Summer as we know it is basically over. Well, perhaps not quite yet, but as we all know time flies. Before you know it, it’ll be the end of September and the leaves will be turning as the weather begins to cool down (except here in Texas where we’ll stay hot until early November). If you haven’t been able to plan a last minute summer escape, or if you are in need of one more before summer ends, we have you covered! We have searched high and low for the most unique, well-designed hotels to end the summer! So get your planner out and book yourself a last minute, luxe boutique hotel getaway!
Twelve rooms span three floors on The DeBruce with some rooms offering stunning views of the Willowemoc Valley and River. The rooms are welcoming and well-designed, providing the perfect mix of aesthetics and functionality. The clawfoot bathtubs in some rooms add a touch of elegance to the newly renovated marble tile bathrooms and showers. Down duvets, Sferra linens, and Malin & Goetz toiletries are available in each room upping the hospitality notch just a tad. Taking it a step further, each room is inclusive of breakfast and dinner.
Tucked next to other downtown Detroit buildings is the Shinola Hotel. If you know Shinola from their exquisitely well designed bicycles, watches and other leather goods, then you know exactly the type of quality that you can expect from this property. And it surely delivers. The rooms are splendid with a neutral palette and bespoke furniture items that round out the space quite nicely. In the mood for a culinary experience? Try San Morello, the Award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini’s urban Italian neighborhood restaurant. The pizza is superb! And if you are in the mood for shopping, the Shinola boutique is quite appropriately located next door showcasing their selection of products that has made them synonymous with leather and quality.
The Green O
In case nature is more your style, The Green O is sure to check off every box on your list. Located in Greenough, Montana, this spectacular property offers outdoor activities for every season. From horseback riding along the river’s edge to rappelling down the side of a 170-foot rock, there is something for everyone. Twelve homes are perfectly displayed throughout the timbered hillside with views of the Blackfoot River Valley. The Light Haus (shown above) offers accommodations for two in this modern, 1,080 square foot space. The vast windows allow for stargazing while the thick foliage offers privacy for the in-room guests. If relaxation is on your itinerary, perhaps visit Spa Town, their collection of spa tents where you can enjoy a massage or purifying mineral mud wrap.
TOURISTS was a motel in the Berkshires that was turned into a whimsical getaway by Wilco’s bassist and a few of his friends. The riverside retreat consists of 48 rooms and is surrounded by woodland trails, riverbanks and sculptural installations. The design of the rooms are neutral and use natural materials to help blend the indoors and outdoors. You can enjoy crafts, yoga or hiking on their 80 acre forest campus. If you are looking to explore a bit further out, look no further. The Mass Moca, a hub for contemporary visual and performing art housed in a 19th century factory, is less than 3 miles away. Plus, you have the Appalachian Trail less than one mile away.
One of these luxe hotels has surely caught your attention, but in case we left your yearning for a bit more, here are a few honorable mentions.
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