Into the Gorge at Glenlaurel
The laird and I took a wee trip over the weekend. We didn’t make it to Scotland, but we did travel to stunning Glenlaurel, a Scottish inn near Rockbridge, Ohio. The scenery was breathtaking (as was everything else at this luxurious destination!). The ambiance was enchanting. The food was amazing. The service, spectacular. The innkeeper was fascinating. The stellar staff was eager to meet any need. And as I remarked to my better half one evening at dinner (a seven-course affair preceded by bagpipes and a poetry reading), “I am so relaxed I could melt right out of my chair.”
We spent one afternoon trekking through Camusfearna Gorge. Camusfearna is a Scottish phrase, “it is the will-o-the-wisp that I have followed here.” Indeed, we followed the path, then crossed the water at whim. It was quiet and misty and absolutely enchanting. Enjoy the view!
We told the kids Nessie may swim in the Loch Ness waters of Scotland …
… but her cousin lives at Glenlaurel in the waters flowing through Camusfearna Gorge!
A few days of exquisite food and lulling music and outdoor adventure while completely unplugged and unattached. I can’t wait to go back. The beauty of this place … of Ohio’s rare November weather … knocked my socks off! What a wonderful way to welcome the Advent season.
I wish you joy and peace and a few moments of natural wonder, friends! And for more information about Ohio’s Hocking Hills area and Glenlaurel Inn, click here.