I foolishly thought that I knew about all of the must-visit hotels around the world, especially if they are located within the United States. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Primland — one of the ultimate retreats for world-class golf, refined dining, spa services, and outdoor activities — existed only a two-hour drive away from me. This hidden gem is not just a hotel, it is a destination, and it should be put on every traveler’s Bucket List. My husband I were in awe as we drove up the mountain and arrived at this spectacular property.
Primland is a 12,000 acre resort surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains in the quaint Virginian city of Meadows of Dan. The owners are fiercely protective of the land and have been environmentally respectful since they purchased it in 1977. Because they are committed to sustainability and are a LEED registered property, the surrounding flora and fauna are abundantly thriving.
Every single detail is thought about and considered at Primland, and nowhere is that more clear than in their rooms, as everything is placed with a purpose. The lighting, the art, the flowers, and the music combined with the luxuriousness of 400-thread count Frette bedding makes for a space so welcoming and beautiful it is almost impossible to leave. Our two-room suite was decorated in a Native American style that is both sophisticated and unique.
The bathroom was designed in a conscientious and thoughtful manner as well. The mixture of stone, marble, and wood is perfectly sumptuous. Guests can chose between the shower and/or bath when it comes to their bathing needs. L’Occitane products simply add to the already incredible experience!
The spacious suites in Primland offer the utmost in relaxation. Settle in slowly and smile as a mountain breeze shadows your every move whispering sweetly in your ear. For visitors, a stay at this property allows one to enjoy a vacation that captures Virginia’s magnificence. Make sure you save enough time, so that you can brew a cup of Keurig coffee and enjoy it on the charming patio that comes with a glorious view of the golf course.
Why It Is Andi’s Pick
Because Primland is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, guests are presented with an intriguing juxtaposition of tradition, luxury, and adventure. You can choose to dine at one of the restaurants, hike the trails, swim, golf, visit the spa, hunt, race ATVs, skeet shoot, horseback ride, or stargaze in the Observatory Dome. Wow.