A Summer Weekend at Meadowood

Meadowood stretches across 250-acres and includes secluded guest cottages, a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant, croquet fields, miles of hiking trails, private golf course, the most beautiful spa and [ coming at the end of the year ] a brand new pool and fitness center. Meadowood recently joined an elite group of only 13 hotels in the world to receive a Triple Five-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide in all three categories: Hotel, Spa, and Restaurant. They do things right around here, down to every last detail.

The property always feels so quiet and peaceful, like you’re in the middle of a forest, surrounded by trees and calming sounds of creeks and crickets. I’m always so taken back by all the greenery, massive trees covering the property, and the way the light bounces off the leaves. It’s next level beautiful. If you’re looking to celebrate something special, or just want to treat your self for a night or two, I couldn’t recommend Meadowood more! Such a feel-good place–refreshing and relaxing.

We’ve stayed a couple of times in the past, but this was the first time in summer. I loved how charming and cozy it felt in colder months around the holidays, but the summer experience really won me over. Since the property has so much to do outdoors, it was so nice to be able to explore a bit more.

We arrived on Friday afternoon, just in time for happy hour at reception (which takes place from 4:30-6). Fresh baked cookies and a glass of bubbly to ease into weekend mode. We found our room, that felt like a little tree house, and hung out on our patio before dinner. Sipping champagne, barefoot, music playing while the sun began to set is my version of heaven. You know we love our patio hangs more than most things… these moments were definitely weekend highlights.

We made dinner reservations nearby at The Charter Oak. The food and setting were both fantastic. We had such a nice evening taking in the ivy-covered and twinkle-lit views and oh my god– the crispy potatoes (cooked with butter and sage…) were to die for. We also loved the house bread, broccoli salad, creamy corn polenta, and the black cod. Such a delicious spot, a must visit if you’re in town!

After dinner, we headed back to our room and roared up a fire. Talked wedding plans, listened to some music, and went to sleep happy after such a relaxing Friday. In the morning for breakfast, we ordered room service (favorite tradition) and it was one of the best in-room dining meals we’ve had. And it arrived in a wicker picnic basket to boot. We ordered the eggs benedict, garden omelet, a ginger juice, vanilla almond milk latte, and poppyseed pastry (homemade and insane).

I left feeling completely rejuvenated and inspired for the week ahead. And as per usual, already planning on when I could come back…

Wearing: Reformation Black Bodysuit
Yolk Classic Stripe Pants
Yolke Ribbon Wave Top
Céline Sunglasses
Citizens of Humanity Shorts (old)



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