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Triple Creek Ranch, Darby 

Incredible service in a stunning location

Posted on: August 24, 2011 at 10:20AM

by ellenha
We loved the week we spent at TRC, and we would definitely go back. The service was fantastic - perhaps the friendliest we've ever experienced and very efficient. We really felt like each and every one of the staff wanted to make things perfect for us - so generous, gracious and thoughtful. They really seem to think of everthing. We had a warm, fuzzy feeling the entire time. The setting is gorgeous - the river, grounds and horses. Really stunning. But I have to say that I am shocked at how many people and publications rank TRC as the nicest resort in the US or even the world (?!). For service and/or location I can understand, but the facilities just don't match up with many other resorts. There's no spa, the pool is small, antiquated and surrounded by plastic chaises, and the gym is only one room (unpleasant for more than one person at a time). The cabins are very nice, but not the best. I am by no means discouraging anyone from going - it is a WONDERFUL destination that is very unique and well worth the money. But for expectations management I think it's important to know that some attributes of the resort are definitely not THE BEST - they just aren't. We loved how much was included in the rates, especially food and wine. It's so nice not to have to deal with checks all the time - really adds to the relaxation. The food was very plentiful and generally very good. Breakfast was the best, especially the pastries. I do NOT have a sweet tooth, and I LOVED those things. Better than any pastries I've ever had anywhere - Paris, Vienna etc. Incredible. Lunch was the weakest meal by far - both in selections and execution. Dinner was mixed, with some items that were exquisite and others that were just ok. I would have liked more fresh vegetables for sure. The wine that was included in room rate was surprisingly pretty bad, and didn't change over the course of the week - disappointing. The hard alcohol and beer selections (also included) were very good. There is a wine list for purchase (extra) that was relatively extensive, but overpriced. If you're a wine snob, I suggest you bring or ship your own wine or plan to spend a good amount extra on it while you're there.
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