We had the good fortune of staying with Richard & Ellen for two nights, although we wish it could have been (much) longer. It was a very relaxing stay, and their hospitality and extra touches made all the difference to us. Their house is beautiful, and sits on a hill overlooking a lake...the scene could not be more tranquil, especially with a new sunrise to watch each morning while enjoying coffee on their huge front porch . The bed slept very well (nice mattress with a mattress topper as well), and the only noises were birds in the morning, and the occasional owl (saw him on numerous occasions during the weekend). Breakfast was excellent: a fresh fruit parfait served on the porch, to be followed by a 3 egg open-faced omelet with everything, alongside creamy shrimp n grits. Richard made some recommendations (upon our request) for places to explore and where to eat, and was very helpful in that regards throughout the weekend. After our day out, we spent the afternoon in their beach chairs on the lake shore, just enjoying the herons and peaceful scene. Richard drove down in a golfcart (visitors are free to use them as well) to see if some iced tea and the local newspaper could add to our relaxation. The next morning we had to leave very early for a run, but Richard and Ellen still made sure we had coffee to take with us, along with some fresh-cut fruit and some incredible oatmeal. Again, it was all the little things that made our weekend so great. my wife gives full credit to the stay, and to Richard and Ellen's hospitality (and that oatmeal!), for helping her finish her first half-marathon. We highly recommend River Rest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful lake country setting with modern conveniences. Food is traditional country breakfast to gourmet lick your lips twice. Beds have been reviewed as best sleep ever. Hosts are warm and friendly. Direct TV and Hi def TVs in all rooms. Golf cart available for country rides. White sandy beach with umbrellas. 1200 square foot deck for events and weddings. Indoor wedding can accommodate 50 while sitting and up to 100 standing. ... more less
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