Three Things I’ll Hit Up Back in Pinehurst

Since I live in NH, It’s about this time of year when cabin fever starts to set in. The days have been short and cold, the nights have been long and dark. And while I ski and spend time outdoors in the winter, there’s still a longing for sunshine and days that last well into the night.

It also could be the fact I live by 3 golf courses. So basically in any direction I leave my house, I drive by a golf course - covered in a blanket of fluffy white. Even covered in snow the grace and beauty of each course comes through. I’m reminded of warm days, hacking away (I’m really not a very good golfer), and finding that peace you can only find on a fairway.

So we’ve launched our first property, Third on Three, and the guests we’ve had have been great. We’ve heard about golf tournaments, weddings, family reunions, and how much pets enjoyed their stay. Even though I’ve experienced the activity of Pinehurst first hand, hearing the interests and stories of others has been eye opening. There are so many reasons people travel to Pinehurst!  

So while I will be patient and wait for my return to Third on Three, I’ll plan my list of things to do when I get back:

Village Wine Store

Village Wine Store

First up - to hit up the Village Wine Shop. I think owner Gwen and I are long-lost soul sisters. Her love of wine and conversation is the perfect combination in this eclectic, cozy, cat-and-dog-loving shop. Besides her great selection of wines (and daily tastings!), make sure you leave time to browse her gifts and home goods.

Walk to and through the Carolina Hotel. Since it is walking distance from Third on Three, it is refreshing to get out and take the walk past the clubhouse (maybe catch a glimpse of the end of a crochet game), over to the Carolina. The grand entrance with its “Pinehurst” topiary is reason alone to make the trek, but going in and taking in all the history and grandeur of the resort brings me back to another time. Stroll through the lobby, grab a coffee or a drink and just take it all in.

The Carolina

The Carolina

Theo's Taverna patio | photo credit: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/out_and_about/image/13701015/

Theo's Taverna patio | photo credit: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/out_and_about/image/13701015/

Dinner at Theos Taverna. This family run Greek restaurant not only has fresh Mediterranean dishes, but some of the friendliest staff in town. I’m the kind of customer who asks lots of questions about the menu, the wine list, the history of the restaurant, etc. (I know, I’m that guest.) And each time the waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic about being there. The building is cozy and pretty inside, and they have patio seating in good weather. I can definitely use a glass of wine on their patio right now!

Oh ya - and there will probably be some golf played too!

We hope you get a chance to stay at Third on Three. If you have suggestions for us (what do you look for in a place to stay?) or questions about the area, let us know!