Late Summer Getaways at 5 Country Hotels

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Whether it’s a “yurt village” successful Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains oregon a riverside mansion successful Cognac state successful France, present are places wherever nutrient and quality enthusiasts tin people the season’s end.

An imposing white, multi-storied gathering  with black, pitched roofs is nestled among forests and hills. In the inheritance  are bluish  mountains, and successful  the foreground are vineyards.
Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards, successful Bristol, Va., offers farm-to-table dining, hiking and accommodations successful some yurts and accepted impermanent rooms.Credit...Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards

Aug. 25, 2023, 5:02 a.m. ET

It’s precocious summer, erstwhile workplace stands are bursting with color, piled with fruits and vegetables successful the weeks earlier the play draws to a close. And wherever amended to bask a summertime harvest — oregon to effort your manus astatine activities similar beekeeping, foraging, adjacent the creation of ax-throwing — than astatine a workplace oregon vineyard hotel?

Whether you privation to flight to a moving workplace conscionable extracurricular of Nashville; a workplace and vineyard with an inn and “yurt village” successful the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia; oregon a restored distillery and boutique edifice connected a stream successful Cognac, France, these getaways for epicures and country-lovers await with caller eggs, jams and nutrient for the soul.


The 450-acre Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards successful the Blue Ridge Mountains has a caller 28 room-and-suite inn and 9 cabin-like yurts.Credit...Chipper Hatter

Wander this 450-acre workplace and vineyard amid the Blue Ridge Mountains (its viognier, chardonnay and merlot person been winners of the Virginia Governor’s Cup competition) and you’ll find cattle, chickens, rootlike gardens — and a caller 28 room-and-suite inn. Or you tin enactment successful the “yurt village”: 9 yurts made of cedar, making them consciousness much similar cabins, situated betwixt the inn and the winery’s tasting room. Book a yurt and you’ll person your ain kitchenette and rainfall shower, arsenic good arsenic a structure and backmost platform from which to respire successful the upland air. Each yurt tin slumber 2 to six people; pets are welcome, excessively (for a fee).

As you mightiness expect, meals astatine Nicewonder are farm-to-table affairs. Hickory, connected the crushed level of the inn, serves seasonal, Appalachian-inspired dishes — similar whipped Spam with location pickles, nori, yuzu blistery condiment and fried saltines — and overlooks a water and the vineyard. There’s besides a barroom and, of course, a vino cellar. And you tin store for flowers, vegetables, jams and jellies astatine the property’s nutrient market. In fact, you could walk an full play conscionable eating and imbibing. Yet determination are miles of trails to tackle, starring you past trees, implicit hills and adjacent a creek. You tin spell for a aquatics successful the infinity excavation and, travel September, enactment retired successful a caller “fitness yurt” with rotation bikes and workout equipment, oregon unwind with a spa attraction successful the forthcoming “spa yurt village.” Prices from $335 a nighttime successful August and September, including breakfast.


Situated adjacent the vineyards and farms of the Santa Ynez Valley, the Inn astatine Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection, successful Los Olivos, Calif., offers a assortment of accommodations, galore with outdoor spaces.Credit...The Inn astatine Mattei's Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection

A erstwhile stagecoach stop, this property, situated adjacent the vineyards and farms of the Santa Ynez Valley, has been receiving guests since the precocious 1880s. Shuttered successful 2018, it reopened this twelvemonth aft a renovation that included caller buildings and a caller name. You tin take from 67 rooms, 4 of which are restored cottages dating to the aboriginal 1900s. There are caller impermanent rooms, each with a patio, terrace oregon prima porch, situated successful structures called Guest Houses. Also caller is the two-bedroom Courtyard cottage with a surviving country and backstage outdoor abstraction wherever you tin extremity the day beside an outdoor fireplace oregon successful a blistery tub. The Homestead cottage has 2 bedrooms and backstage outdoor abstraction arsenic well.

Beyond your sleeping quarters is the Tavern restaurant, wherever galore of the ingredients travel from an on-site plot and the paper focuses connected grilled proteins and vegetables, served indoors oregon extracurricular beneath a trellis. For dishes inspired by Chinese cuisine — deliberation duck won tons, soy-braised Chinese eggplant, crispy pork belly, spicy peanuts, grilled shiitakes and shrimp toast — popular into Gin’s Tap Bar, named for the property’s erstwhile chef, Gin Lung Gin. Need a caffeine fix? Try Felix Feed & Coffee, wherever you tin besides bid caller baked goods and breakfast. For a cocktail oregon a solid of wine, caput to the Bar. Or enactment connected a bathing suit and sojourn the Shed, a poolside barroom with casual Mediterranean-inspired fare. After a wound and a dip, hop connected a bicycle and spell for a thrust past vineyards — oregon enactment enactment and larn however to infuse your ain olive lipid with herbs from the garden. Prices from $950 a night.


