A small boutique hotel and an exclusive member of Relais & Chateaux properties, they offer 17 individual and uniquely styled rooms. The property is significant as it was built and occupied by Thomas Mann Randolph Jr, former Governor of Virginia (1819-1822). Randolph was son-in-law to Thomas Jefferson (married to daughter, Martha).
We arrived and were graciously welcomed and escorted to our new accommodations - the Carriage House. A private cottage with its own porch and garden, the Carriage House had lots of charm with open windows and rustic decor. The private bedroom was in the cottage's loft.
After settling in and pouring a glass of wine, we set out to venture around the grounds. It really feels private and open as if you are there all by yourself.
What an awesome discovery to stumble upon a lake at the end of a trail. And, the exploration there was just as calm and serene as the lake itself.
*This little butterfly caught a ride all the way to the lake.
After dinner and with night falling all around us, there was nothing left to do but head back to the pool, where we soaked and swam under the night sky until well past midnight. There's simply nothing like immersing yourself in water and staring up at a sky full of stars. Water-logged and buzzed, our cozy bed in the Carriage House was waiting for us along with chocolate chip cookies by our bedside table. I got to say it was a good day.