ISSUE 16 – JUNE 2022
Plan Your 2022 Summer Vacation
in the Mountains of Virginia
A great summer vacation has the right balance of fun activities each day combined with plenty of relaxation. Add in some fantastic meals, and your vacation just went from great to perfect.
bike hike fish in Bath Va
The Omni Homestead Cascades Course
Summer Fun

Bath County’s location in the mountains of Virginia, west of the Shenandoah Valley, means temperatures are usually a few degrees cooler than other parts of Virginia. The conditions are perfect for a round of golf on the award-winning courses at The Omni Homestead Resort. Take a walk or bike ride on a trail and enjoy fresh air, solitude and bird and wildlife viewing. If you have always wanted to learn to fly fish, this is your chance to take lessons or a guided fishing tour.
Homestead Spa Pool
Take It Easy
Relaxation is what made Bath County famous. Visitors have been making the journey here for hundreds of years to experience the natural mineral springs. Even though the historic Warm Springs Pools are currently closed for renovation, there are opportunities to visit a local spa. Another great way to de-stress is stargazing into the night sky. The dark sky conditions are ideal because of Bath County’s location far from city lights and major highways. Another reason that you’ll go home relaxed and rejuvenated is because you’re sure to get a good night’s sleep in Bath County. The lodging options here are second to none. Options include a grand resort, private vacation rentals, independent motels, a unique farm stay, several award-winning B&Bs, all with their own history and personality.
Jackson River Cafe wrap
When you’re on vacation, let someone else do the cooking. In Bath County, there are some talented chefs creating exceptional cuisine, including farm-to-table dishes when possible. Chances are good that you’ll discover your new favorite chef and want to return to see what he or she has created next.

Best of Virginia
Best of Virginia 2022 Virginia Living Magazine
The readers of Virginia Living Magazine have spoken, and they love Bath County.
Camp Mont Shenandoah – First Place, Summer Camp

Inn at Gristmill Square – First Place, B&B Inn
The Omni Homestead Resort – First Place, Resort
The Omni Homestead Resort – First Place, Hotel
The Omni Homestead Resort – Second Place, Spa
Cascades Course at Omni Homestead Resort – First Place, Golf Course
Bath County Art Show
JULY 16 - 24, 2022
Bath County Art Show painting
After missing a year because of Covid, the 2021 Bath County Art Show was the biggest and best ever. Can 2022 get even better? Come see for yourself. Now in its 57th year, the 2022 Bath County Art Show is expected to include works from more than 200 regional artists working in oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, photography and sculpture. Over the course of nine days, people from all around Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic states will browse the show and purchase art to support scholarships, grants and arts education.

Travel Idea - Foodie Finds
Bath County is quickly developing a reputation as a hot destination for foodies. In the May issue of Recreation News, food writer Su Clauson-Wicker describes her recent visit. Last fall, Bath County was the cover story in Savor Va Magazine. One of the main reasons people are talking about the county’s culinary scene is because of the amazing restaurants and chefs featured in those articles. In addition, there are fun food and beverage related things to do when it’s not mealtime. Check out a food themed trip idea that will ensure a delicious and satisfying visit to Bath County.
Bath Instagram
Stay informed of news, offers, special events and more by following Bath County on Facebook and Instagram
Foodlore Fridays airstream
Foodlore Fridays is a unique celebration of food, farming and community. It takes place each Friday from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend at Oakley Farm in Warm Springs, VA.