men fly fishing courtesy of Fort LewisA – Anglers love our lakes, rivers and streams where they often reel in a trophy catch. Fly fisherman also frequent Bath County for great fishing and the annual So Fly Festival.


Bacova BeerB – 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.


golfing at The Omni Homestead ResortC – 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.


Dan Ingalls Scenic OverlookD – Dan Ingalls Overlook is one of several Instagram-worthy highlights on one of the scenic drives included in our popular brochure.


Recreation News Take an epic road trip through Virginia's Western HighlandsE – 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.


dining at Snead's 1912F – 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.



Garth Newel Piano Quartet by Scott BartlettG – 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.


Warm Springs & West Warm Springs Historic District mapH – Historic sites and markers make up a self-guided tour of Warm Springs and West Warm Springs. Details are online and on the back cover of our Visitor Guide.


breakfast at Vine Cottage InnI – 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.


Paddle the Jackson RiverK – 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.


Scenic views in Bath County, VaM – Millboro is a beautiful village you pass through when you drive into Bath County from Goshen on Route 39 and 42.


dark skies in Bath CountyN – Night skies, especially on a clear and moonless night, will offer a spellbinding view of constellations and the Milky Way Galaxy.



The Omni Homestead ResortO – Omni Homestead Resort is the full name of the beloved and historic property in Hot Springs that began welcoming guests in 1766.


Country Cafe piesP – 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.


Blue Ridge Outdoors sponsored content August 2020Q – Quaint is how travel writers from Recreation News, Savor, Blue Ridge Outdoors, and many others frequently refer to Bath County.


R – Romantic Getaways are a popular reason for a visit to Bath County. With so many choices for lodging, great food, long walks in the woods and starlit nights, it’s easy to see why.


Burger at Snead's 1912 SteakS – 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.


Troddenvale CiderT – Troddenvale at Oakley Farm in Warm Springs makes delicious cider using old-world methods. Tours and tasting are available by appointment.


Fort Lewis Lodge & FarmU – 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.


Main Street in Hot Springs with view of the Homestead TowerV – Villages are what you’ll find in Bath County. Hot Springs, Warm Springs, Millboro and others are technically villages and not towns.



W – Warm Springs is the county seat of Bath County. It’s also one of the most charming villages you will ever find, complete with inns, restaurants, an art gallery, spa and more.


The Inn at Warm Springs Coffee HouseX – 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.


yoga at Fort Lewis LodgeeY – 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.


ziplining at The Omni Homestead ResortZ – Zip Lining across the tree canopy at The Omni Homestead is a good way to get the adrenaline pumping.