Thanksgiving Roundup: Eat, Drink, and Be Thankful at These Top Hotels

Thanksgiving Roundup: Eat, Drink, and Be Thankful at These Top Hotels

Gather in gratitude with loved ones in these beautiful destinations, and pull up a chair for a memorable meal. You’ll be thankful for leaving the dinner prep to these top hotel Chefs.

Quail Lodge & Golf Course | Carmel, CA (pictured - Photo Courtesy of Quail Lodge)

Set in stunning Carmel, enjoy this year’s festivities with decadent, mouth-watering meals while surrounded by lush gardens, award-winning golf, and open-aired activities at Quail Lodge & Golf. Celebrate the season of giving and thanks with Thanksgiving at Covey Grill for a delicious three-course meal on November 24, 2022 between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm. With a menu complete with holiday favorites like turkey, savory stuffing, braised short ribs and caramel pumpkin spiced trifle, you will be sure to leave with a full belly and in a warmhearted mood. ($70 Per Person, Select one first course, entrée and dessert. Reservations are required) Images: HERE Menu: HERE. For a more intimate gathering of overeating and gratitude, celebrate your friends at Quail Lodge’s Friendsgiving Feast available every Saturday during the month of November. Dig into Thanksgiving classics like organic turkey, sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie at your private table alongside two complimentary bottles of Hahn wine.

($750 All Inclusive Up to 8 Guests, $50 each additional guest, Reserve with up to 72 hours ahead)

Shutters on the Beach | Santa Monica, CA

Give thanks to warm SoCal living by celebrating Thanksgiving at iconic oceanfront restaurant 1 Pico at Santa Monica’s Shutters on the Beach. 1 Pico will serve a 3 course menu that will highlight the Thanksgiving classics with a twist from Executive Chef Sean Michael Runyon. Featuring vegan options and festive cocktails, the Thanksgiving menu, here, will be served at $125 per person. Tasty starters include Oakleaf Lettuce & Cranberry Salad, Burrata & Iberico Jamon, Beef Tartar and Truffle Caviar Mousse. Hearty entrees include Heritage Turkey with all of the Thanksgiving fixings, Santa Barbara Spiny Lobster, Wagyu New York Steak, and Stuffed Yellow Squash. Lastly, Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart, Valrhona Chocolate Cake, and Mango Sorbet Apple Pie Bites complete the meal with a sweet finish. With a brand new menu that was recently unveiled, 1 Pico offers simply grilled dishes passionately prepared with the finest ingredients.

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago I Chicago, IL

Dining at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago begins with Torali, a modern steakhouse featuring a menu of contemporary Italian dishes that meld the traditional and the new. The restaurant will feature an elegantly prepared Thanksgiving dinner to go, complete with a turkey and hearty side dishes (6 – 8 guests), and individual meals are available for smaller groups.

  • Pre-orders are available through November 17 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day between 10am - 4pm.
  • Inclusive of 18-20 Lb. Oven Roasted Rosemary Free-Range Turkey, Torali Arugula Salad, Yukon Gold Mascarpone Whipped Potato, Mac & Cheese, Roasted French Beans, Artichoke Parmesan Basil Bread Stuffing. House-Made Cranberry Sauce & Traditional Sage Gravy, Artisanal Dinner Rolls. Details: here.

Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk San Antonio, TX

Travelers will be falling for San Antonio as the city welcomes beautiful weather and festive events this fall. Those seeking a Thanksgiving getaway, can experience the vibrancy of the city and a stylish stay at San Antonio’s new luxury hotel, Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk. Enjoy the 41st annual Ford Holiday River Parade from Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk and book a special multi-course dinner at Landrace, the landmark restaurant from James Beard Award finalist Steve McHugh, followed by a VIP viewing experience of the parade from a reserved seat. Taking place the day after Thanksgiving, the event will feature illuminated floats and costumed parade participants in a spectacular one-hour parade along the San Antonio River Walk. The first course will feature Roasted Squash Soup and for the second course, choose from Slow Cooked Prime Rib or Pan Seared Trout. Lastly, top the meal off with a Warm Apple Crumble accompanied by Dulce De Leche Ice Cream.

