Herdsman Cottage | Natural Retreats
Hot Springs, US

Herdsman Cottage

Historic cozy cottage located next to the Old Dairy Complex; Perfect family hideaway

The historic renovation effort, completed in 2006, has created an easy and comfortable home away from home in the Herdsman Cottage. Sleeping six, this beautifully remodeled cottage has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half-bath, and accommodates guests with one kind-sized bed, and two full beds. The master bedroom includes a fireplace and an en suite bathroom.

The cozy living room is complete with a fireplace, and the kitchen is fully-stocked to help make meal prep a breeze. Dine together at the six-person table and recount the day’s events.
Relax on the back deck in one of the lounge chairs and admire the view of the rolling mountains. The Herdsman Cottage is conveniently located in close proximity to the area attractions, including the Old Dairy Community Center, the Jefferson Pools, and the shops and restaurants.

For your convenience, the cottage includes a washer and dryer and free Wi-Fi.
We encourage you to bring your four-legged friend, as dogs are accommodated for an additional $100 fee.

The Milk House Market

Nestled in the old Milking House of the Old Dairy—a landmark in Warm Springs for more than 80 years—visitors to Natural Retreats Milk House Market will find a thoughtfully curated specialty grocery store and delicatessen offering handpicked essential pantry staples needed to make truly delicious meals in the comfort of your own kitchen. The shop offers regional and national items ranging from artisanal cheeses, meats, chocolates and baked goods, as well as house-made sandwiches, salads and prepared foods.

Weddings at the Old Dairy

In Bath County, Virginia, Natural Retreats presents a truly magical offering for those planning a wedding, offering stunning, breath-taking locations, a choice of two fantastic ceremony and reception venues, versatile outdoor space, and on-site luxury accommodation - all in one place. Call our Xplore Team to find out more about this amazing venue!

Herdsman Cottage is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Views My husband, daughter & I stayed in the Herdsman for a weekend in July. It's a lovely cottage set in beautiful countryside. The house itself has a large garden which is perfect for children to play ball games etc (also ideal for dogs - our puppy loved racing round the whole house). There's a very convenient little shop across from the house, which sells alcohol as well as yummy sandwiches. It was very hot when we were there, so we made good use of the swimming pool (2minutes walk from the house). We also liked the games complex (pool table, board games, large TVs etc), which was very useful when it rained. We would definitely stay there again.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Fabulous Cottage The Herdsman Cottage was absolutely fabulous. The house was lit up for our arrival. Warm and cozy. The kitchen was fabulous with every kitchen gadget I could need (including a garlic press!). The living room fireplace was perfect for the 4degree temperature we had. Wonderfully insulated. The bathtub in the master en suite was used each day. All the bedrooms were perfect, beds soft and comfortable. Plenty of clean fresh towels and linens. The use of the game room, Jacuzzi and sauna rounded out the experience. We also enjoyed the deli right across the street. We had wonderful sandwiches, something for everyones likes. We will definitely return!
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from reunion weekend A long weekend of college friends and wives. Took both cottages (Herdsman and Bull). Great setup. Both cottages had all the amenities. Also great that we could bring our dog who loved the space and hiking through the woods. We played golf at the Homestead and eat out at some local restaurnats. All in all a great spot for this typr of gathering.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful area! My husband and I visited Warm Springs for Labor Day weekend and really enjoyed the dining options and hiking trails in the area. While the Herdsman cottage needs a few upgrades it was very comfortable and met our needs. It was clean, comfortable and in a convenient location for exploring Bath County.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welcome home! This is our 5th visit to the Herdsman Cottage. We are never disappointed! They truly pay attention to details and it is always perfectly clean! It is our favorite "go to" for relaxation.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Amenities I visited this home for a relaxing weekend. The pool was fantastic, and we spent one day paddling Lake Moomaw. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cozy Cottage! Another enjoyable Thanksgiving stay in Bath County!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cozy, welcoming cottage A group of 3 couples and one furry four-legged family member inhabited this cottage for a get-away weekend. It was fabulous! It was well-appointed to make our weekend a true home-away-from-home experience. The bedrooms rooms are comfortable, living area cozy and porch areas great for outdoor relaxation. We prepared breakfasts in the well equipped kitchen and even had a local personal chef prepare a gourmet meal one evening. The dining area seats 6 comfortably which suited us for meals and game playing. The house is truly one of the best appointed rental places I have visited knowing that everything I brought was already available in the home (door hooks for towels, tissue boxes throughout the house, first aid kit and scissors, just to name a few items). The one negative item I'll note that could have used some attention were the dead flies. It was winter when we visited, but there were dead flies on windowsills, folded towels in the bathroom and floors. A quick cleanup of these before we arrived would have been appreciated. Overall, the house was one we all would love to downsize into in addition to visiting again! The included amenities of the community room with access to a well equipped gym, steamroom and game room provided great activity options. The Herdsman run by Natural Retreats is highly recommended!!
Date published: 2018-02-19
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