Fall Weekend Getaway in Hot Springs, Va.

Blue Ridge

View in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Lynchburg, but traveling west crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway into the Blue Ridge Mountains is even more gorgeous. This past weekend, I was fortunate to be able to spend a few days in Hot Springs, Va., approximately two hours west of our area.  Hot Springs is the home of the famous Homestead Resort.


Hot Springs is a quaint little town, mostly just two streets of actual “town” but the countryside is some of the breathtaking scenery you will ever see.  October is the perfect time to visit, as the leaves are in the process of turning and offer beautiful colors, making anyone that sees appreciate their beauty. There are only a few shops and dining spots in the actual town area, one of which is the Sam Snead Tavern where we had dinner on Friday evening. Their dining specialty is the trout and I can highly recommend it. Be sure to sit near the fireplace, as it adds an ambiance of comfort that you will not want to miss.

The modernized kitchen is amazing in the rustic cabin

The modernized kitchen is amazing in the rustic cabin

Saturday, being a Realtor, I was treated to viewing some of the local homes currently on the market.  Of Course, that will be a separate post as this was truly a special surprise to see the magnificent homes available. Speaking of magnificent homes, we stayed in a cabin in the Sheep Meadow area of the Homestead Preserve, just minutes from the Homestead Resort.  When I say cabin, don’t get the wrong idea- as it IS a log cabin, its a delight on the interior with a modern kitchen and bathrooms.  Top of the line decor enhances the experience. The Great Room offers a large fireplace that begs for a fire and offers the perfect mountain amenity.

Great Room at the Cabin, log exposed walls

Great Room at the Cabin, log exposed walls

I enjoyed the main level master bedroom and its king size bed as well as the adjoining bath complete with heated floors, walk-in shower and claw footed tub.  Not only was I impressed with the inside of the cabin, but the outside is amazing too!  Two porches, complete with rocking chairs, allow you to enjoy nature at its best, and even though we did not see them, bear are regular visitors.  A small bridge and path end up at a stone fire pit, perfect for campfire sing-a-longs and roasting marshmallows.

The entire weekend was wonderful, and I can’t wait to go back and visit.  I just hope that the cabin is available as a rental property as its also for sale.  I would love to tell you about it so give me a call! Its currently on a rental program, so you too can enjoy a fabulous week there, or you could be the new owner! I know the right person will soon be found as its too remarkable to be overlooked for long.







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