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History Lovers

GRISTMILL GUIDE TO HISTORY Bath County is steeped in history and beginning your history tour should start at the Inn with its rich historical significance in the Warm Springs Valley. Our very own Waterwheel Restaurant is a renovated mill that sits on a site that dates back to the late 1700s! This is the third mill

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Hiking & Biking

GRISTMILL GUIDE TO HIKING & BIKING Having 529 square miles of land, of which 89% is National Forest, and more than 9,000 acres are Nature Conservancy, Bath County is a hiking/biking lover’s dream! Starting your journey at the Inn at Gristmill Square ensures you are well-rested and fed, and ready to tackle all the trails! The

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Food Lovers

GRISTMILL GUIDE FOR FOODIES Foodies rejoice when it comes to visiting Bath County.  Where else can you visit a place that is 85% National Forest, but 100% full of good eats!! Day 1 Check into your room and then, once you are settled, pop over to the Waterwheel Restaurant.  The Simon Kenton Pub opens at 5:00pm. 

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Outdoor Adventures

GRISTMILL GUIDE FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Bath County is one of the best destinations in Virginia to experience outdoor adventure and The Inn at Gristmill Square is the perfect spot to start your adventure!  Nestled deep within the George Washington National Forest, the Inn is perfectly situated near exceptional hiking, mountain and road biking, and kayaking, to name

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Nature Lovers

GRISTMILL GUIDE FOR NATURE LOVERS Nestled deep within the George Washington National Forest, we are perfectly situated for a nature lover’s vacation! Within 50 miles of the inn you can visit a bog much like you’d find in the Northern Tundra, you can take a hike and see ancient ocean fossils, or you can walk a

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Fishing Guide

GRISTMILL GUIDE TO FISHING Bath County is known for some of the best fishing east of the Mississippi. With crystal clear rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams, this area is home to brown trout, speckled trout, large and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, redear sunfish, crappie, and alewife. A year-round angler’s paradise!! Day 1 Rise early, because

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