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16 Hotels in the US for a Perfect Late-Fall Recharge

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Shella Zelenz

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There’s something frenetic about the fall season. Between back-to-school energy, Fashion Week and football games, the months of autumn are not only cozy, but a little crazy too. And I speak for everyone by saying I could use a little recharge.

Before you daydream about traveling to Europe or the tropics for a fall getaway, consider a rejuvenating weekend closer to home, with a trip in the US. Perhaps you’re looking to convene with nature (and a little adrenaline) at a wilderness lodge Out West. Or, maybe you’re in desperate need of a trip to the spa to unwind and indulge in self-care. Whatever way you choose to recharge, read on for 16 hotels in the US that are perfect for a late-fall getaway.

Recharge with Nature

Sage Lodge, Montana

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Nestled on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Montana’s Paradise Valley, Sage Lodge is beloved for its cozy atmosphere and A+ outdoor adventures. In addition to magnificent mountain views, spa treatments and Montana-inspired meals, activities include year-round Yellowstone tours, fly fishing, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides and helicopter tours.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Daily breakfast.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Taylor River Lodge, Colorado 

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Ready for a cabin moment? Eleven’s Taylor River Lodge has glamping down to a science, curating the perfect level of adventure and luxury in an expansive Colorado canyon. Activities include angling, ax-throwing, archery and white-water rafting. Better yet, guests indulge in foodie-approved, personalized meals by the chef who uses hyper-fresh, organic produce grown on-site.

Hoodoo Moab

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Offering views of Moab’s iconic red rocks in Utah, Hoodoo is the dream stay for landscape enthusiasts and adventurers. Located just 10 mins away from Arches National Park, the luxury hotel pays homage to its natural setting at every turn, with desert-chic interior design.

Recharge with Spa

Miraval Berkshires 

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This oasis-like wellness retreat in the Massachusetts mountains is regarded as the gold standard of luxury wellness. Why, you ask? Because Miraval offers something for every type of wellness-seeker, from fitness fanatics to couples looking to reconnect. There’s tons to do at the resort beyond wellness activities, including exploring the majestic landscapes by bike, on foot or simply from the infinity pool. 

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

The Ranch at Malibu

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If you’re looking to trim your waist or get in shape, the award-winning Ranch at Malibu is a cult favorite for its bootcamp-style workouts and glorious California setting. But don’t worry, it’s plenty luxurious too. Guests are awoken to the sounds of Tibetan chimes in their plush cottages each morning and receive spa treatments, massages and IV therapy during their stay.

Fora Perks:

  • A complimentary 50 minute massage.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Sanctuary at Kiawah

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Just 20 miles from Charleston, this South Carolina resort is aptly named for its pristine setting and rejuvenating spa. The Sanctuary at Kiawah offers all the luxury expected of a chic beach resort, coupled with sweet southern charm. Beyond the wellness offerings (including solariums and full-day treatments), there’s also an impressive golf and tennis program.

Lake Austin Spa

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Conveniently located outside of Austin, but secluded in the sprawling beauty of Texas Hill country, Lake Austin Spa is laid-back luxury at its best. Guests enjoy organic, farm–to-table meals, chef-led cooking classes and integrative wellness experiences in the form of sound healing, sensory immersion and guided meditation. Their barn pool is a dream too.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Recharge with Culture

The Greenwich Hotel

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Beloved by celebrities and aesthetes alike, this ultra-sophisticated TriBeCa hotel is always a good idea when traveling to New York. All 88 rooms are individually decorated with cozy furnishings like velvet sofas and jewel tones, including art sourced from all around the world. Don’t miss a meal at Locanda Verde — they serve up impossibly fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Shinola Detroit

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We love that Shinola – the ultra-sophisticated fashion brand – has a hideaway in Motor City. The historic hotel was recently upgraded with a handsome, modern rinse in the downtown district of Woodward and features a notable art collection and locally-inspired fine dining. Those looking for local shopping are invited to check out Parker's Alley, a hip street nearby featuring an array of charming stores, coffee shops and more.

The Faena

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The Faena is a five-star hotel on Miami's South Beach, with Art Deco-inspired guest rooms. The Faena pays homage to the city’s creative present as prominent host of the annual Art Basel, and boasts a giant Golden Mammoth by Damien Hirst enclosed in a glass case by the pool.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Daily breakfast.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

1 Hotel San Francisco 

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Northern California’s capital is always a good idea. The 1 Hotel is a standout for its rooftop terrace with skyline views on the city’s Embarcadero waterfront. The pet-friendly hotel is a favorite of design lovers for its organic-style decor (utilizing natural and reclaimed materials), full of sleek stone, leather and plant life.

Recharge with Food

High Hampton Resort

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There’s no better way to embrace the season’s simple pleasures than in the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains. High Hampton Resort is located on a sprawling lake property in North Carolina, recently restored in 2021. A hotel with a hundred-year legacy, High Hampton plays to its history with hunting lodge-inspired coziness. On-site activities span from golf to tennis as well as lawn games including croquet.

Solage Napa

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This stunning Auberge property in Napa Valley, California is a feast for the senses, with luxurious accommodations, epicurean treats and varied wellness options. Culinary offerings range from an array of dining and bar spaces to a chef-led pizza experience and (of course) wine tastings.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

The Allison Inn & Spa

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Head to Oregon’s wine country – yes, Oregon’s – for the harvest season of foodie dreams. Located in the splendid Willamette Valley, the Allison Inn & Spa is nestled on a pastoral property surrounded by hundreds of wineries. Beyond the plush spa, the reason to stay here is the acclaimed Jory restaurant, which serves up divine farm-to-table cuisine (featuring a specialty duck tasting and wagyu beef) with local wine pairings.

Twin Farms

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This rustic getaway in bucolic Barnard, Vermont is great for foodies and foliage-enthusiasts. Meals include sumptuous, house-made breakfasts, gourmet lunches (including picnics at any location) and farm-to-table dinners. The property's culinary curation is entirely seasonal, boasting dining experiences like a white truffle tasting.

Fora Perks:

  • Complimentary gift set of $140 value

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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