The Hermitage Hotel | Nashville, TN

A National Historic Landmark set in the heart of Downtown Nashville, The Hermitage Hotel has recently completed a top-to-bottom redesign and restoration, ushering in a new era for the storied hotel. This Thanksgiving, guests and locals alike can give thanks with loved ones at the hotel’s signature new restaurant Drusie & Darr from world-renowned Michelin Starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerchten. Drusie & Darr will feature a Pre Fixe Menu including 3 delectable courses ($128 per person, $65 per child 12 and under) while The Hermitage Hotel will offer Thanksgiving family style in its historic Veranda and will even pack your leftovers for the next day. Additionally, enjoy Thanksgiving pies at The Pink Hermit, the new, chic all-day café by Jean-Georges.

Big Cedar Lodge | Ridgedale, MO

The award-winning wilderness resort Big Cedar Lodge kicks off the festive season with its annual “Home for the Holidays” festivities. Locals and holiday travelers alike can indulge in Thanksgiving meals from morning Brunch to evening feasts at six different dining venues, then cozy up by the fire and enjoy over two million twinkling holiday lights and memories with their loved ones. From November 6 through December 31, the spacious, naturally distanced resort tucked in the Ozark Mountain region spreads holiday cheer through the Midwest, with activities and programming including:

  • Winter Wonderland Ice Rink: Big Cedar Lodge offers ice skating on the property’s seasonal outdoor ice rink surrounding a towering, light-adorned tree, and after-dark skating is magically lit with holiday lights for a festive backdrop. Skaters can check out the Winter Wonderland lights show every quarter hour after dark.
  • Holiday Wreath Making: For those looking to express their festive flare, seasonal classes will be offered to create a beautiful holiday wreath to take back home. The instructor will walk guests through step by step on how they can add their own twist to their wreath. No skills or previous experience is required.
  • Big Cedar Bakery Wars: Families can grab their favorite cookie recipe and gear up for Big Cedar’s Bakery Wars where they will compete to see who will be Big Cedar’s Top Baker. Winners will be awarded for the best tasting cookie, best marketing, and best presentation.
  • Holiday Light Tours: Guests can enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cocoa or cider and hop in Big Cedar’s tram for a tour of the resort’s spectacular lights display while enjoying holiday music.

JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa | Sonora, TX

The 13,000-acre Texas Hill Country estate will be hosting a family-style dinner featuring traditional Texas ranch favorites with a sophisticated flair including tableside-carved free-range turkey, chorizo cornbread stuffing, and a choice of fresh-made pies served in style. Resort guests and local day visitors alike will be able to select from three separate seatings at 11am, 1pm and 4:30pm for their Thanksgiving feast, featuring a Chef-attended carving station with smoked turkey, sage butter basted roast turkey, and rosemary and garlic sirloin;  crowd-pleasing and decadent buffet featuring over a dozen sides like bourbon orange glazed ham, sweet potato casserole with pecan crumble, roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts with applewood smoked bacon, and more; and an assortment of festive holiday desserts.

Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts | Ponte Vedra, Florida

Steeped in tradition, Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts is where generations of families have come to enjoy the holidays. Indulge in all the annual festivities including a bountiful Thanksgiving feast, Turkey Trot Holiday 5K, and more. The holidays in Ponte Vedra Beach are fun for the entire family! *Thanksgiving rates start at $499* per night.

  • Ponte Vedra Inn & Club: A perfect destination for families to spend Thanksgiving, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club will offer holiday programming including a Family Pumpkin Carving station and an Etiquette Dinner ahead of the resort’s Thanksgiving feasts, including a Thanksgiving Day Buffet at The Historic Inn and signature fine-dining restaurant Seahorse Grille’s Plated Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • The Lodge & Club: Down the beach from Ponte Vedra Inn & Club sits its sister property, The Lodge & Club, where guests can enjoy oceanfront views from every bespoke suite while staying cozy and warm next to the in-room fireplace. This Thanksgiving, guests can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Brunch from 11am-3pm with culinary action stations featuring breakfast favorites and holiday classics (available for $78 per adult, $22 per child (ages 3-11), and complimentary for children 3 and under). At signature fine-dining restaurant, Sea View Grille, families and friends can gather for a Thanksgiving Dinner Feast from 5-8pm, featuring delectable holiday classics served family-style (available for $35 per person for à la carte orders). *Thanksgiving To-Go is available for club members only.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa | Palm Beach, FL

