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10 of the best places to stay in North America this Spring

As the ground thaws and flowers blossom, there’s never been a better time take advantage of North America’s natural beauty. Springtime is the perfect opportunity to take time out and enjoy the outdoors, and one of the best times to explore or take a romantic break. Get some inspiration for where to go this season from our top 10 places to stay in North America this Spring. Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA Most people head for Napa Valley during the Summer of harvest season, but Spring is just as glorious, without the crowds. With temperatures in the high 60s and 70s, this is a very pleasant time to head for Solage Calistoga with its full range of spa services, unique wellness experiences, a Michelin-starred restaurant and complimentary cruiser bikes to explore the resort and the surrounding area. Solage Calistoga Spa Solage was voted #1 in the Americas and the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveller, and the Michelin Star rated Solbar, named “Best New Restaurant” in Napa Valley by Napa/Sonoma Magazine. Here you’ll find a focus is on offering a healthy, thoughtful balance. Gracious and green. Indulgent and nourishing. Sophisticated and whimsical. Solage takes the natural and makes it spectacular with organic design, conscientious service and attention to detail. Get away to a brand of style that’s naturally brilliant… The Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA Less than 90 minutes’ drive from Manhattan, in the heart of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, lies the riverside town of New Hope. A Springtime visit to this vibrant tourist destination on the banks of the scenic Delaware River is an energizing experience. Bike among the daffodils along the Delaware canal towpath, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, dine overlooking the river or sing-along at a piano bar – this is a world apart from big city life. New Hope has a rich historic and cultural heritage that is today alive and well. Equity theater, cabaret, live music venues, a working railroad, art museums, antiques, nature preserves, traditional taverns, award-winning restaurants – and six wineries within 5 miles. New Hope is also home to The Inn at Bowman’s Hill, one of the most romantic inns in the nation. The Inn at Bowman's Hill Nestled on a 5-acre, gated estate surrounded by pond and forest, the inn is a 10-year recipient of the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award. It features four luxurious guest rooms and four suites, including the 800 square-foot Penthouse. King-size featherbeds, fireplaces, steam showers, in-suite massage services, and gourmet, cooked-to- order breakfast choices are the norm. Blossoms, manicured grounds, a heated pool, orchid conservatory, and just across the road, the 130-acre, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, complete the picture and make this beautiful Bucks County inn a perfect spring getaway. Chilko Experience, British Columbia, Canada Hidden gem is a term so overused and misapplied by the travel industry it has lost its significance. However, in the case of the Chilko Experience it is true. A seven home $10M private estate located on a pristine 5M acre wilderness tract in southern British Columbia it has recently opened to the public. Architecturally stunning it has been featured on HGTV Canada. Ecologically significant, it is overwhelms the senses. Chilko Spring is a special time at Chilko. Billions of Aspens regain their leaves, mountains show their peaks, rivers rise, rainbow trout hunger, bears awaken, new born fawns wobble and vistas sparkle under the clear skies. To be truly appreciated nature it must be embraced, closely. Kayak or cruise the 50 mile long Chilko Lake, hike the mountain trails, fish the lakes, saddle up and ride to mountain top fossil beds or ATV 500 miles of backwoods trails. Spring is all about renewal and rebirth. Chilko is a wonderful place to participate in it. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Washington, USA Enjoy stunning Elliott Bay and Puget Sound vistas from your luxurious downtown Seattle hotel room or suite this Spring, as well as world-renowned attractions just on the doorstep of the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Laze on a chaise longue on the hotel’s rooftop terrace, enjoy a swim in the infinity-edge pool and savour a seasonal concoction around the open fireplace. Market-inspired dining in a casual setting is another highlight. Four Seasons Seattle Experience exclusive access to Washington’s finest wineries, private shopping excursions in downtown Seattle, pampering from the best spa therapists in Seattle, and much more. Let yourselves be swept away by these romantic indulgences while you call Seattle’s award-winning luxury hotel your home