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