Perhaps it’s time you got away from the same old “been there, done that before” vacation. Resorts across the globe are gearing up for a fabulous fall season by offering innovative vacation packages that are sure to entice travelers. These range from a luxurious town and country package to a Budapest love affair to oxygen bar sessions. With this potpourri of delightful fall packages it makes perfect sense to plan your vacation for the time of year when the leaves start to turn and the pumpkins come off the vine.
A Quintessentially Autumnal Experience
In celebration of the East Coast’s vibrant fall foliage, two Luxury Collection properties have partnered to offer guests a quintessentially autumnal experience with the Best of Fall Town and Country package. Embracing the best of the city and the country’s autumnal highlights, the package includes a two or three night stay in the heart of midtown Manhattan at The Chatwal, followed by two or three nights at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester Village, Vermont with optional transport provided by private aviation. Guests of The Chatwal will enjoy such perks as tickets to the new Cirque du Soleil Musical; Paramour. Following their stay, guests can take flight to the idyllic New England town of Manchester Village at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. With some of the world’s most striking foliage, Vermont’s sweeping mountain views and colonial towns make it a storybook seasonal experience. This indulgent package for discerning travelers starts at $2,519.
A Variety of Pre-Ski Activities
Fall in the mountains means changing leaves, crisp clean air, sweater weather, no crowds and the perfect time to visit Vail before the ski season begins. The “Fall into Sonnenalp Hotel Package,” valid from Oct. 2 to Nov. 17, features reduced rates for valet parking services, two free oxygen bar sessions at the Sonnenalp Spa, and reduced green fees at the Sonnenalp Golf Club. Accommodations range from one and two-bedroom suites to a four-bedroom penthouse. For the ultimate alpine dinner experience, order Käse Spätzle, a homemade Swiss dumpling topped with cheese, crispy onions and delicious fondues. Work up your appetite by hiking along some of the most scenic trails in all of Colorado or test your skill at horseback riding as you tour the Rockies in style. Rates for this package start at $227.
America’s Favorite Drive
Located at the 400-mile marker of the renowned Blue Ridge Parkway (one of the most-visited sites in the National Park System), The Omni Grove Park Inn is providing guests with a copy of “The Ultimate Guide to The Parkway’s Best Attractions” to better enjoy the serpentine drive. Travelers can embrace the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains which are particularly stunning in the fall, following the guide that reveals hidden gems, hiking hot spots and historical attractions along the parkway. A portion of the proceeds go to protect and preserve the Blue Ridge Parkway and its cultural heritage in Western North Carolina. In addition to the guidebook, the package includes accommodations, daily Art of Breakfast Buffet at Blue Ridge and parking. Rates start at $309.
Foliage is the star fall attraction at the exquisite Whiteface Lodge, tucked high in the woodlands of the Adirondack Park. Cocktails by a fire pit in a private Lean To, or warm, homemade cookies at turndown in front of the guest’s own in-suite cast-iron fireplace, are the perfect cap to an autumn day spent on an outdoor adventure with an ADK Guide – one of Whiteface Lodge’s adventure concierges. Apple Cider treatments give a seasonal twist to the resort’s spa menu. Fall rates start at $282 per night, down from $448 in high season. Guests of the Whiteface Lodge can now arrive in style. Committed to luxury inside and out, Whiteface Lodge has partnered with premier auto maker BMW to bring its guests the BMW Experience Town Car Service, featuring BMW’s all-new 7series vehicles.
Dreams of Love Vacation
For lovebirds dreaming of a romantic getaway to this emerging destination, the musically-themed Aria Hotel Budapest is offering a Dreams of Love 2-for-1 romance package. Guests booking a two-night stay of an Aria Signature room with the code ARIALOVE will enjoy a complimentary third night, a couples’ 2-for-1 spa treatment and use of Harmony Spa Fitness & Wellness Center. Located just steps from the famous St. Stephen’s Basilica with 360-degree picturesque rooftop views, guests will be welcomed with in-room chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of limited edition small batch cabernet sauvignon by innovative piano designer Gergely Bogányi. Offer valid on new reservations made for stays in August, September, November and December 2016. Rates start at $238.