La Nauve Hôtel et Jardin, which opened successful June successful a belle epoque mansion by the Charente River successful French Cognac country, has 12 suites amid 12 acres of gardens.Credit...La Nauve Hôtel et Jardin

While France is known for large vino regions similar Bordeaux and Champagne, this restored distillery and boutique edifice aims to lure you to Cognac state successful southwest France, location to starring producers specified arsenic Hennessy, Martell and Rémy Martin. The edifice opened successful June successful a belle epoque mansion by the Charente River and is portion of the Almae Collection of hotels arsenic good arsenic a subordinate of the edifice web Relais & Chateaux. Its 12 suites are acceptable amid 12 acres of gardens rife with effect trees, roseate bushes and vegetables. Crack unfastened a favourite novel, easiness into the swimming pool, oregon travel the gardens toward the river. There, backstage canoes await. Or you tin committee the hotel’s vessel and sojourn the municipality of Cognac. E-bikes are besides available.

Meals tin beryllium had astatine Notes, a fine-dining edifice with a four-course oregon seven-course tasting paper that makes usage of herbs and vegetables from the property’s gardens, arsenic good arsenic ingredients from Cognac distilleries and section farms. Alternatively, caput implicit to the aged distillery building, which is present Brasserie des Flâneurs, wherever the French brasserie paper highlights seasonal nutrient similar ceviche with citrus effect from the property’s greenhouse. There’s besides the Bar and Tea Room, connected to a terrace wherever you tin person a pastry (or two) with your beverage oregon coffee. Should you similar thing a spot stronger, you tin bid a cocktail, vino oregon — what else?— Cognac. Prices from 450 euros, oregon astir $490, a night, including breakfast.


A impermanent country astatine Troutbeck, a 250-acre spot successful New York State’s Hudson Valley.Credit...Nicole Franzen

This storied Hudson Valley state property astir 2 hours northbound of Manhattan has attracted a agelong database of writers and thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois. In the aboriginal 1900s the spot was bought from its archetypal owners, the Benton family, by Amy and Joel E. Spingarn, 1 of the founders of the steadfast Harcourt, Brace & Co. and a erstwhile president of the N.A.A.C.P. (he was the originator of the Spingarn Medal, awarded annually by the N.A.A.C.P.). Today the 250-acre spot is simply a subordinate of Design Hotels and has 37 rooms and suites. Recently, it opened Benton House on Webutuck Creek, wherever you’ll find 13 impermanent rooms, each with backstage outdoor abstraction amid grasses and wildflowers. All look to quality for inspiration, with writer cloth wallpaper and beds by the Connecticut-based furnishings shaper Ian Ingersoll.


Troutbeck has a storied inheritance — past visitors see Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Zora Neale Hurston, among different literate personalities.Credit...Nicole Franzen

Head to the barns — which are covered successful timber reclaimed from the aged Tappan Zee Bridge Hudson River crossing — for a fittingness oregon yoga class, oregon to usage the gym and sauna. Outside you tin play tennis, aquatics successful the pool, stroll done a walled plot built successful 1916, oregon instrumentality a backstage falconry session. You tin hike and motorcycle connected the property, too. Or task a small farther for a fly-fishing excursion, oregon a travel to adjacent Maitri Farm, wherever you tin browse nutrient and flowers (private tours are besides available). Birders whitethorn privation to cheque retired the Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy. Other guests, successful the contented of Troutbeck, whitethorn simply privation to beryllium backmost and converse implicit a meal. Settle into a booth successful the Dining Room for seasonal dishes with section ingredients, like spelt ricotta cavatelli with chanterelles and ail scapes. For bites connected the spell and late-night snacks, the Pantry offers temptations similar salted cocoa spot cookies, java cake, brownies and blondies made in-house and available 24 hours. Prices from $400 a night.


At Southall Farm & Inn extracurricular Nashville, guests volition find 1,300 pome trees, greenhouses, apiaries, ceremonial room gardens and assorted buildings, including an lawsuit center, above.Credit...Southall

Just 25 miles southbound of Nashville’s buzzing euphony scene, this nascent workplace and inn offers a buzz of a antithetic benignant with 7 apiaries that location millions of honeybees, on with immoderate 1,300 pome trees, greenhouses (including an orangerie), ceremonial room gardens, crops and plentifulness of onshore for foraging fungi and berries. While the spot calls to caput a historical farm, it has the comforts of a modern escape. You tin take from 62 rooms and suites, 16 cottages and galore places to savor the land’s bounty. For casual meals, effort Sojourner, where you tin statesman each time with pastries and eggs (lunch and meal are besides available). Even the cocktails are made with freshly harvested herbs and juices. Stop by the Farm Stand for produce, picnic baskets and preserves. And aboriginal this year, beryllium connected the lookout for January, a edifice with a eating country and outdoor patio that plans to connection multicourse menus with ingredients grown astatine Southall.

If the pastoral views are not capable to shed your stress, caput implicit to the 15,000-square-foot spa to decompress with treatments that usage botanicals and ingredients, immoderate from the farm. You tin enactment retired astatine the fittingness center, interval successful the 104-degree mineral excavation (there’s an outdoor pool, too), onslaught a airs astatine the property’s hilltop meditation and yoga spot, oregon situation yourself connected the ropes-and-obstacle course. Runners and hikers tin instrumentality vantage of much than 5 miles of trails. And there’s nary shortage of further outdoor activities (some for a fee), including falconry, fishing, bee keeping, archery and ax-throwing. Prices from $559 a nighttime successful August, and from $839 opening successful September.

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