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Review of Natural Retreats Homestead Preserve

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“Great agency, very helpful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We rented the cottage for a sister getaway and it was delightful. A very nice area and the people at Natural Retreats were very helpful and gave great advice! They were knowledgable about the rental properties and surrounding area. I originally looked at the Homestead but it was too pricey, so having a concierge from Natural Retreats fill us in on activities and dinner spots was awesome!

  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank Jenj621
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NR_Concierge, Manager at Natural Retreats Homestead Preserve, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Jenj621,

Thanks so much for choosing Natural Retreats. We take great pride in our Concierge Team so it is nice to know our efforts are working. From the very beginning, Natural Retreats has gone the extra mile to make sure our guests get the most out of their stay. We really enjoy this business and it's very rewarding hearing you had a good time.

All the best and we look forward to having you and your sister back soon.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lovely scenery! The cottage we rented was wonderful and the NR staff is excellent. Had a fantastic weekend. We chose a cottage that allowed pets; our Standard Poodle was thrilled, too. Only caution would be lack of dining options in the community off-season. We availed ourselves of the Homesteads' Day Passes. Well worth it.

Room Tip: We visited over Columbus Day weekend and found that dining out options were very limited.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank kitzelu
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NR_Concierge, Manager at Natural Retreats Homestead Preserve, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed the location and cottage. Your pup is always welcome!

Till next time,
The Natural Retreats Team
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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We planned a vacation with Natural Retreats. What a fantastic company. They were with us every step of the way. We had four girls spending a long weekend at the Feather Ridge property. This house is fabulous beyond words. It is gorgeous and decorated with Noreen style than any place I have ever stayed before. Full access to the Dairy with a nice small fitness room and a beautiful hot tub and game room. I highly recommend this company and specifically this property.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed at Shepherd's Cottage and it's a great place to stay in Hot Springs, VA. It was our home away from home! It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, from the kitchen that was well appointed with all the modern conveniences needed, to the comfortable family room and beautiful bedrooms. Loved the decor, the rustic feel and look of the Cottage. The property's grounds were inviting, and the area was quiet!
A Welcome Basket was left in the kitchen filled with goodies that were all made in VA! We certainly made use of the granola and coffee for breakfast, and the bread, cheese and wine was great for an evening by the fireplace.
The Natural Retreats' s staff are wonderful to deal with from making the reservations, to making sure everything is OK when you arrive, to being very helpful with dinner recommendations; Which by the way, The Water Wheel Restaurant at the Inn at Gristmill Square, Cucci's Pizzeria, and The Table at Warm Springs Inn were excellent choices.
Also, the property was located less than 2 miles from The Homestead Resort. The Jefferson Pools, and Milk House Market and Old Dairy Barn was located nearby. Lots of outdoor activities available, from biking, hiking to fishing.
We will definitely stay here again or at one of the other Natural Retreats properties when we are in the area!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Spent 3 nights over Labor Day weekend in the Swiggle cottage. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The property was wonderful with lots of opportunities to explore. Nicely located for trips to Warm and Hot Springs, and the WV. Staff were very responsive to our requests and very helpful. We really appreciate the attention to the history of the property and the care given to the natural environment. There was one glitch in that a picnic lunch we had pre-ordered was not well communicated to the deli vendor, so the appropriate lunch was not ready. We ordered another lunch separately and the natural retreats staff took care of the bill for the pre-ordered lunch without question. More is said of the quality of customer service by how errors are dealt with than with the absence of errors.

We are already making plans to return and try one of the other accommodations on the property.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Property: Natural Retreats Homestead Preserve
Address: 2814 Main St, Hot Springs, VA 24445-2918 (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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