Monday, September 29, 2014

Splendor On The Greens: More Than Golf At Glorious Gleneagles

Happy Monday all, how was the weekend? Ours was full of fall treats - from a pumpkin lasagna in the oven to pumpkins perched on our front steps. Perhaps this is why even though we experienced near perfect weather during our stay at Gleneagles Resort, the photos that most capture my imagination were shot on a morning when the mists rolled in over the Perthshire hills, bringing the feeling of autumn with them.

Built in the spirit of a French Chateau, the "palace in the glens" opened in 1924 and it's beautifully updated interiors harken back to the Jazz Age, while feeling completely cozy and and current.

Every property we visited in Scotland and Iceland was a delight, but Gleneagles was tops for activities.

My grandparents raised champion horses, so I felt like I was connecting with them by spending a few afternoons at the Equestrian School taking riding lessons. And we absolutely loved meeting John Boy the Harris Hawk and learning how to hunt with him at The School of British Falconry, the world's first dedicated falcon school.

And, of course, if golf is your thing, there's plenty of that, too, with three of the best courses in the world, including the PGA Century Course, the host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup, which wrapped up yesterday. Gleneagles is also the residence of the PGA National Golf Academy in Scotland, so is the perfect place to brush up your skills.

Fishing, Wildlife Photography, Shooting, Cycling and Dog Training are also on offer, so fueling up is a must. Fortunately,  whether you're hungry for decadent high tea in The Bar or a burger in the Dormy Clubhouse or a Michelin-starred meal at Andrew Fairlie, all dining options are delicious.

The Spa and swimming pools will have to wait until our next visit, but it's lovely to know that there are plenty of reasons to return. 

Have a lovely week, everyone. Hope yours is sweet! XO


  1. Top of the Morning to you Jeanne

    Your images and visit to Gleneagles in Scotland is what I would dream of seeing. The mist and foggy weather can be a beautiful backdrop to this part of the world.
    My golfer was following the Ryder Cup closely.

    Have a wonderful week

    Helen xx

  2. The pictures are incredible Jeanne especially those with the layer of beautiful! It looks like such a memorable happy we were able to share it with you:) Enjoy your day!

  3. Jeanne,
    It looks so ethereal and romantic.
    Just amazing photos.

  4. Oh, man, what I wouldn't give to be to be there. What an experience you must be having. I'm hoping the falconry is inspiring another illustration… =)

  5. I need to go and especially to meet that lovely Bird of Prey!! Gorgeous!!

  6. What beautiful grounds and fabulous pictures. This could be a marketing piece for Gleneagles.

  7. The photos are magical, Jeanne! So dreamy!!! Thanks for sharing more from your trip. I enjoyed following along on Instagram :) Happy Monday. xo

  8. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, Jeanne and your photographs are fabulous...loved watching it on the tv...haven't been there for years...must take a trip back soon ;)
    Have a great week xx

  9. I have enjoyed watching your photos take jumps forward every few months...this is definitely a great example of that. Just stunning. I mentioned that I went to the most amazing wedding reception at Gleaneagle's...there was even a piper in the procession for the haggis!!

  10. What a picturesque place - so full of Scottish romance. Your pictures are stunning and worthy of a high end travel brochure... hmm, a new career for you? Can't wait to see you next month!
    C + C

  11. I am so INSPIRED! First of all, thank you so much for coming over to visit me, and i am now following you....your posts are magical and your photography of this place is sublime and wonderful. The air must be fresh, the open country so different from the feel here in the states, and to connect with your heritage through the riding lessons (MY DREAM) is done is such a fantastic way. LOVE THIS!

    Enjoy your week and I'm looking forward to your next post already! Anita

  12. Dear Jeanne I love the images with the misty moody quality to them...magical. Well and the last photo of course!

    The Arts by Karena

  13. I have heard SO much about Gleneagles recently and I am dying to visit! I love the photo of you with the falcon!!



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