Situated on the coast, Eau Palm Beach offers an idyllic oceanfront Thanksgiving getaway. Special for Thanksgiving, the resort will offer an exclusive Thanksgiving Cabana Dinner including a private 5-course plated dinner served in the oceanfront cabanas, including a Champagne toast and personal butler service. Reservations available from 6:30-8pm, $350++/adult, $65++/child 5-12 years old. Additionally, the resort will host an ‘Eau Does Giving’ Thanksgiving dinner buffet in the grand ballroom featuring traditional Thanksgiving favorites and incredible housemade dessert’s from in-house pastry chef, Keith Wallace. Restaurants, Polpo Palm Beach and Angle will also be offering 4-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner menus. Other festivities include a Kids Pastry Decorating Class at Loggers Kid’s Club on Wednesday, November 23, and the resort will be “pieing it forward” by donating 150 pies to Meals on Wheels.

Prince Waikiki | Honolulu, Hawaii

Located in the heart of Honolulu, Prince Waikiki is a contemporary oceanfront hotel with a postcard-worthy marina setting and some of the island’s best sunset views. Renowned for its signature buffet experience and fresh Island cuisine, 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar offers unlimited tableside service alongside a number of “action stations” that allow guests to safely interact with the chefs behind glass partitions as they prepare made-to-order hand rolls, plate beautiful desserts, and more. For the upcoming holiday, 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar will serve a special Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet on November 24 and Thanksgiving Dinner menu from November 24-27 with a variety of served courses and a fresh active bar at the center of the dining room. The Brunch Buffet features a wide variety of dishes from breakfast favorites to lunch-oriented fare and beyond. The carefully-crafted dinner menu will feature a number of holiday classics, including roast turkey with gravy, cornbread with sausage and chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes, alongside fresh island-inspired fare, including steamed crab legs, poke, sashimi and sushi rolls, prince bread pudding and much more.

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

Michelin-starred Oaxacan hot spot, Claro, makes its way from New York for a special Thanksgiving weekend collaboration at Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection alongside Chef Pablo Peñalosa. Dinner on November 26 will journey through the rich history behind the culinary traditions, artisanal culture, cooking, and heritage of Oaxaca. Experience diverse textures and flavors of homemade dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients that speak to indigenous techniques with a modern approach, each course accompanied by a menu of mezcal, “the spirit of Oaxaca.”

Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection (Island of Anguilla)

Guests can enjoy the brightest festive celebration in Anguilla overlooking the mesmerizing crystal-clear waters and velvet soft beaches of the Caribbean. Celebrate the island’s vibrant and local entertainment at Bar Soleil, and delight in our epicurean holiday feasts featuring the freshest local island cuisine and discover endless activities for the entire family. The Malliouhana Mini Explorers program invites younger guests to enjoy a curated series of holiday-themed activities including sandcastle building, a holiday-themed treasure hunt, and a Christmas cookie chefs’ class, and additional fun and educational adventures that will immerse them in the local Anguillan culture.

Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection (Mexico’s Riviera Maya)

The new resort will provide guests with culinary experiences rooted in the ancestral heritage of the region. Gather around the table with gratitude and over the resort’s Abuela Dinner. The special menu comprises recipes by the culinary team’s own grandmothers making it the perfect family-style holiday dinner. Venture off property for the resort’s exclusive Cenote Gratitude Ceremony, in which guests gain a deeper understanding as to why cenotes are known as the Yucatán’s spiritual portals. Learn about what the underground river systems meant to the ancient Maya and experience a traditional Gratitude Ceremony, giving thanks to good health and blessings, before enjoying their magical waters with a swim.

Perry Lane Hotel | Savannah, GA

Located in historic downtown Savannah, Perry Lane Hotel provides a quintessential holiday escape. From enjoying complimentary rosé or sparkling wine upon arrival to spacious accommodations, card games and vintage board games in the cozy library, and authentic Southern hospitality, Perry Lane provides the perfect destination to travel to for Thanksgiving. Additionally, at signature restaurant Emporium Kitchen, Executive Chef Dan Herget will be offering a special Thanksgiving menu complete with butternut squash soup, candied yams, haricot verts, a turkey dinner with roulade of turkey, cranberry yuzu relish, and duck confit stuffing, and pumpkin pie with candied squash, pepitas, and sable cookie.

