Back in the U.S., there’s the Woodlands Inn, a short drive from historic Charleston. Occupying a restored 1906 classic revival mansion, the Inn is one of only six properties in North America to hold the Forbes five-star and AAA five-diamond rating for both its accommodations and restaurant, The Dining Room. Guest amenities include 18 guestrooms and suites, a country guest cottage, a day spa, croquet lawn, and redclay tennis courts. Activities include fly fishing, hunting & clay shooting, horseback outings, and golf privileges on nearby courses.
And the next addition to the Salamander hotel family will be the Salamander Resort & Spa. Opening late-spring 2013, the resort will feature 168 luxurious rooms and suites, a 23,000-sq.-ft. spa, a full-service equestrian center, a dedicated cooking studio and wine bar serving up vintages cultivated in the surrounding wine country of Virginia. Devadas reports that hotel guests will be able to walk right out the hotel’s front door and into the historic and charming town of Middleburg. Perhaps they’ll encounter Salamander Hotels & Resorts handson CEO Sheila Johnson on the street—she lives here.
Sample packages include the Classic Golf at Innisbrook Resort from $249 pp dbl; 2-night minimum, including deluxe accommodations, one round of golf per night of stay, $10 retail credit at pro shops, advance starting time, unlimited use of practice facilities and fitness center. At the Sanctuary Cap Cana, it’s the Luxury as You Like It, from $199 pp dbl, that includes luxury accommodations, welcome drink, complimentary Internet access, nightly turndown service, evening entertainment, and Cap Cana transport.
Salamander Hotels & Resorts: salamanderhospitality.com