Las Animas Bajas, San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico |+52 1 (624) 355-4564 

Head down south to Baja California to check into one of the ten charming Culinary Cottages at Flora Farm, a ten-acre organic farm in the foothills of Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo. The Field Kitchen, Farm Bar, and Flora Grocery are open to all, but owners and lucky renters get special access to the private beach club, family pond, and pool and spa—oh, and harvest privileges all year long.






309 Middle St., Washington, VA | 540.675.3800

Consider this gourmet getaway as American as apple pie, so long as that apple pie pairs nicely with one of the 14,000 bottles of wine in the restaurant’s massive cellar. Spend the days exploring Rappahannock County and the Town of Washington, which dates back to 1769, and the nights knocking back Barcat Oyster Slurpees and truffle-stuffed pheasant before retiring to rooms decked out with proper English Country Manor vibes.






900 Meadowood Lane, Saint Helena, CA | 707.531.4788

If making the pilgrimage to Napa Valley is a must for any foodie or wino, then Meadowood in St. Helena is most certainly Mecca. In The Restaurant, Chris Kostow continues to wow critics, guests, and chef friends alike with his vision, passion, and downright deliciousness (proof: Kostow’s new cookbook A New Napa Cuisine). There’s no better place to sleep off a three Michelin-starred meal than in one of their cozy rooms by a roaring fire (unless you count the massage table at the spa).






180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford, CA | 707.963.1211

Set up on a hill above an endless—and undulating—vista of vineyards, Auberge du Soleil has been maintaining the luxury standard in Napa for 30 years. Though it’s since spawned two sister hotels (Solage and Calistoga Ranch), Auberge du Soleil is the reigning patriarch in Napa Valley, particularly when it comes to old-school indulgences and creature comforts (the other two spots are a bit more modern and laidback). Here, the cottage-like rooms are organized into private little villages (they all feature patios and terraces). With two Michelin Stars, Auberge’s main, global-inflected restaurant draws a crowd that swells well beyond hotel guests—the Japanese breakfast is particularly dreamy. Don’t Miss the spa: While hotel treatments often aren’t that great (particularly for their generally inflated price-tags), this was one of the best massages we’ve ever had, particularly because it was followed by a soak in the outdoor bathtub. Meanwhile, Quintessa Winery, one of our favorites, is just across the street.







10000 Champion Dr., Washington, TX | 979.277.7750

Set within 300 acres of lush green meadows and rolling countryside, Dos Brisas is a Spanish-style ranch offering up a little bit of rural Texas (with plenty of foodie and outdoor activities)—that said, it has all the amenities you’d expect in the city. After trying your hand at cheese making courses, wine tastings, and cooking classes, take a breather at one of the nine Spanish-style Haciendas or Casitas. The on-site restaurant sources organic and seasonal ingredients from Dos Brisas’ very own farmland and orchards. It also happens to be the only Forbes five-star in the entire state of Texas. Oh, and as of this year, the ranch has gone all-inclusive, which means that save for spa services and fine dining, the majority of activities and meals are covered in the room rate.






Calle Torrea, Araba, Spain | 34 945 18 08 80

This futuristic hotel—designed in 2006 by Frank Gehry—is a rainbow undulation on a Spanish hillside in Basque Country. Inside, it’s just as wonderfully theatrical, whether it’s the slick rooms (tilted walls, tons of glass and steel, bursts of bright red), or the culinary fireworks. As you look through the cathedral windows at the Rioja vineyards outside, you’ll be feasting on red wine caviar and red shrimp carpaccio at the Michelin starred main dining room, presided over by chef Francis Paniego. While it’s really about eating and drinking here, there’s also a Caudalie spa.







1471 W. Millers Cove Rd., Walland, TN | 865.984.8166

Buttermilk biscuits with a view. Equal parts luxury hotel, world-class kitchen, and working farm, this 4,200 acre foodie resort in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is a slice of heaven for those hungry for rest, relaxation, good music, and, of course, incredible Southern cooking. Check their calendar before booking for events that may be of interest like truffle hunts, photography workshops, wellness weekends, and celeb chefs including David Chang and Hugh Acheson.







1775, Route du Leutaz, Megeve, France | 33 (0) 4 50 21 49 99

Located in the French Alps, Megeve has all of 4,000 permanent residents though it’s booming in the winter (it came into its own in the early 1900s, when the Rothschilds started coming and everyone else followed). It’s also home to this culinary hot spot, which has earned three Michelin stars—it justifies the trip, whether you’re strapping on skis or not. Helmed by Emmanuel Renaut (The Crillon, Claridges), who earned his first Michelin star in his early ’30s, the food here is as gorgeous as it is delicious. The Relais & Chateux accommodations are both modern and modest—besides a handful of suites, there are some small houses for rent, too.






Castiglion del Bosco SI, Italy | 39 0577 807078

Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val D’Orcia, this centuries-old estate south of Siena is truly incredible: Beyond the fact that you walk amidst remnants of walls from the 1100s, it’s surrounded by Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, there’s a world-class golf course, on-site truffle hunting, and the food is unbelievable. There’s a fancy restaurant, but there’s also a casual pizzeria—and kitchens in the villas where you can feast on bread and incomparably sweet tomatoes. While it’s plenty romantic, they have a lot of activities (including cooking classes) for kids.






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