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Gristmill Guide to Outdoor Adventures

Bath County is one of the best destinations in Virginia to experience outdoor adventure and The Inn at Gristmill Square is the perfect spot to start your adventure!  Nestled deep within the George Washington National Forest, the Inn is perfectly situated near exceptional hiking, mountain and road biking, and kayaking, to name a few.  Not only will you find outdoor adventures, but by staying at the inn you’ll be rewarded at the conclusion of a full day with a farm fresh meal and a delicious beverage at the Waterwheel Restaurant.

Day One

Fueled by fresh brewed coffee and our scrumptious continental breakfast hit the road down to Covington, VA and start a bike, kayak, or tubing trip with Alleghany Outdoors.  This great company has all you need for an adventure on or along the Jackson River.  Make sure to book these adventures in advance as they book up fast in season!




Day Two

Wake early and enjoy the cool mountain air in a short walk around the village of Warm Springs.  Following another bountiful breakfast at the inn head out for a hike on the great trails that exist around Warm Springs.  We suggested a walk up to Flag Rock (pro-tip take the fire road from the Dan Ingall's parking lot for an uphill hike that won't tire you out too much).  Or visit Hidden Valley for some great trails perfect for all levels of hikers.  

Following your outdoor adventures, you might want to soothe your aching muscles with a hot stone massage from the Warm Spirit Spa, and after a full day unwind at the Gristmill with a delightful dinner at the Waterwheel Restaurant.

With your adventurous spirit, you’ll love signing up for some of these annual events that take place near the inn each year:

 

Alternative Adventure Ideas:

Hiking at Douthat State Park or Hidden Valley
Mountain or Road Biking
Horseback Riding at the Omni Homestead
Horseback Riding with Appalachian Horse Adventures



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Advance notice/reservations required.