We had the chance to spend a long weekend at the Homestead in October, and it was lovely. The room was nicely decorated, but didn't have a very good view. We bought the dining package, which was rather expensive. The food was delicious, but if you stay longer than 4 days you might get a little weary of the dinner selections, depending on how many restaurants you frequent. We enjoyed Jefferson's and the main dining room. The breakfast buffet was superb. I had meetings to go to during the day, and enjoyed the hiking trails, but otherwise might have been bored. There are plenty of aristocratic sports like falconry, golf and archery. During the warmer months there are outdoor swimming pools and water parks. The indoor pool was closed for repairs. It is in a fairly isolated location with not much else to do close by. is worth a visit for 3 or 4 days but not much more.