Enjoy Nature’s Bounty During Great Outdoors Month in June

Enjoy Nature’s Bounty During Great Outdoors Month in June

National Great Outdoors Month is honored in June to remind us that we can explore abundant wildlife refuges, parks and natural beauty all across the nation and world. From guided wildlife tours and sunrise yoga sessions to mountain lion excursions and olive oil immersions, these properties know how to celebrate June’s Great Outdoors Month in true rustic fashion.

The Kayon Jungle Resort | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Enveloped by lush valley greenery and perched above the flowing water of the Uwos River, The Kayon Jungle Resort is a sanctuary of tropical indulgence. Located within the traditional Balinese Village of Bresela, Payangan, the resort is just 25 minutes from the cultural heart of Ubud. Inspired by the splendor of nearby Tegalalang rice terraces, The Kayon Jungle Resort has been thoughtfully designed to Supported by Luxury accommodation and high-end facilities, it is a five-star heaven that blends island creativity with boutique sophistication. The Kayon Jungle Resort is attuned to the surrounding environment and respects the harmony and community spirit of the local village. It is a place where seasoned travelers can escape the pace of everyday life and feel renewed by the beauty of nature.

NOTE: Children under 15 years old, drone, durian, and pets are not permitted on the property due to the resort's concept for honeymoon and healing. The property is also not suitable for people with mobility issues.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | Rancho Santa Fe, California

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property and has garnered a reputation as one of the West’s most sought-after five star resorts. A sanctuary of good living tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, this Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property near Del Mar, California offers 49 luxuriously-appointed, guest casitas with their own patios and fireplaces and 3 opulent private residences, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for your next weekend escape or extended family gathering. Situated across 45 acres of lush gardens and citrus groves, this Forbes 5-star rated Resort and Spa features rejuvenating wellness, fitness, and world-renowned tennis programming. The signature restaurant, The Pony Room, showcases Rancho Valencia’s commitment to fresh and sustainable culinary practice with its distinctive Coastal Ranch cuisine in an enchanting and delightful al fresco dining atmosphere.

Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection | Costa Rica

Where nature cradles the soul and inspires new adventure. An escape for those seeking total well-being and unbridled adventure, balance at Hacienda AltaGracia is founded with the belief that total wellbeing comes from being able to move fast or slow. This serene 50-casita resort features 180 bird-song-filled acres of untamed tropical forest, coffee farm, equine stables, organic chef’s gardens and a wellbeing center by one of the world’s leading holistic wellness providers, THE WELL. Experience the escape of our soul-stirring wellness journeys, soulful cuisine, and adrenaline packed adventures through bespoke itineraries – personally curated to elevate your experience and leave you transformed.

Primland Resort, Auberge Resorts Collection | Meadows of Dan, Virginia

Located on 12,000 acres in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection is a majestic year-round mountain retreat that resonates with those who immerse themselves in luxurious elegance. Guests can revel in the rustic glamour, refined authenticity and natural beauty of the property, creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Soak in the celestial wonders of the world during a Stargazing experience in the resort’s fully equipped observatory with two top-of-the-line telescopes and an on-site astronomer.

Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection | Los Cabos, Mexico

The iconic oceanfront retreat is Los Cabos’ most iconic luxury resort located within the private Punta Ballena community. Overlooking two private coves with stunning views of Los Cabos’ Lands End, the resort boasts 59 casita-style guest rooms and 96 expansive one to four-bedroom residential villas offering guests barefoot luxury infused with the spirit of Baja. For an immersive tour of Baja California and to learn of the region’s rich history and ecosystems, participate in a Guided SanJo Bike Ride and pedal to San Jose’s Vidanta Beach, a nearby estuary to learn about local birds, and enjoy breakfast courtesy of local chef Tadd Chapman.

