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The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia Embarks on $25 Million
HOT SPRINGS, Va., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Homestead,
America's premier mountain resort for 200-plus years, is embarking on
a $25 million transformation that will take the Hot Springs, Virginia
resort to a new level. Dramatic enhancements will excite a new
generation of travelers while impressing returning clientele. The
transformation will be completed in Summer 2012.
The Homestead has hosted 22 U.S. Presidents. None made a greater
impact than Thomas Jefferson, who enjoyed the ritual "taking of the
waters" while visiting in the 1800s. While those waters still flow,
the resort will provide additional opportunities to experience
restorative natural waters as Jefferson did.
New Spa and Wellness Center The new Spa and Wellness Center will be
world-class, offering a serene setting, calming interiors, and a
private outdoor sanctuary enveloping fresh air and mountain beauty.
The spa will integrate geothermal springs to present modern
experiences for "taking of the waters."
New treatments, wellness programs, classes and more will inspire and
nourish the soul. Signature offerings and services will be customized
to suit personal needs. New features including 29 renovated treatment
rooms and an inspiring design will encourage relaxation, while a new
fitness center will offer cutting-edge cardiovascular and resistance
A tranquil spa garden will be open year round as a secluded
adults-only refuge that utilizes indigenous hot springs. Walking paths
warmed by radiant heat will lead to a therapeutic geothermal mineral
bath and river reflexology bed. Additionally, guests will be able to
relax in winterized poolside cabanas and in an outdoor sauna and
Family Adventure at Allegheny Springs The transformation will
introduceAllegheny Springs, a two-acre attraction with family-friendly
features with water from the Alleghenies. In summer, all ages will
enjoy Mountain Rush, with three 100-foot water slides and a 400-foot
lazy river. A charming gazebo, winding footpaths, separate family pool
and a sandy beach will be surrounded by decking with chaise lounges.
Come winter, the family pool will remain open with steamy waters and a
deck warmed by radiant heat.
New Dining Experiences The Homestead is introducing innovative new
restaurants and bars to appeal to the evolving preferences of guests.
The new Jefferson's Grillwill draw inspiration from the nation's first
gourmand with a farm-to-table menu celebrating Virginia's original
farmers and present-day artisans. Hip and upscale, Jefferson's
Grillwill unfold with modern decor, informal and private dining, and
an exhibition kitchen.
The transformation will also see the relocation ofThe Presidents
Lounge as part of the Great Hall. Showcasing historical artifacts and
paintings, the lounge will be the spot to get convivial around the
fireplace. Down the hall, a comfortable new loungewill be wrapped in
wood paneling with wide-screen televisions to spark a lively
atmosphere. Another casual restaurant will be added within Allegheny
Cascades-Style Miniature Golf The Homestead is adding to its
championship courses with Mini Cascades, a new 18-hole miniature golf
course inspired by the renowned Cascades Course. Mini Cascades will be
enjoyable for guests of all abilities.
Rates from $250. For reservations at The Homestead, contact (877)
549-9506; or visit www.thehomestead.com
About The Homestead Open since 1766, The Homestead is one of America's
most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and Southern
charm in a 3,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of
southwestern Virginia. Renowned for its natural healing springs, The
Homestead has 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet
of meeting space, fine and casual dining choices, a world-class spa,
three championship golf courses, and more than 30 recreational
SOURCE The Homestead
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