The iconic Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., will mark its 250th anniversary in 2016. The resort will commemorate the momentous milestone in 2016 with 366 days of anniversary celebrations, which include afternoon anniversary parties starting at 2:50 pm with a different flavored cake each day, a monthly speaker series, fireside chats, historic menu items in the Main Dining Room, special concerts, fireworks displays and much more.
“Each month will have a theme, beginning with a focus on our associates in January. Since Nov. 21, 1766, we have been here to welcome and serve our guests, and we felt it very fitting to honor all of our associates, past and present, as we begin this monumental year,” said David Jurcak, managing director of The Omni Homestead.
Affectionately known as the birthplace of southern hospitality and founded a decade before John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, The Omni Homestead Resort has been welcoming guests to experience the beautiful and historic hot springs since 1766. The historic resort has hosted countless notable individuals, including presidents, royalty, dignitaries and celebrities, as well as generations of vacationers since the 18th century. Those interested in learning more about the resort’s 250 years of history and next year’s festivities may visit OmniHomestead250.com.
“Generations of travelers have been making memories here for almost 250 years, and next year, we want to celebrate those special moments in time,” said Jurcak. “We have so many activities and events planned, we couldn’t fit them all into just one weekend, or even one month, so we’re going to celebrate every day, and we invite guests and associates to share their stories with us.”
Known as America’s First Resort, The Omni Homestead Resort offers more than 30 resort activities, including hikes to explore the property’s 2,000 acres of countryside; the Allegheny Springs, a two-acre water park; archery; falconry; horseback riding; an award-winning spa; golf on the famed Old Course and Cascades Course; tennis; and more.
For more information or to make reservations at The Omni Homestead Resort, please contact (800) 838-1766 or visitomnihotels.com/thehomestead