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Weekend Getaway Ideas

From coast to coast, these retreats offer the perfect summer escape

Written by Leslie A. Westbrook


The ultimate in desert luxury, this Aman resort is cloistered in a Utah valley with panoramic views of flat-topped mesa rock formations.

Triple Creek Ranch

Located in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountain range, this luxury guest ranch borders 4 million acres of national forest—the ultimate retreat for outdoor adventurers who don’t necessarily want to rough it. 

Lake Austin Spa Resort

Photo: Lake Austin Spa Resort

Relax and restore at this award-winning destination spa in Texas Hill Country.

Blackberry Farm

Set on 9,200 bucolic acres in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, this family-run escape is one of the country’s most acclaimed hotels.


This gray-shingled waterfront resort on Nantucket is the island’s only Relais & Châteaux property.

Metropolitan by Como, Miami Beach

With interiors designed by Paola Navone and an Art Deco exterior, this COMO hotel is quintessentially Miami Beach. Don’t miss the Urban Escape wellness spa. 


Amenities at this chic Chicago hotel—one of 15 clubs worldwide—include access to Cowshed Spa, a screening room, and a rooftop pool. 

Zero George Street

This boutique hotel, housed in restored 1804 structures, honors Charleston’s history with a contemporary spin.