Tucked away in southwestern Virginia lies a breathtaking mountain resort that relatively few people know about. Of course, this 12,000-acre accommodation is no secret to those who live in Meadows of Dan. But for those who have yet to visit, there is potential for one of the most remarkable weekend getaways you could imagine. Complete with treehouse lodging, stunning golf courses, and fine dining, Primland Resort could be your new favorite summer destination.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge plateau, Primland sits among acres of green rolling hills and mountains. The owners of Primland purchased the area in 1977 and have since maintained a commitment to this beautiful land. Not only is this resort located in one of the most breathtaking areas of the state, but it's also conscious of preserving the environment.
The cedar and stone lodge building is both striking and tasteful. Each of the 26 unique rooms has a marvelous view of the surrounding land. The main hall has two fireplaces, a fitness center, star observatory, and a two-story wine room. There are even horse-drawn carriage rides every Friday evening from 5:30-7:00. What an amazing way to begin the weekend.
You don't need to know much about golf to admire the courses at Primland. Reminiscent of the Scotland highlands, these golf courses are among the top in the country and #1 in Virginia.
Fly-fishing lessons are offered on the Dan River (catch and release only) and kayak trips set out on the Talbott Reservoir. Whether you're a pro or just interested in trying a new sport, there's no place better for some water activity.
And if you'd rather spend the day enjoying the tranquility of doing nothing, the indoor pool and spa will melt your troubles away. The spa uses organic products and focuses on lasting wellness.
Looking for something a little different? Some of the most remarkable features of Primland are the cottages and mountain houses just a short distance from the lodge. Guests can stay in one of four treehouses, each with a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountainside.
For those a little timid of heights, the remote mountain homes on property are equally as stunning. Each provides a unique glimpse of the mountains from a cozy porch.
Although summer is the season where most activities are available, you really can't go wrong with a a weekend (or two) away at Primland.