Month: September 2021

5 Romantic Hotels and Resorts to Visit This Fall

5 ROMANTIC HOTELS AND RESORTS TO VISIT THIS FALL

MARIA DIEGO

Are you looking for a romantic getaway this fall? Whether you want to enjoy the cooler temperatures and get cozy by the fire, or escape the cold weather and head to a warmer climate, we’ve hand-picked our 5 top hotels and resorts for a romantic honeymoon, anniversary trip, or just a weekend escape with your honey. For every pick, we’ve provided similar alternatives in case your chosen hotel no longer has availability. As a Virtuoso travel agency, Diego Travel adds value and additional amenities to your stay every time. Contact us here to get started planning your romantic vacation!

Twin Farms Vermont

1. Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont

Tucked away into 300 rolling acres of Vermont countryside, you’ll feel like you’re world’s away with your significant other while staying at Twin Farms. Twin Farms is an adults-only property that lends itself to being my #1 choice for a romantic weekend destination this fall in the United States. Unfortunately, availability is limited, as they have a limited number of luxurious cottages and suites, each uniquely appointed. Guests at Twin Farms return again and again, oftentimes with a favorite cottage that needs to be requested far in advance. This all-inclusive property is a not-to-be-missed experience, perfect for a honeymoon or special anniversary trip and perfect for those who don’t want to travel internationally right now.
 When You Book with Diego Travel, You’ll Receive:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (Since all rooms are unique and clients may have specific preferences, they will be shown the room booked for them but given the choice of an upgrade)
  • Full Breakfast (included in the rates)
  • Twin Farms Farm-to-Table Gift Set (value of $140 USD)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

43.7252,-72.5892

Twin Farms Vermont

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Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park, London

2. Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park, London

The Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park is one of London’s leading hotels, situated in the perfect quiet location in front of Royal Park yet steps from the buzz of central Knightsbridge. The hotel underwent a multi-million-dollar extensive renovation during the pandemic, reopened and ready to welcome guests with the most beautiful décor and impeccable service. After a long closure, the UK is open and ready to welcome American travelers again, and what better place to celebrate with your loved one than London?

 When You Book with Diego Travel, You’ll Receive:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (room to room and suite to suite)
  • Daily Continental Breakfast for two guests per bedroom, in restaurant 
  • 100 GBP Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, excluding Dinner by Heston Blumenthal)
  • 4PM late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Virtuoso Exclusive Hotel Offers  

Enjoy savings of up to 20% off our Best Available Rates, valid through December 31, 2021, and combinable with the exclusive amenities above.

51.521,-0.159307

Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park, London

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Primland Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

3. Primland Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

The Highland Course at Primland is the #8 best 18-hole golf course in the United States, and a highlight of your stay at this Auberge Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not only can you reconnect with nature’s beauty outdoors while playing golf, Primland Resort offers a wellness program that includes nature hikes, forest bathing, meditation and yoga. Other activities include horseback riding, star gazing, and catch and release fly fishing in the gorgeous nearby rivers. If you want less activity and just to reconnect with each other, Primland Resort offers an amazing culinary experience and wines from local vineyards. Accommodations include staying in The Lodge, cottages and even tree houses, making it the ideal property whether you’re going away for a weekend for 2, or wanting to plan a corporate retreat full of team-building activities.
 When You Book with Diego Travel, You’ll Receive:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability at time of check-in
  • Daily full Breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in Elements restaurant
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Custom Welcome Amenity and Turn Down
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Virtuoso Exclusive Hotel Offers  

Third Night Complimentary

Valid for Travel Now Through 16 Dec 2021. Book By 12 Dec 2021

Stay two nights at Primland, an Auberge Resorts Collection, and receive the third night complimentary. Offer is available on multi-room bookings and all room categories.

Offer is valid on new bookings only, and subject to availability and blackout dates.

Increased Resort Credit

Valid for Travel 02 Jan 2022 – 31 Mar 2022. Book By 29 Mar 2022

An increased resort credit of $150 will be offered in addition to standard Virtuoso amenities.

Two night minimum stay required.

Subject to availability.

36.5714,-80.4103

Primland Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

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Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma County

4. Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma County

Wine country has been at the top of our client requests for anniversary trips, honeymoons, and girlfriend getaways. There are a lot of great hotels in Sonoma and Napa Valley, but few come close to the intimate, boutique experience that is offered at the Farmhouse Inn. I love the personalized concierge service, the complimentary afternoon wine tastings, and the delicious food they have on property. As a travel advisor, we can curate a long weekend to fit your exact needs for the perfect mix of activity, wine tasting, and fine dining, and ensuring your experience goes smoothly from start to finish.
 When You Book with Diego Travel, You’ll Receive:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast for two guests per bedroom (up to $50 daily breakfast credit) 
  • $100 USD Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary hand curated wine tasting itineraries to the top 25 hand selected winery partners in Sonoma with all fees waived, VIP access and membership benefits as a guest of Farmhouse. 
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    38.4735,-122.89

    Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma County

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    Amangiri in Utah

    5. Amangiri in Utah

    Amangiri might just be the hottest ticket and exclusive resort in the United States. Aman Hotels have always been synonymous with ultra-luxury within the travel industry’s jet-set elite and in-the-know. With the pandemic, Amangiri soared to the spotlight as a destination that could provide distance and security without sacrificing first-class service. If you haven’t had the chance to stay in an Aman hotel, I suggest booking one now, particularly if you’re looking for a reason to celebrate or want to make your honeymoon or anniversary trip over-the-top special. As an Aman preferred partner, our clients will get priority for upgrades, and I’ve been known to get my clients into sold-out situations.

     When You Book with Diego Travel, You’ll Receive:
    • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
    • Daily continental breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
    • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay, applicable towards incidentals (excludes alcohol & boutique, not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
    • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

      37.0239,-111.6293

      Amangiri Utah

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      5 Romantic Hotels and Resorts to Visit This Fall

      5 Romantic Hotels and Resorts to Visit This Fall

      I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our top hotels and resorts for a romantic getaway or weekend escape.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to schedule a call with me, so that I can match you with an ideal destination that fits both your travel style and budget.  We’re also always looking for new places to recommend to our clients.  What’s been your favorite romantic hotel or resort and why?  Drop us your recommendation in the comments below.

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