Fave Fall Travel Spots

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The best resorts to enjoy the vibrant colors of autumn


Sonnenalp Resort, Vail, CO

The Sonnenalp name and tradition of hospitality go back nearly a century to Ofterschwang, Bavaria, where, in a simple ranch house, the Faessler Family opened a hotel that epitomized the finest in personalized service in beautiful surroundings. Four decades later, the same service awaits you here. With unobstructed views of Vail Mountain, It's the most spectacular way to view the fall colors.

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Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

This resort is right next to some of the region's best wineries and craft breweries. And for fall, you can take advantage of the Hidden Vineyards Package, which includes a one-night stay, breakfast for two at the property's Veranda Restaurant and tastings for two at three local wineries: Cordiano Winery, Orfila Winery, and Bernardo Winery. Afterward, come back and cozy up to one of their many fireplaces.

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Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, CO

Located on 42 scenic acres along the Roaring Fork River in the historic West End, Aspen Meadows Resort’s 98 guest suites are rich in amenities and decorated in clean and crisp Bauhaus style. With floor to ceiling windows in every room, visitors get a full view of the rich colors of fall.

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Via Rail, Montreal, Quebec, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Via Rail offers a stunning route that offers a breathtaking view of Canada’s autumn landscape. The Ocean service, which follows the curves of the St. Lawrence River, offers 360-degree panoramic views. Grab a warm drink, cozy up, and relax while witnessing one of nature’s most spectacular displays!

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The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY

Talk about location, location, location. The Sagamore is located right on Lake George in the heart of the Adirondacks, and offers gorgeous views of the water and mountains. Take a scenic tour of the lake aboard the Morgan, a replica of a 19th-Century touring boat. Our favorite thing to do? Bask on Adirondack-style chairs and sip warm cocoa in the evenings.

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Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT

The Rabbit Hill Inn is one of the best places to see the leaves turn red and gold in fall. Bask on the front porch while sipping on complimentary afternoon tea, and take in the breathtaking views. Most rooms are equipped with glowing fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and heavenly canopy beds (swoon!).

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The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

This stunning inn is tucked between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountain ranges, making it one of the best places to view the fall foliage. And if that's not enough, you can take a day drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway for more natural beauty. On Saturdays, enjoy local bluegrass music in Great Hall. Fun side note: many presidents and celebrities have stayed at this gorgeous inn, including President Obama.

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Posted on September 24, 2012

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