Shepherd's Cottage | Natural Retreats
Homestead Preserve, US

Shepherd's Cottage

Beautiful Pet-Friendly log cabin tucked in the woods of the Homestead Preserve

Shepherd’s Cottage is a beautiful, antique log cabin in the Sheep Meadow neighborhood of Homestead Preserve, near the the famous Homestead Resort. Sleeping six, this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath provides an additional loft for sleeping and offers all the warmth and comforts of home.

Get a good night’s sleep in one of the two king-sized beds, or opt for the loft’s twin-sized trundle. Select bedrooms come with private baths.

The living room exudes rustic elegance, with dark wood interior, a stone-stacked fireplace, and high ceilings to add to the airiness. The kitchen is fully-equipped with stainless steel appliances to make meal prep and breeze. Gather your group at the four-person table, with additional seating at the counter. For freshly charred entrees, there is a grill on the porch.

Outside on the covered porch, settle in one of the rockers or the porch swing, or gather around the fire pit to roast marshmallows on a starry night.

Enjoy full-access to the facilities at our Old Dairy Community Center, which include an outdoor swimming pool, spa with hot tub and sauna, fitness center, and game room.

For your convenience, Shepherd’s Cottage has a washer/dryer and internet access.

We encourage you to bring your four-legged friend, as dogs are accommodated for an additional 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.

The Storehouse

The Storehouse proudly serves Starbucks coffee and Frappuccinos, as well as our very own homemade parfaits, sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods freshly prepared by our Milk House Market in Warm Springs. Grab a quick coffee while you arrange a kayaking or biking trip or, relax with a white mocha latte, or enjoy a delicious grilled Panini and salad while you browse the Internet.

Located At 2814 Main Street, Hot Springs, VA 24445.

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!

Shepherd's Cottage is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for girls weekend! 3 friends and I had a lovely stay in this beautiful, well-appointed, luxurious mountain home. We ate in on our first night and were able to find everything we needed to make preparation a cinch. Beds were comfortable and we all slept well. We hiked the Deerlick, North and South Trails and wished we had time for more. We had delicious meals, too. Loved Les Cochons D'Or on Main Street - the trout was to die for! And the patio near the golf pro shop was a perfect spot for lunch after a morning of exploration. Try the crab salad! On check-out day, we hiked and picked up sandwiches from the market at the Dairy, which were delicious
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet Retreat We visited the Homestead Preserve with family and friends. The crew at Natural Retreats were easy to deal with and were very accommodating. The cabin we stayed was top drawer. We had an awesome time -Mario
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome home and service Beautiful home and the Natural Retreats crew was awesome in helping us plan our weekend and making sure our stay was enjoyable. Will definitely be vacationing with them again!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven of peace and tranquility Tucked into a really cool spot on the planet full history and it's own special flavor of charm.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful house Here for a wedding! Couldn't have been better!
Date published: 2017-02-07
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