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“Wonderful Anniversary Trip!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Omni Homestead Resort
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   7696 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, VA 24445   |  
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McLean, Virginia
1 review
“Wonderful Anniversary Trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary on Valentine's Day, but we know enough to NOT go out/away for that night nor President's Day weekend. When we saw the Groupon deal, we decided to check it out for our anniversary trip.

We arrived on Monday as the hordes were exiting. (Many had stayed for the day however and mobbed the food table for High Tea.) It was like the staff was breathing a great sigh of relief. We stayed Monday and Tuesday nights, which were fairly quiet, as we had hoped. We had a lovely dinner and danced in the Main Dining Room, where we saw some family groups, some which had children, others included young adults (young 20's). The waitress was a little out of her depth, but I used to be in the hotel industry as a Food and Beverage Director, so I have very high expectations.

The second night we ate in the very attractive Jefferson Restaurant, where we enjoyed dinner of Beef Short Ribs, shrimp and grits, and duck empanadas which was nicely complemented by the Bold Rock hard cider. For breakfast, we checked out the buffet in the Main Dining Room, which was just about as extensive as any breakfast buffet I have seen. (It had eggs to order, a biscuit bar, a toast bar including bagels, etc, fresh fruit , pancakes, sausage and bacon, and several breakfast casseroles, but no waffle station.) However, we didn't want a huge ($22) breakfast, so we opted for a couple of pieces of fruit and a piece of coffeecake (meh) in Martha's Market.

Our room was in the east wing, #1622, which was beautifully decorated in old south elegance (the interior designer was out of Richmond), and had a pretty view of the mountains, the village in the valley, the spa garden, and the ice skating rink. The housekeeping staff took good care of us. The room beside us was in the Tower, and was a suite with a chaise lounge in a sunny window-filled alcove. I would have loved that, but I think that might be the area some folks found chilly.

We are in our 50's but are very active. We enjoyed the ice skating, swimming in both the indoor and outdoor pools, and the fitness room. Our biggest complaint was the limited number of activities. Unfortunately, the Jefferson Pools were closed Tuesday and Wednesday, and because of the snow and ice, horseback riding, carriage rides, and archery were not available. However, we both had brought business work we had to do, so we were never looking for something more to do. I loved doing my work on my laptop (BTW, the WiFi was totally free) sitting in the sun on a chaise in the hotel library. We also enjoyed sitting by the fire at one of the three working fireplaces.

The daily resort fee is always a little irritating, but totally par for the course in the resort world today.

And sure, this place is old and it will not be like staying in a new Ritz Carlton, but we loved the history and charm that you cannot build into a new place. We're looking forward to checking out the Omni Bedford Springs next!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HomesteadResort, Manager at The Omni Homestead Resort, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Homestead to celebrate your 10th anniversary. Your review is helpful to us, especially from someone with your background and experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and if I may assist you with a trip to Omni Bedford Springs, please let me know. We hope to welcome you back here again as well!
Sincerely,
Brent Glashan
Resort Manager
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Excellent facilities, location, friendly ski slope. However ski equipment lines are too long in morning as the resort has not established a "pick up only" line for returning skiers to get their equipment by 11 AM as required for those who check their skiis on previous day. If Omni fixes this problem - which I have requested - and establishes a pickup only line for mornings - I will come again to that resort every year for at least one long weekend.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Centerport, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Spent 4 nights here to recharge and had a wonderful time. Beautiful spa. Décor is new and fresh. The staff is warm and friendly. Beautiful mountain location, great amenities. Family friendly yet has plenty of couples activities.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Mobile, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Love the place, it's just amazing. The staff are top notch, helpful and professional. I was just very disappointed with the food. I think it was prepared poorly, over salted, undercooked, lack of care.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Richmond, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Homestead is a great hotel. They were 98% capacity over Valentines and Presidents Day weekend, but they handled the crowds well. It is pretty expensive with the resort fee, skiing, massage, dinner, and brunch.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Hot Springs VA, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

John P Gearhart MD- Our annual winer trip to the Homestead was superb. This truly gentrified southern resort is made better by the friendliness and service of these southern folks and their Jamaican colleagues. My Blackberry ran out of charge and Cindy one of the concierge folks had her husband bring a cahrger down to the Homestead from home for me to use. This is why we come back twice yearly!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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McLean, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful resort for our 10th anniversary celebration. Friendly staff aim to please you, great food, many activities if you want to stay busy and several places throughout the hotel to sit and relax or read. We have no complaints about room heat as a few others have had, but do realize this is a historic property with the charm only available is such a place. It seems that Omni is continuing to make improvements all the time.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 7696 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, VA 24445
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Location: United States > Virginia > Hot Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Omni Homestead Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 483
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open since 1766, The Omni Homestead is one of America's most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and southern charm in a 2,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia. Renowned for its natural hot springs, The Homestead is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, an expansive spa, championship golf courses that include one of the nation's finest mountain courses (The Cascades), Allegheny Springs, a two-acre family-friendly water attraction complete with lazy river, water slides and water play zone. The resort also offers the South's first downhill ski area, an Equestrian Center, top-rated Shooting Club, archery, canoeing, falconry, Segway tours and a wealth of other recreational attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Homestead Hotel Hot Springs
Homestead Hotel Hot Springs
Homestead Va
Homestead Hot Springs Virginia
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Homestead Resort Hot Springs

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