ISSUE 15 – MARCH 2022
What's New in Bath County this Spring?
The Cottages at Ft Lewis Lodge March 2022

Visitors choose Bath County because of its peaceful and relaxing vibe.

Behind the scenes, however, there is a lot happening that guests will love:
Jackson River Cafe wrap
Jackson River Café, a new breakfast and lunch spot from the owners of local favorite Les Cochons D’Or, has opened on Main Street in Hot Springs.

Sam Snead Tavern in Hot Springs will be re-opening under new ownership in the spring of 2022.

• Menus at Bath County’s restaurants change periodically to introduce new chef creations and to feature seasonal farm-to-table options.

Fort Lewis Lodge has added new accommodation options. The Cottages at Fort Lewis will be available for booking in May.

• A major renovation at The Omni Homestead Resort was announced last fall. Work is currently underway. The resort will be open during the renovation with the same level of service and hospitality that guests have enjoyed for 250 years.

• Restoration work is continuing on the Warm Springs Pools (formerly known as the Jefferson Pools). A re-opening is expected in early 2023.

Three new Historical Highway Markers were unveiled in Warm Springs and West Warm Springs. The markers are an excellent addition to the Warm Springs and West Warm Springs Historic District, which has a self-guided tour showcasing historic sites and architectural highlights around the village.
Best of the Blue Ridge
Best of BRO 2022
The Best of the Blue Ridge is an annual contest sponsored by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. The results were released in the February issue and the readers clearly love Bath County.
These great businesses, events and places were among the 2022 winners and runners up:
Camp Mont Shenandoah – Educational Outdoor Recreation Program
Douthat State Park – State Park
So Fly Fest – Fly Fishing Event
Vine Cottage Inn – Unique Lodging (B&Bs, Quirky Hotels, etc.)

So Fly Fest
So Fly Fest flyfishing events
It’s not surprising that the So Fly Fest was voted a Best of the Blue Ridge event. The three-day festival includes fun events like a casting clinic, guided and self-guided fishing opportunities, food and beverage events, and much more. The So Fly Fest takes place May 6 – 8, 2022. Make reservations early for this popular event.
Travel Idea - Girls Getaway
Homestead Spa Pool
Among the themed itineraries on our official tourism website, one of the most popular is Girls Getaway. Bath County is an ideal destination for a long weekend of fun catching up with old friends. The sample itinerary includes active outdoor adventures, as well as relaxing spa time. There are plenty of options for unique accommodations including resorts, inns and private rental cabins. A highlight of any girls’ getaway will be great food and sampling local wine, cider and craft beer.
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2021 Bath County Art Show
Now in its 57th year, the
Bath County Art Show will feature works from 200 regional artists. The show is scheduled for July 16 - 24, 2022.