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Nevermind the bikes at Hotel Lincoln, zero in on that cool safari-style helmet
The cool air, the brilliant leaves, the pumpkin spice lattes, the big sweaters to hide our bellies—ah, fall, how we’ve waited for you. And how we love to getaway to big cities like Chicago now, when the autumn season makes for a beautiful, sensory backdrop to our hotel shenanigans. Think it's a coincidence "The Layover's" first episode is in Chi-Town next month? We think not!
Speaking of Chicago hotels, several grabbed our attention this week, especially those hotels wooing us in with all the right moves well before the wicked cold snap of winter kicks in. Leaf peeping in Lincoln Park? Check. Hearty fall fare and ghoulish cocktails? Right on. Spooky pumpkins carved side-by-side with a chef? Sweet.
Yep, we’ve honed in on the best Chicago hotels to get your fall swagger on, so go on and get it now.
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As one of friends said to us when we pulled up at the vintage Inn at Montpelier on Main Street, "Montpelier's got charm coming out of its butt." Never were truer words spoken. The charm that oozes from Montpelier is especially apparent during autumn, its top tourist season, when leaf peepers from around the world descend on the state to pretty much watch grass grow, or rather, leaves die.
Said friend is a native of Montpelier, and according to him, The Inn is the place to stay as a base for forays into the foliage. Maybe it's the expansive front porch or maybe it's the fiery red trees already around the property, but we get why it's so popular. Hint: it's both. The main house and its ten fireplaces were built early in the 1800s and it remains independently owned.
The Chateau Marmont is known more for celebrity sightings and backdoor deal brokering than as a culinary destination, but as fall finally descends on Los Angeles, we found ourselves yearning for the scent of wood smoke (non-wildfire-related, of course!), a nip in the air, and some hearty dishes—even if it is still in the 80’s during the daytime. Luckily, the Chateau’s down-market stepsister just down the driveway, Bar Marmont, is serving up a new fall menu of just what we’re craving.
Leaves turning red and gold then falling from the trees. A distinct chill creeping into the air. Shorter days, longer nights. The return of pale, dry skin. There’s nothing like fall to remind you of the passage of time, and your own aging. Cheerful, no? Well, now you can at least maintain your healthy glow well into winter with the Spa at the Four Seasons Aviara’s Fall Ex "Foliation" treatment.
The new treatment started on September 22, to coincide with the first day of autumn. Spa-goers can now get a special 50-minute treatment that includes an exfoliating scrub, a mud mask, and a massage. When guests arrive at the spa, they are greeted with a meditation and hands-on preparation ritual, then given “reflection cards” with thoughts designed to make them think about the meaning of autumn (maybe they’re not as morbid as we are).
October begins today. The month ushers in with it the transformation of brightly colored leaves and crisp, comfortable air. After we finish our trips to bungalows on the beach and before we head off to ski resorts, there are a few places best suited for taking in Autumn.
At Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada, in addition to the abundance of foliage in the surrounding areas, fall offers the town's best wine tours and its annual Shaw Festival, a play series held at local venues. The most renowned and, well, fanciest hotel in town is Prince of Wales, which takes its moniker literally.
Our human race seems to be genetically wired to respond to "50% off" with an increased pulse, flushed skin and just a touch of panting. We can not resist a good bargain. So Hotel.com's Fall Sale, with 50% off hotels from Anaheim to Belize, Vail to Vancouver, has set our sale reflexes into a frenzy. Where should we go when it's all half off?
We all know it's lovely in New England this time of year (something about peeping at leaves?), so we could consider the Beverly Hills Suites Hotel for $102 a night in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. And fall or no fall, any time is perfect to take a dreamy trip to Hawaii, so maybe we'll choose the ResortQuest Kauai Beach at Makaiwa on Kauai Island for $120 a night. Or, maybe we could forget about fall altogether and head south to Cozumel and laze around at the El Cid La Ceiba Beach for a save-some-money-for-the-margaritas 66 bucks a night. How much is that in pesos?
Don't tarry too long over your choices. You've got to decide and book by October 13, then enjoy your bargain getaway by October 20, 2008. Of course nobody said you have to limit it to one.