InterviewsJet Set PetLuxury VoyagesSuite Dreams - The World's Best SuitesTime TravelerLuxury Travel TrendsWeekend Away
Destination WeddingsFamily Vacation PackagesSpa & Fitness PackagesRomantic & Honeymoon PackagesGirls GetawaysSpring SpecialsWinter Getaway PackagesNew Year's Eve PackagesVilla Offers
ArticlesThe Best Hotels, Resorts & Villas Around the World
Beach & Island Resorts5-Star City HotelsAdventure & Eco LodgesBoutique City HotelsCountry House HotelsRomantic RetreatsLuxury Guest RanchesLuxury Safari Camps & LodgesGolf Resorts & LodgesSpa Resorts & Wellness RetreatsSki Resorts & LodgesWine Country GetawaysLuxury Family Travel & ResortsNew HotelsHot Hotel Openings
Costa Rica VillasCity ApartmentsBeach, Coastal & Island VillasCountry VillasSki VillasGolf VillasLuxury Villas & Vacation Rentals Around the WorldHotel Branded Residences
Cruises & YachtingBook Your Travel with Luxury Travel MagazineTravel Tips & AdviceAirline NewsUltimate TripsBusiness TravelFamily TravelLuxury SafarisPrivate Jet TravelRail Journeys: The World's Most Scenic Train Rides
Events
RestaurantsBars & NightclubsAfternoon TeaCoffeeCooking ClassesCulinary TravelWine Travel
Spa & Wellness RetreatsYogaGolf GetawaysTennisSki Vacations
Celebrity Travel & StyleGift GuideBeach and ResortwearBeauty and FragranceBooksFashionHome StyleLuggage and HandbagsLuxury Autos & Driving ExperiencesMen's StyleTravel EssentialsWatches & JewelryWine and SpiritsWorld's Most Expensive
Back to:  Home >

News

Interviews,  Jet Set Pet,  Luxury Voyages,  Suite Dreams,  Time Traveler,  Trends,  Weekend Away

Hotel Domestique, a Sophisticated New Getaway in Blue Ridge Mountains

August 6, 2013 -

Hotel Domestique, a new, contemporary boutique hotel near Traveler's Rest, SC, is now accepting lodging reservations for arrivals beginning August 29th, 2013.

"Late summer and early fall are incredible seasons in the Blue Ridge Mountains," said Hotel Domestique's General Manager and Sommelier, Richard Jardin. "We look forward to welcoming our first guests to experience Hotel Domestique's charm, service and a preview of all that's to come."

The completely remodeled property, formerly named La Bastide, blends modern style with European influences. With a serene, hilltop setting the intimate, 13-room hotel will cater to travelers seeking a relaxing retreat as well as those with a passion for outdoor activities.

Hotel Domestique exterior

Architecture and Views

The hotel's architecture is sophisticated and elegant, with heavy timbers and distressed hardwood floors set against modern furnishings.

Upon entering the hotel guests are greeted by sweeping views of the rolling countryside. The foyer gives way to a stylish lounge area, while an adjacent library with oversized fireplace offers a quiet pocket for intimate conversation. Beyond is an expansive outdoor patio adorned with seating as well as steps leading to a new pool, all surrounded by lush landscaping.

Hotel Domestique

Guestrooms

Each of the 13 guestrooms is styled and appointed for luxury and
comfort: a wrought iron bed with 500 thread count linens, flat screen TV, iPad concierge, and French doors/windows that open to fresh air and the scenic views. Each room boasts a high ceiling and tasteful art, while many include patios and fireplaces.

Bathrooms are appointed with a rain showerhead and/or soaking tubs, plush towels, and Hermes toiletries. Spa-like in design, the bath area makes use of earth-toned materials such as river rock, forest-colored tile, and poured concrete.

Hotel Domestique bar

Restaurant 17

Hotel Domestique's Restaurant 17 will serve innovative cuisine in an austere setting set amongst the vineyards surrounding the property.

Acclaimed Executive Chef Adam Cooke's overall style for the cuisine will be refined, clean and approachable.

Cooke will draw on local sources for the majority of ingredients, reworking dishes to adapt to the South's fast-changing growing season with menu items such as elk carpaccio with blood orange, horseradish and pea shoots, or rabbit meatballs with peas, sage and wild leeks. An extensive wine program developed by GM and Sommelier Jardin will complement culinary offerings.

Breakfast can be simple or sophisticated depending on the palate and day plans, from homemade pastries and preserves, to a smoked trout pastrami and biscuit breakfast sandwich with duck egg. In lieu of a traditional lunch, an all-day light fare menu will based largely around a wood-burning oven to accommodate both the pool deck and active schedules of the guests.

