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
Had a wonderful time. The staff were so accommodating and always had a smile. Room was beautiful and inviting. So quite and relaxing but with plenty to do. The spa was excellent. Just love the history of this old hotel. Can’t wait to go back.
Disappointing condition in overall facility - very shopworn with chipped paint, burned & stained carpet. Not well kept up. Too many extra charges for everything. Watch out for inaccurate billings (including parking charges for no car!)
So many errors, no hot water, and the staff were rude with attitude. We have come here every year for 5 years, and we deal with the understaffing and the other nonsense, but this year was the last straw. The staff were so rude and were giving attitude, there were so many mistakes that were made. We didn’t have hot water for 2 days. So they made my husband and kids, come downstairs to the front desk in their robes to pick up a key to go to another room to shower! No one could bring up a key?? Disaster. But the rudeness of the staff was the deal breaker-I don’t know if it’s because they deal with angry clients all day but the attitude was mind blowing.