Wednesday’s Wish We Were Here: The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va

To celebrate Summer’s arrival, it’s time for us to take a little midweek escape. Today’s destination is rich with Southern history and has been welcoming guests since 1766.

The Homestead is such a grand resort
All images are courtesy of The Homestead

The Homestead, a luxury resort and spa nestled in the Virginia countryside and surrounded by the splendor of the Allegheny Mountains, is an ideal place for families to relax, unwind, and have some fun. This summer will be no exception because the resort is adding new amenities as part of a $25 million revitalization plan. The first phase, Allegheny Springs, consists of new outdoor pools, including a children’s pool, whirlpools, and a sandy beach.  These new pools are now open and are ready for some big-time summer splashing.

New Pool area at Allegheny Springs

The second and final phase of Allegheny Springs will open in August, and it will include 100-foot water slides, a 400-foot lazy river, and private cabanas.
The revitalization plan is very impressive, and later phases for the summer include an 18-hole miniature golf course inspired by the resort’s renowned Cascades Course and a new natural hot-springs spa garden for adults only.

The new spa garden is slated to open August 4, 2012

In Hot Springs, Virginia, which the Homestead Resort calls home, there are natural hot springs known for their soothing, healing properties. In fact, Thomas Jefferson bathed in the natural springs in 1818 and spent three weeks at the Homestead’s mountain spa soaking three times a day in the gentlemen’s pool.  The Homestead’s spa today is more luxurious than ever. 

The Homestead has the honor of operating the first spa in the U.S. 

 It even has a kid’s spa menu where your little one can get a vanilla cupcake pedicure, and the strawberries and cream manicure.  How’s that for pampering?

If you like active vacations or quiet ones, then the Homestead Resort will be the perfect resort for you.  The activities are endless. The Homestead is offering special packages all summer.  As a special perk, they also have a kid’s club for ages 3 to 12, where your little ones can participate in a wide variety of supervised activities all day.  You know I’m a big fan of those!

Your traditional, Southern, luxury hotel room awaits you at the Homestead Resort. 

Look! They left tea out for me in my future room. 

I think I’ll “pack my bags” and head that way later this summer.  Traditional afternoon tea starts at 3 p.m. I'm so there.  My son wants to hit the miniature golf course as soon as it opens in mid-August.  What do you want to do? Want to try your hand at horseback riding, or fishing? 

Want to Go:
The Homestead, a Luxury Resort and Spa
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, VA

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