What beats staying at one of the best properties in golf? Booking the best room there. In this installment, we spotlight the Pinnacles Suite at The Lodge at Primland. Check back here weekly for another swank suite.
Where: Meadows of Dan, Va. (four hours west of Richmond)
What it costs: $1,000-$1,200/night
What’s inside: The two-level, 1,800-square-foot setup is situated in the Observatory Tower, directly below the resort’s observatory. It sports a pair of sofas downstairs, one facing a large HD flatscreen, the other looking out at the 10th fairway and the densely treed mountains beyond. A custom-designed spiral staircase leads up to an en suite bedroom featuring a king-sized bed with 400-thread count Frette sheets and a plush down duvet. The silo-shaped shower has a stone floor, mosaic tile walls and three different kinds of showerheads. Remote-controlled, motorized shades control the 270-degree viewing prospects from 11 windows, both upstairs and down.
What else you get: Deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, English architect Donald Steel draped the Highland course across peaks and into valleys that edge a River Dan gorge. Steep-lipped bunkers and closely mown green surrounds place an emphasis on precise approaches. At 3,000 feet elevation, the fall color palette is rich. Don’t miss gourmet dining at Elements, a state-of-the-art spa and outdoorsy fun such as clay shooting, horseback riding and ATV romps. The showstopper is the 4th-floor telescope room, where the roof opens to the sky and a resident astronomer will explain what you’re looking at.
For other budgets: Mountain Rooms at the Lodge start at $315 per night in shoulder season, $370 per night from June through October. Tee It Up packages in summer start at $481 per room per night.
Book it: 866-960-7746, primland.com