Who does not love to take a break from the fast-paced hustle and bustle of city life and take a trip to beautiful and serene countryside destinations? Give your nerves and yourself a break with a vacation to one or more of the following vacation suggestions –
- Twin Farms, Vermont –
Once the resident of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sinclair Lewis, today it has become a five-star Relais & Chateaux, and takes countryside getaways to a whole new level. Featuring a Japanese bathhouse, 10 gorgeous cottages, cozy and inviting fireplaces and screened porches housed in a 300-acre forest, visitors can enjoy hiking, skiing, canoeing or even a champagne picnic.
- Las Alcobas, California –
If you love wine, then look no further than Las Alcoba, bordering the historic Beringer Vineyards (Napa’s oldest winery). Designer Yabu Pushelberg is responsible for the overall look and feel of the understated elegance. It features spa-like bathrooms, terraces with fireplaces and soaking tubs. In addition, indulge yourself at the saltwater pool or the aromatherapy bar wine.
- Travaasa Austin, Texas –
This 210-acre zen-retreat with a Texan twist offers yoga classes, Reiki sessions, and life coaching. However, the real attraction of Travaasa lies in its 40-plus activities on offer, including mechanical bull-riding lessons and hatchet throwing workshops which truly bring to color the uniquely Texan flavor of the place. In addition, you can opt for a more relaxed range of activities with hikes, cooking-demonstrations, a swim in the gorgeous infinity pool and a refreshing nap in the poolside cabanas.
- Hasbrouck House, New York –
This countryside getaway is located in the Hudson Valley and is the perfect destination if you need an idyllic and relaxed time to recharge your senses. Featuring a majestic 18th-century Dutch colonial mansion, the accompanying stables and carriages, Hasbrouck House sits on 150 acres of land. Activities on offer include endless strolls of the beautiful grounds, getting lost in that book you have been meaning to read but could never find time to and also tucking into dishes from farm-fresh ingredients, and local ciders at Butterfield, the on-site restaurant.
- Primland, Virginia –
Primland is a 12,000 acre nature retreat located in Virginia and is the perfect place if you are a nature lover but still want the comforts of urban living and civilisation. The place features an adult-only treehouse built high up in the oaks, a two-story cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an observatory dome for stargazing among other attractions. Activities include mountain biking or hiking on the Old Appalachian Trail, an immaculate golf course, and Native American healing treatments at the 1,800 square feet spa.
- Blackberry Farm, Tennessee –
If you like the combination of countryside experiences and good food, then look no further than Blackberry Farm. On the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this 4,200 acres of farmland’s main attraction is The Barn, a multiple James Bear Award Winner and one of the pioneers in the farm-to-table movement. The Barn sources all its ingredients from the farm itself, including organic vegetables, fresh milk and cheese and wild mushrooms and berries. There is also a 160,000-bottle wine cellar and a respected brewery.
Be it the countryside or the uber-cool contemporary destinations, get the best deals, offer and air ticket discounts on Airtkt.