Wow is how I would describe this place. From the sheer size of it, to the beauty of the grounds surrounding it... It's truly amazing! And the staff was super. As my husband and I were leaving, a young employee was arriving for his shift. He asked if we had enjoyed our stay and wished us well with the rest of our travels...very nice!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"cruise ship in teh mountains"
The Omni Homestead is a cruise ship in the mountains. Fully self contained like a cruise ship, it is a destination hotel set in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. There is nothing nearby for miles. The hotel has every activity imaginable from miniature golf to falconry. The hotel is old so the bathrooms are small and lacking but the overall quality […] is excellent and the staff is well trained. We went during fall colors and it was splendid. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful grounds and historic community!"
Overall very nice. Seemed a little understaffed in the Jefferson Bar,food service was really slow but excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"family get away"
We loved it! Really enjoyed our stay. Hotel room service food was awesome. Did not like the service or food at Jefferson's. Definitely going back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"GREAT GETAWAY FOR COUPLES"
My fiance and I booked relatively last minute. We LOVED our stay! The food and service were excellent, and the setting/views were spectacular. We particularly loved the Spa! It was expensive, but worth it and we will definitely brave the treacherous, winding roads to go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful except for what I found under the bed stiff dirty wash rags with stench. I smelled the must over my stay and upon looking under the bed as to see if I lost anything pulled them out not realizing what it was till I could see the rags. Rather a disappointment . The spa was great however the temperature was freezing for my massage she said she […] had no control over the room temp, so it was a disappointment. She was very professional about it and did the best with the warm rocks to keep my feet from freezing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved the heated pool and lazy river! The one downside to the resort is that most other activities all cost money and are booked in advance.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fabulous 50th Anniversary Getaway"
Both my wife and I found The Homestead a perfect place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and will cherish the memoryGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Historical and Romantic Hotel"
Great hotel - rooms are clean and very historical atmosphere but you can choose some other restaurants for better taste.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"most gorgeous setting beautiful landscape"
Once we had a quiet room as requested on our reservation--room #3, it was great! This property provides lots of family activities, golf, hiking, pool, sauna etc. I would NOT recommend the bike trails as they are steep gravel and require exceptional bike handling skills. Too bad there are no flatter options along the golf courses.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The drive up to the Omni was breathtaking. This hotel is very grand and historical. The setting is wonderful nestled in the Virginia Mountains. The gentleman at the front desk was very kind and generous, he asked what brought us to the Omni and we let him know we were on our honeymoon. He upgraded us to a Premium room at no charge and then later that […] evening sent us a bottle of champagne and some chocolates to say congratulations and help us celebrate. The room was great, very large and comfy bed. Good sized bathroom. My only small complaint would be that the comfortor and the sofa each had a small stain on them from previous guests. Nothing that ruined our stay but just small details that can make a difference. Would definitely recommend this place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Homestead is doing everything right!"
My wife and I are repeat customers to The Homestead. Now that Omni is managing the resort they are doing everything right. The facilities are immaculate. The plethora of indoor and outdoor activities are first rate. The amenities from the amazing afternoon tea with English sandwiches to a live piano player in the grand lobby are so nice. The service […] from check-in to the hand shake from the head valet thanking me for coming are the best. This is an example of how a high end resort ought to be run! We will be back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely property, well appointed and friendly staff. Definitely a keeper!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay though food disappointed"
Overall lovely stay at this beautiful, historic site. The newer family-friendly attractions (water park, mini-golf) are a nice addition to the classic Homestead offerings. My only complaint was the price and quality of food - very expensive for so-so food. Would definitely go back but would make different meal choices next time!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Enjoyed it very much!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great weekend getaway."
We had a great time, shooting , horseback riding, and just sitting on the front porch rocking the night away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
ALTHOUGH FACILITY HAS EXISTED FOR QUITE SOMETIME, THE FACILITY LOOKED AND FELT VERY TIRED AND LACKED THE TYPE OF OBVIOUS MAINTENANCE IT SORELY NEEDED. THE QUALITY OF FOOD IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM WAS SO VERY DISAPPOINTING - COLD AND UNAPPETISING. THE THREE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR STAY WAS THE SPA, THE POOL AND THE JEFFERSON RESTURANT. THE REST WAS VALUE NOT […] RECEIVED. GREAT LOCATION HOWEVER. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Memorable and I highly recommend. Staff is very friendly, everyone you passed always had a smile on their face. My wife commented to me that they must really enjoy working there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A wonderful family vacation!"
