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

Outdoor Activities

Adventure in the Virginia outdoors

Surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains, our resort setting creates the perfect environment for outdoor pursuits every family member can enjoy. From horseback riding and hiking to fly fishing and archery, there’s an activity for kids of any age at The Omni Homestead Resort.

Payment for all resort charges, such as dining, shop purchases and activity fees, will be to your guest room folio or credit card. The Omni Homestead resort's restaurants, bars, retail shops and amenities will no longer accept cash.

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Miniature golf at the Homestead

Mini Cascades Miniature Golf

The Mini Cascades Miniature Golf Course is ideal for families. This challenging activity features 18 holes inspired by our famous Cascades Course.


  • Adults – $14
  • Children (12 and under) – $8
  • Family Pass – $35
    • One (1) round of mini golf for a family of four
  • For hours of operation, please click here.
  • Putters and golf balls may be picked up at Allegheny Outfitters.



Falconry is closed for the season.

Falcon hunting has a long-standing reputation for being the sport of kings. And here in the Virginia countryside, it still is. Guests of The Omni Homestead Resort can participate in a field sports tradition that stretches back nearly 4,000 years. Learn the fine points of the sport with trained birds of prey – including falcons, hawks and owls – at The Omni Homestead Resort's Mews, a world-class Virginia falconry facility.


  • Beginner Lessons
  • Intermediate Lesson* available after Beginner Lesson completed
  • $99** per Beginner Lesson
  • $149** per Intermediate Lesson*
  • $895** Corporate - 30 minute
  • $1,250** Corporate - 1 hour
  • $895** private lesson - 30 minutes 
  • $995** private lesson - 1 hour

For Beginner Lessons:
Ages 4 and under are free
Ages 5-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Ages 16 and older may participate by themselves

*Participant must complete the Beginner Lesson before they can take the Intermediate Lesson. 

** Plus 20 percent gratuity and booking fee.

Yard Games on the Lawn

Lawn Games

Challenge the family to cornhole on the lawn. Pick up the bags at Allegheny Activities (daytime) or the Front Desk (evening).

Female tennis players


Tennis and pickleball are closed for the season.

There’s a reason our Allegheny Mountain-surrounded tennis courts have hosted champions for years. The resort offers four Har-Tru courts in a convenient location for you to enjoy.


  • Access to the tennis courts is included with your daily resort fee, but reservations are recommended.
  • Courts are reserved by the hour with a two hour maximum.
  • Guests must check in at the Casino pro shop prior to using the courts.
  • Rackets are available for a rental fee of $10 per hour per person.


  • $15 per hour (2–4 players)
  • Reservations required
  • Court fee and equipment included
  • Guests must check in at the Casino pro shop prior to using the courts.

Mountain Bike Tour on the Jackson River Trail

Mountain Bike Tour

Discover the Jackson River with a trail mountain bike tour. This is a three-hour round trip, guided tour suited for guests ages 12 years and over.

*The Mountain Bike Tour is currently unavailable, however mountain bike rentals are available. Please see Allegheny Activities.

  • $79 per adult
  • $45 per child, ages 12-17
  • Twice daily, 9:00 a.m.  and 1:30 p.m.

Hike the Gorge

Cascades Gorge Hiking

Don’t miss one of the most popular activities at The Omni Homestead Resort. On this tour, you’ll be led and entertained by a naturalist through a series of beautiful waterfalls alongside a deep, Allegheny Mountain gorge trail. Learn about regional and unusual flora and fauna in this semi-tropical environment and the medicinal and edible properties of the many local plants. It’s a 3.5 mile journey and one of the most beautiful in the region.

  • Advanced reservations are recommended
  • Designed for adults and children alike
  • Intermediate hiking ability and endurance are required for this 3-hour journey
  • Bottled drinking water is provided


  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Dress in layers during cool months
  • $31 per person
  • $11 (ages 5-11)

S'mores on the Casino lawn

The Homestead S'mores Express

Take a wagon ride through our beautiful resort and then enjoy making and eating s'mores at the Mountain Lodge for an evening of family fun.


  • Tractor-driven wagon with s’mores by the campfire
  • One-hour duration
  • $20 Adults
  • $15 Children (ages 12 & under)


Kayaking & Canoeing

Kayaking & canoeing are closed for the season.

Would you rather paddle the Jackson River by canoe or explore it by kayak? Join us for one of our kayaking or canoeing expeditions.


  • 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Clothing: swimwear & shoes for water
  • $89 per person (kayaking – must be 12 years old and minimum of 50 lbs.)
  • $89 per person (canoeing - minimum weight of 50 lbs.)
  • $45 Children (minimum weight 50 lbs.)
  • Designed for beginners as well as experts!

Paint ball at Homestead Resort


Our wooded course, complete with Tippman and GV semi-automatic rental markers, is unique. Gather a group of friends and give it a go.

*Paintball is closed for the season. 


  • Matches on wooded course
  • $70 (200 balls)
  • $12 (additional balls per hundred)



There’s a reason our resort is home to southwest Virginia’s choice archery range for recreational bowmen. Its 10 stationary targets are set at varying distances for adults and children and a wide selection of bows accommodate right- and left-handed archers, both adult and youth. Try your hand at bow and arrow shooting!


  • One-hour sessions $35
  • Youth and adult equipment provided
  • Designed for recreational archers
  • Open year-round (weather permitting) 
  • For hours of operation, please click here

Couple biking in Hot Springs


The Omni Homestead Resort is located in one of the country’s most scenic settings. That’s good enough reason to take advantage of the 100 miles of hiking and biking trails all within steps of the resort. To explore, just rent a mountain bike and head out on biking trails ranging from intermediate to extreme. Our easiest trail is 3.5 miles and takes an average of 75 minutes to complete. 

Mountain bikes are available for rental in the lower level of the mountain lodge at the ski area. Helmets are provided and required on Omni Homestead Resort property. All bikes – from front suspension mountain bikes to children’s bikes – are available for rental on a first come, first served basis.


  • Over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails
  • Bike rentals on a first come, first served basis
  • Biking helmets required
  • Brochures with trail maps available at front desk
  • Available year round, weather permitting
  • Self-guided
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • $35 per day