B – Bacova Beer is a popular gathering spot for visitors and locals. The vibe is relaxed, the food is tasty and good craft beer is always on tap.
C – Cascades is the name of one of the The Omni Homestead’s two award-winning golf courses. The other is known as The Old Course. They are consistently ranked among the best in the mid-Atlantic region.
D – Dan Ingalls Overlook is one of several Instagram-worthy highlights on one of the scenic drives included in our popular brochure.
E – Epic Road Trip Through Virginia’s Western Highlands was the cover story in a recent issue of Recreation News Magazine. The article profiled the four-county region that includes Bath, Highland, Alleghany and Craig counties.
F – Foodies have been flocking to Bath County now that word is out about the county’s incredible chefs, craft beverage options, and thriving family farms that make farm-to-table experience possible.
G – Garth Newel Music Center is a world-class music venue situated on a postcard-like campus. An evening of gourmet food and a live performance by the piano quartet is a moving experience you’ll always treasure.
I – Innkeepers are a special breed of people. Hospitality is part of their nature as they welcome guests every day and work tirelessly to ensure that their stay is as close to perfect as possible. Bath County has great B&B inns because of the hardworking innkeepers.
J – Jefferson Pools, as they are currently known, are in the midst of a meticulous restoration. When work is completed, they will revert to the original name of Warm Springs Pools.
K – Kayak is a peaceful way to see the Jackson River or to explore the undeveloped shoreline of Lake Moomaw.
L – Les Cochons d’Or is one French term you’ll learn in Bath County and will never forget. It’s a wonderful dining experience in Hot Springs.
M – Millboro is a beautiful village you pass through when you drive into Bath County from Goshen on Route 39 and 42.
N – Night skies, especially on a clear and moonless night, will offer a spellbinding view of constellations and the Milky Way Galaxy.
O – Omni Homestead Resort is the full name of the beloved and historic property in Hot Springs that began welcoming guests in 1766.
P – Pies are a specialty of the house at Country Café. It’s a locally popular place with delicious home cooking. The breakfasts are wonderful, but people come from all over to take home one of their pies.
S – Sam Snead, the legendary pro golfer was born in Bath County. His memory lives on in many ways, including a fantastic restaurant in Hot Springs that bears his name.
T – Troddenvale at Oakley Farm in Warm Springs makes delicious cider using old-world methods. Tours and tasting are available by appointment.
U – Unique accommodations are the norm, not the exception in Bath County. Choices include: staying in a converted silo; or on a working farm; maybe in a room that used to be the old jail; or in a grand resort that has hosted 23 U.S. Presidents.
V – Villages are what you’ll find in Bath County. Hot Springs, Warm Springs, Millboro and others are technically villages and not towns.
X – Xenial is a word that perfectly describes Bath County even though we had never heard it until starting on this blog post. It means: Warm, welcoming and hospitable.
Y – Yoga at sunrise or along the banks of the Cowpasture River is a great way to start the day, and is an occasional activity at Fort Lewis Lodge and Farm.
Z – Zip Lining across the tree canopy at The Omni Homestead is a good way to get the adrenaline pumping.