Winter Getaways

There is nothing more appealing than a vacation – time away, making memories. Winter vacations can either draw you towards colder regions and snow or on the opposite end a lovely cooler winter beach vacation. We found three lovely places, both the usual popular and ones a little unknown. This feature will be a regular in our magazine. Why? Because travelling is one of our biggest desires. I’m watching a series called Locke and Key, and they have an ‘anywhere key’. Imagine being able to travel anywhere (anytime)!

We start small and look locally. In the next few editions we will look beyond the USA borders too! For now, winter vacations await.

The Chesterfield Palm Beach 

Surrounded by palm-lined boulevards 

Step into our iconic and characterful 1920s hotel, an architectural gem combining British design with southern coastal charm. Located at the heart of Palm Beach, we showcase exceptional hospitality, sophisticated interiors and beautifully designed rooms and suites. 

The Chesterfield Palm Beach blends glorious Palm Beach architecture with timeless English values of discretion and attentive service. An oasis of old-world charm, each of the splendid rooms and suites is a unique statement of extravagant luxury and exclusive comfort. 

The hotel is a proud part of the familyowned and run Red Carnation Collection. It is renowned for warm and caring service, generous hospitality and thoughtful touches that ensure our guests always feel comfortable and cared for during their stay. 

Our iconic and characterful hotel, built in 1926, is a well-loved historical landmark, surrounded by palm-lined boulevards, and a few minutes’ stroll to the town’s celebrated white-sand beaches, museums and fashionable Worth Avenue. The vibrant city of Miami and Florida’s most famous theme parks are an easy drive – or train ride – away, just the perfect way to explore the Sunshine State.

Each of our 42 rooms and 11 suites has been individually designed with our guests’ comfort in mind. Soft, tropical colours reflect the warmth and vibrancy of Palm Beach, while whimsical stripes of powder blue, green apple, and, in the Presidential Suite, candystripe pink, feature throughout. Sumptuous fabrics, beautiful furniture and original artwork, carefully chosen by our founder, Beatrice Tollman, and her daughter Toni, add to the unique and sophisticated look. 

Executive Chef Gerard Coughlin and his team have created a delicious menu, offering an eclectic mixture of classic American, English, Asian and international dishes, served alongside much-loved signature recipes Beatrice herself including Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Gerard’s Turkey Burger, Shrimp Stroganoff and Key Lime Pie. Our menus are accompanied by an impressive wine selection of national and international varieties including hand-crafted wines from our own award-winning South African vineyard, Bouchard Finlayson.

Our beautiful hotel garden centers around a large heated outdoor pool, lined with leafy palms and vibrant flowers. There is also a hot tub and plenty of pool loungers to stretch out with a good book, providing guests with a private sun-dappled retreat, perfect for relaxing beneath the gently waving Florida palms with a favorite drink in hand.  The famous Leopard Lounge is one of the area’s most popular nightspots. The sultry. interiors include black lacquer walls, leather-lined banquettes and a striking leopard-print carpet, as well as a beautiful ceiling that has been hand-painted by celebrated local mural artist Lino Mario. Our talented mixologist team prepare classic cocktails and delicious signature ‘Leopard’ martinis as live music plays all night long.

We truly look forward to welcoming you to our slice of paradise.

Zion Ponderosa Ranch and Resort 

Eight Different Lodging Options

Is a multi-night destination that offers a full service from lodging, recreation, and dining; they have it all! Select from their eight different lodging options to find where you want to stay and what fits your requirements, then experience the outdoors like never before!

Zion Ponderosa Rach and Resort has so much to choose from, from cabins to homes to glamping. When staying within the Zion National Park, you have to make the most of your vacation with lodging options that add to the experience of your entire group. Zion Ponderosa’s Vacation Homes give you everything you want and more. With the comforts of home, luxurious amenities, and plenty of outdoor activities, our vacation homes offer the best of all worlds for your trip; why settle when you can be in the thick of it! Our vacation home rentals offer tons of activities in the Park itself. We can accommodate families of all sizes, so feel free to bring whoever you want to accompany you on your journey!

There are six vacation homes in the Zion Ponderosa section and 25 vacation homes in the Zion Ridge section in our Zion National Park Utah. There are varying sizes and amenities within each vacation home.

