I had a great time at Winter Clove this past weekend! This is a striking resort that is over 100 years old! It is run by a family, with a small support staff. There are 3 buildings that boast a bowling alley, 2 pools, and a truly grand front porch. There is also golfing, and a waterfall behind the main building.
The owners were very accomodating, and rarely said no to a request. We had nightly bonfires, and the bowling alley was packed with guests on Friday night. We had bowlers, pool players and the adventurous types who tried out the old-school arcade games. The juke box was playing, but you could barely hear it over all the fun people were having.
You might complain that there are no TVs in the rooms, except that I doubt you would notice with all the other available ctivities. Besides, there are 2 television sets in common areas: one in the living room area, and one in an upstairs lounging room. Who's there for TV anyway? Not me!
The Wedding took place on Saturday afternoon and went late into the evening. There was a band set up on the porch, and a cocktail hour. There were plenty of seats for people to sit and enjoy each other's company. Later, there was a buffet dinner, which was served in the dining room. Then, it was back to the porch for more music and dancing. There was plenty of room for all of this activity on the porch!
I had breakfast at about 10 AM on Sunday, with friends joining me over the next half hour. The staff were running around trying to take care of the crowd, which may have been bigger than expected. It seemed in the end that everyone got fed, and then got on the road to go home.
The Winter Clove is a simple place, with its roots in a much simpler time. The pace is slower, and the rocking chairs call out to you to come sit in them. I am glad I spent my weekend there, especially in order to attend a very special Wedding.
All in all, I would say the Wedding Weekend turned out to be a great success!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on over 300 pristine acres and nestled at the base of North Mountain Winter Clove Inn is an all inclusive family resort offering three delicious meals served daily, indoor/outdoor heated pools, bar/lounge area, bowling alley, 9-hole golf course, miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, fitness center, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and much more. YOU'LL LOVE IT HERE!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Winter Clove Hotel Round Top