The Homestead is a *beautiful* resort located in Hot Springs, VA. It's very old (1766), very large (486 rooms and suites), and very luxurious (I can't afford a Tic Tac -- *one* Tic Tac).
I was fortunate enough to be visiting someone that lived in nearby Warm Springs that could afford The Homestead and took us all out for dinner there. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious! Fresh Caesar salad made to order right in front of you -- including the dressing and the souffle was ordered before dinner and came out nice and hot for dessert. They popped the thing and stirred in some kind of liquer to it -- never experienced anything like it before (or since).
Like most resorts, they had shops on the first floor. It was like walking an indoor Worth Ave. (FL) or Rodeo Dr. (CA) -- but with better lighting.
They offer seasonal packages that, if you're saving up for a great vacation, wouldn't be far out of reach. I don't know much else, but you can check out their web site at http://www.thehomestead.com/index2.asp.