Peninsula Beverly Hills | Los Angeles, CA

On Thanksgiving Day November 25, The Peninsula Beverly HIlls invites guests to experience a feast for all senses at The Belvedere and The Living Room for an exquisite take on a traditional holiday dining experience. With a live jazz band and harpist entertainment throughout the day, The Peninsula Beverly Hills will be the place to be this Holiday season. The hotel’s signature restaurant, The Belvedere, will be hosting a Four-Course Seated Family Style Dinner from 11am-6pm for $175 a person. Menu highlights will include Fall Spiced Apples and Pears, Lobster Confit in Pumpkin Seed Oil, Roasted Free Range Turkey, and a Pumpkin Valrhona Chocolate Ganache. In addition, guests can attend the Thanksgiving Afternoon Tea at The Living Room at 11am, 1:30pm, and 4pm. The seatings will be $125 per person and will include Thanksgiving themed sandwiches, sweets with pumpkin spice, & holiday flavored teas. Reservations for both occasions can be booked here.Lastly, guests can be served The Belvedere’s three-course family-style Thanksgiving dinner in the comfort of their own home. The at home menu will include house favorite Saffron Risotto and all the traditional classics such as roasted free-range turkey and freshly-baked pumpkin pie.  The menu will serve 6 people and will be priced starting at $625. Preorders begin on October 24, and all orders must be received by Friday, November 18 on Tock, linked here.

La Quinta Resort & Club | Palm Springs, California

It’s no accident that Frank Capra, the Oscar-winning writer/director of It’s a Wonderful Life, considered the iconic La Quinta Resort & Clubhis “Shangri-la of Screenwriting.” This winter season—and for nearly a century—the desert oasis is transforming into a quaint holiday village similar to Capra’s Bedford Falls. With twinkling lights, holiday décor, and festive storefront windows, La Quinta Resort & Club welcomes guests to enjoy a warm-weather escape for Thanksgiving, with activities and programming including:

  • La Quinta Resort’s Annual Tree Lighting: La Quinta kicks off its festive season with its annual tree lighting event on Sunday, November 27. Locals and guests return annually for the occasion, with a magnificent Christmas tree towering over one hundred feet tall, cocktails and warm beverages, carols, and more.
  • Two Thanksgiving dinner offerings include: Thanksgiving dinner at Morgan’s in the desert –Gather round and savor the season with a specially curated menu by Chef AndrewCooper and Thanksgiving dinner at Adobe Grill –Enjoy a festive Oaxacan take on traditional Thanksgiving offerings by Chef Marco Aguilar. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

Ojai Valley Inn | Ojai, California

To celebrate the holidays, the award-winning Ojai Valley Inn—with 220 sprawling acres, picturesque sunsets, and just 90 minutes from Los Angeles—is debuting its annual “Serenity Season” on November 23, 2022. The iconic resort offers an abundance of festive events to celebrate the holidays. Kicking off the season with elevated Thanksgiving dinners at The Farmhouse, The Oak and Olivella and a Turkey Trot Fun Run with proceeds donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.

  • Turkey Trot Fun Run: Work off your delicious Thanksgiving feast with a self-guided 5K Turkey Trot fun run. Pick up your swag bag and route map from the Spa Village courtyard anytime between 8AM and 10AM on Friday, November 26 and set off on a fun self- paced run or walk with your family. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, a local nonprofit focused on protecting and restoring the beautiful open spaces around us. Please pre-register with the Concierge or Discover Ojai.
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony: Celebrate the start of this festive season with an evening of joy and music as our holiday tree is lit. We welcome all guests to sing along as the Nordhoff High School Symphonic Band and Choir leads spirited seasonal favorites. Enjoy complimentary cups of cider and hot cocoa with other bites and beverages available for purchase. Share your holiday spirit by bringing a non-perishable food item for our local food bank.

Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection | (Aspen, Colorado)

One of the great hotels of the American West, Hotel Jerome will be kicking off the holiday season with a festive feast this Thanksgiving in the heart of downtown Aspen. After hitting the slopes during the new season on the four nearby mountains, guests will feel their hearts expand with gratitude for time spent with loved ones. Give thanks, Aspen-style, over the bounty of the Roaring Fork Valley. Dine on a four-course “Harvest Feast” menu this Thanksgiving at Hotel Jerome that mixes traditional and non-traditional dishes to evoke the spirit of “then and now.” Reservations can be made on Tock here. ($145 per person for adults | $55 per person for children under 12)

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

Elevate the holiday season at Madeline Hotel & Residences, and gather loved ones together to give thanks over the incredible bounty of the western slope after spending an exhilarating day at America’s best Alpine ski resort. Guests can dine on a special Thanksgiving feast featuring Executive Chef Bill Greenwood’s elevated takes on the classics featuring the finest ingredients from the resort’s local Colorado farm partners. Reservations can be made on OpenTable here. ($115 per guest | $55 per child (not including tax and gratuity) After a day of festive celebration and delicious holiday foods, guests can gift their bodies with movement at one of Madeline’s complimentary special wellness classes. Guests are welcomed in the studio from 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. for a gentle yet invigorating yoga flow suitable for all experience levels, where they can use this time to reflect upon and acknowledge all they are grateful for and give back to themselves through movement.

Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection | Austin, Texas

As summer fades and the leaves start to turn, Austin’s charming Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection will celebrate fall with immersive seasonal programming, inspiring culinary creations, and excitement for the season. For Thanksgiving day, indulge in a four-course family style meal featuring traditional and non-traditional holiday dishes made with the Fall bounty of Texas-sourced produce and meats. This year, the property is giving back to the community with a portion of proceeds from all Thanksgiving meals will go toward the brand new Commodore Perry Foundation that supports Austin-based non-profits. In addition, The Chapel transforms into a living room for guests to enjoy the yearly traditions of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Thursday) and Football (Friday) along with coffe + handmade pastries.

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection | Washington, CT

This year, spend Thanksgiving on a country retreat in the height of the autumn season at the 58-acres Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection! The New England hotel is kicking things off with Thanksgiving brunch in the opulent The Garden Room. Come evening, guests can sit down for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner prepared by the hotel’s very own James Beard award-winning chef, Cortney Burns. The property is also offering guided hikes, tarot card readings, seasonal spa treatments and cocktail hours across the course of the Thanksgiving weekend. After a long day of immersive activities, guests can head to one of the Mayflower Inn’s sumptuous guest suites, complete with cozy fireplaces, original artwork and handcrafted furniture.

The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection | Newport, RI

Celebrate Thanksgiving on the Coast at The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection. Guests are invited to celebrate this traditional holiday with a twist and enjoy a pre-set menu amongst the glow of The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt. Guests will relax in plush club chairs and enjoy a series of dishes and cocktails inspired by classic New England fare with a fresh take by The Vanderbilt’s Executive Chef Richard Gras for $112 per person and $45 per child. Guests can also trade their average turkey trot for a Cliff Walk, complete with a picnic basket curated by the expert culinary team and packed full of everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving leftovers to enjoy as boats go sailing by.

Thanksgiving Week at White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection | Kennebunk, ME

Auberge Resorts Collection is excited to unveil new immersive offerings at White Barn Inn for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Guests can journey up the coast to give thanks and celebrate with a relaxing escape. From Wednesday through Sunday of the holiday week, enjoy autumn offerings in the Spa, indulgent menus in Little Barn and White Barn Inn Restaurant, and unique experiences designed with the holiday in mind. Please see below for full details on the week’s events.

