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Auberge Resorts Now Offering Awesome Adventures Like Alligator Tracking

February 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Gator tracks!

If you've been finding your recent hotel stays rather boring--check-in, order room service, sleep, repeat--then perhaps you need to stay at an Auberge Resort on your next vacation.

The luxury resort chain has just begun offering Auberge Adventures at several of their properties. These adventures are inspired by individual resort's local culture, natural environment and culinary traditions. And they are a thousand times better than a jogging map.

Take for instance, the adventure on offer at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff in the lowcountry of South Carolina---Alligator Tracking. For two hours, guests can tag along with researcher Kimberly Andrews as she uses radio telemetry to locate American Alligators. The adventure is actually part of on-going research at Palmetto Bluff, studying the uses of local habitat types and the influences of a changing landscape on alligator movement patterns.

Don't worry, the group will keep a safe distance from the alligators but it is recommended that you bring closed-toed walking shoes.

Other Auberge adventures include:

· Twilight Dog-Sledding in Aspen: On Hotel Jerome’s breathtaking adventure, guests are whisked through a still, snowy wonderland by powerful huskies guided by an expertly trained musher. The experience begins at dusk and ends with a four-course dinner;
· Abalone-Diving in Northern California: Calistoga Ranch’s snorkeling excursion takes guests to a protected cove to hunt for this local delicacy;
· Surfing with the Locals in Baja: An adventure to the surfing hot spot of Los Cerritos organized by the Esperanza resort, where a local will teach guests how to ride the northern swells
· Guided hiking in New Mexico: Scenic hikes through majestic rock formations at Santa Fe’s Tent Rocks, as organized by Encantado, which also offers private backcountry hiking, fly-fishing and snowshoeing in the pristine Valles Caldera natural reserve.

Auberge is also putting together culinary, fitness and sporting adventures at their resorts as well. To see which property is offering what (most offer more than one adventure), peruse the individual hotels from AubergeResorts.com.

Prices vary depending on the adventure. But if you've got your heart set on the alligator tracking, that's gonna cost $800 a person. Rates at the hotel start around $600 a night.

[Photo of gator tracks: BFS Man/Flickr]

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