If you’re looking for the perfect romantic getaway, then look no further than Hotel Domestique, nestled in Travelers Rest and tucked right between Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC. Scofield and I recently took a trip to visit this gorgeous hotel for a little pre-thanksgiving vacation, and had the most lovely time. I’ve never been to Europe, but we got a little taste of the European countryside with the gorgeous views of the mountains, old vineyard, and beautiful reflection pool. It was the most perfect setting to sit and drink our coffee in the morning, eat breakfast, read a book, or sip a glass of wine in the evenings and just talk.
I was so impressed by the attention to detail and level of care we experienced by being guests at Hotel Domestique. And it’s no surprise, considering the hotel was founded by cyclist George Hincapie to capture the unforgettable hospitality, cuisine, and rest he experienced during his travels abroad. The hotel offers a complimentary european continental breakfast, a gorgeous saltwater pool (perfect for the summer), a delicious restaurant in-house (but also open to the public) called Restaurant 17, and complimentary wine, water bottles, snacks and coffee at any time of day. My favorite part was their turn down service where they would dim the lights, shut the blinds, light a fire in your room and leave robes and dessert out for when you returned from dinner. Dreamy, right!? The hotel was so lovely that we didn’t want to leave.
But, if you’re looking for some extra adventure, Hotel Domestique is located right next door to many delicious restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries in both Greenville, Traveler’s Rest, or Asheville. There’s also hiking trails and biking trails nearby, and the hotel rents bikes to guests to use during your stay.
We headed up to Boston for a wedding, so we decided to make a trip out of it and do some exploring while we were there. I think we got there right before it got unbearably cold. While it was 70’s in South Carolina, we were in a high of 52 up in the Boston area. It was perfectly chilly, and we loved exploring while the leaves were still intact and falling. I highly recommend the Boston area in the fall.
We spent one day exploring Boston, and another day exploring Rockport, Massachusetts. Fun story, it’s where my parents visited when they were dating and claim “where they fell in love.” ;) It was fun to ride along the coast with them and hear of all the places they explored together.
We are back from the most wonderful trip to Boston, and I wanted to share some pictures with you guys here! We spent the weekend in the area for a wedding, and did a little exploring in our free time. Piper was such a champ and was so excited to go on an airplane. She surprised me by napping in her stroller on the go, which made me so so thankful for our bugaboo stroller. When she started doozing, we tilted it back and covered her with the canopy, which kept things dark and kept the wind out, keeping her warm.
I loved every inch of the city, and would move there tomorrow if I could! We started our exploration around the Beacon Hill area, where there are a lot of shops, coffee shops, and adorable streets. We checked out the historic Acorn Street and there were people everywhere taking pictures, haha.
A couple of months ago I visited Charleston for a girl’s trip with my mom, P, and two sisters. We stopped by Sugar Bake Shop one morning for coffee and pastries, and were completely struck by it’s charm. Of course, every little nook in Charleston is so cute, and I’m obviously dying to go visit again. Click through to see more photos from our morning!