Jefferson PoolsAddress: 11 Bath St, Warm Springs, VA 24484
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.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|
|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|
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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.