Peek Inside Hotel Domestique, A Cycling-Centric Resort In The Blue Ridge Mountains

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    Lobby

    Hotel Domestique is a contemporary boutique hotel located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. The hotel’s architecture is sophisticated and elegant, with heavy timbers and distressed hardwood floors set against modern furnishings. Upon entering, the hotel guests are greeted by sweeping views of the rolling countryside. The foyer gives way to a stylish lounge area, while an adjacent library with an oversized fireplace offers a quiet pocket for intimate conversation. 

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  • Aerial View

    Owned by 17x Tour de France cyclist, George Hincapie, the location has become a mecca for cyclists with the Blue Ridge Parkway in their backyard and the mild year-round climate of the Carolina Mountains creating a perfect destination for two-wheel aficionados. 

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  • Bedroom

    Hotel Domestique offers 13 guestrooms, each styled and appointed for luxury and comfort, including a wrought iron bed with 500 thread count linens, flat screen TV, iPad concierge, and French doors/windows that open to fresh air and the scenic views. Each room boasts a high ceiling and tasteful art, while many include patios and fireplaces. 

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  • Climb XD

    Throughout the year, George Hincapie hosts custom XD programs at the hotel, offering world-class amenities and programs for cyclists that can’t be found elsewhere. Groups are limited in size (up to 15 riders) ensuring intimate, one-on-one style instruction featuring organized bike rides led by George, massage therapy, trainer-led stretching and core-building classes, fine dining, luxury accommodations at the hotel and more in an unparalleled mountain setting. 

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  • George Hincapie Riding With Group

    Hotel Domestique uniquely caters to cyclists by offering a Bike Valet service that allows guests to enter a projected ride time onto in-room iPads, leave their bikes at conveniently located racks and let the hotel take care of the rest to ensure bikes and shoes are ready when needed. Bike rentals are also available, as well as bike maintenance and weekly group rides. 

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  • Courtyard

    With its hilltop locale, the property is reminiscent of a European country chateau – blending modern style with European influences. 

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  • Courtyard

    The inviting courtyard (pictured) is the perfect place for guests to relax after an afternoon ride and take in all the surrounding views.  

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  • Restaurant 17

    Restaurant 17, located inside the hotel, is named 17 for the number of times co-owner George Hincapie rode in the Tour de France.

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  • Restaurant 17

    Restaurant 17 is dedicated to "fait maison" - a European philosophy committed to sourcing, preserving, curing and preparing in-house. Here, the local beet salad.

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  • Dining Room Deck Patio

    Restaurant 17 also features a second level dining area and outdoor terrace (pictured) overlooking the 29-acre grounds and vineyards with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. The hotel also features Café 17, a convenient spot for hotel guests, travelers or fellow cyclists to stop in for fresh coffee and prepared goods. 

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  • Restaurant 17

    At Hotel Domestique’s Restaurant 17, it’s not only the food that is uniquely sourced. Vintage classic cocktails are crafted with local ingredients, and beer from local breweries in Greenville and Asheville are served at the Restaurant and Bar. 

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