Our Favorite Domestic Hotels & Resorts this Summer

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Our Favorite Domestic Hotels & Resorts this Summer

Many of you are itching to get out of your house and hit the road! After months of lock down, summer just doesn’t feel right without a getaway of some sort. We know the virus is still out there, and we cannot guarantee anyone’s safety. But we also know that many of you are going to the grocery store, local restaurants and places in your community and we are all itching to go a little further. Since borders remain closed for much of the world, this summer is the perfect opportunity to explore our own back yard here in the United States.

We want to share with you some of our favorite domestic hotels and resorts. We understand this is an unprecedented time and we want to make your future travel as easy and seamless as possible. With every reservation, we confirm with hotels their present Covid policies and procedures so that you know exactly what to expect. What many are finding out is that just because a hotel is open, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the spa or the restaurant is open. Keep in mind that the key to travel these days is flexibility, as what is open today may not be tomorrow. Let us help you figure out the complexities of traveling in this Covid world.

Whether you are flying commercial, private or driving, we can assist with planning your trip from start to finish! Below is a list of some of our favorite hotels with links to their hotel sites. Remember, that when you reserve these properties with Rex Travel, you will be receiving Virtuoso amenities and perks that will include complimentary daily breakfast, welcome amenity, room upgrade if available and other perks. If you would like us to check availability for any of the options below, just contact your agent or give us a call at (312) 641-6633 or shoot us an e-mail at: vacation@rextravel.com. Let us know what dates you are looking to travel and we can get you the current rates and availability, along with the details on all of the special amenities.


Northeast Favorites:

Twin Farms, Barnard, VT – an intimate, adults only and all inclusive experience in Vermont with exquisite dining

White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, ME

Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, MA – a quintessential Cape Cod escape

Ocean House, Watch Hill (Newport), RI – step back in time with this historic luxury hotel that has all of the modern amenities you can possibly think of

Watch Hill Inn, Watch Hill (Newport), RI – the sister property of Ocean House

Lake Kora, Raquette Lake, NY– a private oasis all to yourself in Upstate New York. Perfect for a gathering of family and friends.

Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, NY

Mayflower Inn, Washington, CT – relax and escape at this New England country retreat

Winvian Farm, Litchfield Hills, CT – a member of Relais & Chateaux sought after for their relaxing environment and culinary delights


Mid-Atlantic Favorites:

Primland, Meadows of Dan, VA – a country lodge with an array of activities including shooting, golf, fishing, archery, etc.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA – great for families who want to experience authentic nature and endless activities


Southeast Favorites:

Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN – one of America’s hidden treasures in the glorious Smoky Mountains with an ideal environment for privacy, seclusion and indulgence

Blackberry Mountain, Walland, TN – the more contemporary sister property of Blackberry Farm

Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC – offers private homes and an array of interests including art, outdoor activities, wellness, food and wine, etc.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island, SC – perfect for multi-generational family travel as there is something for everyone here

The Inn & Club at Harbour Town at The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC – a great golf destination

The Cloister at Sea Island, Sea Island, GA – the grand dame of Sea Island with activities revolving around the beach and the spa

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, FL - perfect for nature lovers and those who thrive on sun, sand and outdoor sports

The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL – a destination within a destination perfect for families who would like connecting rooms

Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa, Manalapan, FL – reopening July 1


Rocky Mountains & Southwest Favorites:

Amangani, Jackson, WY – your home base for experiencing the amazing wilderness and adventures of the Old West and the extraordinary Teton Mountains

Four Seasons Jackson Hole, Teton Village, WY – great for families and multi-generational travel

The Ritz-Carlton Bachelors Gulch, Avon, CO

Dunton Hot Springs, Dolores, CO – home to a variety of hot springs, this property is sure to impress even the most experienced traveler

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, Gateway, CO – offers an array of wild west activities with all of the amenities of a comfortable resort

The Lodge at Blue Sky, Wanship, UT – a mountain retreat with all of the mountain activities you can imagine just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City

Sierra Grande, a Ted Turner Retreat, Truth or Consequences, NM – Ted Turner Reserves offer an intimate experience in the remote New Mexico terrain for families, couples and small groups

Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve, Raton, NM

Amangiri, Canyon Point, UT – an isolated retreat in Utah with the ultimate access to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Monument Valley Tribal Park and Lake Powell

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ – reopening July 15

Canyon Ranch Tucson, Tucson, AZ – reopening August 3

Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX – an all-inclusive wellness oasis just outside of Austin, Texas


West Coast Favorites:

Meadowood Napa Valley, St Helena, CA – a grand estate in the center of California wine country

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Bay, CA – located in beautiful Half Moon Bay with an environment that has you thinking you are in Scotland

Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Ventana Big Sur, Big Sur, CA – reopening July 15

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA – considered a ‘sanctuary for the soul’

Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA – a hidden treasure outside of Santa Barbara (spa is remaining closed until mid-July)

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, Truckee, CA


US National Parks:

For those looking to explore the US National Parks, but want a little more tailored experience, we recommend our partner Austin Adventures for a memorable, adventurous trip. Austin Adventures can help us tailor any US National Park trip to your liking. Whether you are looking for a privately guided trip, a self-guided trip or even a small group tour, we can come up with an itinerary that fits your travel needs.


Hawaii Favorites:

Hawaii is scheduled to open on August 1, 2020 without the requirement of a 14 day quarantine! Keep some of our favorite Hawaii properties below in mind!

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua Kona, HI

Mauna Lani, Kohala Coast, HI – the new Mauna Lani is refurbished and ready for you to come visit their piece of paradise on the Big Island

Sensei Lana'i, A Four Seasons Resort, Lanai City, HI – the long awaited Sensei Lana’I is finally open and ready to accept guests at their adults only retreat

Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Lanai City, HI

Four Seasons Oahu, Oahu, HI


Keep in mind that what we suggest today may change tomorrow.

Remember to be flexible as things right now can change in a minute!

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