County of Bath Through the Looking Glass
Whether you're interested in visiting the world-renowned Homestead Resort, a quaint bed & breakfast for a relaxing vacation, attending a concert at the prestigious Garth Newel Music Center, or enjoying a soak in the world famous Jefferson Pools the County of Bath has an endless array of exciting adventures just waiting to be discovered.
If you visit the County of Bath, what will you find? You will find something, remarkable.
Want to see? Through the looking glass of an “old school” camera called a VIFL Sardinia Lomography camera begin your adventure with an early hour’s stroll of Main Street Hot Springs. Are those stars or lights that lead the way?
A few steps more and you are at the famous Homestead Resort, here decorated for Christmas. The lights twinkle like hundreds of candles on the lawn. As dawn breaks at the Homesteads' Old Course First tee, we are joined by a ghostly spectre.
Next stop, the Jefferson Pools, the oldest wooden bath houses in the United States in operation! Steam hovers over the bathhouses, inviting us in for a soak. We are welcomed by warm, clear water; a constant 95 degree temps, bathed in sunshine. The water is so clear that you can easily see the stones that hold the warmth of the water. Look up and you can see the sun shimmering through the opening that releases the steam, here reflected on the water as well. Hmm, soaking has transported us to some other place; these lights suggest perhaps another world? Bliss, it is the only way to explain what floating at the Jefferson Pools feels like! Here you are in the woman's pools. Feel the steam rise, soak in the warmth of the water, natural light through small windows dimly lights the room, adding to the relaxation of the experience.
At the Garth Newel Music Center, enjoy world class chamber music and food! Here our musicians practice for an upcoming performance. In this picture you can “feel” the music, and almost hear it .
Sunset, a full day of play in Bath County is done. Watch the sun slip away at Ingalls Overlook .Visit the wine cellar at the Waterwheel Restaurant at Gristmill Square, one of several unique dining experiences you can enjoy during your visit, Enjoy a meal, a glass of wine and relive your visit to a magical place.