Best Weekends Recommended Destinations

Allison Inn, Newberg OR

OVERVIEW of Allison Inn

Conceived by the Ken and Joan Austin and managed today by Waterford Hospitaliy,  Allison Inn is destined to be one of the best in the country and certainly the best in the Northwest. Located at the north entrance of Willamette Valley wine country and set on 35 lush acres, the…

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Antrim 1844, Taneytown

Built in 1844 by Col. Andrew Ege, an immigrant from Country Antrim, Ireland, the home and property, then comprised of several out buildings on a site of approximately 2500 acres, was named after the county of his wife’s birthplace in Ireland.  The property changed hands many times over the years and much of the original…

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Baker House 1650, East Hampton

OVERVIEW of Baker House 1650

Baker House 1650 is the most magnificent B&B we have encountered in all our travels. Designed in 1910 from a 1648 farmhouse, this architectural marvel is a stunning property and unlike anything you have experienced before. Beautifully decorated in period antiques…

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Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor

OVERVIEW of Baron's Cove

Baron's Cove was built in the 1950's as the first resort development in Sag Harbor. It quickly became a hub for the creative community and enjoyed visits from a diverse group of celebrities and artists like John and Elaine Steinbeck, Paul Newman, Art…

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Bernardus Lodge, Carmel CA

OVERVIEW of Bernardus Lodge

With vineyards in the foreground and the Santa Lucia Mountains as the backdrop, Bernardus Lodge is the quintessential "Relaxing Retreat", a property so special it raises the bar for all others. The setting could not be more idyllic, but it is the…

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Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

OVERVIEW Hidden behind 80 year old palm trees and banana leaves, the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel sits on 12 acres of tropical gardens and exotic flowers. The familiar "pink palace" is part of the esteemed Dorchester Group of super luxury hotels. Steeped in history the hotel's…

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Blackberry Farms, Walland

Set on 4200 acres Blackberry Farm is breathtakingly beautiful. It's rolling hills are bordered by sparkling white fences, there's a dazzling pond and Boathouse at the base of the Main complex hill, a wonderful farmhouse used as the appropriately named Farmhouse Spa and a delightful pavilion set on another pond and used for various functions.…

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Blantyre, Lenox MA

OVERVIEW of Blantyre

In 1902 Robert Paterson built Blantyre as a model of his mother's ancestral estate in Blantyre, Scotland. Complete with towers, turrets and gargoyles, the grand property served as the family's summer and fall retreat where they entertained frequently in a lavish style befitting…

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Boar’s Head Resort

OVERVIEW of Boar's Head Resort

The history of the Boar's Head Resort property dates back some 300 years and has ties to Thomas Jefferson. The 3,000-acre tract that the resort resides on was part of Virginia's first land grant in 1734, and Terrell's Ordinary, an inn for westward travelers, opened at the exact location…

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Buttermilk Inn & Falls, Milton NY

OVERVIEW of Buttermilk Inn & Falls

A short 90 minute train or car ride from New York City, Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa is located in Ulster County directly across the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie. This delightful property sits on a 75 acre spread on the…

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Casa Marina Resort

OVERVIEW of the Casa Marina Resort

If a full service hotel is what you are seeking, The Casa Marina will fit the bill. Opened in 1920 it has the charm of an old world hotel with all the modern amenities. It is located just outside the heart of town on the largest private beach…

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Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham MA

OVERVIEW of the Chatham Bars Inn

Cape Cod is the body of land that extends from Massachusetts into the Atlantic like a beckoning finger.  Its year round population of 200,000+ explodes in the summer as Bostonians seek to escape the city and…

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Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada

About halfway between Miami and Key West in Islamorada is a wonderful resort called the Cheeca Lodge & Spa. It’s George Bush the 1st’s favorite place in Florida. (at least I think so because there are pictures of him everywhere and there is a George Bush Suite) Anyway, I never miss an opportunity to…

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Del Mar CA

OVERVIEW of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The magnificent 249-room luxury San Diego resort, Fairmont Grand Del Mar,  captures the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate with an enviable Southern California locale. Its design honors the indelible style of visionary architect Addison Mizner (1872-1933)…

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Fearrington House, Pittsboro NC

OVERVIEW of the Fearrington House

For over 200 years the Fearrington property, located in the beautiful countryside between Pittsboro and Chapel Hill in North Carolina was a working farm, passing from generation to generation until it was purchased by RB and Jenny Fitch in 1974. Today, the property includes homes, specialty shops…

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Four Seasons Encantado Resort, Santa Fe NM

OVERVIEW Just outside the Sante Fe city limits, Encantado is tucked away against the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The adobe style design is integrated perfectly to the stunning desert terrain and is positioned to take maximum advantage of the magnificent sunrises and sunsets.…

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Glasbern Country Inn, Fogelsville PA