We loved our long weekend at the Homestead. The kids had a ball and are begging to go back. We used the Kidz Klub babysitting and it was excellent. Food was amazing! Will definitely be back!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Needs some attention"
Beautiful historic hotel that needs some attention to the overall maintenance. Small things need fixes like cracking paint and vent covers falling of as well as leaky A/C unite in our room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Relaxing, beautiful,elegant and historicGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Epitome of Class"
The Omni Homestead is amazing. It is truly as close as you can get to stepping back in time. Tea is served in the grand lobby every afternoon, and the Restaurants are extraordinary. The only complaint I have with this hotel, and I mean the only complaint is the people who stay here. They spend hundreds of dollars to stay here and dress in sweatpants […] or jeans, and look like disgusting tourists. Have a little class America! If you can afford to stay here, you can at least afford to look decent. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A grand location steeped in history & tradition that is staffed by friendly associates, with a myriad of activities available for sport or leisure. Food was fabulous and the weather was perfect. Looking forward to returning!Genuine Expedia guest review
Coolest hotel/resort ever!!!! I want to retire here. I'm only 39. Step back in time in this little hideaway. A hotel that has EVERYTHING you will never be bored or hungry. I am still in awe. 5 star resort so bring your best clothes. It's better to buy the package deals. All the fun stuff to do is $$$. Each activity will cost you $30 - $50 each. Hot […] Springs was $17 a day, good deal and do it, free with spa treatment. Like someone else said, add this to your bucket list. I didn't know about this place I wished I could've stayed more than one night. See the waterfall on the way too. Restaurants reasonably priced for what you get. Rooms more 4 stars vs. 5 stars, but clean. Remember this is a classic hotel not a brand new one think going back in time. I had a suite very nice, but not fancy. Golf, croquet, horseback, fishing, hiking, hay rides, spa, pools high class, mini water slide, shooting clay and skeets, skiing, and on and on and on. Movies too and free. So many rooms in this building it took me an hour just to explore it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Homestead was beautiful! The staff was amazing! A great experience for any special occasion or get away!Genuine Expedia guest review
This was a beautiful hotel and all of the employees exhibited gracious and genuine hospitality. This was southern comfort in a most welcoming environment. Enjoyed the many amenities and opportunities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Our favorite place to go!"
Loved it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice but food not so great. Service hit or miss."
The Homestead's property was really nice but if you leave the resort property there was nothing else to do... at all. You are literally in the middle of NOWHERE! The only places that you can get drinks and food is on the Homestead property (unless you want to drive about an hour into town). I had breakfast and dinner at the main dining room. Breakfast […] in the main dining room was overly set price per person buffet and the service was decent. I wouldn't do it again though. I think lunch at the Casino restaurant was the only place I actually enjoyed. I had the mushroom pizza there and it was really good. Dinner in the main dining room was mediocre (food and service). I asked for wine recommendation for a wine bottle and our server gave us the most confused look ever and wasn't able to make any real recommendations. After we ordered our meal she didn't even bring out our salads that came with our meal. When I asked her about it she told me even though the salad comes with the meals we had to ask for it- I don't think that makes sense at all. She didn't refill our water nor did she refill our wine glasses. Room service: We ordered room service for breakfast. I wasn't a fan of the buffet breakfast in the main dining room so I figured, let's try room service. OMG it was horrible! Everything was over cooked, I think it has been sitting in the metal covers for way too long under the heat lamp before they brought it to us in the room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful place for wonderful memories"
This is a bucket list must do place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to relax"
My daughter and I stayed at the resort for 3 days. The hotel and staff were great. The room was very nice and we were able to relax in one of the many ballrooms rooms they have throughout the hotel. The only concerns we had were the tennis courts weren't open and it was late April (not sure why) and booking activities in advance was a must! It was our […] first trip to the resort and we did not know what to expect or what we wanted to do however once we arrived everything including getting a message at the spa was full. We had a great time and got the rest we were looking for but just know to book things in advance if you want to secure a spot. This would include dining. We had to dine when the restaurants had an opening not when we wanted to go. The spa day was very enjoyable! I would recommend this resort to anyone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"24 Hour Trip"
My husband and I made a quick 24 hour trip to The Homestead and it was wonderful. We were able to explore a little bit of everything and had a wonderful time. I would definitely recommend it to couples as well as families. Everything about the hotel was fabulous. We found a small roach on our way out of our room the next day but management offered us […] free coffee as an apology. Wonderful and historic visit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great birthday weekend!"
We had a wonderful weekend. The hotel staff were amazing. They learned that it was our daughters birthday weekend and they went out of their way to make her feel special. Our room was huge and the beds were very comfortable. The only downside of our room was the view. Our window opened up to the roof of the hotel so all we saw was white cement, but […] for the very little time we spent in our room it really didn't matter. The outdoor pool was great. The water was so warm! The girls had a great time swimming outside while the snow was falling! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and relaxing stay"
We liked our stay. There are a lot of things to do at the hotel and the surrounding areas. The room was clean and well maintained except the drainage in the bath tub. One of the things I hate the most is taking a shower in standing water! I called the front desk and they told me they will send someone to fix it. They never did. I also mentioned it at […] the checkout but I don't think it was taken seriously. This was enough to leave a bad taste in my mouth. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Birthday Ever"
This was a Mother/daughter celebration of Mom's 75th birthday. The spa is amazing and the attention to detail included my massage therapist following up to make sure we had a lemon cake and happy birthday performed at dinner. The opportunity for Mom to ski after a 40 year hiatis was well supported from helping to fit the ski boots to the ski instructor […] who was watching from afar and came to complement mom at the end of the day. Thank you!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great resort, felt like a trip on the Titanic!"
