The Tannery -A Beautiful 2 Story House- 2BR 1½BA With Sleeping Porch
Jack & Mimi deOlloqui-Turner
- english, Some French
About Jack & Mimi deOlloqui-Turner
Jack and Mimi have owned The Tannery since they were married. They were actually married at The Tannery. They split their time between Colorado and the two Virginias. They love being in Warm Springs when they are able to. The history, the waters and the natural beauty of Bath County have always been close to their hearts. Their guests love it as much as they do.
Jack & Mimi deOlloqui-Turner purchased this House in 1997
Why Jack & Mimi deOlloqui-Turner chose Warm Springs
This area of Virginia is stunningly beautiful. The village of Warm Springs has always been a haven for vacationers. Since the early 1700's people have come to 'take the waters', hunt, fish and enjoy the mountains. The area is also the home of the world famous Homestead and Greenbrier Resort Hotels.
What makes this House unique
The Tannery has it's own little soaking pool in the back yard with temperatures around 92* and a beautiful potable spring opposite the front door. The house is a short walk to the Simon Kenton Pub and Waterwheel Restaurant, Warm Springs Inn Restaurant, Dairy Barn, Warm Springs Library, Art Galleries and Historic Society. Driving distance from Hot Springs and Garth Newell Music Conservatory where classical, bluegrass and jazz concerts are given. Hiking, fishing, riding and skiing are also close at hand. However, if you'd just like to relax, our back porches and hammock are there overlooking the apple trees.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Looking forward to our next stay
This was our third time staying at the historic Tannery, and it continues to be one of our favorite places. Warm Springs and the entire mountain area is a relaxing rural getaway from the daily grind. Easy walking and driving distance to many good restaurants, as well as great local hikes and biking, and of course is dog friendly. One of our favorite things is the sleeping porch. Also, be sure to take advantage of the access to the 'Warm Springs' in the back yard, the same spring that flows from the Jefferson Pools up the road. Also keep an eye out for the local wildlife, such as deer, chipmunks, flying squirrels, and even a family of black bears. We're already looking forward to our next stay!
Thank y’all! You are always welcome at our beloved Tannery. This is your third visit in as many years and we appreciate your continued stays. Again, thank you!
Needs Some TLC
I would never stay here again and if I could redo the trip, I would book elsewhere. I was very surprised by the state of the home, the stay was more closely akin to camping than staying at a hotel or home.
First, we were greeted by cobwebs and spiders everywhere. In the rafters, in a kitchen mug, next to the beds and toilet, and in every single corner of the home. I understand that it is a country home but I was expecting it to be clean. I've stayed in State Park cabins that are cleaner.
Second, there are mice. They have nested in the sofa, the chairs, and some of the mattresses. The first night there, I was laying in bed and watched two mice scramble across the hallway floor. Hours later I was awoken by mice, as in a lot of mice, digging through our grocery bag on the kitchen counter. Although, we had left nothing unwrapped they had eaten through a box of granola bars and through the individual wrappers, along with multiple food items. There is only a mini refrigerator upstairs, so we left all of our food items in the car every night (hence the camping feel). But the midnight mouse party literally woke us up every single night we were there. It goes without saying that mice poop all over the counters, chairs and sofa is pretty disgusting.
Third, the furniture is old and worn down. The mattresses are comical. I wouldn't be surprised if they are 30 years old. Both of them sag in the middle, have zero foam and feel like you are laying directly on springs. Hands down the worst night's sleep I've ever had. I would have been more comfortable sleeping on the ground - but mice! It's the same sad story for the sofa and armchair in the living space so don't expect to be hanging out relaxing in comfort.
Fourth, there was considerable more traffic than we expected. We are unsure if there was an event at the b&b down the street but a constant stream of cars killed any 'out in the country' vibes we were hoping for. Also there are no curtains so while playing games in the evening we got blinded by headlights regularly.
Fifth, while the spring was lovely and we did enjoy lounging in the pool, it was damned on either end and trash had been collecting which was a buzz killer.
Sixth, the grassy backyard featured in the photos was a swamp. My idea of frolicking to the spring and picnicking in the yard died on arrival. On Saturday, landscapers came unannounced and got their driving mower stuck in the mud which we helped dig out.
Thank you for your comments and, of course, for staying at The Tannery. We regret the things that you experienced. The truth is that every once in a while, in even the best of places, things can go wrong. Our sincere apologies. However, we wish you would have contacted us after the first day of your four day visit. We would have happily remedied many of your concerns. Perhaps you'll visit another time and come to love the place as all our past guests have.
Sincerely, Jack and Mimi
This is a historic property and the construction is fascinating. The porch on each level with views of the backyard are the highlights of the Tannery. The location is excellent for enjoying Bath County.
This is a wonderful home at the edge of a beautiful small community.
Relaxing family getaway
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely weekend at the Tannery with our two kids (12 and 14) and two dogs. Highlights included the sleeping porch, soaking in the creek, dinner at the Water Wheel, and a hike at Hidden Valley. My daughter enjoyed being able to bring the dogs along. In her words: " I MEAN we've never had a vacation with them and this was a PERFECT first trip with them. I loved having the option to bring our fluffy friends!"
I hope we can all return soon.
Cute historic cottage
This small home is situated perfectly to allow one to enjoy the small town of Warm Springs. Just a short walk to the WaterWheel restaurant and it’s very small bar. And a short drive to many of Bath County attractions. Beautiful sitting and sleeping porches.
Since The Tannery is surrounded by geothermal springs, one must take a dip in the Jefferson Pools. There is plenty of wonderful hiking along the Warm Springs mountain ridge as well as in Hidden Valley along the Jackson River. After a full day of outdoor activities, stroll down to the Simon Kenton Pub and Waterwheel Restaurant or to the Warm Springs Inn restaurant. If driving, the choices are many. And don't forget Garth Newel for those musically inclined. There are many concerts and festivals during the summer/fall.