There are so many fascinating, even unexpected places to visit in Europe this summer, so why fight the crowds? Below are some places to relax in the summer, including a revamped motel on the beach in New York; Airstream Suites under the stars in Utah; new addresses in Kentucky that pay homage to horse culture; and a farm in Wyoming that is starting activities like raising goats and learning about llamas. And if you fancy an international holiday, it’s low season in Argentina, where a boutique hotel has opened amid the vineyards and wineries of Mendoza. Whether you are interested in raising glasses or Llamas, a serene getaway awaits.
For some people, there’s no better way to spend the summer than in the Hamptons, New York. Others, looking for a more relaxing getaway, look to the wineries and rural roads of Long Island’s North Fork. Right here, on a beach, this 1950s motel opened in late June after being sold and remodeled last year. Here you will find 20 as well as eight rooms beach huts (studios and one-bedroom cottages with private screened-in porches and outdoor showers) and four bungalows, each with outdoor space. beach house There are plans to open in the autumn with a full kitchen and fireplace.
You don’t have to hit the road when you’re in the mood to eat. The food and beverage venues at Silver Sands are being overseen by Ryan Hardy, the chef behind Italian-inspired Manhattan restaurants Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones. At Eddie’s Oyster Bar, you can order seafood, lobster rolls, and salads. There’s also a pizza truck. Coffee, pastries, and grab-and-go bites can be enjoyed at the snack bar. And look no further than the lobby bar for cocktails, beer and wine. A gala dinner is also planned for later this summer. As far as outdoor activities go, you don’t have to go far for them: There are free kayaks and bikes available for guests to use. And unlike some beach town properties, it’s planned to be open year-round. Prices start at $500 per night for bungalows, $595 per night for motel rooms to $645 per night for beach huts during peak season (until September 30).
Lexington and Louisville, Ky.
Kentucky is known for bourbon and horse racing, and in Lexington, this new 125-room and suite hotel I pay tribute to both. Located on Manchester Street in the Distillery District, it occupies the site of the city’s first registered distillery, established in 1865. its brick The front façade is meant to evoke the area’s historic bourbon warehouses (rickhouses), while inside, rooms decorated with wood and jewels create a warm atmosphere.
When you get hungry, walk over to GrandDame (the word for horse’s grandmother), where leather seating gives a nod to the saddle and the food is a modern take on Appalachian-inspired dishes like tomato pie and 12-hour-roasted wild boar. On the rooftop, Lost Palm Bar and Lounge aims to transport you to 1960s South Florida, another hotbed of horse culture with its playful Art Deco style. A “tiki cocktail program” and dishes made for sharing, such as tacos al pastor with alligator, and baked and stuffed spiny lobster tails, bring a touch of the tropics to Southern comfort cooking. And yes, there’s a gym, so you can do it afterward. Prices from $220 per night.
About an hour and a half west of Lexington, in Louisville’s Eastern Market district, known as Nulu or New Louisville, this 122-room and suite hotel is named for the regional type of limestone as well as St. Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris, and Louisville’s ties to France. (After all, the city is named after King Louis XVI.) Yet another Kentucky newcomer, the Hotel, from bunkhouse Surrounded by hospitality company, shops, bars and distilleries. you can also walk Louisville Slugger FieldThe Coastal Botanical Garden And this big four bridge Over the Ohio River, which connects Louisville’s Waterfront Park to Indiana.
Inside the hotel, a combination of modern and vintage furniture and artwork celebrates the history and culture of Kentucky. A restaurant called Rosettes, named for its horse racing ribbon, serves fare from the culinary director. ashley peace2020 Finalist for James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year and a former competitor on the Bravo series “Top Chef”. There’s also a rooftop lounge, Bar Genevieve, for cocktails and light snacks, as well as Mini Marché for coffee and breakfast and lunch. The market is also the gateway to the intimate Lucky Penny Bar, where you can sip cocktails after everyone has settled in for the night. Prices from $195 per night.
planning a trip Zion National Park, If camping doesn’t sound like a vacation, try the new 16-acre Autocamp Zion, where you can book a variety of accommodations like Airstreams and cabins. For example, the 31-foot Classic Airstream Suite has a kitchenette, queen bed, private bathroom, heating and cooling, and a private patio with fire pit and dining area. Or consider a classic cabin that has a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living area as well as an outdoor dining area. Accessible housing is also available.
Beyond your sleeping quarters, you can enjoy the desert landscape through the wall windows You can also stop at the general store for beer, wine, and grocery items, at the property’s clubhouse. Or visit the kitchen for breakfast dishes like quesadillas, sandwiches, pizza, and burgers. When not visiting the park, consider taking a free morning yoga session, swimming in the pool, or riding a mountain bike (free use for guests). Or just relax along the banks of the Virgin River. Prices from $269 per night until Dec.
While it is summer in the United States, it is winter in Argentina, when there are generally fewer crowds. Yet, whatever the season, you’ll find some peace at this boutique wine hotel Susana Balbo, a well-known winemaker (and the first woman in Argentina to graduate with a degree in Oenology), with her daughter. Located in a suburb of Mendoza, this hotel is situated between the Andes and downtown Mendoza, and has only seven suites. Spa suites have private gardens with outdoor fire pits and heated loungers, steam rooms, “Sunsense showers” that allow different combinations of water pressure and temperature, massage tables, and locally made bath products. Each suite also has a living room, a terrace, and a wine fridge (some even have dry saunas). All suites are surrounded by a home and an outdoor pool, a setup intended to create the feeling that you’re staying at a friend’s estate—only this friend has a “wellness butler” to prepare a bath of local salts and herbs for your in-suite tub, and a restaurant called La Vida that serves traditional Argentine cuisine.
Of course, there are wine tastings as well as blending classes where you can combine different varieties to make your own wine. And for those who want to taste and tour, there are “wine safaris” by seaplane to destinations like Patagonia and the Andes. Here, wine isn’t just for drinking: You can try spa treatments like the Body Hydration Wrap with Red Wine Cream and Raisins. All around the property, you’ll find works by Argentinian and Brazilian artists. And if you want to work up a sweat, there are exercise kits available with elastic bands, kettlebells, dumbbells, a yoga mat, and a jump rope. Prices start from $780 per night (as of September) based on double occupancy including breakfast. Comment: This hotel is for people 15 years of age and older.
For many, mountain towns are the places to ski and snowboard. Yet their warm weather enjoyment should not be overlooked. And few destinations offer as much to do in the summer as Brush Creek Ranch, which lies between the Sierra Madre Range and Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming. There are three guest ranches: The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (whose trailhead lodge has 19 rooms and 25 private log cabins), Maggie Homestead (nine cabins) and French Creek (four cabins and a glamping yurt). Guests can participate in activities such as Llama Hikes and Picnics, full- or half-day hiking tours ($200 to $400 per person), and Llama Wade Fly Fishing, a full-day excursion with a fishing guide and llamas that includes a bring-your-own backpack and picnic lunch ($750 for two guests). For something less energetic, try Llamas 101, where you can feed and care for the animals and play with children known as crias ($150 per person). Llamas are not the only animals to take up residence. New experiences at Brush Creek include the Goat Pasture Walk, where you’ll have breakfast at the Goat Dairy Creamery, then stroll through the pasture with a herd of goats as they eat breakfast ($200 per person).
Prices are $1,550 per person per night based on double occupancy (guests get one night free when they stay four or more nights). Package includes accommodation, some farm activities (such as archery, rock climbing and guided ranger tours) and food, which includes a selection of drinks.
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