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Father's Day - Give Him The Perfect Gift

Father's Day 2019 - Best Weekend Getaways For Dad!

This year don’t get your dad a typical gift, give him an incredible weekend. It will be something he will never forget, a weekend getaway! There are so many great weekend packages where he can relax and enjoy his favorite things to do. Our list has everything from golf packages to hiking, fishing, and even gambling. Choose a weekend that fits his schedule. It can be for the both of you to get away together and enjoy some one on one time. Or it can be for him and his buddies. What about the perfect mini vacation for dad and mom something they will always remember.

Here are a few that are defiantly dad approved.

Streamsong Resort - Streamsong, Florida

Streamsong, a new kind of resort that takes the everyday ordinary to the absolutely extraordinary. A resort where golf is both a quest for perfection and an art form. A retreat that is the ultimate escape for relaxation, enrichment and rejuvenation. A place where the surrounding ecosystems are as deeply valued as the time you’ll spend with us. Streamsong has everything you could possibly imagine…and so very much more. Surrounded by nothing but nature as far as the eye can see, Streamsong® offers a golf experience like no other resort in Florida. Renowned architects Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design and Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore & Crenshaw collaborated to create Streamsong® Blue and Streamsong® Red—considered two of the top 100 golf courses in the US by GOLF Magazine. A lakeside 12-guestroom Clubhouse is complete with a golf shop and the steakhouse-themed restaurant Fifty-Nine®. The Lodge features 216 guestrooms, spa, fitness center, restaurants, roof-top lounge and lakeside pool. Streamsong additionally offers outdoor adventures such as guided bass fishing, hiking trails, bird watching and sporting clays. Earth – A lodge made of wood, stone and glass. Water – Lakes and lagoons, lazing by the pool. Air – Warm winds and cool southern breezes. Fire – Days of sunrises and sunsets, nights filled with the stars. The elements combine to create the ultimate in resort living at Streamsong®—and even go so far as to redefine the concept of what a resort is to what a resort can be. Modern and sophisticated, with water views extending into the natural horizon, the beauty of the lakeside Lodge and Clubhouse is as dramatic as the surrounding environment. Guest rooms are private sanctuaries, spacious retreats.

Days spent by the pool, followed by evenings on the rooftop verandah for dramatic sunsets and stargazing: Bustling urban centers and themed parks are miles away from Streamsong, worlds away from your mind. The 216-room Lodge and its custom-built guest rooms and suites, with views of the surrounding lakes and wildlife habitat. The Clubhouse which features 12 guest rooms, hospitality room, a golf shop, and an outdoor terrace overlooking a lake and the dramatic golf course terrain. Four casual and fine dining restaurants, plus multiple bars including a rooftop lounge. A uniquely designed grotto-style full-service spa featuring eight treatment rooms, six unique pool experiences and a hair and nail salon 24,600 total square feet of flexible conference and meeting space—along with outdoor event space—supported by event professionals and featuring custom dining experiences.


Waterfall Resort - Southeast Alaska

Celebrating more than a century of tradition, Waterfall Resort spans 52 acres on Prince of Wales Island near Alaska's famed Inside Passage. Accessible only by air and sea, our record-setting salmon cannery turned legendary sport-fishing resort draws anglers from around the world (60,000 to date), who come to our remote shores in pursuit of wild king and silver salmon, halibut, lingcod, and more than 20 other fish species.

Fly in the Morning, Fish in the Afternoon

Happily, we're just a short sea-plane flight away from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, 90 minutes from Seattle, Washington. At Waterfall Resort, guests can fly in in the morning and they're on the water fishing with us in the afternoon.

Dedicated Service, On and Off the Water

It's always great to see the familiar faces of our many repeat guests, and we're honored by those who've made a stay at our historic property an annual tradition passed from one generation to the next. While we've hosted our share of pro athletes and celebrities over the years, our core clientele includes both newbie and longtime anglers, corporate and nonprofit groups, and vacationing families, who return to Waterfall Resort Alaska year after year.


The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe - Lake Tahoe, California

During the summer months, Northstar California offers a family-friendly playground with the region’s best mountain adventure. Families and their four-legged friends will love hiking the easy loop to Sawmill Lake. After a day on the mountain, guests can gather around the fire pit with The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Marshmologist for complimentary s’mores, enjoy cocktails on the resort’s heated outdoor terrace or enjoy a game of bocce in the backyard. Later in the evening, head down to the Village at Northstar where kids and kids at heart can take a loop around the roller skating rink, fly into the sky on the Bunge trampoline or create a stuffed animal at Bear Village located in the Villager Candle Shop.

The resort also offers a variety of activities and water sports on Lake Tahoe, just 15 minutes away with daily kayak and stand up paddle boarding excursions lead by the professional guides at Tahoe Adventure Company. Preferred tee times can be enjoyed at two nearby championship golf courses, Gray’s Crossing, certified as an Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary, and Old Greenwood, a Jack Nicklaus signature course.

During the winter season, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe's mid-mountain location provides for ski-in / ski-out access to Northstar California, consistently touted as one of the nation’s top family-friendly ski resorts. With a slope side location on Northstar’s "Big Easy" run, the ski-in/ski-out access can be enjoyed by skiers and riders of any level. When you are ready for a day on the mountain, simply head down to mountain concierge where the ski valets will assist you with your boots and escort you to your skis and poles waiting on the slopes. Northstar offers world-class grooming and provides a plethora of family activities in the Village at Northstar accessed from the hotel by an inter-mountain gondola. At the heart of the Village is a 9,000 sq ft ice skating rink surrounded by cozy fire pits and a variety of options for shopping, dining and entertainment.


The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch - Beaver Creek, Colorado

Evoking the great mountain lodges of the American West, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch transports guests to a place far away from daily cares and pressures, and families to a place of renewed connection. Nestled in an exclusive enclave on Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado, this luxury resort warmly welcomes guests – whether by the wagging tail of Bachelor, the hotel’s St. Bernard canine ambassador, or the glow of the stone fireplace in the majestic Great Room.

Options to be active are omnipresent, as are quiet spaces to let one’s thoughts drift in and out. Ski from village to village, enjoy a hike in the refreshing Colorado mountain air or test your mettle on one of Colorado’s top-rated golf courses. Melt the makings for s’mores over a glowing fire pit, or allow our restaurants to inspire your palate with locally infused flavors. Modern alpine charm and stunning tranquility make this Vail Valley resort a luxurious retreat, treasured by those who appreciate the magnificence of nature and the joy of simply letting go.

Prior to your arrival, our Beaver Creek hotel’s Guest Relations team will happily assist in customizing your Vail Valley experience. Whether outdoor adventure, spa services and dining reservations pique your interest, or transportation and off-property activities are your focus, the Guest Services department at our ski-in/ski-out hotel can graciously accommodate your needs. Please contact Guest Relations at (970) 343-1133 to create your quintessential Colorado experience.


Bacara Resort & Spa - California

A luxury property with California soul

Located along California’s most spectacular stretch of Pacific paradise, with seventy-eight acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, our resort offers luxury suites and guestrooms in an inspiring, sun-drenched setting. Enjoy vista views of the sea and sky while embracing an innovative, artful design of low-storied buildings terraced to the sea and connected by lush, meandering garden paths.

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