Dan Ingalls Overlook on a Scenic Drive

Bucket List Activities in Bath County

07/27/2021 Posted in: Agri-tourism, Arts & Music, Beverages, Family Fun, Food, History, Lodging, Outdoors, Scenic Drives

When people are asked about their “bucket list” of experiences, travel is always at the top of the list. Sometimes the lists include exotic locales in far-away lands or mesmerizing sights like the aurora borealis. Others have more modest lists that include simpler things they just haven’t gotten around to yet, like going horseback riding … Continue reading Bucket List Activities in Bath County

The Omni Homestead Resort

The Iconic Homestead Tower

07/09/2021 Posted in: Family Fun, History, Lodging, Scenic

Whether you approach Hot Springs from the north or south along Sam Snead highway, you become aware of the presence of The Omni Homestead Resort well before you arrive in town. The first things you notice are the impeccably groomed golf courses with meandering golf cart paths and signs indicating “golf carts crossing.” Soon, though, … Continue reading The Iconic Homestead Tower

Hot Springs Virginia

A Guide for First-Time Visitors

04/15/2021 Posted in: Arts & Music, Family Fun, Food, History, Outdoors, People, Scenic, Scenic Drives

Visitors have been making the journey to Bath County for more than 250 years to soak in the natural mineral springs and stay at one of America’s first resorts. Now, people are rediscovering modern Bath County for a variety of wonderful reasons, including the remarkable culinary scene, motorcycle rides and scenic drives, unique accommodations and … Continue reading A Guide for First-Time Visitors

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