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The Best Last-Minute Memorial Day Weekend Trips

By Emma Reynolds |  May 20 2019


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.

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The Point

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

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Triple Creek Ranch

Darby, Montana

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 

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Blackberry Mountain

Walland, Tennessee

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

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Chatham Bars Inn

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod is one of New England’s hottest summer getaways, pairing rich American history with some of the best beaches (and food) on the East Coast. Chatham Bars Inn, located in Chatham, is one of the Cape’s most luxurious hotels with shingle-style cottages, a whitewashed facade and seaside decor. Amateur and avid fishermen will love the hotel’s Bar Tender 18-person fishing boat to enjoy deep sea fishing and boating along the Cape Code National Seashore, only accessible by boat. The luxurious cottages have direct beach access with a private terrace. Linen fabrics, colonial-style bed frames and printed curtains recall colonial times while serene shades of light blue and beige mimic the colors of the natural surroundings. Enjoy the world-class spa, dining at one of four locations on property and other events throughout the summer. chathambarsinn.com

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The Breakers

Palm Beach, Florida

Italian Renaissance-style resort, The Breakers, in Palm Beach, Florida is one of the city’s most storied resorts first built in 1896 and redone in 1926. The oceanside destination is situated on 140 acres of land and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, not to mention it’s a AAA Five Diamond property. With more than 500 guest rooms including 68 suites, it’s no surprise that there are over nine restaurants and two 18-hole golf courses, 20,000-sq-ft spa, ten tennis courts and even a private hotel within a hotel, The Flagler Club. It’s the ideal getaway (just a short flight from some of the biggest US cities) for families and couples alike. thebreakers.com

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Rosewood Bermuda

Bermuda

The first long weekend of the year often calls for a destination-driven getaway, and there’s no better time to visit the pink-sanded heaven that is Bermuda. Kick off your summer with a trip to Rosewood Bermuda, a 92-room resort situated on 240 acres of land that brings guests the best service with ultra-luxurious rooms and amenities. Whether you’re an avid golfer (the Tucker’s Point Golf Course is one of the finest in the world) or prefer a more relaxing beachside trip, there’s something for everyone. Indulge in cocktails and bites at Tucker’s Point Beach Club on the island’s largest private beach where you’ll also have access to two freshwater swimming pools, or take to Sense, A Rosewood Spa that brings you the best in results-driven treatments. rosewoodhotels.com 

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