6 Reasons To Visit Primland Resort

Last updated November 4, 2023

Let’s face it. This has been a tough year for all of us. After countless hours sitting at the desk and working from home, we could all use a “reset” button. If you’re looking to reprioritize your health, there is no greater healer than spending time outdoors with Mother Nature. 

Reconnecting with nature can help rejuvenate, heal, and reduce stress, providing a multitude of physical and mental benefits. A getaway to the eco-conscious, world-class Primland Resort, can help you recenter.

Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this resort features restaurants that serve locally grown, organic, sustainable food; ample outdoor activities from golf to fly fishing; and a Native American-influenced spa that features forest bathing, yoga and wellness retreats. It truly is an ultimate wellness escape. 

Here are six reasons why Primland Resort is a wellness wonderland that will help you feel re-centered. 

1. Safety Protocols Are Prioritized

Primland works to prioritize your physical health so you can focus on detoxing. To assure the safety of visitors during the pandemic, all guests’ temperatures are taken at the bottom of the private mountain, about eight miles away from the property. 

The sprawling resort itself is located on 12,000 acres and offers various forms of lodging, from a quirky “treehouse” to a lodge or cottage. With 33 guest rooms in the main lodge, there is plenty of room to social distance. The cleanliness of each room is the utmost priority of Primland. 

Some of the lodging is even dog-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your furry friends at home. 

2. Exquisite Dining

Known for its harmony ridge peach salad, local ribeye with chimichurri and king salmon, dine at the resort’s main restaurant, Elements.

All the meals at this resort complement the wellness priority at the Primland with a focus on farm to table dining. Primland selects the freshest organic ingredients produced by local growers to deliver a memorable experience featuring farm-fresh flavors. 

The best part is you can enjoy all wondrous dining from the comfort of your room. There are also socially distanced dining rooms and outdoor dining options. 

3. A Wide Array of Activities

Get away from the stressors of work and relationships by partaking in the various activities at Primland. From golfing with mountainous views to fly-fishing in the scenic Dan River, there is a unique experience for every traveler.

My husband loved the fly fishing excursion. While this experience is catch-and-release, pond fishing is also available year-round, with fish cleaning available for those who want to prepare their catch for dinner at their Mountain Homes.

The highly-rated and awarded golf course is also one of Primland’s most unique attributes. Or enjoy activities like horseback riding, RTV trail riding, water sports, tomahawk throwing, biking… the list goes on! Or perhaps nature walks or tree climbing is more your speed. You name it, Primland has a wealth of wellness offerings. 

A can’t-miss activity is stargazing at the Observatory! Certainly a big highlight of our trip! 

4. Primland’s Unique Specialty Spa Experience

The ultimate must-do at the Primland is to spend time at the spa. The Spa at Primland perfectly blends European spa rituals with ancient Native American healing traditions.

Each unique treatment offers natural, organic products and fully utilizes organic essential oils to help you rejuvenate and relax. Find soothing massages, refreshing facials and unique body treatments, and blend them with yoga classes, meditation and fitness.

Indoor Relaxation

The spa offers an indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, as well as a great boutique to pick up some bath salts to bring back to the oversized tub in your guest room to extend your spa experience. In the spacious lounge, treat yourself with Native American tea while listening to music and watching all the butterflies outside in the wildflower garden.

In addition to traditional massages, you can also request the likes of a healing hot stone massage or a massage specifically designed to help with jet lag. Treatments are limited right now, but when the full spa menu is offered again, I will be returning to enjoy the Dragonfly Facial my heart so desires.

Body Therapies

For a one-of-a-kind experience, indulge in Primand’s body therapies. Try the Native Embrace Blue Corn and Honey Body Scrub, or the Blue Corn and Honey Wrap and Float. Coffee lovers may be thrilled by the espresso mud scrub (turns out, your favorite bean also has many health benefits).

Signature Day Rituals

The ultimate treatment is to book a signature day ritual. This comprehensive offering starts by helping you find your spirit animal and learning about its significance. Then, your body is exfoliated and you get a massage, followed by a healthy smoothie to drink in the relaxation room. But the day isn’t done yet… Then, head back for a signature facial.

Your journey to Primland can be a solo getaway, friends trip, or even family vacation. Primland offers a special spa for children and teens, using healthy and holistic self-care.

5. Reflective Time Outdoors

Take a meditative walk through the forest and surround yourself with natural plants and various wildlife like deer and birds for a one-of-a-kind forest bathing experience. 

At the end of the stroll, you’ll experience the Medicine Wheel Ceremony, where you choose seasonal herbs and flowers to help you with specific needs. When finished with this journey, you’ll leave feeling connected with the Earth and yourself and fully restored.

Then, complete your day by spending time outdoors at Primland’s unique observatory. Sit under the open night sky and gaze at celestial bodies through the telescope. From spotting shooting stars to identifying planets, this is the best way to close the night at Primland.

We all need to hit the reset button every now and then. Primland brings you into the heart of nature, in the embrace of trees on the top of a mountain, and then treats you with organic food, outdoor activities and a tranquil spa.

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