The Homestead

US 220, Hot Springs, Virginia



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From its beginnings in the mid-18th century, the Homestead has enjoyed the reputation of a first class hotel and resort. An excellent example of Georgian and Colonial Revival architecture situated in the Allegheny Mountains, the present Homestead dates from 1902. Its most impressive architectural feature is its elegant Colonial Revival tower, which was designed by Warren and Wetmore of New York. The resort provides luxurious accommodations, excellent cuisine, and beautiful natural scenery for its guests. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 17, 1991

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 3, 1984
Reference number
NR name
Homestead, The
Architectural styles
Victorian: Queen Anne; Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History; Commerce; Entertainment/Recreation
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Resort; Hotel
Current functions
Business; Hotel
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1875-1899
Significant years
1892; 1902; 1929
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 18
Contributing structures: 4
Contributing sites: 4

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2016: New Street View added by Michael Miller