Richmond, Rhode Island
Preserve Sporting Club & Residences
What it is
The 3,500-acre estate of your dreams, with a 12,000-square-foot spa, 18-hole golf course designed by Robert McNeil, five restaurants, and a bottomless activities list.
What it isn't
Charmless. One of the multiple restaurant options here are Maker’s Mark Hobbit Houses (that’s right: recreations of the fairytale stone dwellings made famous by J.R.R. Tolkien), where you can nosh on roast pheasant with candied bacon by candlelight.
What we think
The English countryside abounds with sprawling estates with every adventure on hand. Now, you can revel in a similar experience stateside. Want to go clay pigeon shooting? Done. Ride horses? Pick your favorite steed. Play tennis on an actual grass court? Even Agassi would be satisfied, here. Basically, anything you can envision—ziplining, rock climbing, or kayaking the Wood River Pawcatuck Watershed—is possible on these hallowed grounds. Room options are just as boundless, and include tiny homes, cabins complete with rocking chairs on their gracious porches, and 2,900 square foot townhomes. Either way, expect some pampering, thanks to Matouk bed linens, gratis drinks and snacks, and Molton Brown bath toiletries.
You're here because
You love a good steakhouse, and here their chef, David Burke, patented his dry aging Himalayan salt process—proof of deliciousness.
You spent your day riding, and it’s time to go full-throttle on evening fun in the Safari Tent, where scotch and cigar tastings await. Two sips of your 10-year aged Laphroaig and the Adirondack chair below you feels more like a heavenly cloud…especially after a day in the saddle.
Restaurants & Bars
Double Barrel Steak by David Burke - A rustic, inviting setting to enjoy modern American steakhouse-inspired cuisine.
Maker’s Mark HOBBIT HOUSESTM - Offering a one-of-a-kind dining experience with an upscale grilled menu and fine bourbon pairings.
H2O Café - Offering snacks, beverages and seasonal specialties designed to enhance delightful summer days.
White Birch Café - Enjoy casual dishes, snacks and smoothies.
Safari Tents - A two hour, private scotch and cigar tasting experience allows guests to gather and relax in luxury tents.l
A pristine and evergreen patch of Rhode Island just west of Richmond, a mere 37 minute drive from downtown Providence.