away from home. For those seeking a little adventure in the Emerald City, scenic kayaking and sailing is available just minutes from the hotel, or you could schedule a half- or full-day trip for hiking, fishing or floatplane tours. Hacienda Uayamon, Campeche, Mexico Hacienda Uayamon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is a restored mansion house located in the countryside, 13.7 miles from Campeche Airport, offering a spa and outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and Mayan-style suites. All air-conditioned suites feature flat-screen cable TV and access to a garden patio. There is a seating area and a minibar. The private bathroom comes with a bathrobe, hairdryer and amenities. Hacienda Uayamon Indulge in the soothing waters of our outdoor pool and sink into our cotton woven hammocks over crystal waters for a mid-afternoon nap. For a luxurious, world-class experience, renew your spirit at the spa amongst graceful tulle netting, pristine massage beds, and aromatherapy candles. For an evening of elegance and international cuisine, Uayamon Restaurant provides a candlelit atmosphere amongst traditional hacienda walls with fresh-baked bread and creative dishes prepared using fresh, indigenous ingredients. Amangiri, Utah, USA Escape to Amangiri this Spring at the heart of the Grand Circle and within easy reach of some of the continent’s most magnificent protected areas, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley. Amangiri Spacious and with clean lines and natural materials, the accommodation reflects the luminous qualities of the surrounding desert. Design features include white stone floors, concrete walls, natural timbers and fittings in blackened steel. Each suite has an outdoor lounge and fireplace with expansive desert views, while some feature a private pool or roof terrace. Refresh at the water pavilion’s sauna, steam room and cold plunge pool. Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa, Table Rock Lake, Missouri, USA Welcome to a private, lake and wilderness retreat covering almost 500 acres of forested foothills. Nestled on the shores of Table Rock Lake and surrounded by Mark Twain National Forest, this stunning luxury resort combines tremendous natural beauty and outdoor fun with unbeatable indoor luxury. Stonewater Cove is a remote, boutique getaway for romantic trips, family vacations, corporate retreats, destination weddings and family reunions. The perfect getaway for the Spring season with its lake, forest, spa and opportunities to go boating, ziplining, ATV riding, fishing and kayaking. Stonewater Cove Westin Ottawa, Canada The Canadian capital might not be as big as Toronto or as historic as Montreal but Spring is the perfect time to visit as the city’s tulips are in colourful bloom. Head for the Westin Ottawa located next to the Rideau Centre Shopping Mall and the Shaw Centre and just 5 minutes’ walk from the Ottawa Art Gallery. Westin Ottawa Every guest room is equipped with a 37″ flat-screen TV. In-room films, a free daily paper, and coffee maker are also provided. A hot tub and fully equipped fitness centre are on site, as are two on-site restaurants, Daly’s and the Shore Club. The Resort at Paws Up, Montana, USA The Resort at Paws Up is discretely nestled among some of the most breathtaking country in the world, situated on a sprawling 37,000-acre authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana. Accommodations include 28 luxury vacation homes and 30 glamping tents – all featuring a unique rustic elegance. Paws Up Resort Whether you choose an expansive private home or a sophisticated, safari-style luxury tent, Paws Up provides an unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana – here, you’ll live day to day, adventure to adventure. Spend an hour, a day, or a week on horseback — all in a wilderness sanctuary you’ll never forget. Cast a fly in sparkling waters to eager trout, explore the land Lewis & Clark swooned over, or lose yourself in a world-class spa. You’ll sleep on the finest sheets, eat world-class cuisine and receive impassioned personalized service. Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa, Oaxaca, Mexico Set amongst lush jungle, soaring mountains, dazzling coral reefs and the picturesque Tangolunda Bay, Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa is a sanctuary of leisure and adventure. It’s the perfect setting for a wedding, honeymoon, romantic getaway or family vacation. Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa This is a resort that goes far beyond the all-inclusive experience with Unlimited-Luxury®, where nearly everything is included. Enjoy spacious rooms and suites, graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped, reservation-free dining, the Explorer’s Club for Kids and so much more.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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