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

Zip Line Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions
Zip Lining at The Omni Homestead
Reservations are required, please call 800-838-1766 to book.

Q. How long is the tour?
A. The tour will take approximately 2.5 hours. This includes check-in, orientation and transport to the top of the course.

Q. What if I am afraid of heights?
A. Everyone has some fear of heights and each person must determine whether the Ridge Runner Zip Tour is something they will find enjoyable. Many people with a fear of heights still enjoy zip rides as there is always a sense of security. You will be double clipped into a two-cable system at all times. Our guides are true professionals and have gone through extensive training on course management and safety. They will help you through every step and provide you with the support you need to make this a fun and exhilarating experience.

Q. How high will I be off the ground?
A. Our highest platform is approximately 79 feet off the ground. In addition, there will be places where you will be zipping at least 65 feet off the forest floor.

Q. What are the weather restrictions?
A. We cannot operate the Ridge Runner Zip Tour in high winds, extreme cold, icy conditions, or when there is lightning activity in the area. If we need to reschedule your tour, we will contact you ahead of time if possible so you can reschedule.

Q. How many people will be in my tour?
A. The Ridge Runner Zip Tour will consist of two guides and up to a total of eight participants. In order to ensure your friends or family stay together in one tour, be sure to book together at the same date and time. If you need special arrangements, please contact us and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Q. Will there be bathrooms along the way?
A. You will have the opportunity to use the restrooms at the Mountain Lodge prior to the start of your experience.

Q. When do I need to arrive for my tour?

A. You will need to arrive promptly at your scheduled start time. If you have not checked in before departure, your space will be given to another participant.

Q. Where do I go to start? 
A.The Ridge Runner Zip Tour will start at the Mountain Lodge. Resort guests may take a shuttle from the front of the hotel, while non-resort guests are welcome to drive directly to the Mountain Lodge.