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Jefferson Pools

Address: 7696 Sam Snead Highway, The Homestead, Warm Springs, VA 24445
Phone Number: 540-839-5346
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
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Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We visited the women's pool when it was the only pool open. The ticket seller told us that the toilets weren't open either; the water had been shut off. She said that there were no showers because leaving the mineral water was thought to be beneficial to your skin. The physical setup of the women's pool is a that you... More 

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VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Soaking in the water is nice, but only the womens bath was open for coed use. They claimed it was because they were doing work on the mens bath, but I suspect that they just keep one open to save money on staffing on the winter. The baths clearly show lack of maintenance. I have been several times in the... More 

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Davie
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The history is impressive and the buildings look like they have been there since the dawn of this country. Just two simple wooden structures and a hot pool of water that is a must do if you are in the area. We did it on a 25 degree day and its a bit rough getting out of the water to... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

When you pull up to the dilapidated pool buildings, you're going to wonder why anyone told you to go, but it truly is a wonderful experience. The water is breathtakingly clean, and you can see the bubbles rising up. I've only been in the women's pool, but my understanding is they are basically identical but the men's pool is a... More 

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Morgantown, WV
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

After wanting to visit one of the old mineral baths for a number of years, I decided to include a soak at Jefferson Pools during a weekend trip to the area. I paid $17 for an hour of soak time. I came during the co-ed hours and split my time between the men's and women's facilities. Both are similar, with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

First, the Jefferson pools themselves are historic, unique and fun. People seem hung up on the bathing suit optional in the men's pool. Really? It's skinny dipping in 98 degree water. However, the bath houses themselves are in poor shape. There's rustic…and then there is dilapidated. Omni should step in and restore them or sell them to the private group... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Jefferson pools are 98 degrees year round! The water is so soft and full of natural minerals, the rocks or smooth and the two buildings sit on top of the edges of the natural pools. No reservation required, but if in use you may need to wait or return later. The two pools are fed from natural springs 5 miles... More 

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

better than I expected. no crowds. Quiet. Ask for the 'waterfall' treatment. well worth the price of admission, especially after long hike to the ridges.

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Washington D.C.
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Brought the family for a soak at The Jefferson Pools during a weekend getaway to Bath County, Va. The pools are very pretty, large with clear water that barely smells of any sulphur or minerals, the temp gauge registered a respectable 96 degrees. There is a 7 foot deep men's pool and a 5 foot deep women's pool, noodles and... More 

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Memphis, Tenn.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You can't go wrong submerging your tired, aching body in the exact place where Thomas Jefferson took the healing waters back in the day. We took advantage of the co-ed bathing in the women's bathhouse (before 1 p.m.) because we were with another couple. After 1 p.m., the bath houses reverted to men and women only, clothing optional. I peeked... More 

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