Anyhow, along the road to Warm Springs.
Starting up the mountain through George Washington National Forest. You can see the fog higher up the mountain.
Very foggy now and still drizzly.
Short clip of drive to Warm Springs. Gets foggier as we climb the mountain.
Getting close. Gristmill Inn is our destination. The Omni Homestead is not far from here and we have yet to stay a few nights. Maybe in the future still. Steve prefers the Gristmill Inn.
We see this round barn like building. Known as Jefferson's pools, fed by natural mineral springs. The clear water keeps a temperature of 98 degrees. I don't know if it's open. I heard it had or has been closed because the building was deemed unsafe, but will be repaired. For centuries people have been traveling to the pools also known as "the cure". I have read that travelers have taken the waters and afterward saying their skin felt so soft.
You can see the steam from the warm mineral water escaping through the top.
Well here we are at our turn - Old Mill Rd.
Getting late and in a hurry to get to our room to unpack, because it was starting to get a little more rainy and little breeze building.
Just inside I put down my favorite book to gaze through. I always travel with books. I love to read before bed.
This is called the silo room. Which it one time was.
Our room had a fireplace as that is what we wanted this trip. Not all rooms have them.
Comfy chairs for t.v. watching. We didn't watch t.v.. We watched the fire instead.
Nice bottle of water with glasses. I would much rather use glass than plastic.
Nice large bath with Jacuzzi tub. Two comfy white bathrobes were hanging in the closet.
The bath part is partly in ground. Our bathroom window was almost level with it. We are in the mountains.
Cold and damp outside but cozy and warm inside. I like the idea of having our own entrance at the Gristmill inn.
We have Russ our traveling companion that our grand daughter Adalyn gave Opa. She likes it that we send her pictures of him on our trips.
"The Inn at Gristmill square is a Boutique Inn. Located deep within the ancient mountains of the George Washington Forest in the Allegheny Highlands". I am taking this info from their website and a pamphlet I have.
The buildings dating back to the 1800's make up the Inn. Nice place to come to relax.
All of the modern conveniences along with a continental breakfast brought to our room in the mornings. Visitors choose a time from I believe it's 7 til 930 to be brought in.
Got a fire going with plenty of wood. I like the looks of the fire in the dark falling off to sleep.
Will post more of our trip hopefully Tuesday.
Part two - Outage