Expansive Gaming Resort with Luxurious Spa Wing
Topped with a curved roof that swoops like a wind-tossed cowlick, the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel is an expansive recreational complex encompassing a casino, a luxurious spa, and more than 200 spacious guest rooms. The hotel's hospitality and understated elegance have helped it earn a Four Diamond rating from AAA.
Wind Creek outfits each room with a Dream Weaver bed wrapped in Egyptian cotton sheets and topped with an overstuffed down duvet. Cozy up with a movie on the 42-inch flat-screen TV, or treat yourself to some DIY aromatherapy with blue-cedar- and honeysuckle-scented Yves Rocher bath products. Level 15 suites—located on the 15th floor of the main tower—have a spa-like vibe that's enhanced by bamboo flooring and thick, luxurious robes and slippers. Stay-Escape packages include several restorative extras: two healthy gourmet lunches each day, unlimited use of the relaxation lounges and meditation areas, and a consultation with a personal trainer.
The Spa at Escape is a sprawling wing of the resort devoted to relaxation and renewal. A sauna, steam room, and whirlpool soothe guests before and after massages, facials, and body treatments. The Couples Get-a-way package included as an option with this Getaway features side-by-side massages and pedicures, along with your choice of a scented bath.
Back at the 50,000-square-foot casino, more than 1,600 electronic games flash and chirp. Tall ceilings soar over the oval-shaped gaming complex, absorbing ripples of live music from the nearby amphitheater. Among the hotel's four restaurants, Fire Steakhouse pairs prime steaks with fine wines, and Taste Buffet runs the gastronomic gamut.
Atmore, Alabama: Southern Village with Abundant Outdoor Recreation
In the quaint town of Atmore, orange brick houses line Main Street, imbuing the thoroughfare with residential appeal. Historic buildings at the intersection of Main and Craig Streets mark the location of Atmore Heritage Park, which bustles with year-round outdoor entertainment in the form of concerts and southern-cooking celebrations.
About 12 miles north of the hotel, Little River State Forest offers hiking, fishing, and swimming amid 2,100 acres of longleaf-pine forests. Boats, pavilions, and cabins are available for daily or hourly rental. Nearby, a natural lazy river curls through the Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, ushering tourists in inner tubes and salmon in water wings over the sparkling waters.