I liked the looked of this place as soon as we pulled into the driveway. The main old house is white with green trim and looks like something out of your dream of a perfect Victorian stay of yesteryear.
You can stay in the quaint section or select a room in the newer south side building. Our room was to the south side and bathroom was huge with fireplace and high ceilings. They are big on views here and we were not disappointed. We had a lanai with two green rocking chairs looking out across the lawn at the ocean, perfect for morning coffee in our plushy bathrobes they provided.
You don't have to leave the property as this is a full service resort complete with golf and spa. It is also family-owned and it shows in the friendliness of the employees. After a day of paddling the river, I decided on a massage one afternoon and boy did I get the kinks out. They had a terrific masseur.
Joining hubs back in our room I was jelly and didn't object when he said that he had made reservations at the restaurant on property. Sometimes an on-property restaurant can disappoint. But not this one. Owned and operated by Chef Mark Dym who happens to be married to Cally, one of the fifth-generation innkeepers, it was a memorable and romantic meal. What I look for is if the place has visitors and locals. Well yes they did. The bar was packed with folks enjoying themselves. Chef Dym is a graduate of the CIA ( culinary) and his Wild Boar Ragout or local Petrale Sole are outstanding. To make it even better we asked the very experienced sommelier to pair wines with each course. And we learned a thing or two when he took the time to explain the pairing. Love this place! Check out the menu online.
Image: Kurt Winner Photography