Auchterarder Travel Guide
If it's good enough for George Bush, it should be good enough for us too. Host of the 2005 G8 Summit, Scotland's Gleneagles Hotel has always sounded pretty posh, but a recent Guardian review made it sound, well, a bit posh, but also quite a lot of fun.
The opulent touches are there at this famous golf resort: there's a heavily-booked, 2-Michelin-star restaurant, floor heating and remote control curtains. Still there's a lot of fun to be had here, with activities like minigolf, falconry (getting those massive birds to land on your arm, that is), and even shooting, all with instructors available--well, all except the mini-golf.
The Guardian reviewer wasn't happy with the state of the too-much-concrete spa, or the 90-minute limit on bicycle borrowing, but other than that, Gleneagles got a big thumbs up. Another surprise is it's not prohibitively expensive: a current deal for April offers double rooms including breakfast for $380. Obviously not the same room that George Bush stayed in.
[Photo: Gareth Harper]