Sarah Spagnolo
June 30, 2011

To celebrate the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, Vacationist is spotlighting one of America’s oldest resorts, The Homestead, a Virginia grande dame that’s welcomed almost two dozen U.S. Presidents.

Here, a by the numbers review:


3,000 – Acres of land at the property, set within Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains
75 - Miles from Virginia's Roanoke Regional Airport
22 – Number of U.S. Presidents who have visited the resort (including Thomas Jefferson and James Madison)
22 - Number of Corinthian columns in the hotel's Great Hall
195 – Average square feet of the Classic guestroom
630 – Square feet of the Landmark Suite (complete with two bedrooms and a porch with mountain views)
50 – Years the Maître d' Woody Pettus has welcomed visitors to the Homestead’s dining room


1756 – The Homestead opens
1892 - Thomas Edison helps design the hotel's first electric power plant
1893 – The indoor ladies’ badminton course is built
1923 - The Cascades Golf Course opened
2001 – The outdoor pool is completed
2010 – The Homestead is ranked one of the Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels for Families.

Week of June 29, 2011 – The Homestead is featured on Vacationist with deals of up to 53% off, which includes one activity per person, per day (archery, golf, fly fishing, biking); 15% off spa services; morning coffee; nightly movies; and more. (Sale ends in 6 days.)

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Photo courtesy of The Homestead.

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