At Sojourn, we are fortunate to stay in some outrageously beautiful places. These are properties offering unparalleled experience and luxury at the end of a rewarding day of discovery. From the Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian, Spain, and the Relais & Châteaux’s Hameau Albert 1er in Chamonix, France, to the historic Prince of Wales in Waterton, Canada, or the La Casa del Zorro, these hotels are almost a re-imagination of perfection: the attention to details, the passion for service, and the signature unique offerings of each will certainly make each of them one of the highlights of your vacation. While we don’t like to play favorites, these five accommodations are extremely close to our hearts.
When vacationing to new destinations, where you stay is often as important as the location and the activities. As your home away from home for the week, accommodations should offer a place to rest your head at night, a comforting meal, as well as provide the opportunity to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring and discovering new surroundings. From boutique inns that exude Southern charm to cozy New England havens that put you in the midst of natural beauty, the premier properties featured on Sojourn tours have been meticulously selected to further immerse you in these beautiful locales. Below are just a few of the bucket list accommodations you’ll experience while on vacation with Sojourn.
Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are quintessentially Maine to their core! These coastal gems have some of the richest histories in the state and are blessed with an abundance of nature’s bounty. Of course, one particular crustacean reigns above all; lobster. There is a reason that no matter where you go or how you cook it, lobsters will always be associated with the state of Maine. About half of the catch of cold-water lobsters in North America is hauled here, as Maine’s rocky coastline provides an ideal habitat for lobster to flourish. Mainers have been trapping lobster since the 1700s, and the patience and fortitude it requires has become woven into the state’s fabric for as long as anyone can remember.
There is so much to love about northern California, from its bountiful vineyards, rich history, and Pacific coast, to the towering redwoods. This region is truly remarkable with something for everyone, from long rides through the endless scenery of the coast and forests, to enjoying some of the world’s finest wines at lush vineyards.
What inspires you to travel? More often than not, we hear hotels being close to the top of the list. No wonder why. There is definitely something magical about hotels that make your stay an experience in itself. Our top guest favorite hotels are often described as such, with luxury accommodations that are designed for you to relax and unwind without a care in the world. These selection of hotels are almost a re-imagination of perfection: the attention to details, the passion in service, and the signature offerings make them one of the highlights of a spectacular getaway. Here is a small sample of some of the heritage properties we visit on our trips: