Five Dream Luxury Destinations for FoodiesAugust 8, 2013
With top-notch chefs, incredible wine lists and all the amenities a foodie could dream of, the following inns provides the perfect stay for food lovers.
Found in the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, this scenic luxury hotel and resort is the perfect place for you. Enjoy activities, such as white-water rafting, mountain biking and fly-fishing. Food lovers will fall in love with the food and wine program, which is the main draw. Farm-to-table cuisine, tens of thousands of bottles of wine and a staff full of artisans will make your dreams come true.
Blackberry Farm is a popular destination for top chefs, such as Sean Brock and Michael Mina. They travel here to teach cooking classes, offer tours and lead wine tastings.
The Inn at Perry Cabin
After a $2.7 million renovation, the Inn at Perry Cabin is better than it ever was. With five hive houses and thousands of bees, this is the place for incredible honey. Enjoy the spa, tour the six gardens and dine on fresh dishes with ingredients from the herb and veggie garden for the restaurants. This delightful inn can be found in Saint Michaels, Maryland.
The Inn at Little Washington
Washington, Virginia is home to the first inn to receive AAA’s 5 Diamond Award for dining and accommodations. Found amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains, the inn provides an amazing stay for the food-loving crowd. With a farmer-in-residence on the team, the 8,000 square foot lawn has been converted into a garden with cippolini onions, fava beans, cherry tomatoes, Swiss chard and plenty of microgreens.
The inn also provides a tour of downtown D.C. and chef/owner Patrick OConnell will provide some of the most amazing dishes you’ve ever tasted.
Meadowood Napa Valley
A Michelin three-star restaurant, one of the best known wine-education programs and amazing views, Meadowood is known as one of the best choices in the Napa Valley. Complete with croquet lawns, a golf course, fireplaces, terraces and a view of the forest, this is not only a great place for foodies, but also for those looking for a view. Many chefs travel here to prepare special holiday meals and teach classes. This is one of the most amazing destinations for wine, food and relaxation found in St. Helena, California.