My husband and I visited the Trois Estate for three nights over Labor Day and after our wonderful weekend with Rebecca and her family, I'd like to respond to the mixed reviews. Trois Estate is clearly not for everyone. One reviewer wrote it reminded her of Tuscany. I don't know that I agree with that assessment except that it does remind me of my stays at Italian agriturismos - its family run, rustic, and the food is flavorful and simple. We ate at the restaurant two of the three nights - and I think it is by the far the best food to be found in Fredericksburg.
Based on advice from other reviewers, we brought tea and Starbucks instant coffees for the morning. The little frig thoughtfully included small containers of half and half. Sitting outside drinking my coffee was one of my favorite experiences. The isolation is liberating - no cell service and we never turned on the tv. While it is somewhat pricey - we stayed in the Michelangelo Villa - when you look at the upkeep required for the whole compound, it didn't seem out of line. Same for the food. We brought our own wine and felt the bill for five courses was less than we would have paid in Houston - without the amazing view.
As for the accommodations, my husband said he hadn't slept so well in months. He thought the funny door lock was cool and better than a key card. It turns out you have to keep the bathroom door open to get the full benefit of the air conditioning - but once we figured that out, it was fine, even though it was well into the 90's during our stay.
For people expecting the Four Seasons, a visit to Trois Estate will be a disappointment. If you prefer to stay somewhere which is not run by a large corporation, but by a family which is inviting you to share in their adventure, you will love it like we did. If you aren't willing to share the adventure, stay home or stay elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Trois Estate At Enchanted Rock Hotel Fredericksburg