Camp in comfort with a queen bed and three twin beds that unstack to either be individuals or combined for couples. Your own deck, table, and grill are located just outside. Your stay includes a continental breakfast (not included or available in Jan/ Feb) and amenities such as pool, hot tubs, sport courts, and a recreation pond and field. Bathrooms and showers are also located near the tent. Experience the wild west while staying in these deluxe glamping tents. Rental of these glamping tents include the use of our shower house and restroom facilities, along with our two-tiered swimming pool, tennis/basketball courts and other open-use resort facilities.

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is one of the closest full hook-up RV parks in Utah to the East Entrance of Zion National Park. The resort is but a small piece of the beautiful Ponderosa Property. Explore the thousands of acres that are framed by a vast forest and an almost reachable sky. This is truly a wellkept treasure in southwestern Utah. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life and city lights, you see only the stars at night and it is close to Utah’s National Parks. You will be nestled among the Pinion Pines and Utah Junipers with Zion National Park painting an outstanding background for any sunset or vacation. Sit back and watch the mule deer and wild turkey meander into your RV site. Zion Ponderosa is rated the Best Adventure Resort! We offer so many activities ranging from zip lining to mini golf. It doesn’t stop there! We offer four epic guided adventures and there’s are so many other things to do. 

Zion Ponderosa is located high in the pines at nearly 6,500 feet above sea level on the east plateau overlooking Zion Park. Surrounded by a forest of ponderosa pine, Zion Ponderosa was once home to a pioneer logging camp. Many of the old pioneer trails and horseback riding roads remain and provide guests of the ranch a range of horseback rides through rugged, Rocky Mountain high country. ‘Tis the season for making memories. If the past year and a half taught us anything, it’s that time spent with loved ones is more precious than ever. So this year, skip the stuff and gift an adventure or getaway that will create lifelong memories! 

Zion Ponderosa Lodging Collection:

• Cabin Suites

• Conestoga Wagons

• Cowboy Cabins

• Glamping

• Deluxe Glamping

• Tent Camping

• RV Camping


The Lodge at Vail, a RockResort

Winter ski slopes, colorado offers it all

This legendary resort combines the old-world charm of an alpine inn with the superb

amenities, impeccable service and overall elegance found at some of the world’s finest hotels. Not only will guests enjoy upscale lodging, but the location simply can’t be beat. One step outside and guests will find themselves right in the middle of all the excitement Vail Village has to offer. Your stay at The Lodge is amazing, the apartments are spacious and comfortable, with your choice of 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom apartment and you may request adjoining rooms. The kitchens are fully equipped and the location is great 

as well.

The Lodge is within walking distance to the Village and all the stores and to the gondola, the equipment rental place, stores, and many restaurants. The service is excellent, and the concierge service is wonderful. You can book all your reservations for activities, taxis, and dinners before arrival, or during your stay. Breakfast at Cucina at the hotel is fabulous and the hotel restaurant, Elway’s steakhouse, comes highly recommended. The whole staff at The lodge really make your stay very special. The lodge is also especially suitable for families and even dog friendly. With fabulous amenities, you just cannot go wrong here! From 24-hour security, Banquet facilities, Bus route, Daily housekeeping, Coin operated laundry, Fire Pits, Complimentary in-room coffee or tea, also including Valet parking, ATM/Cash machine, Outdoor pool, Shops and commercial services, a Spa, Baggage check, Bike Storage, Fitness Room, Outdoor Hot Tub and everything else in between!

Founded by Laurance Rockefeller in 1956 and acquired and re-launched by Vail Resorts in 2001, RockResorts has a history of managing legendary hotels and resort properties that celebrate their iconic locations. Today, RockResorts reflects Laurance Rockefeller’s original vision by recognizing that each property’s unique natural environment must be preserved and protected for the enjoyment of future generations. In keeping with Laurance Rockefeller’s legacy of luxury and environmentalism, today’s RockResorts are luxury resort hotels and properties where guests enjoy a sense of place and outdoor adventures. Combined with the comforts of RockResorts’ legendary accommodations, serene RockResorts Spas® featuring locally inspired treatments and products, renowned golf courses and award-winning dining.

RockResorts Collection:

• The Arrabelle at Vail Square (Vail, Colorado)

• The Lodge at Vail (Vail, Colorado)

• The Osprey at Beaver Creek (Beaver Creek, Colorado)

• The Pines Lodge (Beaver Creek, Colorado)

• One Ski Hill Place (Breckenridge, Colorado)

• Grand Summit Hotel (Park City, Utah)

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