CNN brings 8 unique hotels where you donâ€™t have to leave the property to admire the scenery. Check them out.
If your investment in Bear Stearns took a dive, the captain on your yacht ran it aground in disputed Chinese waters and the new nanny lost your prized Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Elvis, in the Irish bog, you need a coddling hotel.
CNN Travel brings eight hotels designed to chase the blues away. Guests enjoy delectable dining, rest among fantastic scenery and drink in therapeutic activities without leaving the comforting walls of these restorative hotels.
Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa
Five-star accommodations await guests in the only hotel in Anguilla featuring a vast hydroponic garden.
Guests can look their favorite herbs and veggies in their eyes before eating them in goat cheese salads and lobster entrees in this hotelâ€™s five restaurants. Rooms are spacious, starting at 900 square feet and grow to 7,500-feet.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Twenty-five exotic birds greet guests when signing in at this Palm Springs, California resort. These are not for eating, but the resident aviary expert will relate the pedigree and importance of each species.
The professional USGA golf course is perfect for a splendid day of slicing drives into the woods. Unlike the Florida courses, no gators live here to drag you off into a water hazard.
Sandpearl Resort & Spa
Located on white sand beaches in Clearwater Beach, Florida, this resort features a tour of its laundry facilities, garage and power plant to highlight its green credentials. Mandalay Bay greets guests after a comfortable night wrapped in ozone-processed sheets. The spa offers green rejuvenation with massages, water therapies and skin embellishments.
Dog Bark Park Inn
As one might expect, guests are offered a tour of sculpted dog figurines in Cottonwood, Idaho created by premier chainsaw artists Frances Conklin and Dennis Sullivan.
Entrance to this B & B is through a giant wooden beagle resembling the Greekâ€™s Trojan Horse. Inside the dogâ€™s head is a comfortable sleeping loft.
The decor is mostly dog, and the motto is: Sleeping in the doghouse is a good thing. CatsÂ aren’tÂ allowed.
The Inn at Perry Cabin
This inn, located on Marylandâ€™s coast, is a horticultural delight. The white mansion features rural, colonial majesty with a wide and green garden leading to the shore. The Linden Spa offers a float in the infinity pool to wash away all oneâ€™s cares. Seafood is the specialty at Sherwoodâ€™s Landing restaurant, and it presents various fares, including an Old World afternoon tea with scones, breads and preserves.
Guests can enjoy an invisible piano playing in the music room at this ghostly hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Paranormal activities are featured at this 40-room boutique hotel along with a mountain man whiskey bar. The Rocky Mountains beckon outside the guest rooms, and the Cascades restaurant offers delectable Angus steaks, pasta and wine.
Ritz Carlton, Millenea Singapore
Called Southeast Asiaâ€™s Gateway, the Ritz Carlton beckons guests with five-star comfortable rooms and the incomparable Cantonese cuisine of Chef Fok Kai Yee. The four restaurants feature delectable surprises along with live entertainment.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
The sophistication of the Indo-China French has returned to this newly elegant offering from Vietnam. Tours are offered of this hotelâ€™s 112-year-old history.
These hotels specialize in erasing away the mundane cares of the day. Each has inherent pleasures to explore within their walls that will prepare you for tomorrowâ€™s mounting challenges and festering irritations.
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