Top Destinations with the Best Fall Foliage & Seasonal Experiences

Top Destinations with the Best Fall Foliage & Seasonal Experiences

As summer comes to an end and travelers start planning their Autumn getaways, here is a variety of destinations where visitors can enjoy unique fall experiences and find ultimate views of Fall Foliage across the country! From mountain living to city slicking, we’ve rounded up the 10 best properties where the views simply can’t be beat.

Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection | Meadows of Dan, Virginia (pictured)

Located on 12,000 acres in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection, is a majestic year-round mountainside retreat and a truly one-of-a-kind destination. One of the best times of the year to experience the resort is in the fall, when the air is crisp and the bucolic Blue Ridge Mountains morph into a sea of autumnal shades of orange, red and yellow as far as the eye can see. Guests can cozy up in a standalone cottage or sumptuous suite with a warm drink and a crackling fire or indulging in locally sourced, seasonal cuisine at fine-dining restaurant Elements or take in the fresh air with Primland’s impressive roster of year-round outdoor activities including horseback riding, endless hiking paths, RTV tours, clay shooting, tomahawk throwing and so much more. Open through November, Primland’s championship Highland Golf Course is framed by colorful fall foliage as its 18 holes weave through the forests and valleys, combining challenging golf with breathtaking views at every turn. After a day’s adventure, guests can relax with an expert treatment at the Auberge Spa, take a dip in the indoor pool, or soak in the jacuzzi. This fall, travelers can savor every moment of their stay by booking the Suite Escape package, which includes signature suite accommodations and a $500 resort credit that is applicable to any outdoor activity or spa treatment.

Hotel Commonwealth | Boston, MA

Set within the invigorated neighborhood of Kenmore Square and steps away from iconic Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect New England getaway for admiring the fall season. The Official Hotel of the Boston Red Sox, Hotel Commonwealth offers a true Boston experience immersed in local flavor and genuine service. Guests can take in the beauty of fall at the Public Garden and Boston Common, just a short walk from the hotel. Viewers can admire the bright splashes of foliage on ornamental Japanese maple trees and relish in the crisp fall air. Also nearby Hotel Commonwealth, visit the Charles River Esplanade to bike, jog or even kayak, to see the fall foliage along the sparkling river. From September well into November, Boston is brimming with color,  so experience the city in all its autumnal glory, catch a final Red Sox game at Fenway, and retreat to a cozy stay in the city’s most beloved hotel.

Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection (Hudson Valley, NY) **opening September 30, 2022

Upon opening just in time for fall foliage, Wildflower Farms will provide a meaningful encounter with nature at every step through nature-framing design, bespoke guesthouses, world-class cuisine and unique outdoor experiences. Nestled on 140 secluded acres just 90 minutes from New York City and set amongst the storied region’s natural beauty, it will be a verdant escape focused on nature and wellbeing in all senses. The expansive grounds will include orchards, animals, heirloom gardens, a namesake farm and fields of wildflowers throughout, offering an oasis within reach for urban visitors and convivial gathering place for locals. Light-filled public spaces and 65 built-in-nature accommodations have been designed by architects Electric Bowery and designer Ward and Gray to offer a strong connection to the land on which it sits. The guest journey will be rooted in epicurean exploration with culinary and farm activities that offer the opportunity to dine on source-origin cuisine at the restaurant, Clay; engage with guest culinarians at Maplehouse, the dynamic cooking school; get your hands dirty with the farm’s harvest; or, bring home lessons on gardening and floral design. Additional evergreen and seasonal experiences include thrilling outdoor adventures (think: hiking trails on-site, sailing the Hudson or climbing The Gunks) and a seasonal wellness menu at Thistle, An Auberge Spa.

Shore Lodge | McCall, Idaho

Located just 2.5 hours outside of Boise, McCall Idaho is a beautiful four-season lake and ski town situated on the southern shore of Payette Lake near the center of the Payette National Forest, the second largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States. The premier 77-room historic resort offers understated luxury for nature and adventure lovers. As the leaves start to change, hiking in one of McCall’s 500 miles of public trails is a must. For thrill seekers, Fall is the best time to take on backcountry trails on an ATV. After a day in nature, the cooling temperatures of fall are the perfect time to enjoy the natural hot springs. Luckily, McCall is a short drive from some of the country’s most incredible naturally occurring hot springs.

