Spring is blossoming at The Homestead Resort & Spa in Hot Springs, and there’s no better way to see it than on a leisurely drive through the Virginia countryside. These Bath County driving tours are a short distance from The Homestead and will provide you with plenty of photo-ops on your romantic getaway or family vacation.
The area surrounding The Homestead is rich with history, and you can get a glimpse of days gone by in the town of Bacova. Located on State Route 687, Bacova was established in 1920 as a mill town by the Tidewood Hardwood Company. Check out the remaining buildings and then follow Route 603 for spectacular views of the Richardson Gorge and the Jackson River.
For a scenic picnic tour through Bath County, head south of The Homestead on the Sam Snead Highway to check out the eye-popping natural beauty of the Jefferson National Forest. Stop by the overlook at Falling Springs Falls for a few pictures of the majestic waterfall, then head back north toward the impressive Gaithright Dam and Wildlife Management area, where you can spread your picnic blanket on the grass and enjoy incredible views of Lake Moomaw along with your lunch.
Also within driving distance of The Homestead is the Goshen Pass, a three-mile stretch through the Allegheny Mountains that is widely known for its extraordinary beauty. Located on Route 39W just 12 miles northwest of Lexington, this steep channel was carved out by the Murray River and features lush foliage and picturesque views. Adventure lovers will also find plenty of spots for wading, hiking, swimming, and whitewater kayaking.
Stay at The Homestead and discover some of Virginia’s most spectacular scenery on a Bath County driving tour. Plan your visit today – and don’t forget your camera!