(Updated February 2021) Are you ready to enjoy spring in Virginia? Plan your stay at The Omni Homestead Resort, with its rich history and unique resort activities, for a one-of-a-kind getaway. The resort has over 2,300 acres of mountains ripe for exploration, and offers unique experiences for guests of all ages. From mountain bikes, horse drawn carriages and swimming pools, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors.
Jackson River Fly-Fishing
Spring in Virginia brings warmer weather for outdoor activities. Just minutes from the resort, you’ll find secluded streams where you can try fly fishing. The experience includes catch-and-release fishing for wild rainbow trout in the nearby Jackson River. Whether you’ve fly-fished before or trying it out for the first time, you can enjoy half or full day tours with, Orvis-trained guides. Experiences range from one-hour casting lessons to day trips where you can test the waters or hone in your skills.
Cascades Gorge Hiking
Perhaps one of the most popular activities, the Cascades Gorge Hike, guides you through the mountains among beautiful waterfalls. During your 3.5-mile hike, a trained naturalist provides insight about regional flora and fauna. Indeed, you may be surprised to learn about the medicinal and edible properties of the local plants.
Historic Skeet Shooting
One of the most noteworthy activities at the resort is the historic shooting club which dates back to 1933. The club offers everything you need for a safe experience like vests, eye and ear protection. You can enjoy a variety of experiences including two sporting clay courses with simulated birds and rabbits. Or, you can practice your shot on four skeet fields plus trap and five-stand courses. Nonetheless, if firearms aren’t for you, try your hand with bow and arrow shooting at the archery range.
Relaxing Horseback Riding
Explore the Allegheny Mountains by horseback with a guided trail ride or horse-drawn carriage adventure. The resorts equestrian center is home to nearly 30 impeccably trained horses. Beforehand, you can partake in a unique horsemanship lesson for hands-on experience caring for the horses.
One-of-a-kind Falconry Experience
Finally, the resort’s unique falconry experience educates resort guests about the 4,000-year old sport with hands-on demonstrations. Get up-close-and-personal with falcons, hawks and owls as they swoop and fly around by the direction of the trainer. Last but not least, end the experience with a memorable photo of the falcon perched on your hand.
Now that warmer weather is just a few weeks away, spring in Virginia is the ideal time to embrace the great outdoors. You’re days will be filled with unique experiences you won’t find at other resorts. Check out even more activities like mini-golf to world-class golf and more.*
*Available activities may vary due to seasonality and current state and local restrictions. Contact the resort concierge at (540) 839-1766 to make activity reservations during your stay.