Where to Take Her
Because every man needs a plan, and some of us need that plan with pretty pictures, we present Where to Take Her: a series that answers a gentleman’s most pressing lifestyle questions and recurs whenever we get around to it. This go-round: The Fall Getaway. Sally forth.
Ace Hotel Portland: Oregon. Room options to suit any size of entourage. Centrally located amid the unironic best of the city — borrow some Hufnagel bikes from the front desk and get around like the locals do.
Crater Lake Lodge: Also Oregon. This Dirty Dancing-esque lodge has everything for the family: volcano lake cruises, Pacific Crest Trail hikes, Kokanee Salmon fishing, snowmobiling, golf and more.
Fairmont Pacific Rim: Make a northerly border run to British Columbia and grab a suite with a view of Coal Harbor. Pro tip: the Presidential nets you a butler.
Far Meadow: The High Sierras. A romantic, classic A-frame on twenty private acres. Hiking. Biking. Campfiring.
Four Seasons Santa Barbara: The American Riviera. Start early down The 1, catch sunset at the beach. On-hand: private sailboat cruises, couples massages, Santa Ynez Valley wine tours.
Hotel Healdsburg: Central to all things Healdsburg. Charlie Palmer eats on-site with a wine library curated from private cellars throughout Sonoma. Nanny keeps the toddlers, you hit wine country.
Manka’s Inverness Lodge: Tomales Bay. A luxurious lodge cabin estate perched in the sprawling splendor of the lapping blue, with gourmet breakfast delivered daily. Down the road: Sir and Star restaurant.
Refuge: Carmel. Take a breather at Refuge, a couples spa with a thermal cycle in the temperature-controlled pools and a solid massage.
Saratoga Oaks Lodge: A boutique hotel built into the husk of a roadside lodge, the Oaks is a prime launch pad for exploring the kid-friendly, relaxing and boozy delights of Saratoga.
Treebones: Luxury yurts at Big Sur. Queen beds, cozy comforters, generous decks to view the redwoods.