My wife and I just celebrated our 14th year anniversary so we decided to go to the Homestead for one night on Sat May 17th 2014. We had a great time overall. The grounds are beautiful and very relaxing. The room we stayed in had a king bed and a pretty big sitting area and it was very comfortable. The resort was not crowded at all which was a bonus for us. We hung out at Sam Snead's tavern and watched the Preakness with the bartender Mimi who has worked there for 43 years and she was a wealth of knowledge.
I decided to bring my own bottle of champagne and bucket to surprise my wife and when we got back in to our room before dinner, the hotel had already put a bottle on ice along with chocolate covered strawberries which was unexpected and a pleasant surprise.
Dinner in the main dining hall very very nice as well.
My only complaint is how everything is over priced. There were 2 bottles of Evian water in our hotel room which cost $8.50 each. I don't understand a 600 to 700% mark up on these types of items.
Honestly, if the water was $5.00 each I probably would have paid for them but $8.50 for water is outrageous. I think if the hotel dropped their prices on certain items they would sell a lot more and increase their overall revenue.
Overall we were very pleased with the service, and the hotel.