The Homestead—a luxurious resort hotel in Hot Springs, Virginia—was once the haunt of many distinguished visitors, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.* In 1943, as they prepared to leave after a lavish month-long visit, the couple were presented with the hotel's bill. "Now, whatever," the duke said, gazing blankly, "do I do with this?" Allegedly, the bill has never been paid. * Duke of Windsor, a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, was created in March 1937 for former King Edward VIII, following his abdication in December 1936.