What Does Country Roads, Beautiful Fall Foliage and Mineral Springs Have in Common?

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What does country roads, beautiful fall foliage, southern charm and mineral springs have in common?  Why the Homestead Resort of course! 

My husband and I spent two fantastic nights at the resort.  The Homestead Resort is nestled amidst the breathtaking scenery of Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, only minutes from George Washington National Forest, and is located in Hot Springs, VA.  From Lewisburg, WV, it is about a one-hour drive to the resort.  A beautiful drive up, down and around country roads with beautiful scenery. 

For over two centuries The Homestead has offered guests a welcome respite from the routines of the day with southern hospitality and southern charm.  Mountain air clears the mind. Mineral waters invigorate the spirit, and a refined ambiance invites relaxation.

the homestead resort, hot springs VA

While there I enjoyed the mineral spring waters at the Jefferson Pools. The Jefferson Pools consist of two main buildings. In 1761, the octagonal Gentlemen’s Pool House was built for use by ladies and gentlemen alike, though at alternate times from early morning to late evenings. It is the oldest spa structure in the United States. President Thomas Jefferson, who suffered from rheumatism, visited these very pools in August of 1818.  The Homestead Archives contain the original guest books documenting Jefferson’s 22-day visit, during which he found great relief in the warm mineral spring waters. The pools were named after Jefferson.

The circular, Ladies Pool House was constructed in 1836, at last giving ladies a pool of their own.

You soak in these legendary mineral springs that are crystal-clear with a temperature of 90 degrees for an hour for only $17.  Oh my, I felt wonderful...it was a great experience and I plan to go back once or twice a week.  Soaking in the mineral waters seem to help my psoriasis.  I plan to take my sisters and brother, and since it is only an hours drive we can take in the scenery and have lunch at one of the restaurants at the resort all in a day.

The United States Geological Survey determined that these springs have a remarkably uniform rate of temperature and flow and are unaffected by changes of the seasons – their waters are natural body temperature all year and flow at the astounding rate of 1,700,000 gallons per day. The mineral content of the waters is so high that you float easily and so crystal clear you can read a book through them.


The Homestead

7696 Sam Snead Highway

Hot Springs, VA 24445

(800) 838-1766



The fall foliage should be at its peak in the next 2-3 weeks.... so why not do both... see some great scenery and stay at a fantastic resort.  AND don’t forget to try the Jefferson Pools you will be glad you did … you’ll feel great, refreshed and relaxed.  The Homestead Resort has it all!




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Comments (12)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Oh how those Mineral Springs sound so good right now.  It's been a manic Monday around here and I'm ready for some rest and relaxation.  The Homestead Place looks like a very beautiful and inviting place.


Sep 24, 2012 02:00 PM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

On our way to Ohio from Annapolis MD we would travel through a couple of sections of West Virginia. The hills of western MD, PA and WV are great to see especially now. 

Sep 24, 2012 02:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I could certainly appreciate a few days in a place like that!  Water has such a restorative quality to the soul.

Sep 24, 2012 02:13 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
What a great place for you and your husband to enjoy together. Good for you!!
Sep 24, 2012 04:20 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Never been to a Mineral Springs retreat before, but it sounds delightful Rebecca!

Sep 24, 2012 10:19 PM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Rebecca  Before I read the post I looked at the photo and said "The Homestead "- one of our favorite mountain retreats.  I love afternoon tea when we return from hiking to streams like this

Sep 24, 2012 10:52 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a delightful place to stay.  I have bookmarked this page, and if we find ourselves in your Neck of woods, I would certainly stop there.  Happy Tuesday, A

Sep 25, 2012 04:26 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Rebecca--Your post is so, so tempting.  Wonder how far from my house?  Glad you had an enjoyable two day retreat.

Only $17 hour?  Really?

Sep 25, 2012 07:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rebecca, boy your retreat sure sounds relaxing and a great way to get away together!   The pools do sound like a great place to kick back.

Sep 25, 2012 09:50 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

John, sounds like you need to visit the Homestead and spend some time in the mineral spa.

Winston, in another week or two the scenery will be fantastic.

Myrl, I agree water definitely has such a restorative quality to the soul.

Joni, it was delight.

L&S, you would love it.

Karen, the Homestead is the place to go for a mountain retreat.

Alexandra, you also would love it...hope you get there one day.

Mary, I was also surprised that the spa was only $17.

Joan, it really is.

Sep 25, 2012 11:57 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


The Homestead looks like a place of honor....

Oh if only those walls could talk!

I'm glad you had a get-away. It looks like the perfect place to forget about the hustle and bustle of everyday routines and just relax and have a good time.

I wish you many more visits to the Homestead.

Sep 28, 2012 06:59 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Patricia, I hope to return next week and enjoy the mineral spa.

Sep 28, 2012 10:54 PM