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Address: 7696 Sam Snead Highway, The Homestead, Warm Springs, VA 24445
Phone Number: 540-839-5346
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Not for the faint of heart, but I liked it in spite of its condition.

Let me start by saying that the buildings that house the pools are serious dilapidated. In addition, the dressing rooms are dirty. There is no protection from the elements as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
PermanentVaCa
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh, PA
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying that the buildings that house the pools are serious dilapidated. In addition, the dressing rooms are dirty. There is no protection from the elements as some of the roof is not there. All this being said, I STILL liked the experience. The pools were warm and felt nice. I enjoyed the history of the place.... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being very rustic and in need of many repairs, the novelty of soaking in the warm mineral springs was absolutely lovely. My husband and I loved the fact that Thomas Jefferson and others soaked in the same warm mineral as we did. In our opinion, a must go!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What to expect. You enter the office to pay for your admission which is $17 per person but they had a special running that was 2 people for $17. There is a women's spa and a gentlemen's spa, we opted for the gentlemen's spa during family swim because of the bigger depth. Upon entering the building, we noted that the... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It was great to return to the hot baths in Warm Springs, Va. Note: This is a one of a kind place to visit! You enter an old run down wooded building and you float and drift around in a warm clear mineral water that really does make you feel better, refreshed and really relax and forget the world as... More 

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2 Thank George G
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Great springs but need evening hours for obvious reasons. Who wants to get all wet in the middle of the day?

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Warm Springs, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

People have loved soaking in the crystal clear Warm Springs Pools for over 200 hundred years. The venerable buildings were ignored by the previous owners of the Homestead but Omni Hotels and Resorts has announced that a historic restoration will begin in 2016. All those who value this remarkable site should be delighted that Omni cares about this National Register... More 

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5 Thank toulouse531
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Even if the Homestead refuses to do maintenance, the crumbling buildings designed by Thomas Jefferson still make the men's and women's bath a magnificent retreat. The latest word is that the latest owner (Omni Hotels) will do some preservation work on this historic site. If not, the $17 admission will have to include a crash helmet and towel. Winter hours... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I love the Jefferson Pools. They are stunning and relaxing and I will come back until the fall down--which, evidently, may be any day now as the OMNI resort has done absolutely nothing for their upkeep since purchasing them two years ago.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I appreciated the fact that there are signs asking people not to talk. It was a very relaxing and tranquil experience. The 200 and 100 year old buildings are quite rustic, but simplicity is part of the pleasant experience. Omni Homestead now owns it and there are rumors of renovation. The entry price is $17. You do not need to... More 

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Damascus, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The price was right and we enjoyed a nice one hour soak in the sulfur warm springs. The building needs work, but since it's a historical site, it's not easy to re do it. the personnel were friendly. They should mention that these is a room with the spring gushing into a spot you can sit down. That was like... More 

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