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“Loved Shepherd's Cottage” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Natural Retreats Homestead Preserve

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“Loved Shepherd's Cottage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Our family enjoyed a relaxing week at Shepherd's Cottage, owned by Natural Retreats in Hot Springs, VA in July 2013. The house is comfortable and beautifully decorated. The Great Room has a gorgeous fireplace and lots of seating. The kitchen is huge and very well-appointed. Our four kids loved the outdoor swing on the porch and the firepit in the back. The Old Dairy hosts a beautiful pool and game room. The Natural Retreats staff was very accommodating, as were all of the residents of Bath County whom we encountered. We highly recommend the Warm Spirits Spa and the Waterwheel Restaurant at the Grist Mill Inn. Wonderful experience - highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We are so impressed with the Trailview Cottage and Natural Retreats. The company is very attentive: the gift basket with fresh bread, wine, and jam along with cheese and milk in the 'fridge was perfect. The beds are very comfortable in every room (we've used them all). The cottage is accessible to dining, hiking, groceries, etc., while remaining quiet and remote. It's a beautiful cottage and a perfect place to relax.

Room Tip: Twin bedroom downstairs, attached to the den which has 2 day beds (roomy enough for our 6' tall...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Redding, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My family and I stayed at the Herdsman Cottage for a week and we had a wonderful time! The cottage is very comfortable and warm feeling, stocked with anything we could ever need. With 5 adults and two children, the cottage had lots of room and we all enjoyed sitting around the fireplace in the living room at night together.
The amenities at the Old Diary across the street from the cottage, had a lot to offer. Not only was there the Old Dairy Market where you could grab a coffee and something to eat, but there was also a hot tub, sauna, fitness center and a recreation area with flat screen tvs, games and a pool table!! We enjoyed our stay very much and we will definitely be back to stay with Natural Retreats in the future.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Somerset, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Trailview home in Hot Springs. Morgan, Kris and Tiffany were over-the-top OUTSTANDING... I had arrangements of Flowers, Food Baskets, Champagne etc. setup for my wife and they not only completed all but spent the time to appropriately arrange everything in the house. Super People across the board.. The Conceirge service was impeccable, not only did they make the reservations but followed up with me during the stay to confirm. They even made sure the wood was stacked for the fireplace!!!! Couldn't ask for a better, relaxing, romantic weekend with my spouse of 23 years.... Incredible experience and I certainly will return within 6 months... Their group should be the "Poster Team" for the company. Excellent is not a good enough word of our experience. 10 ++++

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Snowshoe, West Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Our family visited Virginia Hot Springs for Christmas of 2012 and stayed with Natural Retreats. The conceirge service was wonderful and the staff on site absolutely took care of our every need! We had a great time exploring and dining in the historic area and our family found many interesting things to see and do. We highly recommend the Jefferson Pools experience, which is a historic and natural hot springs pool. We thought we might spend 20 minutes or so soaking and ended up enjoying the relaxing float for over an hour!! Thank-you so much Natural Retreats!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We had a fabulous stay at Meadow Lane Lodge. The cottage is so beautiful and quaint. My husband and I really had a great time. The continental breakfast was over the top. Because we all like to fish, and the property is cut by a beautiful river, we plan to return with extended family for a summer vacation.

Room Tip: Right down the road are a couple of great restaurants and the Jefferson Baths—worth the trip.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have been going to Meadow Lane Lodge for a fishing trip every year for at least six years. This year they turned over management of their property to Natural Retreats who have increased prices by quite a bit for rooms. They have also instituted a rod fee for fishing. Fishing used to be free for guests. This makes a fishing trip quite a bit more expensive than it used to be. As with any change there were some challenges. The web site was difficult to navigate. However, once I got in touch with someone on the phone all questions were answered and they were very helpful. The fishing was good once again. They do a good job managing the river and restricting the number of people. The river manager/guide was very helpful. Overall I enjoyed the experience once again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Natural Retreats Homestead Preserve
Address: 2814 Main Street, Hot Springs, VA 24445 (Formerly Natural Retreats Virginia Hot Springs)
Location: United States > Virginia > Hot Springs
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a break in a remarkably beautiful wilderness location with the new residences at Virginia Hot Springs, set amongst the 11,500 acre Homestead Preserve. This stunning and iconic region is richly historic and provides the perfect setting for our luxurious and comfortable cabins and cottages. You’ll find a wealth of activities within your reach, including many hiking trails, horseriding paths, a skiing, snowboarding and tubing area, fly fishing rivers, golf courses and plenty of local entertainment to help make your holiday unique. The retreat is surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains at the southwest edge of the Old Dominion. The Nature Conservancy’s Warm Springs Mountain Preserve and the George Washington National Forest also border the area, providing stunning views and landscapes to explore in every direction. ... more   less 

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