  • To kick off the week of festivities, White Barn Inn will be hosting a Thankfulness Toast for guests in the resort’s Living Room, featuring champagne and handcrafted cocktails mixed by their expert team.
  • Join the White Barn team for a Gratitude Hike on Thanksgiving morning through the nearby trails or along the beach, learning about the ecology and history of Kennebunk along the way. Taking in and becoming grateful for the beautiful surroundings.
  • On Thanksgiving Day, White Barn Inn will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving Feast prepared by Executive Chef Mathew Woolf. Gather with family and friends to explore the three-course prix fixe menu that highlights Chef Mat’s reinterpretation of classic Thanksgiving dishes with a New England twist.
  • For those guests looking for something a little more intimate, they can book a table at one of the Inn’s award-winning restaurants, White Barn Inn Restaurant or Little Barn. Guests can join for White Barn’s series of festive Prelude Dinners to celebrate the holiday season with friends and loved ones. Revel in a Winter wonderland on the coast and get in the holiday spirit with exclusive dinner experiences in the cozy Barn, featuring indulgent menus from Executive Chef Mathew Woolf.
  • Taste Chef Mat’s take on Thanksgiving ‘leftovers’ at the Thanksgiving Bounty Lunch the Friday following the holiday. Indulge in Thanksgiving classics like Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and more among the lively holiday spirit of White Barn Inn.
  • Any day of the week, warm up with a relaxing autumn treatment in the Spa at White Barn Inn. Guests can select from a menu of treatments designed with the season in mind and are welcome to speak with the Inn’s expert wellness curators to help make the best choice for their needs.
  • To close out the weekend, join the Inn for a relaxing Sunday afternoon cup of tea at the White Barn Inn Restaurant. Sit by the newly-installed, iconic pumpkin display and wind down from the Thanksgiving weekend with scones, small bites and delicious tea.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach, CA

Fall into flavor this Thanksgiving at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, where a gluttonous buffet inclusive of all the traditional sides, zesty salads, seasoned meats and sweet treats is sure to satisfy the most discerning taste buds. Start your dinner of endless choices with fresh snow crab claws with drawn butter, and then move on to the stand-out, honey and brown sugar-mustard brushed baked ham with orange and pomegranate agave syrup. To satisfy that sweet tooth, try the classic pumpkin pie or indulge in the s’mores bars, mini petit ffours, and apple cobbler. The price of the event will cost $140 for adults and $75 for children aged 4 to 12. To book, head to the link here.

Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection | Meadows of Dan, Virginia

On Thanksgiving Day, Primland becomes a home away from home for our guests with quintessential Thanksgiving activities from watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and football in Primland’s Theater with complimentary coffee and apple cider donut holes, and kid-friendly activities. Guests can enjoy a Southern Buffet-style Thanksgiving Feast at signature restaurant, Elements, which will be served in three separate seating at 3pm, 5:30pm, and 8pm and will feature holiday favorites with an optional wine pairing ($125 per person, $85 per child 5-12 years old, complimentary children 5 and younger). On Thanksgiving evening, Primland transforms into a festive wonderland overnight. On Friday, guests are invited to participate in the resort's annual Turkey Trot 5k at the golf course and then head to the Theater to watch the USA vs. England World Cup soccer match at 2pm with bar snacks and craft brews. From Wednesday through Friday, the Tobacco Barn’s outdoor patio transforms into a Fall Pie Hut where guests can purchase pies, cocktails, and sit by the fire.

Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection | Calistoga, CA

Settle in for a cozy Thanksgiving getaway in wine country at Solage. Enjoy spacious accommodations complete with their own fireplaces and a variety of fall programming including football viewing and “game day” comfort foods at poolside restaurant, Picobar. On November 24, guest and locals can enjoy an exquisite Thanksgiving meal at signature restaurant Solbar with a prix fixe menu from 1pm-8pm. The menu features butternut squash veloute, parker house rolls, broccoli and kale salad, roasted Mary’s organic turkey, yukon whipped potatoes, glazed root vegetables, brioche spoonbread sausage stuffing, and more and is $145 per person, and $72 per child.

Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection | Napa Valley, CA

With 14 consecutive Michelin Star awards, The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil provides a memorable destination for a Thanksgiving feast for the eyes and the senses. Guests and locals can enjoy the spectacular vista views from the intimate dining room or the expansive outdoor terrace that serve as an idyllic backdrop for an exquisite Thanksgiving dinner. Highlights on the Thanksgiving prix fixe menu include chilled St. Simon and Miyagi oysters with ginger mignonette; fairytale pumpkin soup with apple chutney, fromage blanc and pepitas; Willie Bird turkey with quince stuffing, potato purée, swiss chard, and spiced cider sauce; warm croissant pudding with brown sugar apples, currants and caramel ice cream; and more. Book the Holiday Hideaway Package inclusive of a two night stay with a complimentary upgrade up on booking, $250 F&B credit, 10% spa services, welcome bottle of Auberge du Soleil sparkling wine, daily full breakfast at The Restaurant, and in-room Caudalie Beauty Elixir spray.

