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

Beyond the Tower - Season 3

Beyond the Tower

Tap into the Sweet Flavors of Highland County

Pure, delicious maple syrup is made just north of the resort in Highland County. Hear from Tim Duff of Duff’s Sugar House, a small, family-run, old-time sugar house where the trees are still “opened” by hand and the sugar water collected in buckets and Kevin Conner from Mill Gap Farms, where they use the latest technology to produce the only USDA-certified organic syrup in Virginia.


Find Your Sweet Spot in Highland County

With magnificent mountain views, lush farmlands and country hospitality, Highland County offers a true escape from city life. Explore the Barn Quilt Trail and see more than 50 exquisitely painted barn quilts, watch a local craftsman work with antique tools and experience life on a working farm, all within about an hour’s drive from the resort.


The past, present and future of America’s First Resort

Each day, The Homestead team balances the resort’s rich history with the needs of today’s travelers. In this episode, hear from The Homestead’s Managing Director Mark Spadoni as he shares his insights as well as the exciting plans for the future of the resort.


Stepping up the Bar with Bourbon

Whether you prefer your bourbon neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail, this episode is for you! Bourbon aficionado and Homestead Executive Chef Todd Owen and Director of Food & Beverage Kyle Fellner, talk about all things bourbon, including the resort’s partnership with regional distiller Smooth Ambler Spirits.


Find your WanderLove in Virginia

Hit the road and find what you love with Omni Hotels & Resorts. Explore an array of family-friendly attractions, historical sites, outdoor adventures and more…all right here in Virginia. Discover must-see experiences in Charlottesville, Richmond and Hot Springs. What you love is just a drive away.

Breakfast Made to Order

It’s the most important meal of the day and Senior Sous Chef Roderick Ottey takes extra care to make sure each guest enjoys their meal. Whether he’s overseeing the resort’s expansive breakfast buffet or whipping up an allergen-free dish, Chef Roderick serves up love in every bite.

Raise a glass to Bacova Beer

In late 2018, Seth Ellis took his 10 years of home brewing experience and created Bacova Beer Company. Hear about his passion for craft brewing and the welcoming community environment he built at Bacova Beer, which is located just steps away from the resort.

Teeing it up on The Cascades

Since 1924, The Cascades has challenged some of the game’s greatest. Mark Fry and Barry Ryder share stories about the famed course from how one golf course architect turned down the job to the eight national championships hosted there.

Collaborating in the kitchen and in life

Executive Chef Todd Owen and his wife, Junior Pastry Sous Chef Kelly Owen, understand the demands and what it takes to be successful in the culinary industry. From collaborating on whimsical chocolate Easter Eggs to their own wedding cake, these two have created the perfect recipe.

Couple biking in Hot Springs

The Thrills, Challenges and Rewards of Mountain Biking

With a mix of natural and manmade terrain, the mountain biking trails at The Omni Homestead offer an exhilarating adventure for all skill levels. Avid outdoor enthusiasts John Hess and Seth Ellis provide insights into the creation of these trails and what they love about mountain biking in the Ridge and Valley province of the Appalachian Mountains.

Jefferson Pool/warm spring pool exterior rendering

Preserving History: The Restoration of the Warm Springs Pools

Taking the waters at the Warm Springs Pools, the oldest spa structures in America, has been an integral part of the Bath County experience for centuries. Julie Langan, Director/State Historic Preservation Officer for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Ed Pillsbury, associate and senior architect with 3North share details about the plans to restore these beloved landmarks.