The Homestead – Hot Springs, Virginia, U.S.A.

A World-Class Spa and Historic Hot Springs

Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson to the rustic Jefferson Pools for a sybaritic and therapeutic soak in mineral-rich 98-degree waters – an experience akin to bathing in warm Perrier. The historic baths are maintained by the nearby 500-room Homestead resort, a grand ole Georgian belle redolent of European spas like Baden-Baden.

Dinners in the formal dining room are jacket- and-tie affairs, as befits a place where, in the olden days, a succession of Colonial heroes, presidents, and millionaires came to take the restorative waters, sometimes staying for months.

In addition to coming to “take the cure,” today’s younger set comes to enjoy the extensive sports facilities scattered across 15,000 acres of pristine Allegheny Mountains and valleys, including 100 miles of riding and hiking trails, a movie-set 1903 indoor pool fed by the natural hot springs, four miles of streams stocked with rainbow trout, six tennis courts, nine ski trails, and three undulating championship golf courses that have hosted seven USGA championships.

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