With Europe opening back up to American travelers, now is the perfect opportunity to make up for lost time. We’ve missed the scenic villas and elegant architecture, the rich culture and history—and, of course, the incredible food and wine. In honor of this grand reopening, here are some of our favorite European destinations, along with homes in the Inspirato Collection to experience them to the fullest.
The southern French countryside is home to a vibrant spectrum of picturesque landscapes and bountiful harvests. Whether you’re tasting wine at a local vineyard or biting into fresh fruit purchased from an open-air market, the rich flavors of Provence are in a league of their own—even within a country so renowned for its gastronomy. A stay at the rustic Maison du Calavon offers quick access to nearby vineyards and lavender fields, as well as quaint surrounding towns with patisseries and cafés you won’t want to miss.
Even for those who have shredded down every slope in North America, the breathtaking Swiss Alps and famous silhouette of the Matterhorn may as well be an alien landscape. Enveloped by those majestic snowy peaks, Zermatt feels at once like an upscale, chalet-style ski resort and a cozy winter village. The historic Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in the heart of this wonderland is only minutes from the region’s best ski slopes and hiking trails, and its restaurants serve authentic alpine cuisine like Swiss fondue, perfect for warming up after a day on the slopes.
From the surface of the turquoise Aegean Sea to the highest points of the island’s whitewashed villages, Santorini feels as though it’s still alive with the magic of Greek mythology. Lounge on one of the caldera’s unique black-sand beaches, or sail off to explore the archipelago’s coasts from the comfort of a catamaran. Inspirato’s newest addition in Santorini, the Grace Hotel, is perched on one of the highest points of the archipelago, providing some truly dramatic views of the sea and those iconic azure rooftops.
The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca offers a little bit of everything: the rolling hills and rustic towns of Provence, the seaside climate and beautiful beaches of Santorini, and the pleasant bustle of Zermatt village. Whether you want to spend a relaxing day at the shops and restaurants of the various marinas or enjoy the nightlife at one of the island’s exclusive bars and clubs, Mallorca offers something for everyone. The hilltop Villa Ladera is poised perfectly to take it all in, both in terms of the panoramic views available from its terrace with private pool, as well as its convenient location only steps away from the shops and restaurants of Pollensa.
Vienna is a city steeped in history, demonstrated best by its stunning cathedrals, massive imperial palaces, and captivating art museums which house some of the world’s most famous paintings. It’s no wonder some of history’s most influential artists and musicians made the city their home—icons like Beethoven and Mozart even have graves at the Vienna Central Cemetery that can be visited. The 100-year-old architecture of the Park Hyatt Vienna alone is a sight to be seen, its surrounding district in the historic heart of the city having been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.