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Locale

Location

River Ridge Ranch lies in the mountains of Virginia, approximately 15 miles from the West Virginia border. The ranch is conveniently located 25 minutes outside of the towns of Hot Springs and Warm Springs, which together feature a wide range of amenities, including restaurants, shops, groceries, and the Homestead Resort. The nearest commercial airports are Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (one-hour-and-fifteen-minute drive) and Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (one-and-a-half hour drive), which offer daily flights to destinations throughout the eastern U.S. The nearest FBO is at Ingalls Field, which has a 5,600 foot runway suitable for private jet access. 

Approximate driving times to nearby towns and metropolitan areas are: 

  • Hot Springs, VA 25 minutes

  • Staunton, VA 1 hour

  • Lexington, VA 55 minutes

  • Charlottesville, VA 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Richmond, VA 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Washington D.C. 3 hours 15 minutes

Locale

In the early days of Virginia, Bath County was considered the frontier and its mountainous terrain and rural character still give the area the feeling of being wonderfully removed.  Public lands cover more than half of the county, and Bath County has a well-deserved reputation as a destination playground for outdoorsmen. The rugged Allegheny Mountains serve as the area’s backdrop and provide endless hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, while the surrounding rivers and streams are known for some the best fly fishing in Virginia. The cold, clear waters of the endless mountain streams and the Jackson River hold excellent populations of Rainbow, Brown, and native Brook trout, and warmer water rivers such as the Cowpasture hold trout seasonally, as well as smallmouth bass and other warm water species.

 

25 minutes from River Ridge Ranch is the renowned Homestead Resort and the charming town of Hot Springs. The Homestead traces its roots to 1766, and the modern resort dates from 1888. Today the resort features two championship golf courses, a ski slope, skeet range and sporting clays, and many other amenities. For those looking to relax there is the Homestead Spa, as well as a number of great restaurants and shops in Hot Springs and Warm Springs. The reliably agreeable summer weather, unrivaled scenery, access to public lands, and year-round activities make Bath County a perpetually popular destination for people throughout the Commonwealth and Mid-Atlantic.

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The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs

Climate

River Ridge Ranch experiences an enjoyable 4-season climate that is favorably influenced by its elevation and the surrounding mountains. Summers are noticeably cooler than areas to the east, with relatively low humidity and average high temperatures in the low 80’s. During the winter high temperatures reach the 30’s and 40’s, with low’s in the 20’s. Spring and Fall generally feature spectacular weather that highlights the brilliant colors of the changing seasons, and temperatures average in the 60’s and 70’s. Annual rainfall is approximately 44.5 inches, while annual snowfall is approximately 30 inches.