Shore Lodge & Whitetail Club | McCall, Idaho

Idaho’s best kept secret, McCall is a small town located just two hours north of Boise on the edge of the largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States. The town centers around a 5,330-acre Payette Lake set in the heart of the Salmon River Mountains. Named “Best Secret Ski Towns of North America” by National Geographic, the four-season destination offers a mountain-based sanctuary and authentic multi-season getaway in a destination preserved in time. McCall stands out against the glitz and the glamour of Sun Valley/Ketchum vibe. This remote destination is home to Shore Lodge, the town’s premier historic lakefront resort and Whitetail Club, the adjacent membership-based private club. This hidden gem provides off-the-beaten path understated luxury and access to nationally-recognized ski mountains at a time when travelers are craving a safe and remote way to escape and reconnect with family and nature during the holidays.

  • Shore Lodge’s 77-room historic resort offers understated luxury for nature and adventure lovers. The property provides five dining options – including a lakefront restaurant and fine-dining steak house – private beach, theater, pickleball court, lakeside pool/hot tub, lake activities, access to boats, golf access, and award-winning spa. Shore Lodge offers guests a complimentary 10 minute shuttle to Brundage Mountain, which Ski Magazine has credited with 'the best powder in Idaho' and is only just 35 minutes away from Tamarack Resort offering 2,800 feet of vertical on 1,020 lift-accessed acres for skiers and snowboarders, along with Nordic and snowshoe trails.
  • Whitetail Club is McCall’s premier 1,300-acre private real estate club attracting the country’s affluent buyers including C-Suite business and executives from California and Washington. Ideal for a second, third or primary home, Whitetail Club offers custom homesites, townhouses and cottages listed for up to $5M. Top amenities include a 7,200 yard Andy North-designed 18-hole golf course named one of Golfweek’s “Best Courses In the Nation,” private biking/ cross-country ski trails, saltwater pool and fishing trout pond beach, ice-skating rink, indoor tennis and fitness center, a full-service 36-slip marina, lake Clubhouse complete private beach/lake access, private restaurant/bar and spaces dedicated to teens/children, as well as unparalleled club programming with curated only-here outdoor excursions, private shuttles to two nearby ski mountains, dining and musical events for the whole family.

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort | Kohala Coast, Hawaii

Give thanks with those near and dear at one of Hawaii Island’s premier luxury resorts, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, located directly on Hapuna Beach—the no. 1 beach in America. Travelers can gather in paradise this Thanksgiving and indulge in a decadent Thanksgiving Supper at the resort’s casual al fresco eatery, ‘Ikena Landing, on Nov. 24 from 3-5pm complete with a mix of fresh Hawaiian-inspired fare and Thanksgiving classics. Menu highlights include a choice of salads and fresh fish, turkey and meat options, a variety of side dishes from Wild Boar Portuguese Linguisa Stuffing to Sweet Potato Puree, a keiki (kids) menu, and a selection of decadent desserts including Pumpkin PieCoconut Layer Cake, Sweet Bread Pudding, and so much more. The full menu can be found in the link here.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota (Sarasota, FL)

This holiday season, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota invites guests to their very own Gulf Pole, with a thoughtfully curated holiday programming, including bike rides with Santa and his reindeers, a Jingle Jog with peppermint infused cooling towels, and “Snoga” yoga classes fit for all skill levels where guests can enjoy the beautiful sunset views of the Bay. This year, the hotel is hosting a series of luxurious dinner experiences:

  • Those visiting during Thanksgiving can kick off their day with an exceptional feast featuring chef-attended action stations. In the evening, guests can experience a one-of-a-kind feast by the sea, featuring holiday-inspired favorites accompanied by live entertainment at Ridley’s Porch at the Beach Club.
  • Kick off the Christmas spirit by having breakfast with Santa before selecting your culinary journey of choice for a Christmas dinner at one of the property’s top rated restaurants. The full festive dining brochure can be found here.
  • Ring in the year with water-front views and a complimentary champaign toast at Jack Dusty, which will also be hosting live entertainment for guests.

