Need To Know
32 suites, including six cottages.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $295.00, excluding tax at 10 per cent. ⓘ
Rates exclude an à la carte breakfast (from US$22).
Primland is BIG: it takes close to half an hour just to drive across the estate. As you make your way through the main gates, you’ll see signs that introduce you to the natives: whitetail deer, wild turkeys and berry-seeking bears.
At the hotel
Spa, observatory, wine room, games room (with Wii, Xbox 360, ping pong and billiards), gym, tennis courts, Highland Course, DVD and CD library, library, spa and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, fridge, wet bar, coffeemaker, CD/DVD player and L’Occitane or Culti bath products.
Our favourite rooms
For panoramic views of the golf course backed by the azure haze of the mountains, it's hard to beat the Pinnacles Suite. Housed in a repurposed grain silo, which also holds the library and observatory, this two-storey suite has a spiral staircase leading to the loft bedroom. We also love the Mountain Suites with rich hard-wood flooring and plush leather couches. Room L15 has the largest balcony and the best views. In search of a more scenic family reunion? Book one of the three Fairway Cottages between the 10th and 18th holes – there’s space for up to 16 people; each one has its own putting green.
The heated and chlorine-free indoor pool opens onto a lounger-dotted terrace with a fire pit which can be booked for catered private parties.
Forget stilettos and fancy duds and don cosy sweaters and knee-high riding boots. Bring night-vision goggles to catch the nocturnal wildlife in action.
Natural, American-Indian healing therapies and organic products are used in all spa treatments such as the lemon verbena body polish, a 60-minute exfoliating treatment. Afterwards, the therapist will reveal which animal describes your personality.
Very welcome, with plenty of child-friendly distractions on offer. Cots and beds can be added to rooms free and babysitting is available for US$20 an hour with 24 hours’ notice.