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Front of Hotel, El Encanto, California, USA

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Need inspiration? Here's a great place to start.

We know a thing or two about bespoke holidays – we’ve been creating them since 1989. Take a trip through the USA Holidays that we love today.


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Post Ranch Inn £££££

  • USA
  • Boutique
  • Unusual
  • Wellness and Spa

Perched high atop the rugged cliffs of Big Sur and set amidst a private 100-acre estate, Post Ranch Inn is a striking architectural building, built using recycled material creating a rustic yet elegant design that blends beautifully with the peaceful surroundings. The 40 guest rooms and cabins have wood burners, and private decks and all make the most of either mountain or ocean views. Infinity pools and spacious decking take advantage of the seemingly never-ending views with superb floor to ceiling windows. This, along with an in-house spa, ensures that this adult-only hotel is a beautiful destination to relax and rejuvenate the senses.

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Carmel Valley Ranch £££££

  • USA
  • Wellness and Spa

Carmel Valley Ranch is the quintessential Californian resort, offering a huge range of fascinating activities. It has all the facilities that would be expected with pools, tennis courts, a golf course and a full-service spa but beyond this, there is so much more. With nearly 500 acres of lush grounds, the Carmel Valley Ranch offers a vineyard, organic garden and a world-class bee apiary. Many daily activities are on offer from adventure kitchen hands-on demonstrations and lavender soap and oil making, to mountain top yoga and star gazing. Scenic biking and hiking trails wind through the landscape making this the perfect destination for a family adventure or romantic retreat.

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The Ahwahnee Hotel £££££

  • USA
  • Wilderness

The Ahwahnee Hotel is a treasured lodge, nearly as famous as the park itself. Completed in 1927 and designed with the natural surroundings in mind. Public spaces are grand, with wooden beams, huge stone fireplaces, high ceilings and both the dining room and lounge having floor to ceiling windows. The 123 spacious rooms and suites, many with balconies, offer views of the surrounding wilderness. With access to many of the best walks and sights including Glacier Point, this is a fantastic place to stay for exploring the park.

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