by Mary Montague Sikes

The homesteadVirginia artist and author Mary Montague Sikes shows landmark Hot Springs, VA hostelry, The Homestead, in pastels, photographs and descriptive text. Sikes details the design conception, construction and numerous renovations which create the classic accommodation to attract guests ranging from honeymooners to world leaders. Located in scenic Bath County, the Homestead claims a rich history and is the site of the Jefferson Pools, one of the nation's earliest spas. Guest offerings include the amenities of a fully equipped resort, hiking and horseback-riding along the Cascade trails, afternoon tea, golf and carriage rides. The Homestead is a selection from the Snapshot in Time series, an updated re-purposing of the installments in Sikes' classic "HOTELS TO REMEMBER".