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The Homestead Household Journey – Kath Eats Actual Meals


We spent final weekend at The Homestead on a household journey celebrating the top of the college yr. The boys had SO a lot enjoyable! Right here’s the recap. 

The Homestead Household Journey: Our Household Getaway!

A part of our objectives for this yr is to journey extra with the boys. They LOVE to journey already and are all the time asking when our subsequent journey is arising. As I discussed in this publish, our technique is to make use of bank card factors to e-book these journeys so our out-of-pocket prices are solely meals. 

So we booked a visit to The Homestead (which is owned by Omni) to have a good time the top of college. It’s situated slightly below 2 hours from Charlottesville in Scorching Springs, VA. Thomas and I truly went collectively again in 2016 so this was our second go to and the primary with children. 

Take a look at the video from the journey right here!

kids with sunburn

Our Cozy Room

This was the primary time since we went to Nice Wolf Lodge when Birch was an toddler that all of us 4 shared a resort room! Birch is previous the napping / received’t-sleep-if-he-can-see-you stage. And whereas our room was tremendous crowded with toys and beds, it was additionally very cozy and enjoyable. 

The Homestead Family Trip The Homestead room view

Ninja Mazen

The primary night time Mazen and I shared one mattress – which was a double – and I felt like I used to be in a ninja struggle the whole night time. I bought elbowed within the head a number of occasions! We each slept horribly. The second night time we bought a rollaway cot for him and that went MUCH higher. Birch slept in his Lotus mattress.

The Homestead room

Afternoon Tea

After we checked in, we had tea and cookies within the Nice Corridor, complimentary on the home. 

The Homestead complimentary tea and cookies

Whereas I sipped tea, Thomas bought the boys lollys on the sweet retailer (Birch ate his over the course of the whole weekend one lick at a time!)

little boy licking lollipops

The Homestead Family Trip

Allegany Springs Swimming pools

After which we hit the pool! The forecast wasn’t nice for Saturday, and so we didn’t know if this could be our solely pool day. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t!) 

The Allegany Springs pool advanced is nice with a sandbox, a child pool, a center pool (that’s supposedly heated however wasn’t heat), a pleasant scorching tub, a HUGE lush lazy river, and three water slides (2 huge, 1 toddler sized). The employees on the pool was tremendous good, and the meals and drinks menu was nice too. Numerous choices! They even introduced round free popsicles to everybody every afternoon. 

Allegany Springs Pools

The Center Pool

The Homestead Family Trip pool time

The Lazy River

I LOVE lazy rivers!!! One thing about being transferring retains my mind completely happy, and I in all probability went across the loop 25 occasions in a row. (There have been truly a great quantity of individuals – I simply took this pic within the morning!)

The Homestead Family Trip - The Lazy River The Homestead Family Trip

Dinner at Woody’s

After showers, we ate exterior on the extra informal restaurant referred to as Woody’s. We had two pizzas and a salad.

Dinner at Woody's The Homestead Family Trip - salad plate The Homestead Family Trip

Deep Dish Cookie

For dessert – this deep dish cookie with ice cream on high was AMAZING!! 

The Homestead Family Trip - Deep Dish Cookie

Our dinner was subsequent to the croquet garden, which additionally had a fireplace pit and corn gap. Mazen made pals straight away and each boys did a lot of taking part in and operating whereas we completed up dinner. 

The Homestead Family Trip - croquet lawn

The Arcade

In fact we needed to go to the arcade which was spacious. Birch raced vehicles and Mazen performed ice hockey and bowling.

The Homestead Family Trip arcade

The Homestead Family Trip bowling time rollerball bowling

Film Theater

There’s additionally a full-size movie show with two showings every night time: early for youths and later for teenagers. Whereas I put Birch to mattress, Thomas and Mazen went to observe Jumanji. 

little boy in striped robe and shades The Homestead Family Trip - Movie Theater

Saturday Morning

On Saturday morning we bought a light-weight breakfast on the market after which hit up the indoor pool. It was fairly chilly exterior.

chobani greek yogurt kids playing chess The Homestead summer trip The Homestead summer travel The Homestead indoor pool The Homestead indoor pool with family

Lunch at Jefferson’s

We had a lunch at Jefferson’s (on the informal facet) with soup and a wedge salad. Birch ate a lot of scrumptious rolls with honey butter!

Lunch at Jefferson's Mini Golf

After lunch, we took just a little relaxation after which headed out for mini golf. We have been dissatisfied that it was $15 an grownup and $10 a child, particularly after we have been already paying a $40/day resort cost. I don’t suppose it value something final time we have been there. However we already had the boys’ hopes up (as I’m certain all of the dad and mom do) so we performed and had fun.

Mini Golf at The Homestead

little boys summer trip family summer break activities

Pool Time

We had anticipated it to rain all day so we have been so completely happy when the solar got here out! Again to the pool! (Loving this new hat I simply bought for the pool / seashore.)

woman in straw hat and swimsuit pool fountain with kids

Formal Night time

Each mother’s gotta make her children placed on collared shirts for formal night time, amiright?!

family formal night family formal resort night mom hugging kids mazen at The Homestead

Dinner at Jefferson’s 

We went again to Jefferson’s for dinner, this time on the gorgeous out of doors patio. 

Mazen devoured this lobster mac and cheese!

lobster mac and cheese

I liked my herby rooster with kale, goat cheese, and chimichurri potatoes. 

herby chicken with kale, goat cheese, and chimichurri potatoes

And we ended the meal with chocolate hazelnut mousse! 

chocolate hazelnut mousse

Guess who I bumped into!

Mazen was excused to go play corn gap and was noticed by none apart from Fannetastic Anne!! Anne and I textual content virtually day by day and didn’t know one another was at The Homestead! I used to be already in my pajamas placing Birch down when Anne texted me to say she was with Thomas and Mazen. So Thomas and I switched locations and Anne and I bought to catch up for a bit. 

Kath with Fannetastic Anne

Sunday Morning

We had a late check-out on Sunday, however we caught round to play within the pool longer because it was considerably hotter! 

The boys went to the driving vary whereas Birch and I packed up the room and went for just a little promenade across the property. (We additionally fell in mud – yay.) 

golfing with kids

The spotlight of the pool morning was first a frog within the lazy river after which a SNAKE!!!!!!! Fortunately I used to be out of the water on the time, however we heard some girls screaming and thought somebody was harm. Seems this man went for a swim. The lifeguards used a web to get him out, nevertheless it took a great quarter-hour!

snake in the pool

Pool Meals

We had pool meals for lunch. Mazen liked these nachos, and I had a tempeh and watermelon wrap (within the again). 

pool food for lunch

We swam and floated with Anne and her fam for a bit earlier than heading dwelling to Cville. 

little boy posing with straw hat

These boys are already asking after we can return to The Homestead! I might positively advocate the summer season months as a result of the pool was the spotlight of our keep. There are heaps to see and do on the property (in and out), and there’s much more climbing across the city. And in case you’re going to The Homestead with out children – positively try the grownup pool + spa!! 



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