Start the morning off with 18 holes of PGA quality, Scottish-links style driving and putting action on the #1 public golf course in Virginia. Next, grab a quick lunch and a cold pint at the 19th Pub before your afternoon ATV tour starts at 2 p.m. After a bumpy ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains, your body will most likely need a break, so settle back in at your luxurious mountain suite for an afternoon siesta.
Your reservations for dinner at Elements restaurant are scheduled for 7 p.m. – don’t forget your sport coat – and to wrap up the evening you have a 10 p.m. stargazing session in the observatory with the on-site resident astronomer. This is just one of many scenarios for how you could spend a day at Primland, an ultra-luxe retreat tucked away on 12,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia.
Open since 2009, this secluded resort has quickly become one of the must-visit locations for an outdoor getaway on the East Coast. Sure, guests have the opportunity to engage in typical outdoor activities like guided nature hikes and bird watching tours, but Primland also offers sporting clays, geocaching, mountain bikes and stargazing (there is a state-of-the-art observatory situated in a silo at the main lodge). If those activities aren’t enough to keep you busy, there is always fly fishing, swimming or tree climbing (calm down daredevil, they require ropes). We challenge you to find all of that in a B & B! The range of offerings doesn’t stop when you move indoors and have to decide where to lay your head at night. The lodge is comprised of 26 rooms and suites, each offering a unique floor plan and features. From the smallest Piedmont rooms – still measuring over 500-square-feet – to the two-story Pinnacles suite, to the most recently-added tree houses, all rooms boast hardwood floors, Frette linens, Culti bath products and fully automated Lutron shade and lighting systems which control the blinds and dim the lights at the mere touch of a button. If you need more space, there are three two-bedroom fairway cottages and 11 mountain homes all available for overnight, weekend and week-long stays.
Not everyone is an adventure seeker, though, and Primland accommodates guests who are looking to relax, as well. The retreat features a destination-style spa which specializes in organic and holistic beauty treatments – think chromotherapy lighting and hammams (Turkish steam rooms) – along with a wide range of massage treatments.
Visit primland.com for more details, including getaway packages, rates and travel information.