East West Hospitality | Snowmass, CO

With cooling afternoons and crisp, starry nights, fall is the perfect time to enjoy Snowmass and take in the colorful mountain landscape. Spend the day on a guided nature walk, fly fishing, or playing the 36-hole challenging disc golf course up and down the mountain. Soak in the sunshine at The Snowmass Club, or explore the mountains by going on an exciting hike or mountain biking . The Snowmass area is also home to several golf courses, as challenging as they are picturesque. The luxury condominiums at One Snowmass are the perfect entry point to the new Base Village and reimagined Snowmass. Residences include two, three and four-bedroom layouts. Massive windows make way for spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, plaza, and down-valley. All residences include private balconies for you to enjoy the breathtaking outdoor beauty Snowmass is known for. All of East West Hospitality’s vacation rentals can be viewed here.

Perry Lane Hotel | Savannah, GA

Nestled between Chippewa square and Lafayette square, Perry Lane Hotel is the perfect stay for travelers looking to immerse in the natural beauty of Savannah during the fall season. As the leaves start to turn and temperatures drop, the luxury embodies the charm, hospitality, and style of the famed Georgian city. In accordance with the season, just a short walk from the hotel, guests can admire the centuries-old Southern live oaks heavy with Spanish moss, and relish in the crisp fall air at Forsyth Park. In addition, visitors can walk River Street to eat, drink, and view the famed river while enjoying the Fall weather. Lastly, the property is the perfect place to enjoy the cool breeze on top of Peregrin, Savannah’s best rooftop bar.

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

A legendary landmark re-imagined, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection is a luxurious and soulful retreat steeped in heritage in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Set on 317 secluded acres bordering Santa Fe National Forest and just minutes from downtown, the 100-room resort is the perfect fall destination for guests to connect with nature and featuring organic adobe architecture that invokes rich New Mexican heritage and conveys a genuine sense of place. Amenities include a collection of exhilarating outdoor experiences, horse stables, fitness center, pool, onsite stream for fly fishing casting lessons, healing arts experiences at Stream Dance Spa and several dining venues, including the resort’s signature restaurant SkyFire. Expansive indoor and outdoor event space includes The Hall with 3,200 square-feet of meeting space and the historic Lamy Chapel and Garden, featuring dramatic views of the Tesuque Valley. A restored Bunkhouse is ideal for family gatherings with 12 individual bedrooms and personal butler service.

Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection | Deer Valley, Utah

Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection is an iconic luxury inn located in legendary Deer Valley, Utah. The intimate resort’s mid-mountain location offers direct access to a robust offering of warm weather outdoor pursuits for the fall months. The 18 newly redesigned rooms and suites, including a Signature Suite that occupies the entire fourth floor, offer old-world charm with wood-burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and arched doorways; and, 40 residences, set in two new modern buildings designed by acclaimed architect Tom Kundig, are outfitted with full-service kitchens, contemporary living spaces and private balconies. Resort amenities include a luxurious lobby, adjacent Terrasse with seating and fire pits, exclusive private dining room, unique venues for private events and post-adventure wellness amenities such as customized massages in spa suites, breathtaking rooftop pool, infinity-edge hot tub and state-of-the-art fitness center. An award-winning restaurant skillfully marries Bavarian specialties with farm-fresh regional fare sourced from local Park City pastures, while the Antler Lounge, a chic and vibrant gathering spot, comes alive in the evenings with après cocktails and live entertainment. Founded in 1992, the inn is owned by the philanthropic Eccles family who have been a part of the development of Utah’s ski region since the late 1800s.

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

Only 35 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection is a luxurious contemporary mountain retreat located in Park City, Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range. Set on 3,500 private acres surrounded by dramatic soaring peaks, high alpine fields, lush hillsides and a spring-fed creek, the 46-room resort invites guests to reconnect with the natural environment this fall in understated elegance, with organic architecture that showcases the majesty of the land. Amenities include a collection of immersive outdoor Autumn adventures, including hiking, fly fishing, clay shooting, horseback riding and more. The Lodge’s restaurant, YUTA, helmed by James Beard Award-Winning Executive Chef Galen Zamarra, serves cuisine created with ingredients sourced from an onsite organic farm. Deeply restorative treatments at The Edge Spa complement Blue Sky’s active outdoor adventures. Experiential opportunities exclusive to Blue Sky include learning about the artisanal whiskey-making at the on-site High West Whiskey distillery, hands-on horsemanship at the 30,000-square-foot indoor equestrian center and up-close animal encounters at Saving Gracie horse rescue sanctuary.

Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club | Kennebunkport, ME - Retro-Style Waterfront Property

Feel like a “member” of the club from the moment you arrive with on-the-water Harborfront Bungalows, each with its own terrace and lush private garden overlooking the shimmering river which flows gracefully toward the ocean just a quarter-mile away. Completely surrounded by lush greenery, the Yachtsman is the sunlit, spacious, and whimsically designed Maine escape travelers have been dreaming of with over-the-top service and custom amenities to transport you far from everyday reality.

Hidden Pond | Kennebunkport, ME - Romantic Getaway

Hidden Pond is a collection of luxury cottages, bungalows and lodges, situated on 60-acres of pristine birch forest; a cozy and romantic spot for couples to enjoy the amenities of a lavish resort with the seclusion of a cabin in the woods. Opt for a one-bedroom bungalow recently reimagined in partnership with renowned menswear designer Todd Snyder, a couple’s dream retreat each outfitted with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, outdoor rain shower, screened porch, luxury toiletries, and wet bar with mini-fridge. On-site, couples can enjoy a luxury treetop spa, as well as an organic garden and Earth, Hidden Pond’s farm-to-fork restaurant that takes pride in utilizing organic and seasonal ingredients in all of its innovative dishes. For more active guests looking to embrace the outdoors, Hidden Pond offers an array of fitness amenities and activities such as hiking trails, biking, yoga, and more.

The Claremont | Southwest Harbor, ME - Luxurious Maximalism Design

Located in the heart of Southwest Harbor, the historic six-acre hotel is situated at the mouth of Somes Sound, the East coast’s only fjord. After a complete renovation and transformation in May 2021, the reimagined hotel boasts a preppy maximalist design and stands as the region’s premier upscale destination. Embracing the hotel’s historic roots with a classic modernized twist, the hotel features a range of accommodations including cottages, suites, a secluded waterfront haven, a long-term stay hideaway, and main house guestrooms, offering privacy and spectacular views. Additional property highlights include an outdoor heated pool overlooking the Somes Sound, an intimate spa, four food and beverage outlets, a croquet club, and more, just minutes from Acadia National Park.

Salt Cottage | Bar Harbor, ME - Adventurous Getaway in Acadia National Park

Located steps away from the entrance of Acadia National Park, Salt Cottages is perched on a hillside overlooking Hull’s Cove, providing unmatched ocean views from each of the property's one and two-bedroom accommodations. Perfect for families, couples, and adventure seekers alike, Acadia’s newest cottage resort is just minutes away from downtown Bar Harbor’s many sights, restaurants, and attractions. Boasting 40 accommodations, including 10 guest rooms and 30 stand-alone cottages with kitchenettes, private garden patios, and outdoor entertaining spaces, Salt Cottages also features an expansive outdoor pool with cabanas and hot tubs, a vintage game room, fire pits, retro snack bar, ice cream window, a natural playground and more.

Aurora Inn - Finger Lakes, NY

The charming storybook Village of Aurora, comprised of restaurants, shops, and historic inns as part of luxury resort Inns of Aurora, has a picture-perfect Main Street lined with beautiful oak trees with deep hues of red and orange. To take it all in, embark on a self-guided walking tour beginning at the historic Aurora Inn (built in 1833 by Colonel E.B. Morgan), with brick siding and wrap around porches. While walking down Main Street, view the colorful gardens and foliage surrounding each of the resort’s distinctly designed and pristinely restored historic inns before heading down to the lakefront for a picnic. Then, take one of the resort’s complimentary bicycles and head back down the street to the demonstration kitchen for an ice cream and whisky workshop – though take time to soak in the backdrop of the pristine Cayuga Lake surrounded by fiery foliage on the way there. Finish the day with dinner at farm-to-table restaurant, 1833 Kitchen & Bar, before enjoying a glass of local wine at the lakefront fire pit.