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“Garth Newel Music Center” 5 of 5 stars
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Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs, VA 24445
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Owner description: At the Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, VA, music is the key that unlocks a world of experience. From classical to jazz and more, inspired music-making is just the beginning. Shared gourmet meals, the exquisite Bath County setting, and musical performances of the highest caliber are hallmarks of the Music Center.
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
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“Garth Newel Music Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was our second year attending a music festival and it was a blast. Our hope is to visit more frequently during the course of the year and check out other events. The staff has been amazing and always very pleasant to deal with. They've been very organized and extremely helpful, both in person and on the phone. I also appreciate the diversity of the scheduled events throughout the year. Something for just about everyone!

Visited June 2014
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“Great music & gourmet food in a relaxing atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great concerts! The musicians were quite talented and the music selections were fun. The food is fabulous, the property is gorgeous! A little off the beaten path, but worth the drive! We loved everything about it!

Visited September 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Exquisite experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We enjoyed a music experience on Sunday afternoon that seemed surreal. What stood out was the warmth and sincerity of the musicians. They performed impeccably but their love of people and music really made the experience unique and memorable.

Visited October 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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“Superior Setting, Food, Performance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This could be the epitome of undervalued cultural jewels in the Eastern United States. Weather might be the only legitimate criticism, and that is only occasionally true.

Over the years the food evolved from the European model of superior quality small portions to a more attractive philosophy of excellent quality with larger portions. Although unspectacular, the wine is eminently suitable and is perhaps a better value than the food.

The music is the fundamental attraction and worth the price by itself. Garth Newell rises from excellent to superb because of the musicians and staff. They provide the perfect amount of mingling and interaction to make each visit (and visitor) feel special.

Perhaps the most unique feature is a matter of luck – the clientele behaves in a gracious and civilized manner.

Visited August 2013
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“Aptly named Garth Newell, the Good Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We traveled to Bath County, VA, in July for the Jazz and Blues Festival at Garth Newell Music Center. This has got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, the county, that is, with its hills, mountains and rushing brooks. The music center itself is also a wonderful facility, a former horse training barn. We've seen Rene Marie in concert probably 15 or 16 times, but this was by far my favorite. The warm, wooden facility is intimae and friendly with great accoustics, and Rene was right there among us. The prices are quite reasonable for classical and jazz, including the "house band," the Garth Newell .

The site also offers a gourmet restaurant and allows picnicking on the grounds. Despite it remote location and largely undeveloped areas, the county has a host of superb restaurants. The Warm Springs Inn is one example of superb food in a warm, windowed dining room.

If you go at certain times, be sure to take in the sheepdog trials.

Visited July 2013
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