well they say it's been around from 1766, but really the most recent prior iteration burned in 1901, so really the resort is about 110 years old. it does show its age here and there, and some of the staff need some training and organization. omni just took over and may improve things.
there is a new canyon ranch spa. the treatment was excellent. the spa has an outdoor pool, an outdoor mineral pool, an indoor pool, and gender-separate "aquavanna" suites that contain basically steamrooms, saunas, and gimmicky showers and cold rooms. the spa is ok- it's relaxing but not worth more than a half day. if you've been to the grove park spa, don't expect quite that out of this.
the new family pool and lazy river looked great. the golf courses are self explanatory and in good condition. there are lots of activities for the family. we took a private guided horse ride and it was good but expensive.
basically, the property needs some upkeep, and the staff while overall friendly does need to tighten up their routine, but we'd go back and bring the kids. this is in a beautiful virginia mountain setting and worth re-visiting several times.
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