The Omni Homestead Resort
What We Love
- A two-acre waterpark area with a lazy river, waterslides and whirlpools
- Onsite activities galore (think tennis, carriage rides, hiking, biking and falconry)
- Healing hot springs and even more healing treatments at the sprawling Canyon Ranch SpaClub
What To Know
- Dress codes vary between resort activities and restaurants
- A 15 percent resort fee per night is added to your rate and includes WiFi, in-room coffee, afternoon tea, valet and more
- Rollaway beds are available for $10 per night
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The 15,000 acre Homestead resort has treated guests (including 22 US presidents) to healing waters and a whole lot of southern charm since the 18th century. The 483 luxe rooms mix old world class—custom mahogany furniture, historic Virginia art, plaid throws beside floral curtains—with modern comforts, from feather beds to flatscreen TVs. Many have fireplaces and porches with rocking chairs. The Canyon Ranch Spaclub’s ahh-inspiring treatments — many of them teen-friendly — spell afternoon bliss indoors, while two acres of outdoor waterpark space include a lazy river and 100 feet of waterslides. And that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the onsite activities — we’re talking clay tennis courts, two golf courses, miles of trout-stocked streams, 100 miles of riding trails, bowling, ice-skating, croquet, billards, downhill and cross-country skiing, oh and falconry (yes, falconry). Seven on-site eateries offer a range of opportunities to refuel with everything from classy fine-dining to historically inspired tavern bites.
In the Area
Since the mid-18th century, Hot Springs, Virginia, has offered a genteel escape for city dwellers. The homey mix of country estates, quaint inns and resorts make for scenic country drives. Take in the healing waters of the hot springs or find your peace in another kind of water — the Jackson River’s 14 mile trail is great for hiking and fishing. Play a round at The Homestead’s Alleghany-view Cascades Course, designed by William S. Flynn and consistently rated among the best in the country. Rotating exhibits of landscape paintings and multimedia sculptures grace the trendy Warm Springs Gallery. And locals love tucking into continental fare at John’s Steakhouse, especially from its Appalachian-view patio.
How to Get There
The hotel is in a spectacular location!!! Hotel is huge, offers a lot of activities (can’t be bored), great food choices. The hotel needs some renovation, which apparently is on the works. The spa is wonderful, truly one of a kind!!
A beautiful setting in the mountains this resort shows the glitz and glamour of a time past but not forgotten. This is a place to relax and unplug. The spa is fantastic. One of the best massages I have ever had. I highly recommend
This is a very beautiful historic spa and resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. The room was spacious and lovely, the restaurants were excellent, and the spa was wonderful. The spa has a lavender-infused sauna, eucalyptus steam room, warm indoor pool, “experiential” cold shower, outdoor warm mineral bath, hot tub and pool, and more. It was really a great experience.
A few things that prevented me from giving a five-star rating: 1) being more upfront about some of the prices. We were not warned that the spa services are WAY more expensive on Saturdays, we assumed the costs would be the same as the other days advertised. I felt like we were scammed a little bit because of this. 2) Extreme temperatures in some parts of the resort. The windows and doors aren’t sealed very well (probably because they can’t change them due to the historic status of the resort), so some parts of the resort were FREEZING. The hotel room was sometimes a challenge to heat up for that reason as well. The heater also had this loud knocking all night. 3) Room service and housekeeping weren’t great. We left out our room service door card for breakfast delivery well before the cards were to be picked up. The card was never picked up and we never received our breakfast. Housekeeping also just barged into our room randomly and asked if we had just checked in (we hadn’t...) What the hell! Good thing nobody was naked! Housekeeping also took about a half hour to come to the room after we called about a problem with the Keurig.
Still, this was a lovely resort that I would be glad to visit again.