Dining at The Waterwheel restaurant

Dining at Gristmill Square in Warm Springs, Virginia

Appreciating that dining is an essential ingredient in the travel experience; the Waterwheel Restaurant uses the finest local and sustainable ingredients, offers exceptional and personable service, and provides just the right amount of charm to leave you feeling like you’ve just enjoyed one of the best meals of your life.

Our restaurant, located in a renovated early 1900s Mill, features a creative menu showcasing seasonal, local, and sustainable ingredients from the regions farmers and growers.  Our menu changes frequently and with the seasons to guarantee the freshest, most authentic flavors.  Within the walls of the restaurant you will find the Simon Kenton Pub, our tiny four seat bar lovingly referred to as "The best four seats in the Commonwealth."

Additionally, guests are invited to visit our wine cellar deep within the original stone foundation of our historic mill.  Nestled amongst the old gears of the waterwheel, guests will find over 250 different and unique selections of wine.  Our cellar has the good fortune to carry wines that are in very small production, yet very high demand, and only found in a handful of restaurants throughout the state.

A favorite destination for visitors and locals alike, the Waterwheel Restaurant at The Inn at Gristmill Square should not be missed.  Due to our small size reservations are always recommended.  Call 540-839-2231 anytime to make a reservation, or send us an email request (email requests are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email from us).

The Waterwheel Restaurant, and our upstairs banquet room, can also be reserved for larger or private parties.

Please email stay@gristmillsquare.com or complete the form on the Contact Us page to learn more about booking your next special event with us.

For Catering/Banquet information please visit our Catering page.

Hours of Operation

Dinner: Open nightly for dinner starting at 5:30pm (year-round)*.  Reservations are always recommended at the Waterwheel Restaurant.

*Please note that our restaurant will be closed on the following dates:

Dress Code

Resort casual

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Rooms at Inn at Gristmill Square

A unique blend of rustic elegance and country charm that is only found at The Inn at Gristmill Square.  Our 17 rooms and suites are each distinctive in size and décor offering both traditional and modern amenities.  Nine rooms are located in the main square which is made up of the Hardware Store and Blacksmith Shop.  The Steele House houses four more rooms and the Miller House completes the Inn with the remaining four rooms.

Food and Drink

Dining at Inn at Gristmill Square

Appreciating that dining is an essential ingredient in the travel experience, the Waterwheel Restaurant promises to exceed your expectations with its use of the finest local ingredients, friendly service, and just the right amount of charm to leave you feeling like you’ve just enjoyed one of the best meals of your life.

Inn at Gristmill Square in Warm Springs, Virginia
The Inn at Gristmill Square
P.O. Box 359 / 118 Old Germantown Road
Warm Springs, Virginia 24484

Inn at Gristmill square in Warm Springs, VA

The Inn at Gristmill Square is a boutique inn located in the little town of Warm Springs Virginia.  The main road in town bisects the property creating a unique village-like feel.  Located deep within the ancient mountains of the George Washington National Forest in the Allegheny Highlands, lush forests, quiet back roads, and ancient mineral springs create the perfect places to relax and rejuvenate.  Step back in time and enjoy dinner at the award-winning Waterwheel Restaurant located in our renovated mill that sits along the Warm Springs run.                               

Upon obtaining the inn and restaurant, owners John and Kate Loeffler committed to pouring their hearts and souls into creating an inn and restaurant that is a premier destination for food and travel lovers. They strive to provide every guest with a unique experience filled with unsurpassed hospitality, comfortable surroundings, and gourmet food hand-crafted with love featuring regional ingredients all while preserving the historical feel of our boutique inn and restaurant.  Dating back to the late 1800s, the buildings that make-up the inn and restaurant are steeped in a rich history while simultaneously offering the modern conveniences travelers have come to expect.