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The Homestead

54321 4 reviews

The moment you arrive at The Homestead, a historic five-star resort in the Allegheny Mountains, you will understand why the resort has been enticing visitors for more than 200 years. The columned front porch with white rockers is charming and an invitation to relax. 

Poshbrood stayed in a “Landmark Suite” a spectacular 630-square-foot suite with two master bedrooms – one with a king bed and one with two double beds. A spacious living room area features an adjacent porch with sweeping mountain views.  We has plenty of space and the whole family loved the screened in porch for reading, games and cocktails.

There are activities for everyone: a luxurious spa, tennis, a shooting club , a spring-fed indoor pool plus outdoor pools, horseback and carriage rides, fly-fishing, falconry lessons, and bowling.  Our girls loved the bowling alley and the complimentary afternoon tea.  The resort was heaving with families, which was great.  Our kids met nice playmates at the Homestead Kids Club for “Kids Night Out” while we had an adult dinner at Sam Snead’s and enjoyed one of the nightly movies in the historic theatre.

This Poshbrood is not an avid golfer but if you are, The Homestead offers three award winning courses.  We heard many guests raving about the challenging courses. (We prefer to spa or lay by the pool and can vouch for the excellent facials and massages.)

The Homestead offers many dining options.  We enjoyed stuffing ourselves silly at the buffet breakfast in the historic Main Dining Room each morning.  We recommend buying the breakfast meal plan – you will not need lunch and can decide what to do for dinner on a daily basis.  We found that with the breakfast and afternoon tea, we didn’t eat very much for dinner.  

Poshbrood loved the Southern hospitality, luxury and knowing that families have been coming here for family vacations for generations. 

Tip:  Get on The Homestead’s email list for special offers and promotions.  Nightly rates can be as low as $170 a night.

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540.839.1766

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Community Review Alice February 2, 2013

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We love this resort! We were fortunate to go this past August, just after the resort had opened up their new swimming pool areas (although the lazy river portion was still under construction). The outdoor pools (particularly the splash pad area for younger kids) was wonderful. We loved the family friendly activities - the outside fire pit, cornhole boards, bowling, the pools (both indoor and out), and the afternoon tea. My girls also loved "playing" chess and checkers on the gorgeous antique (like) tables off the main lobby. I would definitely agree with previous posters that you should go ahead and book the breakfast package. Otherwise, the little coffee shop was very busy and very expensive. Also, I would suggest making reservations well in advance for dinner, as the main dining room was fully booked for any "family friendly" dining times and we ended up just paying for room service. This resort has a lot of other things to do, but most are at an additional charge. I would recommend looking over all of the fees before reading off the choices to your little ones if you are trying to not blow the budget. This is a gorgeous resort with the "Old Virginia" hospitality that we love, The resort and grounds are impeccable and we can't wait to go back again this Summer!

Community Review Deno August 8, 2011

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This is a must experience for my kids, Thinking about it myself reminded me of my winter travels as a child and the magic it brought. This trip will be our first family trip aboard and im looking foward to it more than my kids! smile

Community Review Katherine Kennedy February 2, 2011

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This past weekend we went to The Homestead with 5 other couples- all in our late twenties/ early thirties. Hadnt been there since I was two years old, so this was quite a different experience. There were plenty of families enjoying the resort, but we also felt like there was more than enough to do just our group: we mingled in the bowling alley, went skeet shooting, played darts and my favorite: snowtubing!!! The food in 1766 was phenomenal but my favorite was the breakfast each morning. A wonderful winter getaway for all!

Community Review Kathleen January 1, 2011

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We travelled with our entire family - grandparents, aunts, cousins - and were able to have both a wonderful family time as well as adult time. We were upgraded to two suites which was very helpful to sleep a family of four, have an extra entertainment room, pullout sofa, television, cocktail area for guests. We used local babysitters one evening for a formal adult meal in the dining room and also booked an early reservation one evening with the children (7, 4, 2). They had a ball dancing on the dance floor to the band, using their best manners and were in awe of the ambiance! We had daily tea with the children, went bowling, nature walks, playground and took turns skeet shooting, spa, etc. It is a great spot for a family gathering. One tip is to always review your bill. Both times, they have made major errors which were corrected, but could havec been easily overlooked!

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