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A Relaxing Piece of Heaven! The Tannery is an Historic Gem!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Tannery -A Beautiful 2 Story House- 2BR 1½BA With Sleeping Porch

The Tannery was built ca. 1820 on Old Germantown Road, an historic central byway, which in its heyday was an important part of revolutionary Virginia and used for the exploration of the then western frontier. Constructed with handmade brick and heart pine beams, The Tannery was initially a blacksmith shop, a tannery and a relay station for riders to obtain fresh horses.

In 1997, The Tannery was updated, remodeled and furnished with antiques. Large double back porches overlook two streams, a lovely treed half acre and the Alleghany Mountains. The Warm Springs Stream flows through the rear of the property, with warm mineral water around 90 degrees. There is a small pool and waterfall for a unique soaking experience day or night. To the front and side of the house, a cold artisan spring supplies The Tannery with the purest water and then trickles through watercress to meet the Warm Springs Stream.

Within walking distance, Warm Springs village is a charming step back into time. The village is 5 miles north of the historic Homestead Hotel. Wonderful restaurants are abundant including Saturday night dinners at the music conservatory of Garth Newell. The area is also surrounded by State and National Park land with plenty of out door activities. Or just relax on the main porch of The Tannery: read, bird watch, or nap in the hammock. The Tannery is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or an activity filled weekend. Come enjoy the beautiful mountains of Virginia.

Amenities: Fireplace, Local Phone, VCR & Tapes, Stereo, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, Cooking utensils provided, One AC Window Unit, Fans, Linens provided, Laundry facilities, Maid service.

More Details

Jack & Mimi deOlloqui-Turner
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Some French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Jack & Mimi deOlloqui-Turner

Jack and Mimi have owned The Tannery since they were married. They were actually married at The Tannery. They split their time between Colorado and the two Virginias. They love being in Warm Springs when they are able to. The history, the waters and the natural beauty of Bath County have always been close to their hearts. Their guests love it as much as they do.

Jack & Mimi deOlloqui-Turner purchased this house in 1997

Why Jack & Mimi deOlloqui-Turner chose Warm Springs

This area of Virginia is stunningly beautiful. The village of Warm Springs has always been a haven for vacationers. Since the early 1700's people have come to 'take the waters', hunt, fish and enjoy the mountains. The area is also the home of the world famous Homestead and Greenbrier Resort Hotels.

What makes this house unique

The Tannery has it's own little soaking pool in the back yard with temperatures around 92* and a beautiful potable spring opposite the front door. The house is a short walk to the Simon Kenton Pub and Waterwheel Restaurant, Warm Springs Inn Restaurant, Dairy Barn, Warm Springs Library, Art Galleries and Historic Society. Driving distance from Hot Springs and Garth Newell Music Conservatory where classical, bluegrass and jazz concerts are given. Hiking, fishing, riding and skiing are also close at hand. However, if you'd just like to relax, our back porches and hammock are there overlooking the apple trees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We drove down from CT and we were certainly not disappointed! We came with our two dogs, and we enjoyed the trails and the lakes immensely.

Best of all, was coming back to this lovely place and soaking in the hot spring, or reading on the porch with a glass of wine. Thank you.

Denise & Bob, Newtown, CT
Aug 2010
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Warm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is also a sleeping porch with twin beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have checked those boxes we think appropriate. Please ask any and all questions deemed important. The owners are happy to answer them.


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A Relaxing Piece of Heaven! The Tannery is an Historic Gem!
average rating of 4.864865 based on 40 reviews

AMAZING Lovely Well Appointed Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a magical location and adorable well appointed rental. We ALL TOTALLY LOVED this place and we will return for a longer stay next season! To us, the area in general is such a relaxing beautiful place but what is best is the gorgeous, park like setting of the warm stream! We all found the soaking to be wonderful and restorative! Jefferson Pools is great, but the ability to have this stream in private is just THE BEST! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandra, Thank you for the rave review of our beloved Tannery. So glad you all had a wonderful time. We look forward to having you all visit next season. Best, Mimi & Jack
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Carlisle, PA

Relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a beautiful setting, with the soothing sounds of the stream in the backyard. The house has a simple and efficient layout. The kitchen is small, but well-equipped. Nooks for reading and naps are in abundance. We had rain a couple of days, but this cozy little house was a perfect hideaway. The towns of Warm Springs and Hot Springs are easily accessible, with plenty of varied dining options. The Jefferson Pools are within walking distance -- a unique experience not to be missed. We enjoyed the private soaking experience in the stream on the property - like a natural jacuzzi. All in all, this is a wonderful place to get away and leave stress behind. We will certainly try to return when possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midlothian, VA

The perfect mountain get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time in Warm Springs and The Tannery was a perfect home base. We all enjoyed having our morning coffee on the downstairs porch, studying trail maps and contemplating which hike(s) we would do that day. The location was close to a variety of hiking trails, some that we could even walk to. There were also some great restaurants nearby, again some that we were able to walk to. My daughters loved sleeping out on the porch, enjoying the sound of the stream rushing by and the feel of the cool night air. Everyone loved our visit and we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Concord, NC

Quiet town, cute house, great stream in the back yard!

  • 4 of 5

We had a quiet three days, with nice cool summer weather. The house is very cute, we especially enjoyed both porches. The screened in porch as a bedroom was a favorite of the kids. The stream in the back was wonderful and we enjoyed swimming in the nice warm water. The kitchen is small, which is fine because we like to eat out, but not a lot of restaurant selection in the area. Overall we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing place to get away

  • 5 of 5

We love the Tannery and the little village of Warm Springs. Everything was ready for arrival and the weekend was just a lovely time with friends. Will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a beautiful place to spend Easter weekend. I lived on the porches.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful step away from the busyness of life.

The spring time ants had moved in the kitchen. Other than that it couldn't have been more perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Les Cochons d'Or
Main Dining Room - Omni Homestead Resort
Waterwheel Restaurant
Sam Snead's Tavern
Virginia Military Institute
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
The Homestead
The Swinging Bridge
Cucci Pizzeria
The Greenbrier
Pocahontas County Opera House
Falling Spring
Jackson River Scenic Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
The Highland Inn
Jefferson Pools
These are now closed for renovation.
Pearl S Buck Birthplace Museum
Beartown State Park
Lindsay Roost Bar and Grill
Country Cafe
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Roanoke, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
Simon Kenton Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Homestead & Cascades
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Waterwheel, John's Steakhouse, Milk Bar, Cucci's
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
The Homestead
Car: necessary

Since The Tannery is surrounded by geothermal springs, one must take a dip in the Jefferson Pools. There is plenty of wonderful hiking along the Warm Springs mountain ridge as well as in Hidden Valley along the Jackson River. After a full day of outdoor activities, stroll down to the Simon Kenton Pub and Waterwheel Restaurant or to the Warm Springs Inn restaurant. If driving, the choices are many. And don't forget Garth Newel for those musically inclined. There are many concerts and festivals during the summer/fall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Tax Rate 12.5%

The local grocery store may be limited. Guests may want to bring their own if they are cooking. We do not keep any salt, pepper or condiments at our house. We advise bringing breakfast items particularly.
Please bring beach towels for swimming, wet feet and drying off dogs
No smoking on any part of the property.
Please note: Please limit up to 2 dogs only & must be well behaved and groomed. Up on all their shots, flea and tick prevention.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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