You're at their site, right? So put your brower pointer on, not clicking yet, 'rates and specials'. Down will come a menu. Click on the first one, 'nightly rates'. Here is it: www.thehomestead.com/nightly-room-rates.asp (But read below toward the bottom for my update.)
On that same drop down menu is 'special offers'. That will take you to good rates and packages. Look at that Christmas tree on the Christmas Package index card!
Note where it says on their regular rates, not necessarily packages, that rates are per person. There are specials when the rate is per couple, like at Valentine's.
Here's what they say is included:
"Your stay includes room accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, Afternoon Tea, use of hiking trails, the Fitness Center, the spring-fed Indoor Pool, outdoor pool, historical programs, nightly movies in our turn-of-the-century Theatre, valet parking, phone access fees and shuttles to resort activities. Children 6-18 years of age stay free (room only) when sharing with a parent. Children under the age of 6 stay and eat free.
The 2006/2007 rates listed below are per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Children under 6 stay free in-room with parents, and are included with their parents meal plan at no additional cost. Please contact us for single occupancy rates, charges for children ages 6 to 12, upgraded room features, and extra adults sharing a room."
There's also bowling indoors, for a small fee. The Jefferson Pools are not too expensive at all and neither is some of the shooting, if you like that. I think the falconry was not too high either. But they don't have the falcons out in the terrible cold.) I have friends who loved the horseback riding. Of course, golf is great, but expensive as is often the case with golf.
We have gone during terribly cold spans of days and were perfectly happy with all there is to do indoors...included in the price. I should say, there are also rates I've seen printed from The Homestead with breakfast only and even with no meals at all. It's worth it to have breakfast. It can last till dinner if you're not doing a lot of physical exercise such as hiking or skiing. It is beautifully done too, especially when it's in the more elegant ballroom. There are a couple of deli type places right across the street from the resort...going out the back door at the spa to avoid the cold weather...to save a little. There's also a cafe and pub in the resort...but remember to check on hours of operation.
But...the stuff that's included....the pool is actually spring fed by those healing springs and I know I feel better afterwards and come home feeling healed often. There's fun entertainment at different times of year. Just walking around the enormous place is an experience...beautiful decor, great photo ops, great history and architecture; relaxing Library...dark wicker furniture, lounges; lovely private rooms beautifully decorated; tea in the Great Hall or Crystal Ballroom, which I like. It's fun to just look at the lovely things in the shops, without even purchasing. Use the fitness center, hike, restore in the pool, enjoy afternoon tea, see a movie - they usually even have fresh popcorn; maybe take a trip up to the ski lodge even if you don't ski; enjoy any of the programs and tours they offer...all included. Hmmmm, I'm talking myself into a trip soon...especially after looking at those rates. Enjoy!