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New Allegheny Springs Opens for Summer Season

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NEW ALLEGHENY SPRINGS OPENS FOR SUMMER SEASON AT THE HOMESTEAD IN VIRGINIA
Resort completes phase one of multi-million dollar renovation

June 14, 2012, Hot Springs, Virginia – With the first day of summer approaching, The Homestead, America’s premier mountain resort for more than two centuries, has finalized construction of Allegheny Springs, part one of the resort’s multifaceted $25 million transformation. It’s the latest addition to more than 30 resort recreational opportunities at The Homestead – and counting.

Opened Memorial Day weekend, Allegheny Springs is a sprawling, two-acre attraction filled with family-friendly features fueled by water drawn from the Allegheny Mountains. Winding footpaths guide guests to a brand new family pool and whirlpool surrounded by decking topped with chaise lounges for basking in the Virginia sun.  There is also an abundance of interactive enjoyments for kids including a sandy beach at the children’s pool.  Come winter, the family pool will remain open for guests to relax in steamy waters and on chaise lounges set upon a stone-face deck warmed by radiant heat for viewing the frosty seasonal beauty of the surrounding mountains.

When guests need to refuel they can visit the new Allegheny Springs Grille. The new poolside restaurant and bar features a hearty menu of salads, sandwiches and snacks. There is also an array of cocktails, beer and wine including signature “Poolsiders” Allegheny Breeze and Homestead Club, as well as local favorites such as Hot Springs Banana and Mad Mountain Raspberry.

But that’s not all. Allegheny Springs will debut a second stage in August with Mountain Rush featuring three 100-foot water slides, a 400-foot lazy river and private cabanas. A charming gazebo will be poised over a babbling brook that feeds the river, will serve as a landmark for the water amusements.

In addition, the resort’s renovation will continue with exciting enhancements, including:

Cascades-Style Miniature Golf
The Homestead’s championship golf courses have always been a haven for golfers and this August, guests of all ages will have another course to experience.  The Mini Cascades, an 18-hole miniature golf course inspired by the resort’s renowned Cascades Course, will be conveniently located near the new Allegheny Springs attraction.

“Take the Waters” in New Spa Garden
A tranquil spa garden, to be introduced in August, will offer a year-round outdoor sanctuary for adults only. With a twist on “taking of the waters,” this area will feature the property’s indigenous hot springs, geothermal mineral bath, river reflexology bed, sauna, whirlpool and private cabanas.

New Dining Experiences on the Menu for 2013
The new Jefferson’s Grill restaurant will draw inspiration from the nation’s first gourmand, Thomas Jefferson, with a farm-to-table menu. This venue will provide an upscale, yet casual option celebrating the heritage of Virginia’s original farmers and present-day artisans including local farmers, ranchers, cheese makers and vintners.

Plan your upcoming Homestead experience this summer with the NEW Allegheny Springs Package available August 4 through September 30, 2012.  The package includes overnight accommodations and personal inner tubes to use at the new Allegheny Springs. Package rates start at $279.

For more information or to make reservations at The Homestead, please contact (877) 549-9506 or visit www.thehomestead.com

About The Homestead
Since 1766, The Homestead has been recognized as one of America’s most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and Southern charm in a 3,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia. Renowned for its natural healing springs, The Homestead is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, a world-class spa, two championship golf courses that include one of the nation’s finest mountain courses (The Cascades), the South’s first downhill ski area, a 48-stable Equestrian Center and show ring, one of the top-rated Shooting Clubs and a wealth of other recreational attractions. The resort is currently undergoing a $25 million transformation.  The first phase to be completed in 2012 will include the addition of Allegheny Springs, a new family water complex which includes a children’s pool, winterized family pool, whirlpool, sandy beach, three 100-foot water slides, a 400-foot lazy river and private cabanas as well as a new miniature golf course, the Mini Cascades and the tranquil Spa Garden. The second phase to be completed in 2013, will see new dining experiences, including Jefferson’s Grille, and renovations to the interior of the Spa.