Restaurant 17 is named after the number of times hotel co-owner George Hincapie rode in the Tour de France. The completely remade dining room is expected to open in mid-Fall and includes a new terrace level for additional seating and to accommodate special groups. From August until the restaurant's formal opening, meals will be served in the salon area adjacent to our modern, concrete wine bar or on the relaxing terrace looking out onto the scenic mountain landscape.

A Bike Riding Mecca...

Given the Hincapie family's affinity for cycling, Hotel Domestique will uniquely cater to two-wheel aficionados. The property will include small bike shop area with an on-site mechanic, specially designed bike storage room, BMC road and mountain bikes rentals, and mapped ride routes around the region. Cyclists can join weekly women's, beginner, and general rides led by experienced riders, in some cases, George Hincapie himself. Cycling and triathlon clinics and training camps will also be offered throughout the year.

The hotel will also welcome local riders, encouraging them to start and finish rides at the property where they can change or shower and then stay for dinner.

...But More Than Just a Cycling Destination

Hotel Domestique is more than a haven for cyclists--it's for anyone with a love for the outdoors. The area offers an abundance of activities including hiking, fishing, golf and horseback riding.

Caesars Head State Park, Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, Table Rock State Park and many other nearby areas are a big draw for nature lovers. For those seeking a more structured workout, Hotel Domestique will also have a state-of-the-art fitness studio.

Hotel Domestique interior

A Unique Inspiration and Family Affair

George Hincapie, who competed in the Tour de France 17 times, is opening the hotel along with his brother Rich, and Peter Gilgan, a successful entrepreneur in homebuilding and real estate development.

Much of the hotel's concept blossomed from George's time spend in Europe combined with Peter's development acumen.

For more information or reservations, visit www.hoteldomestique.com.


 

Featured Luxury Hotels

LUXURY PARTNERS

 

Hotel del Coronado - San Diego
The iconic Hotel del Coronado has been the world's choice for creating inDELible moments and connections for over 128 years.

 

 

 

Sago Hotel - New York City
The Sago is an atmospheric medley of urbane fragments and light, the lustrous inner world of the hotel is the quintessential launchpad into your perfect New York City experience.

 

 

 

Abercrombie & Kent Villas
The collection of exclusive, luxury villas are hand-picked by A&K expert travel advisors and are meticulously inspected to ensure they meet the highest expectations.

 

 

 

Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Offering exclusive luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island, features 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views.

 

 

Mead Brown Costa Rica
A boutique vacation rental firm offering extraordinary private villas and homes plus premium condominiums for those who expect excellent value, personal service and supremely comfortable accommodations.

 

 

Villa Sabai Jai - Koh Tao, Thailand
Three exclusive, boutique pool villas for rent on the small island Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand -- the perfect place for those seeking privacy, luxury and tranquility.

 

 

InsureMyTrip.com
Find the right Travel Insurance Plan for your next trip. InsureMyTrip offers hundreds of plans from top providers in the industry.

 

 

Lily Beach Resort & Spa at Huvahendhoo, Maldives All-Inclusive
Lily Beach is a Maldives resort at its finest, boasting a worldwide reputation for its pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and its exotic reef just a few meters away from the shore.

 

 

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives, Dhonakulhi Island
All 103 suites are set on the beach among coconut groves and lush vegetation or on stilts over the beautiful lagoon, and offer world-class facilities.

 

 

PlaneSense, Inc.
PlaneSense, Inc. is a fractional aircraft ownership program based in Portsmouth, NH, in operation since 1995. It is the only program that combines affordable, practical ownership with world-class service.

 

 

Hotel Valley Ho - Scottsdale, AZ
Hotel Valley Ho is the legendary hip hotel in downtown Scottsdale, paying tribute to its original and classic mid-century design.

 

 

Exotic Estates International
Exotic Estates International offers an exquisite collection of luxury vacation rentals in Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, and America's favorite ski areas.

 

 

Argentario Resort Golf & Spa
A coastal golf and spa resort in Tuscany named 'Best Luxury Hotel in Italy' by Overseas Living Magazine, Argentario Resort Golf & Spa also offers a luxurious golf villa.

 

 

 

A.M.A Selections - French Riviera
A.M.A Selections is a premier luxury vacation rental agency on the French Riviera offering an exclusive portfolio of villas from Monaco to St. Tropez.

 

 

Pegasus Suites & Spa - Santorini
Pegasus Suites & Spa promises you a carefree and memorable vacation while enjoying the magic and the mystery of one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

 

 

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond La Jolla hotel located just 15 miles north of downtown San Diego.