A landmark hotel in Rockbridge County is once again welcoming guests. Natural Bridge Hotel reopened Friday and will celebrate new ownership Saturday.
The hotel and the landmark Natural Bridge rock formation and attractions were closed for several months as ownership changed. Once held by private owners, the attraction is now in the hands of the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund. It will eventually become part of the Virginia state park system.
The hotel has been undergoing revitalization and additional improvements are continuing. The hotel's management says they won't be disruptive to guests. It will host a St. Patrick's Day celebration Saturday.