Summer 2019's Last Getaway
Don't let this summer go by without that much needed getaway. Some of us haven't had the chance to take a full on vacation this summer. Now's the time to plan that mini vaca!
A-list Nation has you covered, we did all the searching for you. This is what we we came up with:
Newport, Rhode Island
A classic is enduring. Like the ocean, it doesn’t strive to be. It just is.
A visit to The Classic Coast—nine vibrant and historic towns all sharing some seriously prime New England coastline—is both everything you expect and enjoyably unpredictable. This is a place and a people made of surf and soul; raised by the ocean and built by eccentric and outspoken rebels some 300-plus years ago. If you’re looking for classic Colonial architecture and breathtaking New England landscapes, we’ve got ‘em. Trust us. But it’s a feeling you get here that’ll make you never want to leave. It’s that feeling of being away yet connected; switched off yet inspired; engaged yet refreshed. There’s no word for it, but it happens every day on the Classic Coast.
Jamestown was incorporated in 1678 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and transferred to Rhode Island in 1746. Today, Jamestown is a peaceful coastal gem with historic farms, stunning parks, award-winning restaurants, and locally owned shops and art galleries offering a serene atmosphere.
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Located in Galena, just a 2.5-hour drive from Chicago, Tucked among the Galena Territory's 6,800 rolling acres of pristine woodlands and open countryside, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers “country elegant” hotel accommodations and rental homes and villas only minutes from the quaint shopping and dining of Galena, Illinois. Surrounded by miles of hiking and biking trails, Eagle Ridge Resort is a gateway to boundless adventures and activities, from four award-winning championship golf courses and the luxurious Stonedrift Spa to tennis, boating, fishing, riding, and even hot air ballooning.
The North Conway Grand Hotel
Located in the heart of the White Mountains, New Hampshire, the North Conway Grand Hotel is the finest resort in North Conway. Summer or winter, you can enjoy an unforgettable vacation without ever leaving the hotel grounds as we are the only hotel located directly at Settlers Green Outlets.
Wake up to mountain views in our renovated rooms and suites, with charming New England inspired décor, custom designed furniture and marble baths. Enjoy regional cuisine and craft cocktails in the Mountainside Restaurant and Tavern. Relax by our heated indoor and outdoor pools and lounge on the sun deck with the jaw-dropping scenery. Renew your senses in our spa, recharge in the fitness center, enjoy a family picnic by the pond or shopping at Settlers Green next door.
There’s no better way to enjoy the Charlottesville area than by heading out to a vineyard (or two!) in what has been described by Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the top wine destinations in the world! With more than 30+ wineries to choose from, there’s something that is sure to please everybody’s palate. While you are sipping on your favorite varietal, be sure to enjoy the views of rolling hills, vineyards, and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, which are prominently visible in the distance. If wine isn’t your thing, no worries! The Charlottesville area is also home to nearly a dozen craft breweries, several artisanal cideries, and even a handful of distilleries!
Photo Credit Anhold David Photo Credit Jack Looney
Charlottesville is also home to the historic pedestrian Downtown Mall, which is one of the longest of its kind in the entire country! Featuring more than 120 restaurants, stores, and shops, the Downtown Mall is vibrant year round, but in the warmer months, restaurants and cafes open up their outdoor patio spaces, which quickly fill up with eager eaters looking to dine al fresco under the shade of mighty and mature oak trees.
Additionally, the Charlottesville area is home to a wide variety of festivals and events throughout the year including the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Tom Tom Founders Festival, the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, the Heritage Theatre Festival, the Charlottesville Opera, the Heritage Harvest Festival, the Virginia Film Festival, the VA Craft Brewers Fest, and First Night Virginia, just to name a few
Courtwood Inn was built as an eco-friendly bed and breakfast with energy efficient windows, optimal overhangs for passive solar heating, light reflecting roofing, low VOC paints and ultra-efficient heating and cooling. Plus, our log walls are inherently good insulators. Besides landscaping with drought resistant plants, water from our on-site well is used for the fruit trees, herbs, edible plants and vegetables in our garden, and is filtered for personal use.
Experience Gorgeous Views of the San Joaquin Valley
At approximately 2500 ft., our southern view takes in the rolling foothills filled with pine trees all the way to the San Joaquin Valley. You can sit back, relax and recharge in the private area outside your room.
The multi-course breakfast begins with the wonderful aroma of fresh brewed, locally roasted coffee made especially for us by Gold Country Roasters. Enjoy a selection of seasonal fruit and then be treated to either a sweet or savory breakfast entrée, along with homemade muffins or scones.