The Omni Homestead Resort
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445

Beyond the Tower - Season 1

Beyond the Tower

Welcome to The Homestead

In this inaugural episode, Brett Schoenfield, the resort’s managing director, shares what makes The Homestead such a special place. Hear about the tenured staff and generations of families who have found a “home” at The Homestead.

Skiing at The Omni Homestead

Making Snow in the South

Snow making technology has changed since Sepp Kober, the father of Southern skiing, introduced the sport to Homestead guests in 1959. Matt Fussell, director of recreation for The Omni Homestead, explains how he and his team create a winter wonderland for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and mini snowmobiles here in southwestern Virginia.

The Healing Nature of Nature

The Cascades Gorge is a breathtaking semi-tropical environment with an array of flora and fauna not commonly found in Virginia. Discover this remarkable ecosystem and the healing wonders it possesses with Brian La Fountain, one of the resort’s knowledgeable naturalists.

Associates outside of resort in shape of "250"

Did you know…?

In 2016, The Omni Homestead celebrated its 250th anniversary and highlighted fascinating facts and tidbits from the resort’s history through daily fun facts. Lynn Swann, director of marketing and communications, shares some of her favorites, such as dairy production in the 1920s and America’s first president to play golf.

Adult Dinner Experience

What’s Cooking at The Homestead?

From the resort’s decadent doughnuts to the popular Allegheny Mountain trout, dining at The Omni Homestead is a sweet and savory delight. Join Executive Chef John Ferguson and Executive Pastry Chef Leen Kim as they take you into the kitchens for a behind the scenes look at our culinary experiences.

Gilded Marble Bonbon Recipe (PDF, 110 KB)

Music in the Mountains

Discover Garth Newel, a world-class chamber music venue located only a few miles from the resort. Learn about its rich history and talented musicians from Executive Director Shawn Puller. Presenting more than 50 concerts annually and supporting music education in the region, Garth Newel is a musical gem in the heart of Bath County.

Downstream drift in a blue ribbon stream

Explore the tranquility of fly fishing in Virginia's Cascades Stream with fly-fishing guide, Matt Thomas. Discover Matt's passion for fly fishing, as well as tips and tricks for the sport. 

Chef's Garden

Homegrown at The Homestead

Join Executive Chef John Ferguson and Junior Sous Chef Michael Adams for a culinary journey through The Homestead. From chef’s garden to table, our delectable dishes and inspiring cuisine draw from the Allegheny Mountains’ natural wonders. 

Golf at The Omni Homestead Resort

On Par with the Pros

Tee it up with Barry Ryder, Mark Fry and Don Ryder as they share tales of the fairways from their Homestead golf careers. With more than 100 years of combined service, these three have seen it all from tee to green. 

Zip line

Teens Take on The Homestead

See our iconic resort through the lens of two teenagers, Emily and Ben, in this fun-filled episode. Zip into adventure, discover new interests and skills and delight in culinary experiences from a different point of view.

Welcome to My Homestead

As a special bonus episode, we have the full length version of "Welcome to My Homestead," a beautiful piece written and performed by David Hill. This is the gorgeous song at the beginning of each episode that truly captures the essence of The Homestead.