Hike with us through the endless forests and mountain trails, bike with us across the Allegheny Mountains; fly fish with us on the Jackson River, or canoe, kayak or paddle board amongst the beauty of Lake Moomaw. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality experience, tailor made to exceed your expectations.

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FLY FISHING

Enjoy one of the East Coast’s finest trout rivers in Virginia Hot Springs. With over two and a half miles of private, exclusive access to the Upper Jackson River, we are able to ensure that every guest’s retreat will be a memorable one.

*While fishing is open all summer long, due to the warm water we do not stock trout during this time. Bass and sunfish are typically available to catch.*

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HIKING

The George Washington National Forest presents hikers with great diversity and landscapes that range from cascading gorges to high mountain vistas and easy strolls along the Jackson River. Natural Outfitters will guide you on the perfect hike.

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BIKING

Whether you are interested in the rugged 2000′ climbs of Douthat or are more entertained by the thought of an easy cruise along the Jackson River through the Hidden Valley gorge, Natural Retreats can easily find a bike rental that fits your needs and skill level.

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KAYAKING

The Lower Jackson tailwater provides 17 miles of the area’s best canoeing and kayaking water. Consistent flows, picturesque landscapes, and colder water temperatures provide one of the best ways to enjoy the summer’s heat.

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HORSEBACK RIDING

The 200 square miles of publicly accessible land invites riders to truly explore, dream and discover. Given the vastness of these public lands, you will be hard-pressed to find another rider on the trail. Let us arrange boarding for your favorite companion among our selected locations in the area and enjoy the best of what Virginia Hot Springs has to offer by horseback.

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PADDLEBOARDING

Stand-up Paddle boarding (SUP) is a fun and easy sport that the whole family can enjoy. The boards are very stable and require no prior board experience. Come try one of the most exciting new sports to hit the waters of Lake Moomaw in one of the most scenic locations imaginable. Only from the vantage point of a stand up paddleboard (SUP) can visitors get a true sense of what Lake Moomaw’s incredible clarity means as one explores the flora and fauna.  The Outfitter’s paddleboard rentals are available on a half-day rate of $60 and daily basis for $95 for unguided outings. Guided lessons start at $45/hr with a 2 hour minimum.

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NATIONAL & STATE PARKS 

Douthat State Park is only a short distance away and has 4,493 acres of some of Virginia’s most outstanding mountain scenery. Less than an hour from Hot Springs are two of the most scenic drives on the east coast, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. And of course, there is the George Washington National Forest for your enjoyment as well.

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GOLFING

Two of the Homestead Resort’s 18 hole golf courses have hosted the PGA Tour and the legendary golfer, Sam Snead who lived his entire life nearby. The Cascades Course has hosted a number of USGA championship games, while the Old Course has the country’s oldest first tee in continuous use.

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NATURAL HOT SPRINGS

Vacation travelers have been taking to the waters in Bath County for centuries. The warm and hot springs that seep and bubble to the earth’s surface in Virginia’s Warm Springs Valley, were once the sacred place of Native Americans and later the medicinal and recreational pools of well-to-do European Americans.

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OLD DAIRY CENTER

With a full fitness center, beautiful hot tub, sauna as well as private massage rooms for booking a session you can’t go wrong here. Keep the kids entertained at the large pool with additional children’s pool or in the fully equipped game room. Play pool, watch the football game, test your skills at scrabble or sit by the fire in this beautifully restored building at the Old Dairy.

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MEADOW LANE CARRIAGE RIDES

For couples seeking a romantic evening or families just looking for a great way to unwind after a day of hiking or fishing, a Meadow Lane Carriage Ride is the way to go! For an hour, join the magnificent Haflinger horses, Annie and Bud, as you journey through the amazing bucolic scenery of hay fields, river sides, and deep valley views. Photography opportunities are endless. One of our carriage trails even stops off at Natural Retreats’ fire pit for s’mores! Perfect for late afternoon and evening rides. Carriage rides are $225 and can seat up to four people (up to five with two child passengers). Guests will meet at Meadow Lane’s barn for pick up. Total activity time is 2 hours and carriage rides operate Tuesday through Saturday.

 

To make reservations for any of these activities, call the Concierge Team at 1(877) 805-7794. Or email us at concierge@naturalretreats.com.