Sometimes last-minute trips are the most fun and spontaneous way to travel. If planning isn’t your thing, read on to see some of the best last-minute trips to take for Memorial Day Weekend coming up in just a few short days. As long as you have the jet ready and a bag packed with your summer essentials, you’re bound to have a fantastic weekend.
Saranac Lake, New York
Spend Memorial Weekend at New York’s upstate Relais & Châteaux retreat on Upper Saranac Lake, built by William Avery Rockefeller II in 1933. This Adirondack getaway is the ultimate luxury summer camp combining gourmet dining with boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding on Lake Saranac plus tennis, croquet and hiking in the vast wilderness. Though every accommodation is appointed to perfection, evoking a true camp-like sensibility, The Boathouse is where you want to rest your head. Though its adults-only, it’s perfect for multi-generational travel with adult kids – even your furry friends are welcome here. thepointresort.com
Triple Creek Ranch
Designed for adults, Triple Creek Ranch in the wilds of Western Montana is the perfect long weekend getaway for those looking for peace and quiet with a side of adventure. Every detail of the ranch recalls an old Western ranch, from the expansive main lodge to the three luxury ranch homes – no matter where your vantage point is on property, the Bitterroot Mountain Range looms prominently in the background. Horseback riding is a must while you’re here, as are nature safaris, panning for sapphires with locals, archery and lawn games. Culinary experiences are perfection – enjoy gourmet food with ingredients sourced from the resort’s on-property garden and enjoy wine pairings each night from the in-house wine cellar. For Memorial Day Weekend, the property will host The Chappellet Winery Vintner Weekend featuring spectacular local wines. triplecreekranch.com
You may know the Relais & Châteaux property, Blackberry Farm, but now, the same owners want to bring luxury to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Located just seven miles away from Blackberry Farm, the 5,200-acre property fuses modern design with outdoor adventure and wellness (think treetop meditation, aerial yoga outside, a forest bath, sound immersion and group fitness). Rest your head in one of the Mountain Homes – Short Leaf is a four-bedroom, 4,500-sq-ft palace that is perfect for families. With this accommodation, you’ll have an outdoor fireplace, full kitchen a six-seater golf cart to get yourself around property. There’s no shortage of things to do – mixology courses, Blackberry Mountain ‘house parties’ and other events are put on throughout the season and no matter how often you come, you’ll never experience the same thing twice. blackberrymountain.com