OVERVIEW of Glasbern Country Inn

Just outside Allentown Pennsylvania and under 2 hours from New York and Philadelphia, Glasbern was an old run-down farm from the 1800's when new owners purchased it in 1985. Seven of the original farm buildings have been restored and converted to…

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Glenmere Mansion, Chester, New York

OVERVIEW of Glenmere Mansion

Perched on a hilltop with sweeping lawns and stunning views of Glenmere Lake, the 1911 pink hued Tuscan style Glenmere Mansion is surrounded by spectacular formal gardens and graceful terraces. Inside the villa surrounds a central, flower filled cortile that is romantically…

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Green Mountain Inn

OVERVIEW of the Green Mountain Inn

Since 1833, the historic Green Mountain Inn, located in the center of town at the base of the Mountain Road has been welcoming guests to this year round country inn. With 104 antique filled rooms and suites, the Inn has…

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Harbor View Hotel

OVERVIEW of the Harborview Hotel

At the eastern end of the Island, perched on a bluff overlooking the Lighthouse and Edgartown Harbor, the Harbor View Hotel opened in 1891 and remains the island’s premier full service hotel. While boasting all the modern amenities you would expect,…

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Hawk’s Cay, Duck Key FL

OVERVIEW of Hawk's Cay

Hawk’s Cay is a 60 acre AAA Four Diamond resort, located on the island of Duck Key about halfway down the Florida Keys. It offers one of the best values we have seen for family vacations. Amenities abound….there’s lots to do for…

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Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport ME

OVERVIEW of Hidden Pond

Set on 60 wooded acres, with manicured lawns and beautiful gardens, Hidden Pond is the perfect place if you are traveling with friends or family. 14 gorgeous and individually decorated (each from a different designer) 2-bedroom cottages and 1 bedroom bungalows are spread about the property. They…

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Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels MD

OVERVIEW of the Inn at Perry Cabin

Movie buffs will recognize the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond as the site of the wedding in the film “Wedding Crashers” with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. To others it is a cozy weekend retreat in a delightful…

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Keswick Hall

OVERVIEW of Keswick Hall

PLEASE NOTE: Keswick has recently re-opened after extensive renovations. We have not visited since the renovation. There is much to enjoy in Charlottesville, but it will be a struggle to leave the confines of the exquisite Keswick Hall, located just outside of town in the rolling hills of…

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Lodge at Glendorn, Bradford

As you pass through the entry gates, a long driveway, bordered by lush foliage, leads to The Big House, home to a group of rooms and suites, the main dining rooms, the Billiard Room and other public rooms. Guests can also select one of 12 rustic and charming cabins spread throughout the property in the…

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Lodge at Glendorn, Bradford, PA

OVERVIEW of the Lodge at Glendorn

Built in 1929 by the Dorn Family and used as a retreat for family and friends The Lodge at Glendorn began welcoming guests in 1995. Today it is owned by Cliff and Tracy Forrest, former guests who purchased Glendorn when the Dorn family put it…

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Lodge at Pebble Beach, CA

OVERVIEW of Pebble Beach

Set high above the crashing waves, overlooking Carmel Bay, Pebble Beach Resorts is world renowned for its golf courses which host the annual AT&T Pro-Am PGA event and has been host to 5 U.S. Open tournaments. Golfers the world over are familiar with this amazing setting. Playing…

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Lodge at Spruce Peak

OVERVIEW of Lodge at Spruce Peak

The dramatic Spruce Peak opened in September 2008 and is destined to take its place beside the great resorts out West in the best ski areas.The $400 million project includes 300 luxury guestrooms and private mountain cabins, a new base lodge,…

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Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla CA

OVERVIEW of The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Set on 6 1/2 acres beside the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Lodge at Torrey Pines is one of the most dramatic settings for a resort in the country. The beautiful Torrey Pines State Park with its beaches,…

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Manor on Golden Pond, Holderness NH

OVERVIEW of The Manor on Golden Pond

Like many, the movie, “On Golden Pond” is one of my favorites and this is where it was filmed. The area is as beautiful as you remember it from the film. A boat tour will allow you to revisit the…

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Mayflower Inn, Washington CT

OVERVIEW of The Mayflower Inn

Located just two hours from Manhattan in the hills of Connecticut,  the 30 room luxury inn sits on 58 gorgeous acres of gardens and woodlands and is surrounded by a 3,000 acre nature preserve. The majestic Mayflower House is home to reception, The Tap Room lounge,…

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Meadowood, St Helena

OVERVIEW of Meadowood

In 1979 H. William Harlan was searching for land on which to create a wine estate when he was introduced to Meadowood, which had been founded in 1964 as a private country club. The property wasn't ideally suited to grape growing, but Mr.…

