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Enjoy relaxing fun-filled family winter vacations at 'Mountain House' in the Homestead Preserve. Located in Virginia's beautiful Bath County, this luxurious new 6000 sq. foot family vacation home is adjacent to the iconic Homestead Resort. The Homestead Preserve is bordered by the Nature Conservancy's Warm Springs Mountain Preserve and the George Washington National Forest and offers an abundance of outdoor adventures. Our Old Dairy Community Center provides exclusive enjoyment of a large outdoor pool, fitness facility, indoor hot tub and sauna, billiards, meeting rooms and boarding stables. Residents and guests also enjoy membership in The Homestead Golf and Tennis Club which provides priviliges at the resort.
Your rental will include guest privileges at The Homestead (fees apply for some activities) and The Homestead Preserve Old Dairy. The Homestead Resort, a short drive or easy 1.2 mile walk from Mountain House, offers two championship golf courses, tennis, indoor/outdoor swimming, a world-class European spa, hiking, skiing, ice skating, horseback riding, carriage rides, falconry, nightly movies, and many other recreational activities. Casual and fine dining are offered in the hotel at the main dining room, Jefferson's, Sam Snead's Tavern, The Casino, Rubino's at The Cascades, and also at nearby local restaurants.
'Mountain House' in The Homestead Preserve provides a serene and peaceful setting to rejuvenate, relax, and reconnect - the perfect vacation!
Mountain House was named by the owner's young granddaughters, who enjoy a break from city life during their frequent visits. The house was completed in 2011, and has 6000 square feet of living space. Built on a slope, what looks like a modest cottage from the front is actually 3 levels of luxury living with five spacious bedrooms and five and a half baths, all decorated with the owner's personal fine furnishings and artwork.
The master wing includes a piano study, screened morning porch, bedroom with gas fireplace, walk-in closet with desk, and a double sink bath with a huge Italian terra-cotta tiled shower for two and a clawfoot soaking tub.
A separate entrance into the mud room/laundry area flows through the butler's pantry into the island kitchen and open dining area with seating for 10-12. This connects to the lovely, large screened-in main porch, which has additional dining space for 6 and a beautiful natural stone wood- burning fireplace. The porch is a wonderful gathering place to enjoy the evening breeze and mountain views! The main level great room has a 22' ceiling open to the second level, and features a majestic floor-to-ceiling stone wood-burning fireplace.
The second level has 2 queen bedrooms, one with in-suite bath, and a large kids' bedroom with 3 twins and 2 cribs. There is also a twin Ikea roll-up floor mattress suitable for a child. The hall bath has double sinks, and a separate area for tub and toilet. A library loft serves as a comfortable spot for reading or watching TV. The loft exercise area has a Landice treadmill and Lifecycle recumbent bike.
The walk-out lower level has a cozy family room with a gas fireplace, big screen TV and Olhausen pool table. A charming double bedroom with TV and hall bath completes the space. The bath features a wildlife theme with tiles, cabinet knobs, and photographs of animals native to the Allegheny mountains!
The luxury appointments - Kohler and Toto bath fixtures, Hubbardton Forge lighting, solid oak dark stained hardwood flooring, fully equipped Chef's gourmet kitchen with Kitchen Aid Architect Series appliances and a dual-fuel 6-burner Electrolux pro range, heirloom oriental rugs, Casablanca and Hunter ceiling fans, comfy leather sofas, Woodard and Brown Jordan porch furniture, Ralph Lauren linens - make Mountain House an extremely comfortable and relaxing vacation retreat.
Responsible party must be at least 30 years-old...moreless
Children are welcome; supervision is suggested when outdoors around property. Stroller, high chair and booster available....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking allowed on entire property - inside of home or outside on property....moreless
Up to 2 dogs only, with an additional refundable security deposit of $250. No other type of pets considered.
Dog owners must keep pets on property and pick up and properly dispose of all pet waste material....moreless
Queen size Beds: Master bedroom (1),
Upper level guest bedrooms (2); Double Beds: Lower level guest bedroom (1); Twin or Single Beds: (3) twins in upper level kids' bedroom plus (1) Ikea roll-up mattress in upper level bedroom; Baby Cribs (2) One full-size crib and one portable crib ( infant to 6 mo.) located in upper level kids' bedroom;
Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sofa bed in lower level family room....moreless
5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower
Master double sink vanity; large shower for 2; clawfoot tub...moreless
Family bath w/double sink vanity; separate tub/toilet area...moreless
House has fitness equipment including recumbent LifeCycle exercise bike and Landice treadmill.
Reservations for hotel sports and spa activities (fee) can be made through owner with advance notice....moreless
Gourmet chef's kitchen with granite countertops, large island, 6 burner pro gas range, electric oven, Kitchen Aid architect series appliances, large pro range hood, Grohe pull-down faucet, large stainless Blanco sink....moreless
Thanksgiving Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015 5 night min stay
Christmas Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly rentals check-in 4 pm Saturday; check-out 10 am Saturday.
Max occupancy: 13 adults/children + 1 infant
$750.00 refundable security deposit required for all rentals, due at lease signing to confirm reservation.
$250.00 additional refundable pet security deposit required (2 dogs max), due at lease signing.
All payments due three (3) weeks prior to occupancy. Personal checks and cash accepted.
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Walking distance to The Omni Homestead Resort, iconic luxury resort and spa. Surrounded by the four-season splendor of the Allegheny Mountains, this National Historic Landmark welcomed its first guests to the beautiful Virginia countryside a decade before the American Revolution. Every American President has enjoyed the gracious Southern hospitality the resort is famous for. An array of outdoor recreation includes world-class golf on 2 courses, healing natural springs at the Jefferson pools, tennis, horseback riding, a world-class European spa, and hiking on miles of trails maintained by the Nature Conservancy.
Rental includes full guest access to Homestead Golf & Tennis Club and guest activities at the resort (fees apply). In addition, the rental includes full guest privileges to the Homestead Preserve Old Dairy recreation complex -- swimming, indoor 10-person hot tub and sauna, fitness facility, party room and boarding stables.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Hello, and welcome! I am so happy to share my lovely mountain property with you and hope you will visit for an incredible vacation in a very quiet, serene, luxurious and comfortable family home. I am a semi-retired executive from the food service industry, and live part time in Hot Springs and the rest in Northern Virginia. I have a large family of 4 adult children and 5 grandkids (so far), and we try to spend family time together here in our wonderful mountain home whenever possible.
I purchased my lot in the Homestead Preserve after searching lots of vacation properties on the East Coast. I was taken with the conservation aspects of the development, the club membership at the Homestead Golf and Tennis with access to all hotel amenities, and the wonderful mountain views on the property and around beautiful Bath County. (There are no traffic lights in Hot Springs - only stop signs!!! A welcome respite from the congestion in NVA).
I selected a Southern Living house plan and began construction in early 2009. It was a challenge to build on such a sloping and wooded site, but it has been a rewarding and fun experience. The house is just spectacular, and has a wonderful floor plan for my large family. There are so many fun activities available at the resort, there is always something for all ages to enjoy. The Homestead is truly a 4 season resort!
My personal favorite spot is cocktail hour out on the porch, taking in sunsets and the mountains;
or walking Maddie, our golden retriever, on one of the many trails that wind through the Preserve.
Why the Owner Chose Hot Springs: Spectacular mountain views, serene and quiet location, golf and tennis club membership at Homestead with full array of activities and dining.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House: Acomodates a large family or multi-couples beautifully!
Access to guest privileges at The Old Dairy Community Center (5 miles) and The Homestead Resort (1.2 miles).