Quail Lodge & Golf Club | Carmel Valley, CA

Located in Carmel Valley, one of California’s most underrated vacation destinations, Quail Lodge & Golf Club is set on 850 lush acres of greenery and sparkling lakes, with its central location allowing for easy access to all the Monterey Peninsula has to offer, including incredible hiking trails along the coast. Quail Lodge & Golf Club not only has enormous, outside-facing guest rooms with terraces or balconies open up to panoramic views of gardens, but also offers a number of outdoor activities including: 18-hole Robert Muir Graves-designed golf course, heated outdoor pool, nature trails, tennis courts and a VIP shuttle to Point Lobos Nature Reserve for incredible hiking. Coined “the crown jewel of the California State Park system,” Point Lobos offers an abundance of trails with striking mountain and ocean views, with rare plant communities, unique geographical formations and incredibly rich flora and fauna.

Keswick Hall | Charlottesville, Virginia

Originally built in 1912, Keswick Hall reopened in late 2021 as a luxury resort experience in Charlottesville, Virginia. Current owners Molly and Robert Hardie brought luxurious modern touches to Keswick Hall whilst paying homage to its storied past and idyllic natural surroundings.  Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains with unrivaled watercolor sunrises, Keswick Hall offers an authentic experience with a deeply rooted sense of place, celebrating the region’s rich environment. Guests can enjoy hot air ballooning above the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, soaking in the bucolic beauty of the greater Charlottesville area from a mile high.

Hotel Commonwealth I Boston, Massachusetts

Right in time for Great Outdoors Month and warmer weather, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston’s spirited luxury hotel, has partnered with non-profit Community Rowing Inc. to offer guests an opportunity to enjoy iconic rowing experiences on Boston’s Charles River. Home of the largest rowing regatta in the world, the Head of the Charles, Boston is a premier rowing and training destination for collegiate and national champions alike, and now guests of Hotel Commonwealth will have the chance to be one with the water and enjoy this unique Boston experience. Through the rowing season of April to November, couples, families, or small groups can get a taste of the sport through private indoor instruction, followed by an on-water experience with one of Community Rowing’s certified coaches. Also, groups of up to 48 people can row together on 12-person barges for a 2-hour session, making for the perfect team-building activity. Community Rowing Inc. is the largest public-access rowing organization in North America, dedicated to inviting individuals of all backgrounds, abilities, and experience to grow through rowing.

The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection | Park City, Utah

Located on 3,500 private acres in the Wasatch Mountain Range, the property’s on-site bird-watching hike allows guests to journey through Blue Sky's extensive trail system with an expert guide. They will learn to identify both local and migratory bird species while learning about their fascinating geological history. An off-property hike offers further exploration of the birds that call the national forests home.Guests can also book the resort’s beloved heli-hiking excursion to experience an abundance of bird life further afield in Utah's remote, high-alpine wilderness areas.

Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection | Deer Valley, Utah

Steps away from the mid-mountain property, begin your exhilarating mountain bike ride through the area’s 400+ miles of rugged trails. Guests can book an expert guide to match the best bike and terrain for their skill level. The Full Moon Night Ride explores the trails via bike with a guided night ride. Stop halfway to take in the full moon atop the mountain mindfully.

Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection | Hudson Valley, New York

Sprung from the site where a fallow tree nursery once stood, Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection is an oasis within reach just 90 minutes from New York City in the storied Hudson Valley. The 140-acre resort is designed to provide meaningful encounters with nature at every step fueled by a namesake farm with orchards, heirloom gardens, farm animals, meadows of native flowers and unique one-of-a-kind experiences. The Honey and Hive immersive and educational beekeeping class highlights the vital role of honey bees in the Hudson Valley ecosystem. Led by expert beekeeper Bob Mooney, this hands-on experience will take you on a journey to discover the fascinating world of bees, including their habitats, behavior and importance to our local environment. As a highlight, we’ll conclude the experience with a visit to our own bee apiary, where you can witness these incredible creatures in action, working tirelessly to pollinate the beautiful wildflowers that surround us.