The decor is exquisite. The staff is most helpful. The food sumptuous. The activities great (skiing in Southern Va. in late Feb). The spa was the best $25 I have ever spent. Relaxing and envigorating. And the dancing in the main dining hall is not to be missed. Overall the best hotel experience I have ever had. It reminded my wife of the Titanic - in […] all the best ways. The decor is definitely southern charm. The chairs on the huge porch comfortable. The hallways magnificent. The dining room chandeliers impressive. You really can't miss staying here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Homestead is offers first class service in a beautiful, historic setting. I have stayed there twice and had nothing but good experiences both times.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice East coast ski resort."
Kind staff. Fancy and very elegant hotel. It would be worth it if Expedia offered skiing and Spa packages along with the rooms. This become expensive when purchased separately. Facilities are old and requires maintenance of heating equipment (excessively hot).Genuine Expedia guest review
"We were very happy"
We had a lovely stay. The hotel is very nice and the restaurant was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Quiet and enjoyable. Very restful and great diningGenuine Expedia guest review
Quiet and enjoyable. Very restful and great diningGenuine Expedia guest review
The Spa was amazing! We definitely coming Back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"3 Day stay at the Homestead"
My wife and I wanted a romantic get away without the kids and the Homestead was perfect. We had a wonderful time exploring the hotel and all the incredible history this places has. We have been fortunate to stay at some new and exclusive resorts and hotels but the charm and beauty of the Homestead is unique and makes it one of our favorite places to […] visit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not a 5 Star Hotel"
Horse back ride was good. When we realized that the carriage rides were no longer on the roads, but on the same trail, we cancelled that activity. Elevator buttons do not indicate lobby level, brass worn and damaged. Bath sink dripped, long dark hair in tub and only lukewarn water on Friday morning. No bath exhaust fan. Room service brought breakfast […] - salt solidified in shaker, coffee cold, forgot fruit. Room service called to see if service was OK and we told them about fruit. Server outside door when they called and took cart. They sent him back with fruit, but no silverware or linen. Made third trip for that. Dinner at Jefferson's was tasty, but soups were cold. Dinner at Main Dining Room was tasty, but plate was dirty and waiter forgot to ask for wine order. We stopped him and told him what we wanted. He came around again in a few minutes to verify what we had told him. Long wait between soup and food. We wanted wine with dinner, but when dinner was served and we had finished half of our meal before the wine was served. He brought the wrong wine...not even close. Long wait between entree and dessert menu. Breakfast buffet- young waiter did not know the difference in the 2 levels of buffets, had to ask another waiter. Large butter bowl empty. On check out, bellman called for car. After waiting for 30 minutes, we asked the main desk about it and the valet called over to the lot and was told no one had called for our car. Not a 5 Star Hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful tucked away get away"
More hidden costs than I was expecting. Extra cost for wi-FI. Beautiful maintain scenery. Some employees not very friendly. Wonderful spa and pools!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great family trip!"
Fabulous place! Great pools and activities for adults and kids. Loved the Jefferson to eat. Dinning Room was okay, but Sam Sneads was way overpriced for the food. We will not eat there again. Make sure to make dinner reservations a few weeks in advance. The area is beautiful and we will return again. For Labor Day they had awesome fireworks!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Itself and Grounds are lovely ..."
... but everything else outside of the spa is acceptable at best. The service and food are not outstanding. Many of the activities are overpriced for what they are but interestingly booked and unavailable. I had hoped at this price point that the service, food and amenities would be better. The pools and the spa are excellent. Either pack food for the […] kids or drive out a few miles to find better dining options. I have had better rooms at a Holiday Inn Express at one third the cost. I appreciate that the place is old and maintenance is costly, but the rooms should be better. I would go again for a night with just my spouse, but I would not suggest vacationing there for several days with the family. I travel frequently for business and feel I have received better service at any of the major brand second-tier lodgings that I did here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good weekend excursion"
-Good weather (mid June) -Good mornings at the pools (hardly anybody wakes up early enough for pool activities) -Good food (variety, on-the-go stuff) -Variety of activities - ran out of hot water .... - activities are far away...the hotel provides shuttles --OK with us since many of them required lots of $.Genuine Expedia guest review
The activities are amazing, we did shooting and the Jeep excursion, you will not be disappointed. We will go back, again, and again, and again. The only negative is there isn't much nightlife and to get to non-hotel restaurants and bars, is a drive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Customer service and attention could use a little improvement. Didn't like the resort fee charge either considering that you have to pay for almost every activity separately anyway. But it is a very beautiful location and lots of history.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Grand, old hotel."
We loved our stay at the Homestead. I know if no better place where guests can relax and be taken care of by the friendly staff, or take part in a wide variety of activities provided by knowledgeable staff. Staying here is an experience everyone should enjoy at least once in a lifetime.Genuine Expedia guest review
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