We stayed here for a five day personal Easter retreat and it was such a wonderful idyllic stay.

Everything about the experience felt so beautiful and accommodating. Check-in was so pleasant, from the welcome messages Mark sent (complete with food, wine, and activity reco's) to the meticulous attention given to the room to make it feel country-home warm and clean modern luxury all at once. We loved the little touches sprinkled about like Easter eggs - the little games area with board games, yoga mat, toys for dogs (although we didn't have one), the jars of half-and-half and honey, little chalkboards with well wishes and reminders, the flashlights for exploring at night (which we did).

The grounds were beautiful, even more so than they described. We enjoyed walking around and doing quiet reflection (we didn't tell them we were there for meditation, but it made no difference whatsoever as they fully respected our space and it was so quiet throughout) - they had little areas for sitting and relaxing all around. Vineyards, an olive orchard next door, lots of green, and a distant view of the lake, the occasional chicken, pig, deer, and even their dogs greeting us.

Not least were Mark and Tammy themselves. They are such lovely, welcoming people. We eventually sprung for Chef Tammy's breakfast, which we initially thought was a bit pricey but in the end was worth every penny. With every bite, we were overwhelmed with both the feeling of homey nostalgia and the sophistication of a Michelin star restaurant at once. Every element of it - bacon, eggs, yogurt, granola, scone - was done perfectly. I know it sounds weird, but that's the only way I can explain it, like if your grandma was the chef for the Four Seasons. It was amazing - we regret not going for the dinner! If you're staying here, don't hesitate - you won't regret it. All in all a good stay, one of our most memorable trips. We'll be back!