With the stressful holiday season rapidly approaching, it is the perfect time to consider taking a luxury fall getaway in the U.S. After all, the comfortable weather, beautiful foliage, and fun fall activities essentially guarantee that you’ll have not an only an enjoyable trip, but a relaxing one as well. Of course, with so many luxury getaway options in the U.S., it can be impossible to decide where to head on your getaway. To help you significantly narrow down your choices, check out the following list of the top 5 luxury fall getaways in the United States. From boutique resorts hidden away in the Sonoma Wine Country to a VA retreat with endless chances for outdoor fun in the fall, here are the best places to stay.
Priced between $453 and $1195, depending on the dates of your stay, Farmhouse Inn in Forrestville, CA is ideal for a romantic and luxurious fall getaway. The 25-suite boutique resort with on-site Michelin-starred restaurant is located in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the spectacular fall foliage changes, rolling hills, and gorgeous sunsets, while also partaking in some of the country’s best wine.
The Inn provides couples with the opportunity to explore the countryside and enjoy the glorious weather, whether on foot, bike, or even horse, as well as indulge in luxury spa services afterwards. If your significant other is joining you A Roll in the Hay ($700 per couple) is a fun option that gives the two of you the chance to pamper yourselves with side-by-side body massages using an aphrodisiac blend of oils and treats, while basking in the sun. There are plenty of other spa treatments to choose from, such as the Seasonal Scrub, Rob, and Shrub ($260) or Body Melt ($260).
The Coeur D’Alene Resort
Located in Coeur D’Alene, ID, the Coeur D’Alene Resort offers a variety of 5-star accommodations, including the $5,000 per night Hagadone Suite. Perched on the 18th floor, the suite boasts exquisite views of the beautiful fall foliage, as it turns vibrant red, orange, and gold, as well as the pristine shores of Lake Couer d’Alene. Spanning 2,500 sq. ft., the suite includes everything from a fireplace to a balcony Jacuzzi and separate glass bottom swimming pool.
If you decide to leave the luxurious suite, you can enjoy the fabulous fall weather as you explore the surrounding mountains, valleys, streams, and lakes or play golf on the resort’s award winning golf course. You also have the option of heading to the spa, which is consistently named one of the top resort spas in America by Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, to enjoy a Soothing Earth and Stone treatment ($300), Northwest Dream treatment ($460), or any other of their fantastic options.
Belmond Charleston Place
Located in the heart of picturesque Charleston, SC, the Belmond Charleston Place is perfect for anyone planning a whirlwind luxury getaway. Rates range from $835 to $2,245 per night, depending on whether you choose the Club Premier Room or opt to upgrade to the Presidential Suite. Regardless, you’ll have the chance to enjoy what most locals consider to be the best time of the year to visit the exciting city. You may enjoy walking the Palmetto Trail, an autumnal oasis, taking a tour of the antebellum mansions, or shopping the exclusive assortment of world-famous stores located in the downtown shopping district.
You can take full advantage of the Belmond’s roof top saltwater swimming pool for relaxing and enjoying stunning views of the city below, as well as the spa, where you can enjoy the Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes massage ($250), the Moroccanoil Scalp and Neck Treatment ($140), or NuFace Microcurrent Facial ($155), among other luxurious treatment options.
Nestled in Lake Placid, NY’s part of the massive Adirondack Park, Whiteface Lodge is perfect for an indulgent fall getaway. It offers endless outdoor and indoor activities to engage in, as well as lavish accommodations that provide the opportunity to unwind. Available for just over $1,000 per night, the 3,100 sq. ft. Presidential Suite, complete with private entry elevator, 3 wood burning fireplace, state-of-the-art appliances, luxury tubs, and a screened-in porch that offers outstanding views of the courtyard and mountain foliage as it changes from summer to fall, guarantees you are staying in the lap of luxury throughout your getaway.
For an up-close look at the changing fall foliage, head outdoors to the pristine beach and hiking trails or take advantage of the heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs. At the end of the day, relax in KANU, the resort’s premier dining venue that serves only the freshest ingredients and fish native to the area, as well as local wine. Of course, no luxury getaway is complete without a trip to the spa, which offers everything from haircuts and styles (prices vary) and the Great Outdoors Facial ($140) to Great Salt Lake Baths ($65) and multiple massage options (starting at $75).
Located in Meadows of Dan, VA, which often hosts fun fall weekend fall festivals through the autumn months, Primland is the epitome of luxury resorts. Spanning more than 12,000 acres of mostly untouched land in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this fall getaway ensures that you can escape everything and bask in the beauty of nature. The well-appointed rooms and suites start at $435 per night, which is an amazing price.
At Primland, you can take part in numerous relaxing outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing the numerous hiking paths, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, playing a round or two of golf, and even stargazing in the Observatory Dome ($35 per person per night). The spa is packed with indulgent experiences that will make this getaway unforgettable, such as the Native American Day Healing Day Package ($440) and a Healing Hot Stone Massage ($220).