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Weekend At Primland Resort – Kath Eats Actual Meals

This weekend we went to Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, to have fun Thomas’s greatest good friend’s fortieth birthday. Right here is the recap!

Primland Resort has been on our bucket checklist for a very long time. However we would have liked a extremely particular cause to go. That cause was Kyle’s fortieth! 

Thomas and Kyle have been greatest mates since ninth grade. So when Kyle’s spouse Carly prompt a bunch of mates be part of them for a weekend at Primland, we had been so in! 

Primland Resort: Our Weekend Escape

Primland is a 12,000-acre luxurious mountain property that’s a part of Auberge Resorts. It was undoubtedly one of many nicest – if not THE nicest – resort we’ve visited.

The service was impeccable – everybody was so pleasant. The resort is on the small facet with solely 30 rooms, so there was a really pretty intimate really feel. It’s a beautiful place to come back for a {couples}’ weekend, and a really perfect spot for a small group like ours. 

The grounds are gorgeous with attractive views – you might be up on a mountaintop! The lodge sits on the very high. I can solely think about how lovely it’s within the peak of fall foliage! 

Get Good Instructions Earlier than You Go

Primland is in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, a couple of 3.5-hour drive from Charlottesville. Sadly it took us extra like 4.5 hours to get there as a result of we acquired VERY LOST. Google Maps directed us to a dot in the course of the 12,000 acre property and we discovered ourselves on a dusty one-lane path (I hesitate to name it a street) with no cell service. Fortunately we turned again and known as for assist as soon as we had been again in vary. 

Once we pulled into the gate we joked that we felt slightly like we had been in an M. Night time Shyamalan film. We had been about to be hunted!? 

The lodge is 4-5 miles from the gate, so even when you’re on the property, you continue to have an extended drive till you get there. 

Actions At Primland

There’s a lovely golf course, a full spa, a number of eating places, trails, fishing, horseback driving, ATVs, skeet capturing, an observatory and extra.

I used to be completely happy to loosen up within the spa and pool and foyer with the women. Take a look at the pool!

The lads golfed each days! Kyle and Thomas are avid golfers and this birthday journey needed to have a robust golf part. 

Our Room

The Lodge is the principle home the place our room was, however there are additionally cottages and treehouses you possibly can keep in. We went with probably the most fundamental Mountain Room, which was above and past lovely!! 

The toilet was spectacular, the mattress plush, and the automated lights and blinds had been nice. The room was additionally well-stocked with a mini fridge, complimentary snacks and drinks, and comfy robes and slippers. 

Our mates acquired a set – it was spectacular!! 

Lunch at nineteenth Gap Pub

Thomas and the fellows went out {golfing} as quickly as we arrived, and the opposite girls had been within the spa, so I took myself to the pub for lunch.

I had the most effective kale Caesar and scrumptious truffle deviled eggs!

Fire Chat with the Women

Primland is pet-friendly!

Dinner at Stables

On Friday night time we took a shuttle right down to Stables for a family-style dinner. 

The country environment was enjoyable, and there was a band enjoying bluegrass cowl songs! 

We began our meal with salads with do-it-yourself ranch and toasty breadcrumbs. 

After which we shared this board for dinner. I feel Primland is taking charcuterie boards to a complete new degree!! The board included: fried hen, grilled fish, brisket, and ribs plus creamed corn, mac and cheese, inexperienced beans, brussels sprouts, cornbread, and rolls. 

After they first set it down we had been pondering we’d want a second board for the desk, however we couldn’t even end the primary!! It was scrumptious and filling. A smaller dessert board adopted whereas we sang HBD to Kyle!

Once we acquired again to the resort, we placed on our bathing fits and robes and headed to the pool + scorching tub! Plenty of laughs had been shared. 

Breakfast at Components

We met for breakfast at 8:30 on Saturday. Cherished the contemporary coconut pineapple juices, and I had this towering bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit! 

We had some donuts for the desk to share – the center unfold was maple and my favourite. 

Saturday Actions

Whereas we had been fortunate with sunny skies, the temps had been again right down to freezing. Saturday’s excessive was within the low 40s and you can hear the wind from the within. I feel it even snowed a couple of occasions! Poor chilly boys. The climate was no drawback for the spa girls, however the golfers weren’t too completely happy! 

The spa was superb

The spa was expansive and good. I went early to make use of the steam room and scorching tub earlier than a facial! My therapy was nice, and I spent a while within the leisure room after with a mimosa! 

Gentle Lunch

I had a salad for lunch after which met everybody on the pool for the afternoon. 

Pleased Hour

Pleased bday to Kyle!

Wine Cellar Dinner

For the birthday night time, we did a personal dinner within the wine cellar. What a special day!! It was intimate (what number of occasions can I take advantage of that phrase?!) and the proper setting for us to inform tales about Kyle. 


We began with a particular wine toast. 

Salad Course

The meal started with a plated salad of beets, strawberries, and chevre. Completely liked this combo.

The Primary Course

Chef Zack introduced out a board of smoked and grilled meats – duck, lamb, hen, and salmon – plus mashed potatoes, cheese grits, asparagus, and brussels. 

Every little thing was INcredible. Everybody raved concerning the duck and grits!


Dessert was a blueberry galette with scoops of French vanilla ice cream. Out of this world! 

Farewell Breakfast

We gathered again within the restaurant within the morning for a closing breakfast. Skillet pancake, eggs, biscuits, and some mimosas for the occasion folks. 

Add Primland to your journey bucket checklist!

This weekend was superb for thus many causes: as a result of we haven’t had a lot time with mates the previous two years, as a result of Primland was such an superior resort, and since it was an ideal weekend throughout. 

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