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9 Spa and Golf Resorts to Escape to This Fall

BY: EDITORIAL TEAM | 10.13.2017 |

Whether you're feeling worn down from work or the stress of having the kids back in school, autumn is a great time for a quick weekend getaway to rejuvenate yourself. Specifically, a getaway without the kids. This roundup of trips is all about celebrating sweater weather and fall colors with nary a water park or bunkbed in sight. Instead, we collected our favorite spa and golf resorts so you can relax before the stress of the holiday season kicks into high gear.

Waldorf Astoria Park City | Park City, UT

Click here to book for $199+/night.

The mountains around Park City explode with color in the fall and this chic resort is one of the best spots to revel in it. Outdoor firepits even provide you with a prime spot to take it all in.


Where to golf: Head to Canyons Golf, an 18-hole par-70 course spread over 97 acres whose club even brews its own beer.
How to relax: Get a pumpkin-spice body treatment that includes a whiskey-pecan scrub and pumpkin-puree body mask.
Peak time for foliage: late September, early October

Surf Club at Montauk | Montauk, NY

Click here to book for $240+/night.

Situated at the easternmost tip of Long Island, this beachfront resort only gets more beautiful in autumn. Summer crowds have cleared out, and the maple trees have turned their signature firey red.

Where to golf: Just a 5-minute drive away, Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course's windy location makes play different every day.
How to relax: The resort has direct beach access, so go out and stroll along the sandy shores or just doze to the sound of crashing waves.
Peak time for foliage: late October, early November

Elevation Hotel and Spa | Crested Butte, CO

Click here to book for $89+/night.

Easy access to more than 100 miles of trails make it easy to see Colorado's brillian fall colors up close at Elevation Hotel and Spa. After a long day of hiking, hit up one of the indoor or outdoor hot tubs to soothe those achy muscles.

Where to golf: A 15-minute drive from the resort, The Club at Crested Butte has a championship course plus weekly golf events.
How to relax: At Elevation Spa, try the High Altitude Adjuster package, which includes a detoxifying seaweed wrap designes to help you stave off altitude sickness.
Peak time for foliage: late September, mid October

Fairmont Le Château Montebello | Montebello, QC

Click here to book for C$159+/night.

Head north to discover the beauty of Canada's Québec Province at the 4-star Fairmont Le Château Montebello. Start your day with the resort's signature "special coffee," then stroll along the lush grounds to enjoy views of the Ottawa River.

Where to golf: The Fairmont is considered one of the best golf resorts in the province and is applauded for its challenging design and its ability to make you feel as if you're the only one on the course.
How to relax: Let the pros work out any knots while relaxing your muscles with the Montebello hot-stone massage at Spa Fairmont Le Château Montebello.
Peak time for foliage: October

The Essex Culinary Resort and Spa | Essex, VT

Click here to book for $84+/night.

At this top-rated resort you can cultivate your love of all things delicious with culinary classes at the onsite school. Learn to make pasta or decorate a cake while surrounded by the scenery of the Green Mountains.

Where to golf: The Links at Lang Farm is across the street from the resort (only a 10-minute walk) and is a local favorite, earning the title of Best New Golf Course in Vermont Golf Magazine when it opened in 2002.
How to relax: At the Essex Spa, the Honey Lavender Escape body treatment pairs lavender and body milk to fully relax all of your senses.
Peak time for foliage: mid September, late October

The Firebrand Hotel | Whitefish, MT

Click here to book for $77+/night.

Less than 30 miles from Glacier National Park, fantastic scenery is in no short supply at The Firebrand Hotel. Sip wine by the fireside on the sleek outdoor patio while enjoying the crisp mountain air on chilly fall nights.

Where to golf: Whitefish Lake Golf Course features a north and south course, both of which have excellent views of Big Mountain.
How to relax: The Blue Eucalyptus Energizing massage at the onsite spa combines acupressure and aromatherapy to soothe you before ending with a refreshing ginger-root bath.
Peak time for foliage: late September, early October

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa | Galena, IL

Click here to book for $99+/night.

Far from the chaos of Chicago, this Illinois hideaway along the Mississippi River and Lake Galena is an idyllic respite. During the day, you can explore the local wineries that dot the area.

Where to golf: Choose from any of the resorts four golf courses and tee off amid rolling hills and the vibrant display of maples, birch, and buckeyes.
How to relax: Head to the 6,000-square-foot Stonedrift Spa and opt for the rain shower body wrap, which rejuvenates the skin, restoring its natural radiance.
Peak time for foliage: October

Fairway Suites at Peek 'n' Peak | Clymer, NY

Click here to book for $112+/night.

The Fairway Suites are sandwiched between Lake Erie and the Allegheny National Forest in some of New York's prime leaf-peeping country. Spend time hanging out in the clubhouse or go for a soak in the all-season outdoor hot tub.

Where to golf: Grab your clubs and practice your swing at the resort's adjacent championship PGA golf course, which measures more than 7,000 yards.
How to relax: Serenity Spa's Elemental Nature treatment pampers tired feet with sea-salt exfoliation and aromatherapy plus soothing foot compressions.
Peak time for foliage: mid October

Tour of Scotland and Ireland

Click here to book for $899+/person (including airfare).

Okay, so it's technically not a resort, but we couldn't resist recommending a visit to the birthplace of golf. This amazing trip lets you choose your own adventure by including a rental car and your choice of B&Bs scattered across both countries.

Where to golf: Head 90 minutes north of Edinburgh, Scotland to play a round at St. Andrews, known as "the home of golf" due to its storied 600 year history.
How to relax: Skip the spa and head an hour west of Limerick in Ireland to the tiny town of Lisoonvarna where you can bathe in the natural hot springs or "spa wells."
Peak time for fall foliage: mid to late October

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