From a mountain lodge to a bucolic cottage, cocoon yourself at these three Southeast resorts that are perfect for your next weekend getaway.
Southern retreats that will inspire your next vacation
SOUTHALL IS A COZY SOUTHEAST RESORT
Twenty miles outside Nashville, seated on 325 bucolic acres overlooking Lake Mishkin, Southall resort revolves around agricultural heritage, farm-to-table fare and sustainable practices. Designed by 906 Studio Architects with Indidesign, the accommodations span 62 guest rooms and suites, plus 16 stand-alone cottages. “The farm influenced every aspect of our decision-making,” reveals Indidesign director Beatrice Girelli, who balanced graphic flourishes with farmhouse rusticity against a backdrop of hand-troweled stucco, reclaimed wood, custom murals and copper bathtubs.
SKYLINE LODGE IS A MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Initially designed as a luxurious 1920s mountain retreat, Skyline Lodge has reopened in Highlands, North Carolina, following updates by The Indigo Road Hospitality Group that include an Oak Steakhouse outpost. Nestled within the Nantahala National Forest atop an Appalachian peak, the property was re-envisioned by designer Carrie Dessertine. Her stylish updates include Fabrice Juan chairs by the lounge bar’s roaring fireplace that she says “mimic the architectural details of the building.” Artisanal objects by local makers, custom furnishings fabricated by Hackney Furniture, bespoke Southern Lady bedding and Ann Sacks tile floors outfit the 39 guest rooms and one suite.
ANDIAMO LODGE IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND SOUTHEAST GETAWAY
Found in the tiny town of Mentone in Alabama’s mountainous northeast corner is a one-of-a-kind getaway for relaxation, recreation and creativity. Established with a spirit of adventure, Andiamo Lodge debuted recently from chef Steve Carpenter and Colleen Duffley, a creative director and photographer. The husband-and-wife duo collaborated with designer Holly Shipman to curate the lodge’s spaces, “incorporating the perfect blend of rustic-luxe,” Shipman says. Six well-appointed rooms—each with a fireplace, en suite bathroom and amenities like Peacock Alley linens and Jan Barboglio accessories—join a stand-alone two-bedroom cottage complete with a full kitchen and hammock-slung screened porch. Guests can partake in epicurean cuisine prepared by James Beard Award-winning visiting chefs; active pursuits such as world-class golf, hiking, cycling and hang gliding; figure-drawing classes; and cozy nights under the stars with live music. If just passing through, schedule an appointment to peruse the on-site gallery chock-full of artworks and collected curiosities.