Auberge du Soleil | Napa Valley, California

The Immerse Yourself in Nature 3 day retreat at Auberge Du Soleil will allow guests to hike, bike and kayak through Napa Valley's inspiring landscapes during a respite from the hustle of modern life. From soaring high above the vineyards in a hot air balloon to learning to photograph the hidden details of the Silverado Trail, this retreat allows visitors to experience deep relaxation amidst nature at Auberge du Soleil. The hotel’s itinerary specialists have put together a schedule for those looking to immerse and find themselves in nature. Examples of activities include a full-day bike tour of the area, including three wine tastings and a picnic lunch, a three-hour instructional adventure focused on how to best capture the picturesque landscape, and enjoying areal views in a hot air balloon. The adventures are endless.

Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection | Napa Valley, California

Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection offers numerous adventurous and outdoor experiences for guests, including Tracking Mountain Lions. Embark on an adventure in search of Northern California’s Mountain Lions alongside wildlife conservationist Dr. Quinton Martins & educator Liz Martins. Learn the behaviors of these elusive creatures by way of tracking clues all around you and contribute to Quinton’s research. Begin your day with coffee and pastries at Gavel, then meet the True Wild team at their headquarters in Glen Ellen. Hike to Jack London State Park's vistas and review images from the hidden "Mountain Lion-cams" strategically placed around the park.

The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection | Los Olivos, California

Los Olivos new luxury hotel, The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection is located just 30 minutes from Santa Barbara in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Los Olivos translates to The Olive Groves and after arriving in this quaint town guests will understand how it got its name. The property’s weekly Olive Oil Infusion Hour celebrates the beauty of the surrounding land and history by bottling local ingredients to create a unique taste of Los Olivos. Guests will get to infuse their own bottle of olive oil with fresh ingredients from Lucy’s Garden while learning about the production process.

Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection | Napa Valley, California

Take advantage of the local trails and head out on foot to the historic Oat Hill Mine Trail. Less than a mile north of Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection, this trail will guide you along the road that guided quicksilver miners in 1893 to take in magnificent views of the valley. Other popular trails include an easy 0.5-mile, river-hugging loop in the Napa River Ecological Reserve in Yountville, where you might spot mockingbirds while walking underneath tall oak trees. Guests can contact the hotel’s concierge for paths, difficulty levels, and pricing.

Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection | Santa Fe, New Mexico

From large rivers to high mountain spring creeks and lakes, various types of waters make northern New Mexico and Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection an excellent year-round destination for fly fishing. The recently restored property offers a variety of fly-fishing excursions from half to full-day wade trips, including guided trips on the best private ranches and preserves in the area for chances of catching and landing trophy-sized trout. Through the experience of being outdoors, slowing down and observing nature and one’s surroundings, the resort aims to show in many ways the true art of fly fishing.

Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection | Telluride, Colorado

Madeline Hotel & Residences is a stunning alpine resort in the historic town of Telluride, Colorado. The 83-room and 71-residence hotel blends Auberge’s distinctive flair for authentic and elevated experiences with the local flavor of the destination. Reconnect with nature and yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime experience: a guided trek and private Mountain Tea Trek ceremony in the picturesque mountains of Telluride led by Colin Hudon, the founder and owner of Living Tea and Mountain Gate Teahouse in downtown Telluride. Discover the beauty of the Box Canyon and an incredible vista where you'll spend time in meditative tranquility, celebrating nature and the profound sacredness of everyday activities like drinking tea.

Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection | Aspen, Colorado

Breathtaking alpine vistas and backcountry adventures come together at Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection to offer Aspen’s best mountain scene. Experience the Great Outdoors through early morning hot air balloon sunrise rides that offer breathtaking and majestic views of Aspen and Snowmass. Rides take approximately one hour and finish with a champagne toast and an array of pastries and fruit.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach, California

A sprawling, Spanish-inspired resort that sits on the golden sands of Surf City USA, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach is a sun-soaked escape for families, friends, groups and celebratory events alike. The resort offers private mermaid swim classes with trained instructors to guests and locals alike to channel their inner sea-spirit complete with their very own tail. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach embodies the quintessential beach getaway – boasting direct beach access via pedestrian sky bridge (the only hotel in Huntington Beach with this feature), in addition to 517 oversized guestrooms and suites, multiple award-winning culinary concepts, the serene Pacific Waters Spa and more.

