The other day I talked about how we celebrated our romance at The Resort at Massey’s Landing. I mentioned how we had a packed itinerary for our stay. As I mentioned this has been a difficult year for us, and we needed this trip. This area of Delaware nestled right in between Coastal Delaware and Ocean City, MD is jumping with life, both new and old — think historical. It has 100+-year-old businesses mixed in with — can you believe this — Tanger Outlets. The views are spectacular, the history unforgettable, and begging you to start making your own.
**Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bluewater Development and Massey’s Landing. We received a complimentary 4 days and 3 nights. However, all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.**
- Wine and Garden Tour – courtesy of Massey’s Landing and Delmarva Tours – Ask for Bob to be your tour guide and driver!
- Nassau Valley Vineyards and Winery
- Lavander Field – Lavender Farm owned by an awesome retired educator!
- Brimming Horn Meadery – Where the Vikings gather – no lie!
- Dinner and drinks at the Tiki Bar
Saturday and Sunday Itinerary
- Evening Boat Tour along Rehoboth Bay
- Visit Rehoboth Beach
- Walk the mile-long historic boardwalk
- Crabbing and Clamming – don’t forget your license!
All of these activities were meant to not only celebrate our romance but to also help discover all that the Delaware Coast has to offer. Check out the slideshow below of Nassau Valley Vineyards.
Nassau Valley Vineyards Tour
This history this farm has is amazing. It’s a family business and has remained so since it opened its doors in 1987. It is also the first vineyard in Delaware. Be sure to add them to your list of winery tours. You can also learn more about them by visiting the Nassau Valley Vineyard website. The tour itself, while self-guided is very detailed. It shows not only the vineyard’s history but also the history of wine too.
I’m not going to lie either, they give you six tastings, and they’re generous too! I was feeling as though the air conditioning in the place wasn’t working! Tour favorites were the Delaware White and the Redneck Rouge – simply amazing!
As we drove up to Lavender Fields, you could literally smell the lavender on the road! The interesting part was that the lavender wasn’t even blooming, which surprised me! I looked over to Chris and said, “This smells like romance!” As we stepped out of the van, I said, “Oh my goodness, it smells like heaven!” I’m not sure if it’s the best place to go after a wine tasting or not, but we were all feeling super relaxed, and Chris said he was getting sleepy! I guess lavender does work after all!
The first thing we did was to take a tour of the shop. It had everything from lotions to culinary mixes. It was superb, to say the least.
What amazed me the most was the labyrinth. It is an exact replica of the Labyrinth embedded in the floor of the Cathedral of Chartres near Paris, France.
This image was absolutely perfect! The sun had snuck back out from behind the clouds (a storm was rolling in) and hit the labyrinth just right!
And next came the fields and fields of lavender. They weren’t blooming, but Mary told us that when in bloom they can reach anywhere beteween 42 to 52 inches! She said you can’t even see the ground! Lavender blooms mostly in June, and I can’t wait to see it then!
Check out the slide show of the lavender fields below:
The whole experience at Lavender Fields was inspiring!
Brimming Horn Meadery
So after all of that romantic relaxation at Lavender Fields, we were driven to Brimming Horn Meadery.
If you don’t know what mead is, it’s a wine made out of honey and fruit. It’s what the Vikings drink!
We were given 6 tastings, and as you can see, they were quite generous!
These were the tastings’ names in order:
My personal favorite was the Blushing Goddess (#3), and I actually took home a bottle! It may or may not be gone already *Wink*
The Vikings, as I endearingly dubbed them, were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Any questions we had, they answered. Jon (the shorter Viking) is the vintner and his knowledge base was superb. He actually used to be a brewer at Dog Fish Head!
This was definitely an experience worth experiencing again!
This marks the completion of our tour on Friday, and we ended it with drinks and dinner at the Tiki Bar where we watched the storm roll in across the bay.
Saturday was spent mostly relaxing and exploring the nearby towns. We enjoyed the pool and the beach and a delicious breakfast delivered straight to our cabin.
Then off we went to our evening boat tour!
Evening Boat Tour of Massey’s and Rehoboth Bay
I feel as though this image doesn’t do the sky justice. There were hints on pink and orange and a little purple as well. It was just magnificent watching the sky transform before our eyes.
As for me, I was born to be on the water, the serene look on my face says it all.
And just as we turned the bend to head back into the dock, the sun played this amazing trick on us
It bid us good night as it fell behind the trees of the bay and kissed the sky with hints of red and gold rays.
When we got back to our cabin we found our bonfire made and waiting for us to enjoy it.
We had ordered some food from the Jack Spot to be delivered – mostly appetizers and brought with us some Apetito Sausage from NJ. Chris had another idea for using that wood! It wasn’t our intention, but the mosquitos were having a feast on my legs! Check out our dinner on the patio here:
We had a delicious dinner, and yes, definitely stayed away from the alcohol on Saturday night!
Sunday Exploring and Relaxing
Sunday we took it easy we spent the day at Massey’s Landing’s beach and headed into Rehoboth beach as well. You guys it was packed! It was incredibly satisfying to head back to Massey’s and enjoy the sand, ocean, and pool readily available to us!
The boats and jet skis passed us by honking and waving, it was a true delight witnessing how happy everyone was here.
We were too.
During our time spent on the beach, we also put to good use those fishing licenses we purchased on Saturday while we were out exploring. We bought a crab cage and a clam rake and got to work. My hands were wet and sandy so I didn’t get to take a picture of the clams, besides I was too excited to clam for the first time in my life, it honestly escaped me to capture the moment on camera! However, I gladly took a picture of the delicious blue crabs I caught! I’ve been crabbing since I was 7 years old, so this was a doozy for me!
For lunch, we ordered shrimp tacos from tiki bar
Once we were fully exhausted from spending the day out on the ocean, we headed back to the cabin, packed and cleaned up and just rested. On Monday morning, we bid the staff and the resort farewell with a promise of returning soon – really soon.
We are so thankful we chose The Resort at Massey’s Landing to help us celebrate our anniversary. It was exactly as I hoped it would be – if not better.
Book Your Romantic Getaway Now!
If you and your partner are looking to rekindle, reconnect, or just disconnect from reality for a few days, book your romantic getaway now! Let The Resort at Massey’s Landing spoil you and take advantage of the fresh air and surrounding beauty. We came back recharged, and I know you will too!