What to Expect at The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences – Rhode Island

by GO GlobeHopper

The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences is a one-of-a-kind wilderness retreat for outdoor enthusiasts. Located on 3,500 acres of scenic woodlands in Richmond, Rhode Island, the four-season upscale property offers activities for all ages. Highlights include an 18-hole par 3 golf course, tennis on clay and grass courts, zip line, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as a rock-climbing wall, and 10 fly fishing ponds.

The Preserve also is home to the nation’s premier shooting sports facility, with upland hunting and 19-station, 12-station, and two world-renowned heated five-station sporting clay courses. The Range is an underground facility with the longest indoor automated shooting range in the United States, and 3-D archery.

Luxury accommodations include single-family homes, townhomes, cabins, and Hilltop Lodge at the Preserve with 25 signature suites and a 12,000-square-foot spa. In the Main Lodge, Double Barrel Kitchen serves seasonal ingredients and daily game specials. The Preserve is also home to the internationally acclaimed Maker’s Mark Hobbit House and now the Safari Tent Scotch and Cigar Tasting Experience.

The Safari Tent Tasting Experience at the Preserve Sporting Club is believed to be the first luxury pop-up destination of its kind in North America. It consists of two well-appointed luxury tents, each with comfortable seating, rich wood floors with oriental rugs, large lanterns, wood plank ceilings, and curated artwork. Outside the tents are a wood-burning fire pit, Adirondack chairs, and pillows.

The Tasting Experience features a curated assortment of five Laphroaig scotches, ranging from Laphroaig 10 Year to Laphroaig 25 Year. Another highlight is a selection of Cohiba cigars, including the highly-rated Cohiba Royale and Cohiba Blackexpressions. The Safari Tent menu also includes charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, and roasted nuts to complement the tasting notes. Social pastimes including cards, chess, checkers, and backgammon also are available.

True cigar connoisseurs recognize Cohiba as one of the finest handcrafted cigar brands available today. Handcrafted and proudly featuring the iconic red dot logo, Cohiba is synonymous with extravagant taste, as blending and artistry in cigarmaking come together to create a collection of rich, dimensional cigars.

Visitors can enjoy the Safari Tents in one of three ways—as a two-hour tasting experience or on selected days as an overnight resort guest or a Preserve Club member. The two-hour tasting experience is available for up to 16 people on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, for a starting cost of $995 plus tax and fees. Overnight guests and Preserve Club members can visit the Safari Tents as a resort activity and select from an à la carte menu on Thursday and Sunday evenings.

For more information, pricing and reservations, visit www.PreserveSportingClub.com/SafariTents.

 

Source:  Insider Travel Report – James Shillinglaw

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