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Perfect Winter Holidays - Homestead Preserve Luxury 5 bed/5 ba Estate

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Wonderful views, pet friendly, 1 mile up the mountain from Omni Homestead Resort


Enjoy relaxing and fun-filled family vacations at beautiful high altitude "Mountain House" in the Homestead Preserve. Reserve now for MLK and President's weekend ski holidays, Spring Break, Easter and Summer fun! We are located just up the mountain from the Omni Homestead - a 2 minute drive down to the resort!

This luxurious 6000 sq. foot family vacation home is located just 1 mile up Delafield mountain road, past the Owner's Club and ski slopes, from the famous Omni Homestead Resort in Virginia's beautiful Bath County. It offers peaceful mountaintop tranquility in a luxurious custom home setting - with all the special magic of the Omni Homestead Resort just minutes from the front door!

The Homestead Preserve, a private residential conservation community, is bordered by the Nature Conservancy's Warm Springs Mountain Preserve and the George Washington National Forest, and offers an abundance of outdoor adventures and gorgeous mountain vistas. Our Old Dairy Community Center provides exclusive enjoyment of a large outdoor pool, fitness facility, indoor hot tub and sauna, great room with fireplace and billiards, meeting rooms and boarding stables. Owners at Homestead Preserve also enjoy membership in The Omni Homestead Golf and Tennis Club which provides privileges and social activities at the resort.

As a rental guest, your rental will include unlimited access to The Homestead Preserve Old Dairy Community Center. This historic complex includes a lovely outdoor swimming pool, indoor hot tub, sauna, fitness room, and a great room with a fireplace and pool table. There is an on-site snack shop with coffee, salads and sandwiches. At The Omni Homestead, you have access to The Old Course and Cascades golf courses, the mini-golf course, the ski slopes, the spa at the resort, and can make advance reservations for all. You may use the hotel game room, the lobby bar, Casino bar and Jefferson's big screen sports lounge by paying for charges with your credit card. You may attend afternoon tea which is offered in the main lobby daily between 3-4. You can also take advantage of nightly movies and the hotel's daily history tour. For all other activities charging fees and resort dining, the Omni policy is that non-hotel guests may make day-of reservations through the concierge. Please do this early in the morning, as available space tends to fill up quickly - pay at the activity or dining venue with your credit card. The Omni Homestead Resort is a short drive or easy 1 mile walk from Mountain House, while the Old Dairy is 5 miles away in Warm Springs on Route 220.

'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 full levels of luxury living with four fireplaces, 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, double sink vanity, a huge Italian terra-cotta tiled shower for two and a clawfoot soaking tub.

The attached two car garage provides protection during inclement weather. 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, a warming fire, 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' bunkroom with 3 twins and full-size crib. The hall bath has double sinks, and a separate area for tub and toilet. A library loft serves as a comfortable spot for reading, watching TV, or working out on the Landice treadmill and Lifecycle recumbent bike. There is a double size Futon in the loft.

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 and hall bath completes the space. The bath features a wildlife theme with tiles, cabinet knobs, and photographs of animals native to the Alleghany 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 porch furniture, and fine quality linens - make Mountain House an extremely comfortable and relaxing vacation retreat.

More Details

Lee Pareti
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Lee Pareti

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 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 6 young grandkids, 2 dogs - and Mountain House is the perfect setting for us all to get together and relax.

I purchased my lot in the Homestead Preserve after searching lots of vacation properties along the East Coast. I was taken with the conservation aspects of the development, the club membership at the Omni 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. I have really enjoyed planning the landscaping around the property and watching it develop over the past few years. The house is just spectacular, and has a wonderful floor plan for my large family. Plenty of space for everyone, with lots of memorable evenings spent on the porch with the fire going - enjoying conversation and smores! There are so many fun activities available at the resort, there is always something for all ages to enjoy. We especially love the holiday activities - our favorites are the hotel Christmas tree lighting ceremony and the summer holiday BBQ picnics on the lawn with live music and fireworks! The Homestead is truly a 4 season resort!

My favorite spot at Mountain House - cocktail hour out on the porch, taking in sunsets and the mountains; or walking our dogs, Maddie and Knuff, on one of the many trails winding thru the Preserve.

Lee Pareti purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

Why Lee Pareti chose Hot Springs

Spectacular mountain views, serene and quiet location, beautiful Bath County countryside, golf and tennis club membership at Omni Homestead with full array of activities and dining for entire family.

Old fashioned, peaceful family time away from busy urban lives!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Acomodates a large family or multi-couples beautifully!

Children and (2) dogs welcome!

Unlimited guest privileges at The Old Dairy Community Center (5 miles); and some activities available at the Omni Homestead Resort (1 mile) - (fees may apply and day-of reservations through hotel concierge required).