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Mirbeau Inn, Skaneateles NY

OVERVIEW of Mirbeau Inn

The name “Mirbeau”, which may be loosely translated as “reflected beauty,” is inspired, in part, by the soft light and warm colors of Monet’s paintings. Set on 12 acres just blocks from the lake, Mirbeau was designed to evoke the warmth and…

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Mirror Lake Inn

OVERVIEW of Mirror Lake Inn

Some places are just so comfortable and welcoming, you know from the start that you will keep coming back. Mirror Lake is one of those places. It is a delightful place to stay in any season, but it becomes truly magical…

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Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton SC

OVERVIEW of Montage Palmetto Bluff

Nestled beside the May River, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC is a spectacular resort just 15 minutes from downtown Savannah. Built on a 20,000 acre parcel, the Inn is part of a complex that includes residential homes, a delightful Village reminiscent of a New England town…

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Montage, Laguna Beach CA

OVERVIEW of Montage

Perched on a bluff above the mighty Pacific Ocean with the rugged coastline below, the Montage Laguna Beach is a stunning property set on 30 beautifully manicured acres halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The gorgeous lobby has massive floor to…

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Nemacolin Woodlands, Farmington PA

 OVERVIEW of Nemacolin Woodlands

Nemacolin began life in the late 60’s as a private game reserve where Pittsburgh industrialist, Willard Rockwell entertained friends and business associates for hunting and fishing weekends on its then 400 acres. Today the resort is owned by the Hardy Family (84 Lumber) encompasses some 3000 acres…

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Ocean House, Watch Hill RI

OVERVIEW of Ocean House

Perched high on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean House opened originally in 1868 and became the “summer home” to the rich and famous for 135 years before falling into disrepair and closing in 2003. A group of local sentimental investors bought the property and…

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Ocean’s Edge Resort, Brewster MA

OVERVIEW of Ocean's Edge Resort

Ocean’s Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster, MA began as a private residence in 1890, burned to the ground in 1906 and was rebuilt in 1912 to a grand home that included 16 rooms.  All main bedrooms were outfitted with Italian marble fireplaces, individual bathrooms…

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Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai CA

OVERVIEW of Ojai Valley Inn

In a lush valley surrounded by the Topatopa Mountain range lies the tiny town of Ojai California. Just a two hour drive north of Los Angeles, this laid back country town is a remote yet supremely accessible haven for those looking to…

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Old Edwards Inn, Highlands NC

OVERVIEW of Old Edwards Inn

Perched on a plateau 4118 ft above sea level in the hills of western North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by pristine mountains, lakes, and waterfalls Old Edwards Inn is the perfect weekend getaway. The resort is located…

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Omni Bedford Springs, Bedford Springs PA

OVERVIEW of Omni Bedford Springs

The grand Bedford Springs Resort, set on 2,200 acres and minutes off the Pennsylvania Turnpike has a fascinating history. Original construction began in the 1790's near seven natural springs. Believed to have "curative powers" the springs were the primary draw when…

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Ponte Verde Beach Resorts, Ponte Verde FL

OVERVIEW of Ponde Verde Beach Resorts

The resort consists of two spectacular oceanfront properties, the original and stately “grande dame” Ponte Vedra Inn and Club built in 1928 and the more intimate Lodge & Club originated in 1989. The Inn & Club (250 rooms) and the…

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Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford VT

OVERVIEW of Rabbit Hill Inn

There is so much to like about the 200+ year old Rabbit Hill Inn in northeastern Vermont that it is hard to know where to begin. The best place, I guess, is with the innkeepers who after nearly 20 years still…

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Rancho Bernardo, San Diego CA

OVERVIEW of Rancho Bernardo

Nestled amidst the sprawling neighborhoods of San Diego’s coastal mountains, Rancho Bernardo has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond award for 33 years running and has earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine. It is a cozy and intimate respite just 30 minutes from downtown…

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Rancho Valencia Resort, San Diego CA

OVERVIEW of Rancho Valencia Resort

Set on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, the Mediterranean-inspired Rancho Valencia,  is an all-suite property and recently completed a $30 million renovation including remodeled guest casitas, a brand new restaurant and new bar, completely remodeled meeting space, as…

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Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island FL

OVERVIEW of Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island

Located on a barrier island off the coast of Florida, the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island sits majestically behind the dunes overlooking the Atlantic. Impeccably manicured grounds with lush plantings and colorful flowers wind through the property and take full advantage…

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Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne FL

OVERVIEW at Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne

Minutes from Miami by car, but light years away in temperament, Key Biscayne is a delightful low key island tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The island is probably best known as the Southern White House…

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Ritz Carlton, Naples FL

OVERVIEW of Ritz Carlton, Naples

Two things I truly enjoy on vacation are a beach on which to take long walks and beautiful sunsets. The gorgeous Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida has both. Set on 20 beachfront acres overlooking…

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Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, GA

OVERVIEW at Sea Island Resort

Sea Island is everything a great resort should be and more. It is the most awarded resort in the country earning Forbes Five Stars for lodging, dining, and its spa and AAA Five Diamond awards for lodging and dining. Beautiful rooms, terrific food,

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Sunset Key Cottages

OVERVIEW of Sunset Key Cottages

Few choices are better for a truly special occasion than the Sunset Key Cottages located on a private 27 acre tropical island, just a 10 minute boat ride from the heart of Key West.

