Garden & Gun celebrated The Omni Homestead Resort’s 250th anniversary with an exclusive weekend event. This private affair kicked off with a welcome dinner inspired by Garden & Gun’s The Southerner’s Cookbook. The weekend featured VIP guests David DiBenedetto, Garden & Gun’s Editor in Chief, a lunch with chef and author Julia Reed and a private bourbon tasting of Pappy Van Winkle with J. Preston Van Winkle.
Ten years before the U.S. was founded, The Homestead opened its doors as a humble, 18-room lodge tucked away in the mountains. Over the past two and a half centuries, the resort has evolved, sharing milestones with America and memories with generations of travelers. Today, The Homestead is an iconic resort encompassing 2,300 acres with 483 guest rooms, numerous dining outlets and more than 30 recreational activities.
The Omni Homestead has been celebrating this momentous milestone with 366 days of anniversary celebrations, which include afternoon anniversary parties with a different flavored cake each day, a monthly speaker series, fireside chats, historic menu items in the Main Dining Room, special concerts, fireworks displays and much more.