Country/Vineyard

A Weddingmoon Fit for Royalty

Ellenborough Park, a five-star 16th century country manor house hotel and spa in the heart of the romantic Cotswolds, is now offering a new Lady and Lord Weddingmoon promotion for couples who wish to hold both their wedding and honeymoon in elegance. From the moment of booking, the hotel’s attentive event planner and a skilled […]

Sneak Peek: Cromlix, Stirling, Scotland

Ahead of September’s 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland, the country estate of Cromlix reopens on April 1. Why Go: A few years after attending his brother’s wedding on the property, the Wimbledon champion Andy Murray purchased the 34-acre Cromlix estate near his hometown last year. A year of renovations prepared the former country hotel to […]

Mane Stay

The 45-mile drive from Washington, D.C., to the quiet equestrian haven of Middleburg, Va., overflows with the sagas of America’s past. Crossing the Potomac River (where General Robert E. Lee’s troops fled after the Battle of Gettysburg), and bypassing signs for Spotsylvania Courthouse (the site of one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles) and Fredericksburg […]

Solage Calistoga Lets Guests Explore Napa’s Vineyards from New Heights

Solage Calistoga Napa Valley is giving guests a bird’s-eye view of nearby Napa wineries—which include Château Montelena, Phifer Pavitt, Kenefick Ranch Vineyards and Winery, Kelly Fleming Wines, and Fisher Vineyards—as a part of a new helicopter-tour-and-dining package (starting at $1,540). Two guests will take a helicopter ride and land atop Spring Mountain, where they will […]

Chef Thomas Keller’s Culinary Road to Happiness

For the first time in 50 years, Relais & Châteaux is reviving its Route du Bonheur package: a series of dining-driven itineraries led by notable chefs, starting with Thomas Keller’s personalized tour of Northern California. The five-day journey, priced from $1,470, will stop at the chef’s favorite destinations for wine, food, and sites from Napa […]

A Royal Vacation

The Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park, a country house–style hotel and spa in Ascot, England, is offering a new package designed to give guests a taste of British royalty. Called “A Royal Life at Coworth Park” (from about $4,700), the package includes a riding or polo lesson, two nights’ stay, and afternoon tea. Off-site, guests will […]

Great Escapes July 2013

Le Marche, Italy Most visitors to central Italy stay in Tuscany and Umbria, but those who prefer the road less traveled may find Le Marche more to their liking. Near the hill town of Treia, Le Marche’s Casa Olivi delivers provincial authenticity with cutting-edge style. The 300-year-old farmhouse recently underwent a four-year restoration by the […]

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