Thanksgiving Gets Quaint — But Luxurious! — at Primland


If you're seeking a quaint (but luxurious!) Thanksgiving this year -- one that doesn't involve chemical-laden turkey bought from your local grocery store -- then there's a secluded Virginia mountaintop resort that's calling your name.

Located on 12,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland Resort (2000 Busted Rock Road, Meadows of Dan, Va.) is a unique getaway for travelers seeking nature at its finest... but in considerably swanky digs.

With an 18-hole championship golf course, fine dining and activities from ATV tours, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking and tennis, you're sure to keep busy on your long Turkey Day weekend.

The famed East Coast vacation spot is offering a Thanksgiving package running Nov. 23-26 (two-night minimum stay required), featuring an elegant Thanksgiving dinner buffet.

Accommodations include the Piedmont Room ($259/night Wed.-Thurs.; $275/night Fri.-Sat.), in a Mountain Suite ($325/night Wed.-Thurs.; $375/night Fri.-Sat.) offering a taste of mountain living for city dwellers, or at a Blue Ridge Suite ($425/night Wed.-Thurs.; $499 Fri.-Sat.) that has all the amenities of home you could ever ask for, including a living room, kitchen and terrace.

Drop into the resort's Great Hall for daily tea, snack on s'mores around the North Terrace fire pit, and make the most of your rustic, leafy surroundings by going on guided nature hikes, with three different trails for hikers of all abilities.

Make sure to go on a hayride, which winds down with cider and cookies around a bonfire. We know, we know, life is tough.

The resort also has a renowned spa offering everything from massages to facials to rejuvenate you, as well as an observatory dome offering some of the East Coast's best stargazing.

For more information on getting to Primland and on the Thanksgiving package (which doesn't include meals, taxes or tips), call 866-960-77446 or email

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