Shore Lodge | McCall, Idaho

Sitting atop the world at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the award-winning resort, Shore Lodge offers an array of activities to be surrounded by nature, offering the ideal destination to celebrate Great Outdoor Month. From the action-packed to the serene, the lush landscape of McCall, Idaho, just 2.5 hours from Boise, is an adventure-seekers paradise surrounded by rugged mountains, glacier-carved lakes, and ancient hot springs. For those looking to embrace the mountains, guests can enjoy over 500 hiking and biking trails, horseback riding through the backcountry, and recreational climbing, in a stunning setting. Situated on Payette Lake and Louie Lake just 11 miles away, the best fishing is at guests’ fingertips with the opportunities to catch cutthroat trout, Chinook salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and more. Known as the Whitewater State, Idaho also serves up countless adventures for exhilarating whitewater rafting, available for novices and families to take advantage of welcoming waters. Embodying the spirit of the destination – peaceful, authentic, and vibrant, Shore Lodge is the perfect hideaway for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a mountain retreat unlike any other.

Domaine Des Etangs, Auberge Resorts Collection | Massignac, France - joined Auberge on April 1

Conceived as a magical place to reconnect and find balance through a harmony of art, nature and an ancient taste of French country culture, Domaine des Etangs is as much a discovery as it is a retreat with an eco-conscious philosophy. Located in the charming town of Massignac near Cognac and Limoges, the 13th-century chateau’s grounds cover 2,500 acres of preserved nature, spread between forests, green meadows, gardens, and lakes. There is a plethora of nature-forward activities from observing wild game, gathering mushrooms in the woods, learning the ins and outs of a working kitchen garden or meeting 600 French Limousin cows who peacefully roam the surrounding pastures. Domaine des Etangs’ juxtapositions are fascinating at every turn, including a world-class art gallery in an old dairy barn, a wellness space that is built around the original works of the old mill building it inhabits, a thermal baths pool house, a floating tennis court, and charming chateau and cottage accommodations each with its own story. Alongside these great adventures, guests can dine at Dyades, the Michelin-starred keystone culinary establishment at Domaine des Etangs featuring dishes curated from the certified organic farm on-property.

Big Cedar Lodge | Ridgedale, Missouri

Located in the heart of Missouri’s Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge is America’s premier wilderness resort. A passion of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, the 4,600-acre lakeside retreat connects families to the outdoors with a variety of nature-based experiences including fishing, boating, hiking, paddle boarding, archery and more. The Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail offers an unforgettable 2.5-mile journey on an electric cart as guests explore the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon and Nature Trail. This dramatic golf cart tour follows a beautiful trail created to highlight stunning rock formations, waterfalls, and views of Table Rock Lake. The nearby 10,000-acre oasis Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is home to guided wildlife tours to experience the nature of the Ozarks and spot local wildlife such as elk, bison and bald eagles, and with the Explorer’s Pass, guests are also given single-day access to America’s #1 Aquarium Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, home to 35,000 live animals.

Big Cypress Lodge | Memphis, Tennessee

Big Cypress Lodge is a one-of-a-kind wilderness hotel located in the iconic Pyramid in downtown Memphis – now called Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. The 32-story Pyramid soars into the Memphis skyline along the scenic backdrop of the Mississippi River and famous Mississippi Flyway. Guests can start their Saturdays with a relaxing sunrise yoga session atop the Mississippi Terrace. During the hour-long all-levels vinyasa session with an instructor from Memphis’ Downtown Yoga, yogis will move in between positions designed to increase strength, flexibility and mobility while reducing stress.