Sophisticated Stays That Are Perfect for Couples
There is certainly a time and place for a multi-generational family trip, but chances are if you are traveling with your partner, you’re in the mood for some adult relaxation, a side of sophistication and just the right amount of adventure. Whether you are traveling as a duo or a group of couples, we rounded up our top four recommendations for adults-only hotels that are elegant, intimate, and entirely grown up. Whether you are looking for a Western ranch experience without leaving luxury behind or the ultimate indulgent culinary experience, there’s something for everyone:
Triple Creek Ranch
For a taste of Wild West luxury
Triple Creek Ranch is one of our favorite luxury ranches, nestled at the southern end of the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. The beauty of this stay lies in its many juxtapositions. Triple Creek is indulgent, yet immersed in nature. The ranch is situated among the towering pines on the southern side of Trapper Peak, the highest mountain in the Bitterroot Mountain Range of Western Montana, and over 26,000 acres of wilderness surrounding. In the midst of this scenic natural seclusion, Triple Creek offers fine dining, a broad range of spa treatments and wellness services, and elegant accommodations. The guest rooms are 25 log cabins amongst the trees, outfitted with king size log post beds and wood-burning fireplaces.
It’s peaceful, yet Western-style adventure awaits whenever you’re ready for it. You can start the day by getting your boots dirty, helping the ranch team drive cattle to greener pastures, taking a guided fly fishing trip, or practicing archery. By day’s end, you can be relaxing in your cabin’s private hot tub or napping on a hammock in the shade of the whispering pines.
Pairs well with: Luxury Winter Vacation to Montana
Post Ranch Inn
For those looking to reconnect– with nature, with each other, or with themselves
There truly is no better place to relax, indulge in nature, and reconnect with your partner than Post Ranch Inn, a renowned eco-hideaway set on the stunning cliffs of Big Sur in California. The 39 guest rooms, a blend of suites and private cottages, are all designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment built. Each is unique, built from a mix of ochre metal, wood, glass and turf. Some offer unmatchable views out over the Pacific Ocean and others are secluded in groves of coastal redwoods, Monterey pines and live oaks.
One of the inn’s most notable features is its world-class spa, offering a range of holistic and healing treatments that incorporate local herbs and ingredients. Guests can enjoy massages, facials, and other treatments in private treatment rooms, outdoor spa cabanas, or in the privacy of their own room. Several of the rooms even have their own outdoor soaking tubs for maximum relaxation.
Pairs well with: Couples California: A Refined Luxury Road Trip
For culinary connoisseurs
Spread over 300 acres of lush, rolling hills, dense forests, and tranquil meadows, Twin Farms is a luxuriously tranquil and grown up escape from everyday life. Located near the pretty village of Barnard, Vermont, the resort consists of a central lodge and farmhouse with many of the rooms hidden throughout the property in standalone cottages. From high adventure to ultimate relaxation, Twins Farms has an extensive in-house activity program that lets you experience the Vermont surroundings at your own pace. Cycle the backroads to nearby Woodstock, hike the wooded trails that surround the farm or take to the water in a canoe on a nearby river.
Twin Farms is well-known for its exceptional dining experience. Rather than choose from set menus, guests give their preferences prior to their stay and are surprised with creations prepared specifically for them. Innovative dishes are presented using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, often sourced from local farms within a few miles of the resort. For each meal several wines are selected by the sommelier from the cellar to pair with the dishes. Plus, all meals are included with each stay.
Pairs well with: Luxury Holiday to New England
Auberge du Soleil
Auberge du Soleil is a luxury hotel in the heart of California’s Napa Valley wine country. Perched on a hillside, the resort offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains, and provides couples with a peaceful and serene retreat. With an ideal location in California’s most premium wine region, opportunities abound– from customized winery visits and tastings to cycling the Napa Valley Vine Trail. There’s also plenty to do without leaving the oasis of the Auberge. Take a leisurely stroll through one of the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture gardens in California on property grounds amongst terraced lavender and olive trees.
And of course, what would a stay at the Auberge du Soleil be without a dazzling meal at the property’s eponymous, Michelin-starred restaurant. Looking out over a panoramic view of the valley, this restaurant is one of the first to elevate the Napa Valley to culinary greatness.
Pairs well with: Napa and Sonoma in Style
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