It had been many years since I had been in Virginia and it was my husband’s first time, thus we were both quite excited once we saw the state welcome sign. Our two-hour road trip was taking us to the charming town of Meadows of Dan, where we would then continue up a winding mountain road to the 12,000 acre resort Primland. Surprisingly, I had never heard of this property before we had been invited to visit, which still months later baffles me, because this is the kind of place everyone knows about.
While we waited for our room to become available, we took a moment to enjoy some refreshments and our surroundings.
After our massage, I was asked to pick a card from a Native American Indian Medicine tarot deck. You can only pick one in your entire lifetime and the animal that you choose becomes your connection to Mother Earth and your token totem. I chose the lizard, who is considered “the dreamer.” When you call upon the power of your animal, you are asking to be drawn into complete harmony with the strength of that creature’s essence. Something tells me I probably will not need to call on the lizard that many times in the future, since I probably dream too much!
Before dinner we spent some time in the pool area and found it nearly impossible to leave their incredible jacuzzi despite being ravenously hungry.
We finished the spectacular day at Elements, which is the most upscale restaurant on the property. It gets its name from the fact that it draws upon the elements of air, water, fire and earth in all of its dishes. The chefs also try to only use local and sustainable ingredients when cooking.
On our way back to the room we spotted the ember glow of the outdoor fireplace and decided to spend some time next to it while we digested our dinner. Imagine our delight when we saw the fixings for s’mores. Unfortunately, we were too full to partake, however I personally believe that has to be one the best hotel guest perks I have ever encountered before.