There are myriad reasons why I love Renaisssance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa and count it as one of my fave places for rest, relaxation and pampering.
I want to share why I love Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa for those who may not be aware of this hidden gem of a resort on the outskirts of my home city. The breathtakingly beautiful property resembles a Scottish castle, and every evening at dusk a kilt-clad bagpiper plays several tunes on the outdoor terrace overlooking the pool. Whenever we visit the resort we always make sure we are outside to enjoy this lovely experience.
Rooms: Ross Bridge Resort is a Marriot Level 7 property and has an AAA four-diamond rating. Each room has a private balcony with views of the pool or resort. The marble bathrooms have separate baths and showers and are stocked with Aveda toiletries. The beds are dreamy~with pillow top mattresses, soft duvets, fluffy pillows and crisp white sheets.
Note: The resort has 5 Tower Suites (one equipped with a handiap accessible shower) that can be booked as an upgrade upon request. Zane and I stayed in one last year and it was FABULOUS. #highlyrecommed
Golf: Below: Ross Bridge Resot’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is the fifth longest golf course in the world and was named one of the 50 best courses in America by Golf Digest. To learn more on RTJ Golf at Ross Bridge click here.
Pools: Below are photos of the main pool that I took from my balcony. The sprawling pool is perfect for all ages, and the waterslide keeps young ones entertained for hours. Adults can relax poolside in sun or shade and place food orders from the cabana.
The hot tub is near a hill of rocks with cascading water that spills into a natural rock pool.
Spa: Pampering is second to none at Ross Bridge Resort’s Aveda Spa & Salon (click here for spa menu). After checking in, you place your things in a locker, get snuggly in the white robe and slippers, and enjoy the quiet room with healthy snacks and hot tea while waiting on your service. I had a mint pedi while there last week and loved that all the extra treats came along with it. It made a simple pedi feel like a major experience:-)
Dining: A list of dining options can be found here. Brock’s breakfast buffet is one of the best anywhere and worth every penny of the $20’sh per person tab. The menu items are fresh and local and cover all the breakfast bases~from grits to sausage to fruit and more. The made to order omelets are outstanding. For lighter eaters, there is a continental buffet that includes pastries, fruits, cereal and such. Note: Fresh juice and coffee are included with both buffets and not separate expenses. This is wonderful for juice lovers, as many places charge a hefty price per glass on top of buffet prices.
Pictured below is my dinner on Friday night. The hubs was out of town (he spent the next night), so I ordered in. Yes…..I am a wings girl. A salad is to the side, so I did get my veggies:-)
Zane was out of town Friday performing a wedding, so I was solo in my own room (the girls had one just a few doors down). I didn’t want to dress and go down, so I ordered room service. #lovemesomewings #saladnotshown #wenttofitnessroomafter:-
Breakfast below. The girls slept late, so I enjoyed my complimentary USA Today with the full buffet at Brock’s.
My morning was complete with the full buffet at Brocks. The local sausage, bacon, grits and biscuit are peeking through top left. The omelet was made to order. The small glass is freshly squeezed carrot and orange juice. It was like heavenly nectar; I drank three!!! #noapologies #abuffetisabuffet:-)
I hope you will take a trip to this lovely Birmingham resort if you ever are in the area or simply want something new. I cannot recommend it enough for a personal stay or for a special event. A perk of this property is the close proximity to Birmingham’s hub of fine dining, local attractions and shopping. This property is a win-win on site and off. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!