When it comes time to vacation, the last thing you want to hear while relaxing at your hotel is an infant wailing or a parent disciplining. Adult-only hotels and properties offer the peace and quiet you need. Here are the top 8 adult-only properties in the United States that are sure to make your vacation unforgettable.
1. Post Ranch Inn, California
Fondly referred to as a “home away from home,” Post Ranch Inn comes highly rated in all categories, including hospitality, amenities, and atmosphere. This ranch-style luxury hotel sits high on a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The rustic-chic rooms all offer private decks with views of either the ocean or the mountains. Other attractive features include a stunning infinity pool and hot tub, beautiful hiking grounds with close proximity to the beach, and an award-winning spa that offers couples massages.
The property is meant to be a romantic retreat, so there are no TVs or alarm clocks. Post Ranch Inn is ideal for adults who are seeking a peaceful place to “get away from it all”. The property encourages guests to explore the great outdoors, by offering daily yoga, guided nature hikes, stargazing, and garden tours – all complimentary, of course.
2. Ho’oilo House, Hawaii
Family-owned and operated, Ho’oilo House is an intimate 6-bedroom adult-only bed and breakfast located just south of Lahaina on the island of Maui. This Hawaiian retreat is the perfect blend of comfort and luxury.
The property is Balinese-inspired with nearly all furnishings and building materials imported from Bali. Each room is decorated in a unique way, featuring mother-of-pearl inlay Balinese doors, private lanais, and private outdoor showers.
There are plenty of activities available at this B&B, whether you are an adventure-seeker or a beach bum. In-room spa treatments are available as well as mountain bike riding, hiking, snorkeling, and surfing. With a 3-night minimum, make sure to get back to the property for at least one sunset – you won’t want to miss it.
Image: Ho’oilo House, Hawaii
3. The James Lee House, Tennessee
The James Lee House in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of remarkable craftsmanship and design dating back to origins in the late 1840s. This boutique bed and breakfast transports you back in time with its fascinating history, impressive antiques, and refined Victorian features. Considered one of the city’s most important residences, the James Lee House is a prime example of Memphis’ early days of grandeur.
Each of the five suites is restored to provide visitors with modern luxuries, without sacrificing any of the historic charms of the property. For a true Southern hospitality experience, book this historic B&B.
4. Glenmere Mansion, New York
Once a country home for the affluent Goelet family circa 1911, Glenmere Mansion is now a premier luxury hotel and spa with 18 individually designed guestrooms, most of which have fireplaces and soaking tubs. The Mansion sits in refined European-style elegance on a 150-acre estate in the scenic Lower Hudson Valley of New York, just under 50 miles from the Big City.
The full-service spa features an 8,000 sq. ft. Carrara marble Bath House and Hammam, which includes an Herbal Steam Room, Dry Heat Sauna, Swiss Shower, Cool Mist Room, Aqua Massage Vitality Pool, and Warm Marble Bellystone. Each treatment includes pre-or post-treatment tapas and a selection of organic teas, juices, or water infusions. There are two superb restaurants onsite – Supper Room, an upscale place for prix fixe dinners, and Frogs End, a more casual, cozy tavern.
Nearby activities include antiquing, foliage tours, farmers’ markets, outlet mall shopping, golfing, museum touring, and apple/pumpkin picking.
5. The Point, New York
Another New York alternative is The Point, an all-inclusive, adult-only resort on the shores of Upper Saranac Lake. Originally built by the Rockefellers as a woodland retreat, this 5-star property offers 11 rustic-chic rooms divided among 4 log mansions. Every room has peaceful lake views, a stone fireplace, a sitting area, and a waterfall shower or claw-foot soaking tub.
For travelers that don’t want to worry about food and drink expenses, this place is for you – The Point includes all upscale meals and alcohol as well as seasonal activities, such as fishing, waterskiing, ice skating, and curling. Here, your precious pup is also invited and will be provided with pet life jackets, snacks, dog beds, and “Bowser beer”!
Image: The Point, New York
6. Auberge du Soleil, California
A French-inspired masterpiece, Auberge du Soleil boasts breathtaking views of Napa Valley’s wine country. Perched on a hillside surrounded by 33-acres of heritage olive and oak trees, Auberge du Soleil (“The Inn of the Sun”) provides guests with an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication and understated elegance. The 50 country-chic guestrooms come with spacious terraces, fireplaces, luxury bedding, and soaking tubs.
Located in a destination known for its culinary arts, Auberge du Soleil naturally offers many guest activities to highlight this, including custom-tailored wine tastings, picnics in the park, tours, and more. This property is also home to The Restaurant, Napa Valley’s first fine-dining establishment, founded in 1981 by French restauranteur, Claude Rouas.
7. The Lodge at Woodloch, Pennsylvania
Another private lake estate, The Lodge at Woodloch, sits on 150 acres of woodland in the Pocono Mountains. Like The Point, The Lodge at Woodloch offers all-inclusive food and activity packages. Children 16 years and older may stay at this property.
Each of the 58 rooms comes with a private veranda for you to take in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. With an activities calendar that could put a cruise liner to shame, it is impossible to be bored at this mountain retreat. There are over 35 unique classes and offerings scheduled per day, with activities like archery, disc golf, hatchet throwing, painting, and cooking.
If somehow nothing on the calendar is of interest, just book a spa day on the property and enjoy the Whisper Lounge, Aqua Garden (with hydromassage WaterWalls), and Activity Pool before or after your treatment.
8. Twin Farms, Vermont
Originally a farmhouse built in 1795, Twin Farms is now an all-inclusive hotel set on 300 acres in a very private location set about 90 minutes outside the nearest commercial airport. Children 14 years and older are welcome.
Twin Farms offers a variety of accommodations, including Japanese and Moroccan-inspired freestanding cottages, farmhouse suites, and Main House lodging. The staff pride themselves on being detail-oriented to ensure that they create a relaxing, adventurous, and inspiring environment for their guests.
Unique activities at this property include bee tours, croquet, canoeing, custom picnics, snowshoeing, Japanese Furo, and sledding.
These 8 adult-only properties are some of the United States’ finest. Whether you are looking for an adventurous, romantic getaway or a relaxing, peaceful retreat, none of these luxury adult-only properties will disappoint. They may be high-end and cost a pretty penny, but they are well worth the expense.
Post by Brittany Ryan @thejetsetblonde