village of Warm Springs was placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018. Simply stroll through the village and see buildings and architecture that represents over 200 years of settlement. The stories of the people who built the community are endless. Thankfully, there are … Continue reading Historic Markers