Where Hunting Meets Pleasure

NEXT LEVEL LODGING OPTIONS FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS

CARYONAH HUNTING LODGE

Enjoy the wilderness of east Tennessee without compromising luxury at Caryonah Hunting Lodge. The oldest and largest family-owned hunting lodge in the Southeast, the lodge was started in the late 40’s and is currently owned and operated by the third generation of the family. 

Striving to provide excellence in Southern hospitality, guests are welcomed as part of the family. With such luxury amenities as 600-thread count fine linens, micro-cotton towels, Italian-tiled showers, and exotic granite, guests are certainly not roughing it. After a day in the woods, guests return back to dine on farm-to-table Southern cuisine that is served family style 

Perhaps best known for Russian wild boars, Caryonah also offers exoctic game such as Corsican and Texas Dall rams, buffalo, and elk. Visitors for day hunts and extended visits alike enjoy a planned hunt with a knowledgeable guide. The property provides taxidermy and butchering service, also features private lakes where guests are welcome to fish for bluegill and bass. 

 

RIO PIEDRA PLANTATION

Escape to the unspoiled grace of Rio Piedra Plantation’s sprawling acreage of longleaf pines and majestic live oaks covered in Spanish moss, the backdrop to some of the best South Georgia quail hunting you will find. Experienced guides and remarkable dogs will give you an unparalleled sporting experience. 

After the day’s hunt, retreat to the gorgeous Main Lodge for happy hour and indulgent hors d’oeuvres, followed by a three-course dinner created by Rio Piedra's European chef. Relax by one of the indoor or outdoor fires with a final glass of wine and reminisce on the wonderful memories of the day. 

Rio Piedra is the only three-time recipient of the distinguished Orvis® Lodge of the Year award, exemplifying their commitment to giving you the best escape and upscale accommodations. Plan your visit to this unique, serene experience and discover why bobwhite quail hunting in the plantation belt has captured the hearts of both experienced and novice wingshooters alike for over a century. 

 

PRIMLAND RESORT

Experience the ultimate retreat at Primland. 

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Primland is a destination for true outdoor enthusiasts looking to experience nature in a setting that values conservation and rejuvenation. This 12,000-acre luxury mountain getaway was designed in an eco-conscious manner that offers a pure and sustainable hunting experience that is grounded in the heritage and history of the sport. 

An Orvis-endorsed wingshooting lodge since 1990 and Virginia licensed wingshooting preserve, Primland offers a wide variety of sport shooting activities on property including upland guided hunts, wingshooting, and European-driven pheasant shoots. Beyond hunting and shooting experiences, Primland is also home to The Highland Course, an 18-hole design by renowned golf course architect Donald Steel, and offers a variety of water and land sports—from fly fishing to horseback riding—to create an adventure for everyone. 

Primland features a wide range of lodging options and amenities for outdoor enthusiasts, families, couples, and singles alike, including an array of mountain homes and romantic tree houses overlooking the pinnacles. 

The Lodge at Primland is nestled in the mountainside with sweeping views from the tranquil Great Hall that overlook abundant mountains. This two-story Lodge features dining, spa, fitness center, private theatre, a state-of-the-art observatory dome for stargazing, a game room, and more. 

The spa at Primland was designed with a Native American influence that highlights cultural healing rituals, European spa techniques, organic products, essential oils, and treatments can be customized to offer a specialized, personal experience. 

True to the heritage of the land, Primland provides a relaxing getaway for the avid outdoor adventurer.