Where to Take Her

By The Editors
October 4, 2013 9:00 am

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.

Your Key:

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.


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