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Jefferson Pools

Address: 11 Bath St, Warm Springs, VA 24484

Jefferson Pools

The historic Warm Springs Pools, also known as the Jefferson Pools, have reopened for public bathing after a 14-month, $4 million rehabilitation. The reopening followed years of advocacy efforts at the grassroots and state level to save the iconic structures.

The bathhouses are a key component of the Bath County economy and have a rich history dating back to 1761 when the first spa structure in America was built on the site.

Julie Langan, the Director of the Department of Historic Resources, will present a talk about the strategies and tools employed by various stakeholders who fought to save the Warm Springs Pools. The talk is part of the Salem Museum Speaker Series and will be presented on Zoom and recorded for later viewing.

They have actually got other names Warm Springs Pool and the Warm Springs Bathhouse. However, they are frequently described as the Jefferson Pools due to the fact that Thomas Jefferson utilized the springs as he claimed they had powers of healing.

Did you know that the Gentleman's Spa area is the oldest spa structure in the US? It was sad that these pools were left to just deteriorate as they seem to be some of the best holding roughly 40,000 gallons of water at any given time.

Here is the current plan that have been put in place.

Jefferson Pools plan TripAdvisor

Attractions close by (Within 10 Miles)

Information and reviews gathered from TripAdvisor

Place Name Number of Reviews Category Reviewed By Review Description
Dan Ingalls Overlook 35 Lookouts yvonnes311 Beautiful overlook, short steep trail. Beautiful exhibit. Great service and delicious food at the Garden Cafe!
Warm Springs Gallery 17 Art Galleries DandHS The seating area is just as pleasing to the eye and is set with a view of lushes green to match - see our photos. The...
Bolar Mountain Recreation Area 34 Parks DandHS This is a gorgeous park for camping. The view is stunning, there are many lake front sites if you reserve long enough...
The Warm Springs Pools 1 Hot Springs & Geysers Valleydove A one of a kind experience! Reservations made through the Omni Homestead Hotel 540-839-3860 Wednesday - Sunday... Warm Spirit Spa Welcome Desk Warm Spirit Spa Treatment Room
Warm Spirit Spa 26 Spas 4Myhoney The facial was really relaxing and cleansing. My face felt great afterwards. The massages was up there with one of the best

Restaurants within 6 miles

Restaurant Name Cuisine Price Range Distance Location
Waterwheel Restaurant American $$$$ -
The Tavern at the Inn Steakhouse, Contemporary $$ - $$$ -
Milk House Market American, Deli $$ - $$$ -
Les Cochons d'Or American, French $$$$ 4.3 mi Hot Springs
The Garden Room and Cafe - $$ - $$$ -
Lindsay's Roost Bar and Grill American, Bar $ 4.3 mi Hot Springs
Jefferson's Restaurant & Bar American, Bar $$$$ 4.4 mi Hot Springs
Woody's American, Bar $$ - $$$ 4.3 mi Hot Springs
The Dining Room - Omni Homestea American $$$$ 4.4 mi Hot Springs
Country Cafe American, Cafe $ 5.8 mi Hot Springs
Martha's Market American, Cafe $ 4.4 mi Hot Springs

Someone showing their distaste of the current situation of the pools on TripAdvisor.

The pools are now restored and reopened Dec. 17th, 2022 They are wonderfully relaxing and restorative. cost to non residents is $25 andd you mnust make reservations.


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We are pleased to inform you that the Jefferson Pools have finally been reopened! After months of renovation, the historic site is ready to welcome visitors again. We invite you to come and experience the therapeutic benefits of the natural mineral waters that have been enjoyed for centuries.

The renovations have been extensive, and the site has been restored to its former glory with improvements made to the pools' infrastructure, accessibility, and safety. You can now take a dip in the mineral-rich waters, surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains.

If you are looking for a unique and relaxing experience, we highly recommend a visit to the Jefferson Pools. It is an opportunity to connect with nature and unwind in a serene and historic setting. Come and experience the healing power of the warm, mineral waters for yourself.

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