Hotels to Celebrate the Thanksgiving Season

With the leaves changing, temperatures cooling and Thanksgiving around the corner, the new season is bringing forth exciting experiences for travelers this fall. Our team has compiled a list of some of our favorite autumn happenings at hotels around the US.


Ocean House Watch Hill, RI

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Spend the perfect fall getaway in New England at Ocean House. This year, they are not only offering a delicious Thanksgiving dinner setup, but they have also opened their Fondue Village experience. The hotel sets up vintage ski gondolas, which have been restored into chic alpine tables that fit groups of 4 or 6 people for a private four course meal outdoors. The Fondue Village will offer a fall harvest menu from October 2nd to November 25th and a Winter Après Ski menu November 27th to March 31st.

Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara, CA

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Santa Barbara calls for a perfect fall escape – as days are still warm and nights are perfect “sweater weather.” Harvest season brings great wines, farmers markets, pumpkin patches, and it is the best time of year to find the famous Spiny Lobster. Belmond El Encanto offers a private tour of the Santa Barbara fish market where you can meet local fishermen and select the freshest catch for your own five-course lunch or dinner with wine pairing onboard a private yacht while you sail along the beautiful California coast. You can also explore the tasting rooms in Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail or take a day trip to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley to explore wineries producing some top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The Lodge at Blue Sky Utah

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Whether you are looking to experience the outdoors or relax by a cozy fire, The Lodge at Blue Sky has something for everyone this season. The team at Blue Sky has a catalog of autumn activities such as clay shooting tournaments, family scavenger hunts, axe throwing and much more. Some of their more unique offerings take place in an alpine yurt, where the team sets up different activities such as fondue classes, whiskey tastings and private yoga or meditation experiences. They also have a very special Thanksgiving dinner with Native American influences.

Chatham Bars Inn Cape Cod, MA

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This Cape Cod retreat is offering several experiences for the whole family to enjoy this fall. Activities like family pumpkin carving, holiday wreath decorating and teddy bear tea parties are perfect for the little ones. Chatham Bars Inn will also be offering a Thanksgiving Grand Feast, Adult Gingerbread competitions and a fall inspired spa menu including treatments such as pumpkin and honey facials. Additionally, the Veuve Clicquot Library will be hosting one party per evening in the Chatham Bars Inn vintage library for a five-course menu paired with Veuve Clicquot champagnes.

The Breakers Palm Beach, FL

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While the weather may be cooling in the north, temperatures in Palm Beach are perfect for those looking to chase the sun. The Breakers is offering their guests new fall inspired menus at their restaurants and bars, with cocktails such as Asian pumpkin martinis and treats like rum almond cake with pumpkin ice cream among this season’s favorites. They will also be offering an extensive Thanksgiving Holiday Feast with live music.

The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, CO

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There is nothing more quintessential fall than seeing the Aspen trees change color in the Rockies! The Broadmoor is ready to help you unwind or be the perfect base for outdoor activities in the mountains. This year, the culinary team at the Broadmoor is excited to offer fall inspired menus as well as their traditional Thanksgiving dinner banquet. For a very special all-inclusive experience, check out Cloud Camp®, The Broadmoor’s highest wilderness experience, sitting 3,000 feet above the resort. With unobstructed 360 degree views that showcase the splendor of Pikes Peak, this authentic Colorado escape is the perfect place to spend the holidays.

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