Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa: Palm Beach County’s only AAA Four Diamond-rated all-suite resort is nestled on Florida’s famed Gold Coast surrounded by some of the world’s best golf courses. The Leave Your Clubs at Home golf package gives dad an overnight stay in a condo-style suite with full resort amenities, one full round of golf at Abacoa Golf Club, and rental clubs. The package starts at $359 per night in June, based on double occupancy.
Harborview Nantucket (Nantucket, Mass.): The island’s luxury waterfront cottage enclave invites dad to indulge in Nantucket’s local treasures. Since 1995, Nantucket’s Cisco Brewers have made their mark as unique crafters of beer, wine, and spirits. Dads can sip and savor the Island’s best libations with its Cisco Brewers Package. Available year-round, the package includes overnight luxury accommodations (based on a two night minimum), a welcome amenity, including red and white wines from Cisco’s Nantucket Vineyard, an assortment of Cisco Beers and cheese and crackers, VIP access to Cisco Brewery, including a complimentary tour and tasting, a $50 credit for drinks, and 50 percent off Cisco merchandise. Rates start at $738 per night.
Harbor View Hotel (Edgartown, Mass.): BBQ and cars – two words that are a sure-fire way to bring a smile to Dad’s face. Harbor View Hotel has combined the two with a Vineyard twist to bring Dad a Car-B-Q package for the ultimate Father’s Day getaway. The second annual Car B-Q Classic on June 19 will feature a procession of classic cars, followed by a Classic Car Show and BBQ favorites cooked-to-order right on the hotel’s lawn. The overnight package includes a welcome amenity of local Vineyard BBQ rubs, hot sauce, a logoed Tervis Tumbler for hot and cold drinks, and a six pack of ice-cold Bad Martha’s brew. Dad will also receive a food voucher to use at the Car-B-Q. Rates start at $419 per night. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, this beloved Martha’s Vineyard retreat is sure to steal Dad’s heart. Dad will be keen to explore the historic Mink Meadows Golf Course just 20 minutes away, which offers a nine-hole semi-private course tucked within the island’s woodlands sea-side. He may also opt for a biking experience along 100 miles of bike paths through beaches, forests, and quaint country lanes.
Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, N.Y.): Tucked away in the High Peaks of Lake Placid, this Forbes Four Star retreat is a rustic playground for Dad. He can test the waters at the resort’s fully stocked catch-and-release rainbow trout pond complete with casting lessons and complimentary fishing equipment (part of the value of the Lodge’s activity driven “Resort Inclusive” experience). After dad has reeled in his catch, he can relax at the award-winning Spa with a selection of Modern Man treatments made just for him, like the Outdoorsman Facial and the Man Hands Soother. Following an exquisite dinner at KANU, dad can unwind with a cigar and cognac flight in one of the Lodge’s own hand-crafted lean-tos with a fire pit. Ideal for exploring, the Lodge’s Stay and Play Adirondack Experience package includes a $50 credit for stays of two nights and a $100 credit for stays of three nights or more. The credits are redeemable on-and off-property for activities and adventures booked through the resort. Whether guests want to unwind at the Spa followed by a cocktail at KANU, or explore their adventurous side white water rafting in the Saranac River, Stay and Play gives guests the freedom to do the Adirondacks their way. Packages start at $360 per night in June and rates also include full breakfast daily and access to all resort amenities and privileges, including, valet parking, pool, fitness center, game room, movie theater, and, on weekends, Kamp Kanu, the Lodge’s supervised children’s program.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa: Set on the ocean of Pompano Beach, touted by TripAdvisor as a “destination on the rise,” this boutique-style resort offers fathers a sunshine filled getaway with the simple pleasures of Florida beach living. Dad can try diving with the Discover Scuba Package, which includes an introductory training session in the resort’s pool and a trip by boat out to sea to begin a scuba diving journey. The package includes rental equipment, two dives and two tanks, and starts at $364 based on double occupancy.
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel (Clayton, NY): For dads with a love of all things nautical, a trip here is sure to float his boat. Perched along the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands region, upstate New York’s most lauded destination, this AAA Four Diamond gem is “it” for an escape on the water. A preferred hotel of the Antique Boat Museum, the premier freshwater nautical museum in North America, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel draws year-round water enthusiasts with the promise of world-class fishing, kayaking, rafting and customizable river cruises. Dad can check out the Antique Boat Museum boasting over 300 beautifully-preserved boats, fish the crystal clear waters of the St. Lawrence River, or climb aboard Captain Jeff Gernsey’s boat (of Classic Island Cruises) for local wine and cheese paired with tours of the stunning Boldt Castle, a bird’s eye view of Millionaires Row, or a trip down the famous Bootleggers tour dating back to the 1920’s. June rates start at $169.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.): Dynamic dads who enjoy the great outdoors, sumptuous cuisines and city excursions, will love an experience at this award winning hotel. Nestled in 12 acres of woodlands and overlooking a private lake, the hotel is located near 20 miles of beautiful marked trails and a lake where visitors often fish, in the William B. Umstead State Park. Those with a hearty appetite will love the coveted Kaiseki dinner experience ($140 per person) at the hotel’s signature Five-Star, Five-Diamond Herons restaurant. Each dish of the eight-course menu showcases Executive Chef Steven Greene’s artistic take on progressive American-style cuisine. For a taste of the city life, just 20 minutes away is the state’s thriving capital Raleigh, which boasts an excellent cultural scene, historic landmarks, and a fantastic regional cuisine.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, Arizona): This luxe retreat offers ease of access to the many outdoor activities Scottsdale has to offer. The resort’s Golfer’s Sanctuary package provides 20 percent off of overnight accommodations, 18 holes at Camelback Golf Course, roundtrip transportation between the resort and course, breakfast, and a private home upgrade, if available. Those seeking a challenging workout to test their peak performance can opt for private swim lessons with Olympic Gold Medalist, Misty Hyman; savor the sights with a guided hike up Camelback Mountain; or take a tennis lesson with one of the resort’s expert fitness trainers. After an activity-filled day, an indulgent treatment awaits at the renowned Sanctuary Spa. Guests can choose from unique, targeted treatments such as the Tao of Golf, designed to stretch, warm and release tight and tired muscles with a blend of advanced bodywork techniques like Thai, therapeutic and resistance stretching; and Sanctuary Open, which provides gentle stretch through restorative Yoga-inspired postures, Thai stretches and therapeutic massages with the aid of tennis balls to provide deeper muscle relaxation throughout the body. At the end of the day, guests can retreat to Sanctuary’s jade bar, where cool and classic cocktails await, or elements restaurant, where one might just catch a glimpse of Food Network star and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan.
Image Credits: Photo courtesy of Harbor View Hotel.