The Inn at Gristmill Square

Elegant Country Inn and Restaurant...where rustic elegance meets country charm in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains


Office and Gift Shop-Daily 7am-5pm

Simon Kenton Pup-Daily at 5pm

Waterwheel Restaurant-Dinner Nightly 5:30pm

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Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Warm Springs in Bath County, Virginia, The Inn at Gristmill Square is a unique bed and breakfast that offers an escape from the rush and noise of everyday life. Relax with a spa treatment, followed by an evening of delicious cuisine and fine wine. Awake to fresh-baked pastries and coffee delivered to your beautiful guestroom. Then explore the surrounding ancient mountains of the George Washington National Forest in the Allegheny Mountains, with the deep forests and quiet back roads, creating the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Gristmill Square looks like a small 19th century mountain village, with lovingly-restored historic buildings and an elegant restaurant and pub housed in the converted mill. Welcome elements of the modern world intrude gently – each room has a private bath, satellite TV, private phone line and Wi-fi. For 200 years, there was a mill in continuous operation on this site on Warm Springs Run, dating back to 1771. The present mill building was erected in 1900 and operated as a gristmill until 1971, when the building was converted into the Waterwheel Restaurant. The Inn was created in 1972, utilizing five original 19th century buildings. A blacksmith shop and hardware store were converted to guest rooms and office space. Two grand old homes, The Steele House and The Miller House, have been converted to guest rooms and a day spa. Select a bottle of wine from the cellar of the Waterwheel Restaurant. Hidden quietly in the serene Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, Bath County is a seclusion lover’s paradise. With 89% of its landscape still covered in mountain forest, Bath is a place where you can unwind, reconnect with nature, with family, with yourself, and take a gentle journey on the back roads of the mountains and the back roads of time. The George Washington National Forest covers more than 170,000 acres in Bath County, offering outdoor recreation galore. Bath County is named for the crystal clear mineral waters of the natural warm springs, and travelers have come to Bath to soak in the springs for more than 200 years. This is the perfect place to sit on a porch on a lazy afternoon, soak away your cares in a natural spring, or climb a hill to watch the sun set. It’s also a great place for active relaxation, like hiking, golf, boating and mountain biking. High culture meets the mountains in Bath. At Garth Newel Music Center, settle in for an evening of fine music by the resident chamber quartet, or explore dozens of art, antique and craft galleries. Plan your visit to The Inn at Gristmill Square in Bath County, a favorite Virginia bed and breakfast for relaxation with your friends and family.


Kate Loeffler




124 Old Mill Road
Warm Springs, VA 24484

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