The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA
many of whom own and operate their own galleries.
And if the weather isn’t too chilly, head into the national
park for some winter hikes to half frozen waterfalls like
the moderate trek to Grotto Falls along the Roaring Fork
Motor Nature Trail, or head up to take in some crisp 360-
degree views from the summit of Clingman’s Dome,
Tennessee’s highest peak at 6,643 feet.
If downhill skiing is your thing, then check out Ober
Gatlinburg, a mountaintop resort overlooking the town that
offers skiing on eight slopes and 10 lanes for snow tubing with
a 50 foot vertical drop. Ober Gatlinburg also has a year-round
indoor ice skating rink.
Virginia: Snow Cover for Winter Lovers
Like neighboring West Virginia, Virginia is known for
its winter mountain playgrounds, including four major ski
resorts with lodging and dining on-site and plenty of parkland
for snowy day recreation. Whether you prefer to spend heady
winter days racing on ski slopes or lounging in warm mineral
baths as snowflakes trickle outdoors, the mountains here have
a little something for everyone.
Among Virginia’s winter playgrounds is The Homestead in
Hot Springs. A National Historic Landmark resort cradled in
the isolated Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead offers nine
downhill runs for skiers as well as a terrain park and halfpipe