You'll be pleasantly surprised to learn that Bath County is flush with wonderful places to dine and drink. For such a small county we are food lovers paradise! Below are some examples of our favorite places. If you are looking for information on our restaurant, the Waterwheel, click here.
Upstairs at the Warm Springs Gallery is the Garden Room and Cafe. A combo shop-cafe offering a beautiful array of handmade and garden decor, gifts, personal care items, stationary, books, and artisanal foods. The informal Cafe serves sweet bakery pick-me-ups plus savory lunch options. Kate's favorite grab and go is the tuna salad, but all of their food is divine! Definitely a must for lunch in season when they are open (closed during the winter).
This has a special place in our hearts as we helped partners Kyle and Crystal Krieger open their doors in 2015. We always knew Bath County craved good food and thought that partnering with these Greenbrier alums would bring about a welcome addition to the foodie scene. French for Golden Pigs, Les Cochons d'Or, or "The Pig or LCdO" as it's known locally is a wonderful spot for really great French-inspired cuisine. Crystal is a on her way to becoming a Master Sommelier, so make sure to stop by for one of her craft cocktails, or let her guide you though their small but focused wine list. They know their stuff!
Our newest venture with the Kriegers is Snead's 1912 Steak. We opened this with them in the winter of 2017. After 30+ years of The Homestead running this as Sam Snead's Tavern, owner, and son of golf legend Sam Snead, Jack Snead approached us about taking over the lease and doing a restaurant that was more in line with the style he was looking for in the space that is a literal shrine to his famed father. Thinking, "what the heck?", we reopened after two months of renovations under a new name with a new style of restaurant. What better to pair with this golfing legends love for hunting and the outdoors than BEEF! So a steakhouse was born. 1912 is both the year the building (an old bank) and Sam Snead were born/built. This restaurant is our modern twist on a classic steakhouse. Generously sized cuts of prime grade beef, family style shared sides, and a few smartly composed dishes round out the entrees. Of course there is your classic jumbo shrimp cocktail, or the inventive burrata with fried green tomatoes. No steakhouse would be complete without a signature burger comprised of brisket, chuck and short rib and topped with a farm fresh egg.
Bath County's first Cidery!!! It's a very exciting time for the village of Warm Springs! Mere steps away from the Inn you'll find Oakley Farm, a place that has a storied past all on its own, and now put back on the map again with its rebirth as a cidery. Oakley Farm is one of the original farms in Bath County and at one time was a restaurant and lodging establishment for weary travelers. Today it is the home of Will and Cornelia Hodges and their new cider business. Will was born and raised in Bath and after spending some time in the Napa valley with then girlfriend, Cornelia, he knew that one day he would return home and they'd start their life together doing something they love. Together they've approached cider making in much the same way as wine-making. It's a truly unique cider experience and one that should not be missed. They are only open by appointment on Fridays and Satudays. If you are planning to visit the Inn be sure to give them a shout prior to arrival to setup a time to visit their farm. While there say hello to the flock of chickens that reside on the farm. Managed by their friends and partners, Jim and Catie King, Fireside at Oakley Farm is another great addition to our community. And where we get our fresh eggs and chickens for the Waterwheel Restaurant.
Bath County's first Winery...coming Spring 2020!