Things to do in Virginia – enjoy Nature, Historic Places, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Golfing and more!

Here’s a short list of our guests favorite outings. More things to do in Virginia.

Bird Watching

Bath County, VA & Hot Springs, VA area are a Bird lover’s paradise!

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, WV

A little over an hour away is the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, nestled in the mountains of West Virginia. Cass Scenic Railroad State Park features an era when steam-driven locomotives were an essential part of everyday life. The park’s 11-mile long heritage railroad and authentic company town are some of the West Virginia’s most popular tourist attractions. Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is one of America’s only authentic operating museums of lumber railroading.

Douthat State Park

The Douthat State Park has a 50-acre lake and is Virginia’s oldest state park. It has a beach, a bathhouse, boating facilities, fishing, hiking as well as a restaurant and lodge. There is a campground and cabins for rent. Some of the cabins were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s.

From Bath Villas at The Meadows, turn right on Route 220 north, making right turn onto Route 39 east and travel to Route 629 south to Millboro.

Galleries and Tours

Casual day drives to wineries, a covered bridge, and the historic towns of Lexington, VA or Lewisburg, WV.

Garth Newel Music Center

The Garth Newel Music Center presents Saturday and Sunday afternoon concerts July 4 through Labor Day. These concerts offer high quality chamber music in a charming and acoustically superior environment. A summer student program is offered and the Garth Newel Chamber Players are available for touring. Located between Warm Springs and Hot Springs on Route 220. 540-839-5018

Golfing in the Mountains

OmniHomestead Hotel: Our finest mountain courses available in Bath County. The “Old Course” adjacent to the hotel, the “Lower Cascades” and their premium course – “The Cascades”.

Cliffview Golf Club: An area 18-hole golf course located between Hot Springs and Covington.

Needle Eye: Near Monterey. Ask about this local 9-hole private course. You can practice or learn to golf or take your partner at a reasonable fee to walk 9 holes.

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is the site of the film set of “Sommersby” (1993) a Civil War romance movie. Found on the Jackson River west of Warm Springs (Rt 39 west), there is a 30 -unit campground and pre-Civil War plantation house “Warwickton“, located on the property along with a family cemetery. The house is listed with the National Register of Historic Homes and is a “must do” trip (6 miles from the Bath Villas at the Meadows). You can take the 1.7 mile walk alongside the stocked trout fishing Jackson River to a swing bridge. There are also fishing spots along the river and three walking trails. One trail is 7.5 miles, another 5.7 and the third is 1 .1 mile.

Hunting and Fly Fishing

In season.

Lake Moomaw and the Gathright Dam

This recreational area is only 10 miles from the Bath Villas – Access via Richardson Gorge thru Bacova. This lake is set in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests and therefore has no homes by the lake. There is a marina, store and a number of camp grounds and safe bathing beaches. Also check out the dam and beach at the south end of the lake. Beautiful. Serene. Natural. The lake provides a wide variety of outdoor activities including swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking and camping. The lake covers 2,530 acres and has a shoreline of more than 43 miles. See diagram for travel directions. Travel Route 39 west, follow signs.