Tampa Marriott Water Street and JW Marriott Tampa Water Street (Tampa, FL)

The Tampa Marriott Water Street Collection is a unique getaway located in the flourishing Tampa Water Street Neighborhood, which offers endless F&B venues, entertainment and outdoor recreation (all walking distance from the collection!), for those looking for a warm escape this holiday season. The two hotels are connected by a skybridge, providing guests with access to the restaurant and events at both properties, without ever having to step outside and face the elements. Some of the culinary offerings for the year include:

  • At the Marriott: A thanksgiving feast away from home, where guests can dine water-side and enjoy the pristine Tampa weather while delighting in this year’s thanksgiving meal at Anchor and Brine. Some of the best chefs in town will prepare a roasted turkey roulade, topped with a cranberry-walnut gremolata – a luxurious bite that will surely leave guests wanting to return the following year.
  • At the JW: Enjoy a Driflight exclusive experience in the sweeping space that offers a refreshed atmosphere for breakfast before shifting to an intriguing backdrop for long, languid dinners. Thanksgiving day will begin with a breakfast buffet which will include carved prime rib, and the evening will offer a delectable meal curated by the property’s top-tier chefs.

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (St. Thomas, USVI)

Situated on 30 acres of cascading grounds filled with lush tropical plant life, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas will bring holiday cheer to its tropical paradise for a best-of-both-worlds experience, including the resort’s exclusive Thanksgiving Parade, festive decorating contests, holiday movie nights, and more. The resort will also celebrate Hannukah this year at the Grand Palazzo, where a local rabbi will join guests in celebrating the Festival of Lights and light the menorah. Culinary offerings this year include:

  • A gathering by the sea at Coconut Cove for a Thanksgiving Dinner that will blend the island’s culture and cuisine with traditional holiday staples, and will include a carving station and a live action grilling station.
  • Enjoy the flavors of the sea at the Sicilian-inspired restaurant, Alloro, or come with an appetite to the buffet-style feast prepared at Bleuwater – where guests can indulge in traditional holiday meals with a Caribbean and Asian influence.

Including the full festive brochure here. 

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)

Enjoy a fantastic and sparkling line-up of festive events at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa located on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach. The hotel delivers a sophisticated and unforgettable island escape that incorporates local and regional elements from Grand Cayman’s culture and personality, giving guests a distinct sense of place. Culinary offerings include:

  • A luxurious five course experience by the best Seafire chefs, where guests get a front row seat to the art of crafting delicacies in a private 10 seat presentation.
  • During Mariachi nights, the island’s cuisines will be blended with traditional flavors of Mexico for those stopping to enjoy the live entertainment.
  • Special menus and culinary experiences in November culminating with a Thanksgiving Feast at AVE Restaurant.

Including the full festive brochure here.

Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge

Guest will be thankful to leave the holiday dining prep to the chefs at Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge this year. Nestled in the soon-to-be-filled snowcapped Adirondack Mountains, the all-suite luxury resort’s onsite restaurant Kanu is getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year by debuting two festive dining menus to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with offering a Thanksgiving To-Go menu package for those planning to take advantage of the in room kitchen and dining areas. Brimming with festive holiday décor, the resort is also now serving tasty seasons cocktails, including Toasted Bananas Foster and an Apple Jack Rose.

  • Thanksgiving Day Menu, served on Nov. 24: Start Thanksgiving dining off with an impressive spread of Pumpkin Spice Cornbread, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Leek and Potato Soup. For the main course, guests can choose between Turkey Rolls stuffed with leeks and bacon served with mashed potatoes and greens on the side; Acorn Squash and Pine Nut Pappardelle with ricotta cheese and sage; or Seared Scallops alongside corn risotto. For dessert, Chef Roelly is serving a delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake or Homemade Carmel Bites.

Kanu’s Thanksgiving To-Go Menu includes a turkey with cranberry and hazelnut stuffing, and served alongside au gratin potatoes, green beans, Brussel sprouts, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, gravy and freshly made rolls, followed up with a delicious apple pie for dessert. The Thanksgiving To-Go menu is $275 and feeds 8-12 people.

Reservations are required for holiday meals and may be made on OpenTable.

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