My husband and I stayed at Anderson Cottage for a weekend getaway a few years ago. We found Jean, our host, to be engaging and knowledgeable of the area and local history/lore. Growing up as a local to the area, I have always admired Anderson Cottage and its rich history, and thoroughly enjoyed staying there with my husband on this visit. We stayed in an upstairs bedroom, and enjoyed the antiques throughout the house, as well as the scenery from our bedroom window. The steam that rises off the warm spring running along the back of the property made for some incredible pictures. Though my husband and I don't frequent bed and breakfasts, we thoroughly enjoyed the warm and friendly chat in Jean's kitchen while getting our morning coffee, and her delicious southern breakfast made me feel as if I were a child again. While there, we were permitted to explore the kitchen cottage in hopes of returning with our family one day. Currently, we're planning a weekend there with our kids and dogs to take advantage of the Homestead's ski slopes and outdoor ice skating rink. On our first visit we enjoyed a magnificent meal at the Waterwheel Restaurant at the Inn at Gristmill Square, a local restaurant also steeped in history and delicious entrees. I look forward to returning to Bath County for our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Bath County's oldest buildings, Anderson Cottage has been in the present owner's family since the 1870s. The 1820 brick kitchen is now a separate guest cottage. Kitchen Cottage: Three bedrooms and two baths. Two with queen-size beds, and one with two singles. Full kitchen/dining/sitting room with working fireplace; living room with sleep sofa. Available year-round. Maid service and breakfast supplies provided. Anderson Cottage is a short walk from the famous Warm Springs pools. Fine restaurants are nearby. Sports facilities nearby include riding lessons; fishing in local streams; and lake sports at Douthat Park and Lake Moomaw. The area abounds in natural beauty and there are miles of walking trails and scenic drives. Shopping is available at craft, antique, and specialty shops in Warm Springs, Hot Springs, and Monterey. In the summer months and on special occasions during the year chamber music of high quality is offered at Garth Newel Music Center. Warm Springs is a a good base for day trips to Lexington and Staunton, home of the Museum of American Frontier Culture, to Pocahontas County, West Virginia, to the west, and Highland County, to the north. ... more less