We attended my niece's wedding last weekend (9/5/13-9/8/13). They rented the property for all 4 nights so both families could spend the weekend together; there were 50 guests. The accommodations and the food were spectacular. We hiked up to the observatory on one of the trails within the property but couldn't make it to Hidden Falls. The view was amazing! We had a great time and the wedding was spectacular! The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this venue for a wedding or any other special celebration. Phils and Rob, the property owners, were very gracious hosts. They've created a beautiful home for everyone to enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hawkesdene House is a private mountain estate, specializing in weddings, reunions, and retreats. When you reserve the entire estate, you will enjoy lodging in the main house and five private cottages – accommodations for up to 52 guests. Every guest room in the seven bedroom, seven-and-a-half bathroom main house of the estate has a flat screen TV with cable, an iPod dock with alarm clock, Wi-Fi, private label bottled water and an iron and ironing board. Amenities include comfy signature robes, a hair dryer and the Gilchrist & Soames collection of eco–friendly hair, bath and body products. In addition to Hawkesdene House, there are five private cottages that include a living room with fireplace, cable TV & DVD player, central heat and AC, inside and outside dining areas, screened porch, a full kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, combination oven/stovetop, refrigerator, coffee maker and toaster. There is limited Wi-Fi in and around four of the cottages, but there is a Wi-Fi hotspot in and around the open air pavilion near the main house. There is a gas fireplace in the Robinsnest Cottage and separate router providing excellent Wi-Fi coverage. The cottages are completely equipped with all cooking utensils, silverware, dishes, bed linens and towels. All are pet friendly. ... more less