Hot Springs Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , Double sink vanity; large shower for 2; clawfoot tub
    Main level full bath - toilet , shower , Guest bath features deep shower w/ spa pebble floor
    Kitchen powder room - toilet , Powder room off mud room hall
    Upper level shared hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family bath w/double sink vanity; separate tub/toilet area
    Upper level guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large in-suite bath with pedestal sink
    Lover level hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Slate tiled bath with extra large soaker tub; local wildlife
  • 5.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom: (1) queen; Guest bedrooms: (2) queen and (1) Double; Kids bedroom: (3) twin plus (1) full size crib; Upper hall loft area: Double size Futon; Lower level family room: (1) double sleep sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
House has fitness equipment including recumbent LifeCycle exercise bike and Landice treadmill.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Mountain House Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect getaway whether with friends or family.  We have been coming to Mountain House for several years with 2 other families and we could not ask for a more beautiful house or setting.  The owner makes sure that everything is in order and the kitchen is perfectly appointed and placed, she is easy to connect with and always available.  Linens, furnishings, even kitchen and bar utensils are all done and available to perfection.  Kids are happy, parents happy and even the dog is happy in this wonderful home.  Homestead is easy to access and enjoy, but with such a fabulous and comfortable home it is hard to tear yourself away from the roaring fire to go outside!  Mountain House never disappoints.  We recommend it whole heartedly.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter fun with our family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property over the MLK weekend with another family and had a really great time. The house is wonderful - spacious, very clean, and cozy seating areas. The mountain views are spectacular and its so quiet and peaceful. We loved all the fireplaces!! The kitchen is amazing and well-equipped with everything you need.  Our kids enjoyed skiing at The Homestead (which is a 3 minute drive down the mountain) and the evening magic show at the resort. The owner was very helpful helping us find a babysitter and a great dinner place we all enjoyed. It was really a fun weekend getaway and I would highly recommend it. We plan to go back this summer!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia

Wonderful Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here this past weekend over the Memorial Day Holiday and had a great time! The property is simply beautiful! it's quiet and peaceful and has gorgeous views of the mountains! We had 6 adults and 5 kids (18mo-10yrs old ) and the house had lots of room. We love to cook and this kitchen was a chefs delight! There is a screened in porch off the kitchen/dining room area with a wood burning fireplace where we spent each evening relaxing and playing family games. There were lots of games and toys for the kids to use, even a Pottery Barn kids kitchen (our kids loved it!) The owner was very helpful booking reservations for golf and spa and even helped us with finding a babysitter! We had tea at the hotel every afternoon (they are serving cake every day in 2016 to celebrate their 250th anniversary...we couldn't pass that up!) and the hotel had a ton of scheduled activities throughout the weekend. We went to the hot tub at the old Dairy which was so nice... quiet and relaxing! The pool there also looked great but was still a little cold for us. Overall we had a fabulous weekend and loved this property and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Great Weekend in The Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house with friends and family for a golf trip to The Homestead. Everyone had a great time and the house is beautiful. We where amazed by the quality / craftsmanship of the house and the furniture is very nice. For once the real look of the house / landscaping was nicer than the pictures. During our stay we played golf at both the Old Course and Cascades. Ate the breakfast buffet, had dinners at the Casino and Sam Snead's restaurant. Spent the afternoon at the spa garden at The Homestead. It was a very relaxing few days.

The homeowner is very well organized and everything is clearly marked with instructions. We will surely be making a return visit in the near future.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Lovely Home-Away-From-Home

  • 5 of 5

What a memorable Easter weekend we enjoyed at this lovely mountain home! The house is beautifully appointed and thoughtfully designed for families. The kids not only enjoyed the many hotel activities (egg decorating, crafts, movies, egg hunt and brunch in the ballroom), but also had plenty to do back at the house thanks to the toys, games, pool table and all the surrounding outdoor hiking/exploring areas. It was so relaxing to be able to retreat to this lovely home after being part of the action down the hill at the resort. We were so happy with our decision to stay here. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving with the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

This home is as advertised and better. Beautifully appointed in a lovely location, every item you could possibly need is there, from dishes and cooking utensils to toys for the children. There was more than enough private sleeping space for the 12 of us and room for all of us to be together fire side watching TV. Lee was delightful to work with and full of tips to improve out time there. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bath County Airport; Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
Omni Homestead Resort; Sam Snead's
Nearest Golf
The Omni Homestead Resort
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Staunton Virginia - Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S Route 220
Nearest Restaurant
TThe Homestead Resort; Country Cafe; The Gristmill
Nearest Ski
The Omni Homestead Resort
Car: necessary

Mountain House is located in The Homestead Preserve, a private residential conservation community of five neighborhoods surrounding The Omni Homestead Resort. Within walking distance to the iconic luxury resort and spa, the house sits at almost 3000 foot elevation and offers breathtaking views. Surrounded by the four-season splendor of the Allegheny Mountains, the resort is a National Historic Landmark and 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 Homestead is famous for.

An array of outdoor recreation awaits you at Homestead Preserve including hiking on miles of trails maintained by the Nature Conservancy.

Rental includes full guest privileges to the Homestead Preserve Old Dairy Community Center recreation complex -- swimming, indoor 10-person hot tub and sauna, fitness facility, party room with fireplace and billiards, and boarding stables.

Some activities are available to guests at the Omni Homestead Resort and reservations may be made through the concierge on the day of the desired activity, pending space available. This includes dining and spa reservations at the hotel. Please check with the hotel concierge early in the morning for the best possible times available that day.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly summer 2016 rentals check-in noon Saturday; check-out 3 pm following Saturday.

Max occupancy: 13 adults/children + 1 crib infant

Max pets: (2) dogs only

$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 only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.