Journey is often listed as one of the "must do" things in people's lists and resort hotels that not only treat, but also includes natural beauty, history, great food, and plenty of recreational opportunities are very attractive. Here's the lowdown, in no particular order, these five resort destinations I visited recently; they are located in the eastern part of the country, and some offer enticing incentives in these difficult economic times (golf, tennis, pools and spas of all directions, except where indicated):
1. The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The five hotels, I would say that this is the most beautiful lobbies and other public places – colors like peach and pink combine magically produce drop-dead gorgeous palette. The resort became popular in 1778 because they thought that the healing effects of mineral water, and people flocked to "take the waters." Located in the Allegheny Mountains 6,500 acres, with more than 700 rooms and 50 different activities you can try, including falconry, kayaking and geocaching. Eight restaurants, ranging from casual wear jackets and ties will address the culinary needs. Do not miss: With Bunker Tour ($ 30 / person), hidden under the government enclave Greenbrier retreat Congress built a nuclear war. Rates start at $ 99 / person. Pet-friendly? Yes, at an additional cost. (The resort is undergoing some changes – West Virginia businessman Jim Justice of Justice Family Group LLP recently has acquired CSX Corp. from Greenbrier)
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort 2, Farmington, Pennsylvania. The atmosphere here woodsier – after all, it has a 2000-acre Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania South. 335 rooms in six different facilities of the resort – from lodge rooms to luxury apartments. The property began as a private game preserve, and later used as a conference center, and included in the current character purchases in 1987, the founder of 84 Lumber Company, Joseph Hardy III. The name honors in the center of a Chief Nemacolin Lanai Lanape Indians. Some less common activities include a shooting academy, dog sledding, and a bowling alley; you can also get off the plane to the resort's 3,900-foot runway. Eating from the elegant (jackets suggested) more casual than half a dozen choices. Do not miss: The Great Escapes E-Newsletter notifies you of upcoming activities, promotions and discounted prices. Rates start at $ 319 / person. Pet-friendly? Yes, at an additional cost.
3. The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia. This National Historic Landmark was founded in 1766 (pre-revolution), but the place scheduling, archaeologists have found evidence that the "hot springs" used in 7000 BC! The 483 rooms 3,000 acres of Allegheny Mountains, miles of hiking trails, including a 270-seat cinema in the center, carriage rides, ice skating and skiing, there is something for everyone all year round. Only 40 miles from the Greenbrier, you can try it in both places than a long weekend. Many restaurants, casual to formal, tickle your taste buds. Do not miss: We are starting golfer and played nine holes on the Old Course, so named because it was completed in 1892 (we schedule the last tee time so do not delay anyone can play). The No. 1 tee shirt oldest in continuous use in the United States. Rates start at $ 99 Pet-Friendly? Yes, at an additional cost.
4. Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, New Hampshire. My parents on the North Shore area of Massachusetts, New England and I love the chance. So the July visit to the Marriott Hotel & Spa is highly anticipated, and I was not disappointed. An hour north of Boston, this is the most accessible of the five resort hotel, 161 rooms, overlooking the Atlantic. Wentworth by the Sea, close to Portsmouth, historic, pedestrian-friendly city. The hotel was built in 1874, closed in 1982, and after many changes of ownership and quasi-cleavage (two different times), then finally re-opened in 2003 Historically, the Wentworth is noteworthy as the venue for hammering out the 1905 Treaty Portsmouth, which ended the Russian-Japanese war. Although the causes are small, like the first three hotels, golf is available in nearby Wentworth by the Sea Country Club and a 170-slip marina to boaters. Dinner is included in the seasonal Latitudes restaurant in Port Wentworth dining room and an emphasis on local (ie lots of offerings of the sea). Do not miss: Portsmouth Harbor Cruise departing Ceres Street (I'd recommend that reservations in the summer – a couple walking through the windows turned away). About an hour and a half long, the Harbor Cruise offers beautiful scenery, historical sites, and is fully narrated ($ 16 / person). Prices of Wentworth by the Sea start at $ 229. Pet-friendly? Yes, at an additional cost.
5. The Wauwinet, Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Greenbrier was the prettiest public places, but the Wauwinet was the most beautiful room (all 35 of them) – each with a unique, yet elegant – we had a blue and white flowered wallpaper, a large antique pine bed, and a small but modern bathroom . The little extras were nice – especially nice turn-down chocolates delicious, full breakfast personalized room service concierge (he knew by name), 16:00 Port, sherry and cheese. The location of the Wauwinet, at the end of a secluded island in the bay and the ocean, it allows you to escape from it all, but cheap service to town nine miles away you can enjoy the best of both worlds. No pool Wauwinet and no golf on site, but nearby. Now a member of Relais & Châteaux, the inn was built in 1876, two captains, and only from May to October. And use fine dining restaurant and has won many culinary awards. We ate there twice -If the formal dining room, and as the deck enjoying the spectacular sunset. Do not miss:. Other than Wauwinet bikes and pedal (about five miles) from 'Sconset, a quaint oceanside fishing village dotted with historic houses covered with roses Occasionally prices – much to what was originally to go over Labor Day Weekend, but found that the price of a room. It was a hundred dollars less Thursday night weekend Tuesdays / Sep / prevention, so ASK (we were able to book a $ 250 / night. Pet friendly? No, and guests (human) must be over the age of 12.