The Homestead Resort

The Homestead Resort
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1766 Homestead Drive
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445
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Reviewed by Dale Leatherman

One of the grande dames of American golf resorts, The Homestead was built in 1766 as an inn in the Allegheny foothills of western Virginia. Because of the area's warm springs (which still feed the historic indoor swimming pool), it grew into a popular spa resort during the 1800s. Destroyed by fire, the hotel was rebuilt of red brick, with east and west wings flanking a clock tower.

That's the stately edifice visitors still see today as they approach via a winding, shady drive. But

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Archery,Biking,Birding,Canoeing,Cooking Classes,Cross-country Skiing,Downhill Skiing,Fitness and Beauty,Fly Fishing,Freshwater Fishing,Gambling,Golfing,Gourmet Dining,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Hunting and Shooting,Ice Skating,Kayaking,Kids' Club,Live Entertainment,Shopping,Snowboarding,Snowmobiling,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Team Tournaments,Tennis,Wildlife/Nature Programs,Wine Tasting
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Americas classic Georgian-style mountain resort is situated in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia. Renowned for its natural hot springs featuring rejuvenating benefits that discriminating travelers have enjoyed since the 18th century. The Homestead combines rich historical ambience with present day elegance and exception attention to detail. The famed Georgian-style- Kentucky red bricked hotel offers 483 luxurious guest rooms including 88 suites- many of which feature sun porches and gas burning fireplaces. Each room is elegantly appointed- blending rich historical ambience with modern conveniences- including refreshment center- voice mail- on-demand services- and walk-in closets AND TV/VCRS UPON REQUEST LIMITED SUPPLY. There are several dining and entertainment options available as well as recreational activities which include three-championship golf course- full European Spa- skiing and skating- horseback and carriage rides- six tennis courts- a four-mile trout stream- 100 miles of hiking and biking trail- Falconry- the Homestead Shooting Club- Homestead Kids Club and Golf Advantage School. We also have approximately 72-000 square feet of meeting space on-property- and a new 20-000 square foot conference center/ballroom facility. ALL RESERVATIONS FOR THANKSGIVING- CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS MUST BE CANCELLED 30 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TO AVOID FORFEITURE OF 1 NIGHT ROOM- RESORT CHARGE AND TAX. Roanoke -ROA- 65.0 Miles South East

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The Homestead combines healing waters and history with top-ranked golf, winter skiing, and a year-round children's program. Hot Springs' mineral waters drew people for centuries, but the first lodging was built in 1766, ten years before the American Revolution. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison soaked here between 1818 and 1820. The Homestead Spa was built in 1892 and the current hotel dates to 1902 with later additions. A grande dame property, the

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