Part 2: Dreamy (& Driveable) Destinations – Eastern US

While we continue to stay at home, with some restrictions slowly lifted, JETSET’s travel designers are dreaming of potential, drivable summer and fall sojourns.

As the second first in our two-part “Coast to Coast: Luxury Road Trip” series, we’ve curated the top domestic destinations and resorts. As with our west coast selects, these east coast getaways are naturally designed for social distancing, and with your privacy and safety top of mind.

We invite you to lean on our expertise, as we can lend added confidence as you venture out after sheltering in place.  Our intelligence surrounding current travel advisories, hotel (re)openings,  COVID-19 hygiene practices, and evolving terms and conditions, as well as superior industry relationships offer meaningful added value.  Further, luxury hotel reservations are managed on a complimentary basis and our domestic travel planning initiation fee is adjusted based on complexity and duration, making your JETSET advisor a priceless ally during these uncertain times.

Ready. Set. Eastward bound …

 

Twin Farms, New England

Dorothy Thompson agreed to marry Nobel prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis only if he bought her a farm in Vermont with sweeping lawns, orchards, and “delicious air,” which ultimately became Twin Farms. Originally purchased in 1928 for a mere $10,000, this 1795-era farmhouse is now a bucolic, 300-acre, all-inclusive retreat featuring 20 distinctive accommodation options. Year-round outdoor experiences range from canoeing, biking, and fly-fishing in the summer, incredible leaf-peeping come fall, and ice skating and cross-country skiing in the winter.

 

Lake Kora, Adirondacks

Set on a private, 1000-acre wilderness area, this exclusive-use retreat is about as luxe an outdoor adventure as one can experience. Hugging a 500-acre lake in New York’s Adirondacks, this former playground for American aristocrats is today the ultimate escape for a multi-generational family vacation. Considered the grandest of great camps, expect non-stop outdoor adventure and uber-posh accommodations. Guest rooms are sprinkled along seven lakeside lodges. Quiet and comfortable, many original furnishings and fixtures were carved by Lake Kora’s own on-site craftsmen more than a century ago. With a true residence feel, Lake Kora is a home away from home that you will be hard-pressed to leave.

 

Chatham Bars, Cape Cod

This New England beach experience is your classic family escape and the quintessential Cape Cod retreat. With a main inn, cottages, and spa suites, the sprawling estate offers plenty of room for social distancing, and the property accesses a beautiful walking trail along the coast. The quaint, historic town of Chatham is also just a walk away (think fun mom-and-pop boutiques and classic New England restaurants—chowda a must!) while the property celebrates the finest in coastal living, with private boat charters and fishing experiences. What’s more, the eight-acre farm on Route 6A in Brewster produces fresh seasonal greens and vegetables for on-site restaurants and the ultimate farm-to-table culinary experience.

Exclusive Amenities

  • Continental Breakfast for two daily at STARS
  • $50 Resort credit, per room, per stay, for one night stays
  • $100 Resort credit, per room, per stay, for two nights or more

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:

  • Upgrade
  • Early check-in
  • Late check-out

 

Inn at Perry Cabin, Maryland

Remember the football scene in the film Wedding Crashers? The beautiful grounds of this haute property made for the stunning setting. The ultimate New England family escape, the Inn offers an old-school experience and is just a short drive from New York and Connecticut. You’ll arrive by boat as you begin your vacation in a Hinckley Talaria 55, which picks you up in Annapolis for a luxurious, butler-serviced voyage to the Inn. While staying at the resort, boat charters are available, where you’ll navigate the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay, or learn to sail with the onsite Sailing Academy. Golfers can tee off at one of the finest courses in the country, while there’s also plenty of yoga and tennis, too. The rooms and suites of Inn at Perry Cabin have all the charm and character you’d expect from a hotel that came to life just after the War of 1812, with plenty of chic, modern updates. Add in the endless seafood options, and you’ll definitely want to stay awhile.

Exclusive Amenities

  • Full Breakfast for two guests daily in Stars
  • $100 Resort credit, per room, per stay

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:

  • Upgrade
  • Early check-in
  • Late check-out

 

Canyon Ranch, Massachusetts

Canyon Ranch Lenox is the premier wellness adventure, and a destination for all seasons, with hiking in summer and snowshoeing in winter. The beauty of the Berkshires has nourished generations of artists and poets. When visiting, guests can write their own story of renewal. Refreshing spa, wellness, and fitness activities are offered daily. A typical itinerary here includes yoga, canoeing toward a lakeside sunset, and plenty of group fitness classes. Inventive, healthy meals feature everything from lobster to tiramisu. This energizing, all-inclusive resort graces miles of hiking trails, while accommodations celebrate the finest New England charm. Spa-like rooms and suites Mascioni® luxury Italian linens and exclusive amenities.

Exclusive Amenities

  • $160 Spa, Sport or Integrative Wellness service credit, per person, per stay.
  • Welcome Amenity

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in:

  • Upgrade to the next room category
  • Early check-in and late check-out

The following amenities are not exclusive, but apply to your booking:

  • All Inclusive

 

Sand Valley, Wisconsin

Just a short drive from Chicago, this huge golfing destination is upscale and enchanting, with not one but three golf courses: Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes, and The Sandbox. Accommodations span from oversized guest rooms to charming stand-alone cottages. And while tee time is certainly talked about daily, non-golfers can revel in 15 grass tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, three lakes for fishing, and lawn activities including bocce. Additionally, three lakes at Sand Valley call for fishing, swimming, and boating. Located beside the ninth hole at Sand Valley, Lake Leopold is an important part of the Sand Valley experience. The lake, named after American environmentalist Aldo Leopold, is also the site of the cottage accommodations and begs for a swim in the summer sun, or enticing a fish to bite.

 

Blackberry Farm & Blackberry Mountain, Tennessee

A bucket-list check for foodies, this southern escape marries serenity with sumptuous cuisine. Choose from a ridgetop cabin, a stone cottage nestled into the hillside near The Lodge, or a multi-bedroom home. Ideal for adult friends, couples, and families, the outdoor grounds beg for active adventure. Stand-alone southern cottages are rustic and refined, but the piece de resistance is, of course, the culinary journey.  At the flagship Three Sisters restaurant, experience small, shareable plates, wholesome entrees, and nourishing desserts. Sip internationally curated wines, boutique spirits, and beers from Blackberry Farm Brewery.

 

Montage Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina

This romantic, authentic hideaway is now part of Montage resort and similar in setting to the aforementioned Blackberry Mountain Farm, with old oaks and southern charm. Expect beautiful interiors and a relaxing lagoon. Located close to Savannah, it’s also known for its beautiful spa and gorgeous, 2- to 5-bedroom stand-alone homes—so space and privacy abound. Wake up every day to a new Lowcountry adventure, including horseback riding, golfing, biking, sporting clays, paddle boarding, fishing, scenic yacht cruises and more.

Exclusive Amenities

  • Full Breakfast for two daily at Buffalo’s Cafe or Octagon Porch. ($60 maximum daily credit per Cottage and Inn rooms. When booking two bedroom homes and above, $60 maximum daily credit per bedroom. Excluding alcohol and gratuity)
  • $100 Spa Treatment credit, once per stay
  • Welcome Amenity

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:

  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out

 

We look forward to bringing these travel dreams to life soon enough.  We’re standing by to put your vision into action when the time is right.