From snowy mountain towns, to quaint southern farms, to tropical getaways, there is a Relais & Châteaux that’s perfect for every traveler to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s.
Manoir Hovey | Quebec, Canada
As the lake turns to ice and heavy snowflakes hug the mountaintops and birch forests, guests have the possibility to go ice fishing right in front of the property. Under the watchful eye of our guide with 30+ years of experience, they are rewarded with breathtaking frozen scenery and artisanal pizza cooked right on the lake in a pizza-oven on skis. Guests can finish their day by walking through the outdoor winter garden or going ice-skating on a pond near the entrance of the property before roasting s'mores at the outdoor fire pits overlooking the glassy lake.
The Point Resort | Saranac Lake, NY
A grand wood-burning stone fireplace makes each guestroom a residential retreat of comfort and peace. With a decorated tree and mantles in every room and a massive floor to ceiling tree in the famed Great Hall there are few other properties that do the holidays like The Point. Special, once-a-year holiday themed activities compliment the stay and spread holiday fun including hiking, cross-country skiing, horse drawn sleigh rides across the frozen Saranac Lake, ice skating, ice fishing, hot toddies and much more!
Inn at Hastings Park | Lexington, MA
The Boston-area's only Relais & Chateaux hotel, The Inn at Hastings Park offers countless culinary charms during a stay this holiday season. Starting with a Christmas Tea with Santa December 17 & 18, a special Hanukkah menu December 21–23 and a magical three-course dinner on Christmas Eve.
Holiday Fun for the Family
Ocean House & Weekapaug Inn | Watch Hill, RI
Meet Santa in the most exclusive way possible — the "Santa Check's Inn" program allows children and their parents to have an opportunity to visit Santa in his own Ocean House Guest room, free from public crowds. Throughout December families will find exciting holiday events from movie nights, to cookie decorating to Santa Christmas parties. View the full calendar here.
Blackberry Farm | Walland, TN
Christmas at Blackberry combines the hospitality of the Farm with the magic of the holiday for a truly unforgettable celebration. Satisfy your sweet tooth with our annual holiday baking tradition, sing out your favorite festive tunes during candlelight caroling and enjoy a visit from Santa Claus himself! The Christmas season is the perfect time to gather and create lasting traditions with the ones you love. There’s no better place to experience the enchantment of the holidays.
The Swag | Waynesville, NC
This is the very first year The Swag is open during December. Activities will include nightly s'mores by the outdoor fire pit, wreath-making classes with Master Gardner, hot festive beverages made for fireside enjoyment and delicious house-made breakfasts and dinners.
A California Culinary Escape
Château du Sureau | Oakland, CA
A variety of festive events and dining experiences are offered at Chateau du Sureau's Elderberry House restaurant. The newly appointed Culinary Director Chris Flint has prepared inspired menus showcasing traditional favaorites, while wine and champagne tasting events are the perfect way to toast the season. Included among the seasonal offerings are a Coquelicot Wine dinner on Friday, December 9; Champagne tasting event on December 10, and Christmas Eve and Day dining. An elaborate New Year's Eve dinner is also offered.
Auberge du Soleil | Napa Valley, CA
Take advantage of the holiday hideaway offer and you’ll find a splendid stay waiting for you for the holidays. Find a special holiday cocktail menu in the Back Dining Room. On Christmas day, join everyone in the Restaurant for a four-course dinner celebration that features Chef Curry’s holiday favorites such as Persimmon and Chicory Salad, Sunchoke Soup, Prime Beef Pavé, along with a choice of seasonal desserts like Chocolate Bûche de Noël.
Ring in the New Year Island-Style in the Caribbean
Eden Roc Cap Cana | Punta Cana, DR
Eden Roc Cap Cana’s annual New Year’s Extravaganza at The Beach club brings a night full of great entertainment and culinary delights. Join Eden Roc for opening cocktails and dinner with a grand buffet show starting at 8.30pm. Guests can enjoy the most exclusive New Year’s Eve party in the island with live music from THE GOLDSINGERS from Monaco, international DJ. Plus with the property’s endless wellbeing package and a new Chakra menu, the property brings a fresh space to kick off a healthy lifestyle for 2022.
Secret Bay | Dominica
The New Year’s festivities at this secret Caribbean hideaway begin with cocktails at the Gwiyavye' Lap Pool under stars featuring local drummers and fire sticks flaring. The intimate night is followed by a 6-course gastronomical "earth-to-table" dinner at Zing Zing by Chef Ranaweera, before you adjourn to your private villa for a champagne toast.
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel | Grenada
Start the new year with a rejuvenating escape to the shores of Grenada. Join your fellow guests for the New Year’s Eve Gala, complete with a feast, flowing champagne, a live band and even fireworks!