When Thomas Jefferson wondered about the phrase, "life, liberty, and the pursuit of property" while writing the Declaration of Independence, he decided that "happiness" was a better fit for the final word. It's not so surprising that Jefferson preferred this change when you consider that he was also a visitor of The Homestead.
Escape to the secluded, tree-topped mountains of Hot Springs, Virginia, and let this red-bricked resort show you how happiness trumps property (even when it looks this good) during a two-night getaway for two, Sundays through Thursdays ($399) or Fridays and Saturdays ($425) in a spacious Resort Room with one activity per person and valet parking.
Not only will all 3,000 acres impress you, but so will the property's list of amenities, which is longer than a Founding Father's résumé: With your Escape, you'll enjoy one activity per person per stay, from golf, horseback riding, skeet shooting, and fishing to viewings in a turn-of-the-century theater and historical tours.
If you want comfort, follow Jefferson's lead. He was such a fan of The Homestead's natural mineral spring waters that the Jefferson Pools are named after him. You'll want to continue your presidential pampering at the on-site luxury spa, available for an additional fee.
Hop aboard and watch a happy destiny of your own manifest.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON December 22, 2012
Two-Night Stay for Two in a Resort Room, Sundays through Thursdays ($399), or Fridays and Saturdays ($425), with One Activity Per Person Per Stay and Valet Parking
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