Pampered. That's the only word I need for the spa resort. I wish I had taken pictures of the room and the grounds. I only snapped a few pictures, and they're of Lisa mainly. We were too in heaven and overwhelmed to think about taking pictures of the room when we got there. It was only an overnight trip. It flew by very quickly. We're already talking about doing this again next year and staying the full weekend.
It wasn't entirely uneventful but I'll explain our trip in full. We left around noon to grab liquor (none in the town or near it, maybe because it's historical??). Granted we only wanted wine but I didn't want to pay $30 a bottle at the local wineries. We arrived in the downtown around 1:30 or so in the afternoon. Now we didn't know that there was an antique fair going on right in the square of the downtown on the sidewalks and parking spots.
But we managed to find a lot to park in and we went in search of lunch. As you can imagine, the sidewalks were crowded with people. Even at 2 pm, there was an hour wait, at least, for every restaurant. Lisa in her brilliance decided to ask a local for an off the beaten path restaurant that wouldn't be busy. Basically looking for where the locals eat versus the tourist spots.
Honest to God, I've never been to a diner in a strip mall. It was clean, filled with locals and not very busy. The food was inexpensive and amazing. I understand, sometimes we're meddled with for a reason. We probably ate better food there than anywhere else in the downtown...as dinner was so kind to point out to us later that evening.
By the time we ate, walked back to the car, and found the resort we were staying at, it was near about time for check in. The place is stunning from the moment you walk in. Antiques seamlessly placed among new furniture, all of it cozy and comfortable. There were several common rooms for the guests, including a movie room and a kitchen.
Once we were shown our room, we decided to go swimming. Heated, indoor pool. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a pool more. After about an hour swim, we got around for dinner. We got all dressed up as the resort made reservations for us at a fairly nice restaurant. Only the place we went to was horrible. They served burnt french onion soup. How does one burn soup? By scraping the burnt bits off the bottom of the container, and then serving it for a customer to find plastic-like black flakes in the soup.
We didn't stay after that. So it was Saturday night and everywhere was going to be busy. We ended up at a TGIF and we couldn't have had better service. I'm the type of person who will go to a chain restaurant when I have to, and not much more. That night I was very thankful for the consistency and dependency.
After we got back, dessert was served to us in the room. A gluten free pound cake with fresh strawberries and homemade whip cream. So good! Then we relaxed in the jacuzzi and drank wine. Several glasses of wine later, we got a little frisky. Turned on the TV to drown out any sounds that we made, lol.
The next morning, breakfast was served to us in bed. The people who owned the resort were fantastic to us. They were excellent in making sure everything was gluten and soy free. There are only 6 guest rooms, so we were given plenty of attention while still feeling like we were the only people there. Absolutely perfect and everything Lisa and I were looking for.
Once breakfast was finished, that's when we got our massages. It was the perfect ending for our trip. We went back to our respective homes relaxed and refreshed. Like I said, we're already planning next year. Stay a full weekend to enjoy more time in the pool! It was exactly the getaway Lisa and I needed. :)
Also, I was telling Sir about this place, as it's only about 45 minutes away. Normally I have to talk Him into things like this. Apparently I made a good sell, as we're thinking about a weekend getaway for us in late spring, early summer. He wants to relax and enjoy Himself. Because there's a kitchen and a outdoor gas grill, I'm all for bringing some food with us and not driving anywhere all weekend. Sounds like a good plan, right?