When we’re ready to go!
If you’re like me, you’re dreaming of an easy trip once we get the green light and feel safe. To a destination that isn’t too far away, and to a place that we could put together quickly. Maybe a short flight, or a nice drive to take in the views. A place that’ll get you outdoors, a nice change of scenery, where you can take in the beautiful landscape. A location that isn’t very crowded. Ah, to get back to our lives and be out-and-about. To smell the trees, the grass, the ocean!
Here are some amazing Resorts to consider that are closer to home.
Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, MT
You can’t go wrong with a trip to the mountains! A luxury Montana resort, situated on a sprawling 37,000 acres, authentic working cattle ranch. You’ll experience a connection with the natural beauty of Montana amidst a landscape of rustic elegance and comfort. Be as adventurous or lazy as you’d like. Lose yourself in their world-class spa, cast a fly into sparkling waters, ride a horse through the peaceful views, or just chill in your room for a much-needed nap.
Had enough meals at home? The Chef at Paws up creates rustic ranch cuisine that blends the most sophisticated culinary techniques with the freshest produce, local ingredients, and meats available. Huckleberries picked from the slopes of surrounding mountains to complement a breakfast of French toast and hand made sausage.
Spa Town at Paws Up is a colony of pristine white tents stitched together by a wooden boardwalk. It is situated just past an authentic babbling brook and nestled among towering pines. Treatment tents are fashioned with a lovely sink, a heated massage table and a view of the meadows, spotted with horses.
Accommodations: Safari-style luxury tents and ranch homes with gorgeous views. Rustic elegance and sophistication in the middle of nature.
Getting there: Fly into Missoula, Montana (MSO). Resort at Paws up is located in Greenough, Montana, 35 minutes northeast of Missoula. Airport transportation is included in your room rate.
Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC
Get ready for some southern hospitality, a slowed-down pace, and peaceful views everywhere you turn. Nestled along the scenic May River in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Montage Palmetto Bluff is set within a vibrant 20,000-acre community between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Two picturesque villages feathering nine Southern-inspired dining options, a riverfront marina, an extensive nature preserve, and a pristine golf course.
Be outdoors all-day-long while horseback riding, paddle boarding, biking, fishing, or taking a scenic yacht cruise. Additionally, at Spa Montage you can awaken your senses in tranquility with massage therapies, facials, and body treatments.
Accommodations: Choose from beautifully appointed guest rooms, suites with stunning hardwood floors and furnished balconies, cottages with water views and screened-in porches, or spacious residences and homes for your family or large group.
Getting there: Savannah Airport (SAV) is 26 miles from Montage Palmetto Bluff. Easy and quick!
Ojai Resort & Spa, Ojai, CA
The Resort is set on rolling hills with beautiful landscapes and plenty of room to relax in the outdoors. Surrounded by natural beauty to inspire self-care, togetherness, and overall well-being. You can do as little or as much as you’d like at Ojai Resort & Spa. With a full calendar of activities during any season! Tennis, golf, nature walks, and spa treatments are regularly available. Additional activities are planned throughout the year such as bee-keeping and honey tasting, cooking classes, pilates, scavenger hunts, and hayrides. Inspiring culinary offerings are always on the calendar at Ojai with seasonal menus and wine pairings.
Accommodations: Contemporary Spanish designed guestrooms with private terrace and sitting area, marble bathrooms with dual sink vanities, deep soaking tubs. Some rooms offer spectacular valley views of the Los Padres National Forest or Topatopa Mountains. Fireplace suites and private villas are also an option for additional space and privacy.
Getting there: Located 70 miles North of Los Angeles and 12 miles from the ocean. Ojai Valley Inn is approximately an hour and a 25-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport and easily accessed from Santa Barbara and Burbank.
Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, MA
Imagine waking up to a relaxing seaside breeze, a morning stroll on the boardwalk, and views of white sand. A tranquil experience that provides a peaceful reflection while listening to the sounds of the ocean. Reduce stress with a yoga session on the beach or a bike ride on the beach with a “fat tire” bike specially designed for the sand! The pool welcomes you to relax in a private cabana with an umbrella and comfortable seating for the day. If you’re feeling up for activities, hop on a shuttle to Cape Cods National Seashore’s North Beach Island to learn about Chatham Lighthouse. Or, participate in whale-watching, lobstering or fishing. Getting on the water is a must in this beautiful location! Dine with views of the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying flavors of the region and seasonal culinary creativity.
Accommodations: The Historic Main Inn was built in 1914 and has been restored to provide elegance at every turn. Choose from Cottage rooms or Suites providing sweeping views of Cape Cod, separate living rooms with queen sleep sofa, fine linens and marble vanities.
Getting there: Chatham Bars Inn is approximately 90 miles from both Boston International Airport and Portland Airport. Also, Hyannis Airport is 25 miles away.
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