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Mother’s Day Getaways To Bond For…

Pasta picture frames don’t quite make the grade as a Mother’s Day gift once darling daughter’s grown, but time together – especially when it takes the form of a weekend getaway – is something Mom will always treasure. We’ve gathered a few ideas to appeal to mothers and daughters of all interests, from luxury spa retreats to scuba diving adventures, each with plenty of opportunities to raise a glass (or tea cup) to the woman who made it all possible.

Take a look:

1,000 Islands Harbor Hotel – Clayton, New York

A Thousand Thanks: Treat Mom to an epicurean Thousand Islands getaway at AAA Four Diamond-rated 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, N.Y. The hotel’s Wine Tasting package offers tastings at two nearby vineyards, including the award-winning Coyote Moon; a selection of locally made River Rat Cheese; and breakfast for two in the hotel’s restaurant, Seaway Grille.

Umstead Spa
The Umstead Hotel and Spa – Cary, NC

Two for Tea: The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.) has all the makings of a classic mother-daughter day combining spa treatments with the hotel’s coveted Afternoon Tea. Unwind and bond in the Umstead Spa’s two-story relaxation lounges, complete with heated open-roof current pool and indoor Jacuzzi. After a rejuvenating treatment, it’s a short stroll to the hotel’s art-adorned lobby lounge for Afternoon Tea. There, guests enjoy a traditional presentation of teas and treats, from tea sandwiches to scones, accompanied by live harp music. 

Pampering in Lake Placid: The 98-suite Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, N.Y.) has everything daughters need to treat mom to a luxury getaway surrounded by the beauty of the Adirondacks. The Pamper Yourself Spa Package for Two includes two 50-minute massages plus access to health and wellness classes, cedar wood saunas, eucalyptus-infused steam room, indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub. Also included are breakfast and suite accommodations with cast-iron gas fireplace, jetted spa tub and private balcony. Package rates start at $410 

Marriott Singer Island Pool
Marriott Singer Island Pool – Palm Beach

Palm Beach Spa Retreat: With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other, the all-suite beachfront Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa in Florida offers sweeping views and palm-fringed sands. The resort’s Ultimate Spa Retreat pampers mothers and daughters with a 50-minute spa treatment at SiSpa and access to all spa facilities, including steam room, heated marble beds, relaxation room with hot tea bar, private whirlpool, and waterfall showers. Rates start at $504.

Sanctuary – Camelback Mountain

Martinis and Mountain Hikes: Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, one of Scottsdale, Arizona’s premier resorts, provides the perfect backdrop for a sun-soaked mother-daughter luxury adventure. The BFF Retreat package includes three nights’ accommodations; a martini kit in-room upon arrival; daily breakfast; a guided hike up Camelback Mountain; and a Bento box lunch to be enjoyed by the sparkling infinity pool. 

Classic Martha’s Vineyard Vacation: Kelley House, in the heart of Edgartown, offers prime access to shops and restaurants, the town’s harbor and lighthouse. The inn’s historic Newes of America Pub is the perfect place to toast Mom with a pint of craft beer paired with classic pub-style fare, while the outdoor Wave Bar serves creative cocktails and small plates by the pool. Active mothers and daughters can hop on the Kelley House’s branded bikes to explore the island’s trails and streets.

Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Sea Crest Beach Hotel – Falmouth, MA

Double (or Triple) the Fun on the Cape: Make it a three-generational mother-daughter retreat, or add a sister or two by booking the three-bed, three-bath cottage at Sea Crest Beach Hotel (North Falmouth, Mass.). This quintessential Cape Cod retreat on the private sands of Old Silver Beach is home to Red’s restaurant, an indoor pool, and water-view rooms decorated in classic Cape style. The hotel’s private cottage features a private deck and back yard, fire pit, kitchenette, and large fireplace, perfect for family bonding. 
A Carefree Cottage in Nantucket: Harborview Nantucket’s charming compound of 11 luxurious vacation cottages – each utterly distinct, offers rare harborfront access just steps from the attractions of Main Street. A range of cottage sizes, from one to four bedrooms, accommodate everyone from mothers and daughters to grandmothers and girlfriends. Cottage amenities include a full kitchen, spacious living and dining areas, a washer and dryer, and complimentary Cisco Brewery assorted beers and local wine upon arrival. Exceptional guest services and an attentive staff make planning the ultimate Mother’ Day celebration a worry-free treat. 

Thanksgiving Treats: Cape Cod, Mass

Classic Cape Cod - Seacrest's Red Restaurant

Red’s. It’s said to become a new institution. So, they’re inviting Jaunt Magazine guests a chance to celebrate Thanksgiving Day New England style at the new restaurant and lounge at Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Buzzard’s Bay. Drawing from New England’s rich sea fare and traditional American cuisine, Executive Chef Daniel Kenney’s prix-fixed menu (priced at $36 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under), conjures satisfying flavors of past Thanksgiving repasts.

Sea Scallops

Red’s Thanksgiving Day Menu includes a warm mug of Mulled Apple Cider (yummers), Warm Cape Cranberry Walnut Bread and Crusty Artisanal Rolls with Maple Butter for starters. The first course includes Sugar Pumpkin Bisque with Local Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds, followed by Autumn Greens tossed with Dry Cape Cranberries, Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette, Roasted Parsnips, Spiced Walnuts and Narragansett Feta. For the main course, there’s Cider Glazed Whole Roasted Turkey with Cornbread Dressing, Creamy Maine Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Cape Cranberry Sauce, Giblet Gravy and Harvest Vegetables; Cedar Plank East Coast Salmon with Butternut Squash, Harvest Vegetables and Apple Butter; or Maple Glazed Country Ham, Golden Raisins, Sweet Potatoes, Eastham Turnips and Pearl Onions.

What? You want more? Dessert choices include Macintosh Apple Crisp, with Organic Oats, and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Pumpkin Bread and Butter Pudding with Caramel Ice Cream and Pumpkin Tuile.

Hungry yet?

Set on a private beach in Cape Cod’s legendary North Falmouth (the Cape, baby!), and surrounded by old-fashioned New England cottages along Buzzards Bay, Sea Crest Beach Hotel has emerged from a $15 million dollar renovation as the quintessential beach hotel.

Sea Crest Hotel

With 263 guest rooms and suites, some with fireplaces and private balconies, for those looking for Cape Cod hotels ideal for families or couples who seek a beachfront setting to create timeless memories or those  drawn by the romance of the Cape, meeting/wedding planners seeking expansive space combined with superb dining and warm, personalized service, this just might be your place.