“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Jon Krakauer
We are all collectors. Whether it’s postcards, seashells, photographs or shot glasses, we all love to collect mementos of our journeys to remember all the places we’ve been to, and the memories we made while there. That is why every hotel in our collection has a concierge that is dedicated to exploring what’s off property just as much as what’s on it. We carefully balance award-winning dining, events and live music, and more with experiences in the surrounding area so that you’ll leave feeling like a local, and with every member of staff personally invested in and excited about adventure just as much as you are, you’re never without a friend or sidekick on your adventure.
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…. Without the walking? Enjoy an outdoor adventure from the back of a trustworthy steed and impress your friends with your riding skills. This tour of the northern California coastline will leave you feeling connected with nature and impressed with her beauty.
The crystal-blue waters of the Bahamas is only matched by the rainbow colors of the reefs below the surf. Join our partners at A Stone’s Throw Away for an expert-led trip through some of the teeming reefs and underwater ecosystems that the Caribbean has to offer, whether you want to snorkel or you are scuba certified.
There are over 65 lighthouses that dot the coastline of Maine, and many of them are well over one hundred years old. Explore them by sea with a guided boat tour of the coast, complete with wine and the expert guidance of a seasoned New England boat captain. Be regaled with tales of white whales, shipwrecks, and more while gazing upon the beautiful lighthouses that have guided countless brave sailors out of the way of danger.
Feeling disconnected? Perhaps a forest bath is what calls to you. Our nature-based spa practices at Brewery Gulch take their inspiration from the Northern Californian coastline, with the invigorating spray of the ocean to awaken the senses, and the majestic quiet of the redwoods to calm the soul. Whether it is sound healing or locally-sourced aromatherapy treatments, let Mother Nature rejuvenate you.
There’s a reason why they describe the sound of an engine as a purr. Feel the roar of an engine beneath you as you sail effortlessly around the corners and bends of the Tail of the Dragon. Car and motorcycle enthusiasts will find plenty of eye candy in our parking lot, where there is always a host of race-ready vehicles to admire.
Maine is one of the most beautiful places in the country to enjoy cross-country skiing in the winter, where gently sloping hills and gorgeous traditional New England landscapes will capture the eye and keep cheeks rosy in the winter. Join us for guided historical tours of the area on a pair of cross country skis, and warm up afterward in our restaurant with a mulled wine.
Explore the best of Mendocino vineyards and wineries with guided tours of this special gem of local varietals and carefully crafted whites and reds. Leave the driving to us, and toast family-run wineries that go back generations to continue to deliver the wines that make California famous. Compliment these with our homemade picnic baskets provided in house by our chef, for the ultimate northern California culinary experience.
The Florida Keys are best explored via boat; so visitors have the chance to spot a manatee, sting ray, or seagrass forest from the deck of our beautiful cruising yacht, Blue Mist. Over one hundred years old, Blue Mist is not only a pleasure cruiser but a piece of history. Enjoy reconnecting with nature by watching a sunset from her veranda, Florida doesn’t get much better than that.