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

Beyond the Tower - Season 2

Beyond the Tower

Preserving American History with Black Dog Salvage

What started as a small feat to save an old house in Roanoke, Virginia, has become a salvage success story that can only be known as Black Dog Salvage. From carefully extracting architectural elements from historic properties to disassembling old hospitals, co-founder/owner Mike Whiteside and his team have discovered a way to look past the old paint to recreate and repurpose artifacts so the story can continue to be told for years to come.


Playing from the Heart - Music at The Homestead

Music has been a special part of The Homestead experience for generations. Whether it was a first father-daughter dance in the Dining Room or hearing your favorite song playing in the Great Hall while you’re nestled next to a cozy fire, music adds a magical touch to each guest’s stay. Join Sarah Braxton, special events manager, and David Hill, Homestead pianist, as they share stories about special musical moments, reveal the most popular song requests and give a sneak peek into what you might hear over the holidays.


The Sparrow's Nest: Home to Handcrafted Gifts from Virginia

From delightfully fragranced handmade soaps, lotions and candles to exquisitely handcrafted pottery pieces and intricate jewelry, The Sparrow’s Nest showcases masterfully handcrafted items from Virginia. Discover how this little shop instills a large sense of community through partnerships with dozens of skilled artisans in this interview with owner Heather DeBoe.


The Shooting Club at The Omni Homestead Resort

Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays - Taking Aim at The Homestead

Since 1933, The Shooting Club has been a highly sought after activity at The Omni Homestead appealing to beginners and avid sportsmen alike. Whether watching a novice hit a target for the first time or welcoming back the Green Jackets year after year, the Shooting Club is a place filled with incredible memories and breathtaking views. David Judah, sporting club manager, shares some of his favorite stories in this fascinating episode. 


Travel through Time at the Bath County Historical Society

Travel back in time with Rick Armstrong from the Bath County Historical Society, as he shares stories of the area's rich history, including that of a family divided by the Civil War. He also highlights some of the unique artifacts on display such as historic glass plate negatives and an early 1900s guest register from The Homestead as well as the genealogical search assistance they provide. 

Exterior spa view at Homestead Resort

Find Serenity at The Spa

Taking the waters has been a part of The Omni Homestead Resort’s spa experience for more than two centuries. With a wide array of spa services, expansive fitness facility, experiential Aqua Thermal Suite and exclusive, adults-only Serenity Garden explore the spa with Brandi Mesner, spa director.

Magical Journeys: Made in Bath County

Scenic drives, world-class fishing, breathtaking mountain views and The Omni Homestead are just a few of the reasons why visitors come to Bath County time and time again. Join David Mikula, president of Mikula Harris and leader of the county’s tourism office, as he uncovers the ways you can experience a relaxing and unforgettable getaway made in Bath County.

Horsing Around at The Homestead

Saddle up with equestrian experts Debbie Ryder and Tara Wolfe as they share stories straight from the horse's mouth. They'll share how the equestrian center caters to guests of all experience levels, from scenic riding lessons to nostalgic carriage rides, as well as insight into the eccentric personalities of their stable residents. 

From Local Farms to Your Table

Discover the passion that begins at the farm and transitions to the Homestead's kitchen to produce savory southern fare that is sure to please every palate. Jon Donaldson, owner of Meadow's Pride Farm, and Severin Nunn, director of food and beverage for The Omni Homestead, talk about their culinary collaboration which highlights the tastes of the region. 

Outdoor Adventure in the Mountains of Virginia

Whether gliding like a bird through the tree canopy on a zip line, or kayaking the serene Jackson River to the soundtrack of nature, find out how The Omni Homestead has an activity to inspire every soul. Explore the great outdoors with Travis Braxton and Brey Batten, recreation supervisors, as they talk about the adventure waiting to be discovered in the Allegheny Mountains.

Say Goodnight to Hunger

Discover how Omni Hotels & Resorts gives back to local communities through Say Goodnight to Hunger, a program that has provided nearly 15 million meals to food banks across North America. Peter Strebel, President of Omni Hotels and Resorts, tells the story of the program’s origin and impact at The Omni Homestead — and beyond.