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

horseback riding at The Omni Homestead Resort

Turn a Long Weekend into an Unforgettable Vacation

06/01/2021 Posted in: Family Fun, Food, Lodging, Outdoors, People, Scenic Drives

Bath County is the undisputed king of the long weekend getaway. It’s located close enough to major markets like Washington, Baltimore, Richmond and Norfolk that it’s easy enough to reach, yet far enough that is feels like an escape. The stress begins to disappear on the scenic drive leading to Bath County, which means visitors … Continue reading Turn a Long Weekend into an Unforgettable Vacation

Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm

Fort Lewis Lodge and Farm — Best in the Blue Ridge

02/15/2021 Posted in: Family Fun, Food, Lodging, Outdoors, Scenic

Each year, the readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine vote for places, experiences and businesses in the Best of the Blue Ridge contest. Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm, situated along the Cowpasture River in Millboro on the northern side of Bath County, could easily have been a contender in at least five categories, including Instagrammable … Continue reading Fort Lewis Lodge and Farm — Best in the Blue Ridge

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