With manicured gardens, pristine forests and unique fountains, a hotel can be an attraction in itself. If you’re looking for a place that’s more than just a place to sleep, then this collection of bucket-list-worthy hotel properties is just the ticket. They’ll have you dreaming about box hedges and english roses in no time.
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Southern hospitality meets blossoming greenery in the decadent gardens of theNashville Gaylord Opryland. These 9-acre gardens are inside, waterfalls and all, letting guests enjoy the lush flora year-round; they’re also decked out with over two million lights for the winter holidays. Guests can take a guided boat ride through the indoor river and learn about the flora and fauna . If you’re lucky, you might glimpse the 80-pound catfish that calls the Opryland gardens home.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Grounds don’t get much more exclusive than the 44-acre private island that is the Paradise Point Resort & Spa San Diego. This one-of-a-kind hotel makes the list due to its powerful combination of lush land-based gardens and beachfront amenities. Guests can traverse the colorful, palm-clad tropical gardens, wander onto the mile-long white sand beach, and take advantage of the hotel’s own private marina for water sports.
Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
Thanks to a hilltop view, it almost seems as if the entire Eternal City falls within Aldrovandi’s grounds. These incredible vistas make way for a classic hotel modeled after the neighboring Borghese Estate, with its marble interior looking out onto verdant gardens. While nothing in Rome can quite compare to the breathtaking gardens at neighboring Villa Borghese, the hotel’s own secluded green oasis comes close. Find out more by browsing Aldrovandi Villa Borghese Reviews on Hipmunk.
Sandals Montego Bay
One of Jamaica’s most stunning all-inclusive resorts, Sandals offers nicely landscaped greenery, the country’s best private beach, cozy fire pits, floating gazebos and underwater grounds. Guests receive unlimited scuba tours in the vibrant reef bordering the resort’s beach. Although a beautiful and luxurious resort above water, Sandals’ greatest treasure just might lie below. Curious? Check out Hipmunk deals at Sandals Montego Bay.
Disney Wilderness Lodge
Disney is synonymous with fun and dreams, but the parks can get fairly crowded during peak seasons – but the real magic of Disney is that you can avoid the crowds year-round at one of their accommodations. The FL Disney Wilderness Lodge lets guests experience the magic of Disney by day and take a ferry across a scenic lake to a peaceful forested haven. Take advantage of hiking trails on lodge grounds for hiking and biking, and breathe in fresh air with a distinct Pacific Northwest ambiance — a rustic treasure you’d never expect to find in America’s most popular amusement park.
This post was posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on [January 14, 2015].