Country/Vineyard

Auberge Resorts developed its property—zoned fortents and motor homes—as a series of freestanding bungalows (equipped with hidden wheels). Bedrooms and living rooms connect via large wooden decks...
Set along the banks of the Waikato River, this 17-acre resort on New Zealand’s North Island regularly records trout catches of 10 pounds or more from the region’s waters. Huka Lodge, which opened as...
Rebuilt in the Renaissance era, the hacienda is adorned with Spanish Baroque and sleek contemporary furniture, vaulted ceilings, and sweeping frescoes. Rooms overlook the lush Parisian and Persian...
Outside the Cliveden House, a stone terrace leads to a 1,000-yard parterre and the estate’s 376 acres of formal gardens and parklands. The Water Garden, the centerpiece of which is a pagoda built for...
First opened as a restaurant in 1953, the Château de la Chèvre d’Or has evolved over the years into a 33-room resort. Nine of the property’s Accommodations are apartments located within the village...
The Arlberg Hospiz, in the tiny Alpine town of St. Christoph, plays the Austrian formula to perfection: The staff is mostly native and wears traditional garb, the interiors are warm and woody, and...
The historic Hotel Caruso, Orient-Express Hotels’ fourth property in Italy, incorporates the excavated remains of an 11th-century palace, a colonnade that dates to the 17th century, and buildings and...
In an age of stripped-down modernism, the new Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a glorious throwback to well-appointed comfort. While the five suites and 21 rooms feature giant plasma-...
Though it dates to 1861, Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, is by no means fusty and old-fashioned. A recently completed $74 million refurbishment—which spanned 12 years—has kept this Belle...
In the film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The Sound of Music, Baroness Schrader, Captain von Trapp’s impermanent Viennese fiancée, delights in her visits to Salzburg “among the...
In Hotel Le Regina’s La Rotisserie restaurant, old Warsaw is alive and well with such Polish classics as gefilte fish with cod, pot au feu, and, on Sundays, “linner,” the city’s take on the late...
The makers of Louis XIII cognac have opened their elusive doors to the public, offering visitors access to the Rémy Martin private estate and cellar in the Cognac region of France. The 10-hour Louis...
On a hill next to the Clos Apalta vineyards and winery, the Lapostolle Residence consists of four opulent casitas that are so private you can sunbathe nude on your terrace while gazing at the nearby...
Some 450 miles east of Château Cheval Blanc, the Saint-Émilion producer of one of France’s most celebrated wines, is Bernard Arnault’s other Cheval Blanc. Arnault, chairman of LVMH and France’s...
From the twisting road that follows the Amalfi Coast outside of Positano, Italy, you might not notice the entrance to Il San Pietro di Positano. The only indication that you have arrived at the...
The Harris hawk is a sociable creature, known to pursue and attack its quarry in casts, or teams, in the wild. The bird’s group mentality makes it an ideal companion on the hunt and the species of...
Spring in Vermont rarely arrives the same way twice. Sometimes it drips in, with punishing snowstorms giving way to copious rainstorms. Occasionally, it arrives in one great mid-May burst: Dandelions...
Hotel Caruso dangles from a cliff in Ravello, an Italian village of some 1,000 steps and at least as many lemon trees. The resort’s executive chef, Mimmo Di Raffaele, utilizes the ubiquitous citrus...
The Mercedes has bottomed out. More speed might have propelled the vehicle over the hill on this rolling Irish cart road, but the undercarriage now sits squarely on top of a grassy protuberance,...
John Hunt’s day begins at dawn. There are hundreds of avocado trees to plant and 10 tons of fresh-picked citrus to pack. As a farmer, he always has a fence to mend, a leaking hydration pipe to fix,...
Up ahead, the vista widened as the canal opened into Burgundy’s Saône River. “Gently, monsieur . Gently,” the pilot advised as he surrendered the helm to his passenger, who nodded. “This will be a...
When the decadence and decay that are the charms of Venice have worn thin, adjacent towns of the Veneto Plain offer a quiet respite. Bassano del Grappa, a walled medieval city of 40,000 inhabitants—...
The Macallan distillery is offering an intriguing seven-day trip that will take you and a guest from Spain to Scotland to show you how whisky becomes the Macallan. The trip will begin with a first-...
While Scots celebrate their legendary toughness—manifest over the centuries by their kicking the Romans off their shores, rejecting English rule, and relishing their proclivity for haggis—truth be...

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