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The exquisite cottages, which make…

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The American Club, Kohler WI

OVERVIEW of The American Club

The American Club is testament to what one man can do if he has the resources and a vision. Built in 1918 to house immigrant workers for the Kohler Company, the Tudor style building with slate roofs, dormers and red…

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The Boulders, Carefree AZ

OVERVIEW of the Boulders Resort

As its name implies, The Boulders Resort is set amidst massive, 12 million year old boulders on 1300 acres of natural beauty in the Sonoran Desert just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. The stunning majesty of these rock formations matched with clear…

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The Breakers, Palm Beach FL

OVERVIEW of The Breakers

The legendary Breakers Hotel, located on 140 oceanfront acres on Palm Beach Island, was first built in 1896, burned down twice in the early 1900's and today is one of the few grand hotels left in the country. The opulent Mediterranean style…

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The Clifton

OVERVIEW at The Clifton

You feel you are in for something special as you pass through the property gates of The Clifton and ascend the stone driveway to the stately Southern mansion perched at the top of the hill....and you won't be disappointed at this stunning Relais & Chateau property. The…

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The Greenbrier, White Sulpher Springs WV

OVERVIEW of The Greenbrier

Built on 6500 beautiful acres, The Greenbrier is a magnificent resort located in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. The resort got its start in the late 1700 s when word spread of the restorative powers of the mineral springs. The first…

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The Sagamore, Bolton Landing NY

OVERVIEW of The Sagamore

It's all about the views here at this extraordinary resort located on a 70 acre island in Lake George. The Adirondack mountains provide the backdrop for the stunning lake views that surround the property. Sunrises and sunsets are dazzling and the pristine lake,…

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The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island SC

OVERVIEW of The Sanctuary

Perched majestically on the shores of Kiawah Island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, The Sanctuary is a blend of modern convenience and Southern charm. The design goal was to create a seaside mansion that seemed as if it had been there for hundreds…

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The Wauwinet

OVERVIEW of The Wauwinet

An acclaimed Relais & Chateau property (the only one on Nantucket), the Wauwinet is located about 9 miles from town at the northeastern part of the island and if you like inn accommodations, this would have to top any list. The rooms…

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Topnotch Resort

OVERVIEW of Topnotch Resort & Spa

Topnotch Resort & Spa completed a major renovation in the summer of 2013 that introduced a new entryway, lobby and lobby lounge, The Roost and the re-branding of Norma's restaurant as The Flannel. The design offers a contemporary take on…

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Triple Creek, Darby MT

OVERVIEW of Triple Creek Ranch

You’re not at Triple Creek Ranch long before you notice the breeze whispering through the Ponderosas, the water rushing down the creek and the soft whinny of the horses in the stable. A kind of serenity descends upon you before you…

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Twin Farms, Barnard VT

OVERVIEW of Twin Farms

When Nobel prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis proposed to journalist Dorothy Thompson, she promised to marry him if he bought her a farm in Vermont with sweeping lawns, orchards, and “delicious air.” They found their idyll in a 1795-era farmhouse on 300 acres —…

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Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, Chatham MA

OVERVIEW of Wequassett Resort & Golf Club

Located on The Cape (Cape Cod) on 27 exquisitely landscaped acres overlooking Pleasant Bay, Wequassett (pronounced we cwoss it) is a privately owned and operated resort that is a mecca for families and couples seeking luxurious accommodations, great food…

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White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport ME

OVERVIEW of The White Barn Inn

The White Barn Inn has long had a reputation as one of the finest in the country. A member of the prestigous Relais & Chateau group, the Inn exhibits all the wonderful traits savvy travelers have come to expect from…

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Whiteface Lodge

OVERVIEW of Whiteface Lodge

Developer Joe Barile set out to recreate the grandeur of the great Adirondack camps, but with a modern touch to it and he has certainly succeeded. The Whiteface Lodge is a magnificent facility destined to take its place along with other great…

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Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg VA

OVERVIEW of the Williamsburg Inn

The Inn was conceived and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1937. whose vision for a luxurious guest experience lives on today at this remarkable property. Rockefeller and his wife were involved in every aspect of the design and traveled…

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Woodstock Inn, Woodstock VT

OVERVIEW of Woodstock Inn

Sometimes, when we visit a property it exceeds even our expectations and that was the case on our visit to the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont. This is a beautiful resort in a wonderful town in one of our favorite…

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