Sunday, October 01, 2006

Tagaytay Highlands! Yehey!

September 23, 2006. We had a chance to be guests in Tagaytay Highlands. Part of the road going there have tight turns that are as steep (or steeper) than Kennon Road near the Lion's Head. When leaving Highlands and after you see the sign to drive in 1st gear, follow the sign, I tell you. If your car stalls... scary. The road going to the Country Clubhouse is similarly challenging. Or take the cable car instead and enjoy the scenery.
This is The Highlander Steakhouse. Their one and only branch outside Tagaytay Highlands opened last July 2006 in SM Mall of Asia - near IMAX. It imitates the log cabin interiors of its older brother inside Tagaytay Highlands.
The Highlands Golf Clubhouse as seen from the Highlander Steakhouse.
Dito kinasal si Raymart Santiago at Claudine Barretto.
Entrance to the Woodlands log homes. A two-storey, single detached property, 230 sq.m. floor area, with 3 bedrooms + maid's room, 3 toilet and bath, roof made of asphalt shingles, red cedar logs as exterior walls, pinewood interior panelling and a fireplace in the living room, costs around 34M PhP.

A ride in the cable car to the Country Clubhouse gives you a bird's eye view of the Woodlands log homes, the golf course and the clubhouse. Hannah calls it "nakasabit na train" (the hanging train) hehe.
The Country Clubhouse looks great. There are ponds, fishing areas, gardens, gazebos, kid's playground, library, swimming pools and food.
The Spa and Lodge.
Dinner at Santis. This is their 6th branch and the only branch located outside of Metro Manila - 52 kilometers away from Rizal's monument in Luneta. Santis have been in the Philippines for almost 20 years and now has 8 branches. They are very well stocked with wines, European beers, juice, cold cuts, cheeses, herbs, spices, freshly baked bread, nuts, biscuits, and more.
Special pork spare ribs, Louisiana style with fried rice and Santis side salad (PhP 360). Part of Santis' menu called "BBQ @ Km 52"

S2

M2

Provencal marinated lamb skewer with oriental fried rice and Tomato Mozzarella Salad With Basil (PhP 490).

S1

M1

Lilia concocted banana-mango shake as our drinks (PhP 135 each)

6 comments:

mEgashawie said...

Hello po. I am mrs oliveros. My children saw the cable car in Rated K. How can we possibly get a ride?

Thanks.

Hermie said...

Hi Mrs. Oliveros. You can look for a friend or relative who is a member in Tagaytay Highlands. Then that person can allow you access inside Tagaytay Highlands as a guest. At the guardhouse, tell the guard that you're the guest of that person. The'll look you up in the guest list for that day and allow you in.

Anonymous said...

hi.. we're going to attend friends wedding at tagaytay highlands. do you know some hotels near...or can we accomodate at their lodge even were not members?thanks

Anonymous said...

hi po, we r planning to go to tagaytay. if we will go there as guests, are we going to pay for the cable ride (as guests)?

Hermie said...

The cable car is free for all guests and members of Tagaytay Highlands.

eleanor said...

hi,i am eleeh bautista i am very much interested to have a daytour to highlands,just a ride on d cable car,furnicular,take some pics,and eat to one of the restos,that's it,maybe a halfday tour,the problem is i don't knw anyone who could sponsor us,pls help me find one,who is willing to share.i am willing to pay to whatever fees they are requiring.thank you so much,my email ad is eleeh_20@hotmail.com