Though summer is almost over, it’s still a great time to take a long weekend and hit the open the road before chillier weather sets in. But where to? Below, we’ve highlighted four of our favorite relaxing Inspirato destinations that are within an easy four- to six-hour drive from major American cities.
New York Area: Stowe, Vermont
Decamp north five-and-a-half hours by car from the Tri-State area to Stowe, Vermont—a ski town known not only for its winter sports but also it’s summer outdoor recreation and fall foliage. Spend your days hiking and biking trails on Stowe Mountain, paddling along picturesque mountain lakes, or swimming in a cascading waterfall at Brewster Ridge Gorge. Stay with Inspirato at Sterling or Ridgeview, both located within The Lodge at Spruce Peak Resort, offering easy access to resort amenities like a heated outdoor pool, large spa, golf, and more.
Los Angeles Area: Scottsdale, Arizona
Arizona is closer to Los Angeles than many might think—just a six-hour drive due east takes Angelenos to the heart of Scottsdale. Try your hand at world-class golf and tennis, or opt for a more adventurous excursion like horseback riding or hiking to the top of Camelback Mountain, the city’s preeminent natural feature. Discover a peaceful stay at one of our three- or four-bedroom residences at The Rocks Luxury Residence Club; many come with their own plunge pool to help beat the desert heat.
Boston Area: Hampton Bays, New York
Bostonians who feel “been there, done that” about visiting Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard can head four hours south to the Empire State’s answer to those charming New England villages: Hampton Bays. Stay in quiet luxury with Inspirato at your choice of dozens of two- and three-bedroom residences at The Boathouse at Canoe Place Inn, nestled along the scenic Shinnecock Canal. Enjoy access to a pool deck with chaise lounges, fitness center, restaurants, and more. Southampton is just a 20-minute drive away.
Atlanta Area: St. Simons Island, Georgia
From bustling Atlanta, it’s about five hours to the serene Georgia coast, home to St. Simons Island—think moss-draped oak trees, historic landmarks, and wide open beaches. Indulge in down-home southern cooking, with fresh seafood as the star of most menus, and leave time to trek to the top of St. Simons Lighthouse and marvel at the ruins of Fort Frederica National Monument. A stay at Salt Tide, steps from the beach, completes the experience.