This is our second stay at The Homestead and we were charmed all over again. This hotel has a nostalgic, days-gone-by feeling, so it's not for those who want a sleek look and hi-tech amenities. However, it's you're looking for grandeur and a beautiful, remote location where you can breathe the mountain air for a few days, float on a lazy river, be spoiled in the spa, or take a canning trip, then this is the place for you. We're a family of 4 and we booked two adjoining rooms in the Garden Wing. Ours had a kind bed and the kids had two queens. Working out beautifully. The resort is expensive, so if you plan on doing any of the activities, I recommend booking with the Activities Package. If you go on a summer weekend, make dinner reservations before you go. Things fill up quickly. We visited during the Taste of the Region - an alfresco dining experience that allowed guests to sample beer, wine, and local foods. Delicious! We'll be going back again next year as The Homestead is the perfect place to escape the busy, noisy world and enjoy a little peace while not hearing the typical summertime "I'm bored" phrase from the kids!
As far as kids' activities, ours had plenty to do. Between the indoor and outdoor pools, the lazy river, playground, miniature golf, corn hole, giant chess sets, hiking trails, and the paid activities (we went canning, which was really fun) and took the kids on their first trail ride on horseback (which was wonderful thanks to our friendly guide, Ricky Hooker) the kids will be worn out by evening.