Spring is on its way, and with it comes Spring Break. Whether you want to celebrate solo or kids in tow, EliteTravelGal has scoured the offerings to bring you a few of the best (each is stateside to cut down on fly time & costs):
Encantado, an Auberge Resort (pictured) located in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers the ultimate Spring Break for couples with its You Had Me at Hello package. Priced at just $1,195, this two-night package includes accommodations in a casita or suite, daily breakfast in bed, a signature elixir, a rose petal-drawn bath, a candlelit dinner for two with wine, plus a two-hour "Sacred Moments" couples treatment in a private spa suite and a specialturndown gift of lotions, votives & oils turndown. Need a bit more pampering? Book the resort's three-night Too Much of a Good Thing package (priced from $3,001) and enjoy daily breakfast, casita accommodations, a welcome gift, a 90-minute Mountain Spirit Purification treatment for two in a private spa suite, two 75-minute facials, two 60-minute classic massages, one private couple instruction class, and a special romantic turn down amenity.
At The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, a "Spring Break for Families" package includes deluxe accommodations, free eats for kids 10 & under, a 15% discount on spa services & retail purchases, free access to the Broadmoor Movie Theater, and a 50% discount on admission to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Book a suite and you pay only half the published rates; stay three nights in any room and get a $75 resort credit. This doubles to $150 in resort credit if you stay 4 nights. Through April 22, package rates start at about $170/night, double occupancy.
Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN offers a "Spring Break" package for both couples and families. Through April, the property will automatically upgrade couples booking a King Estate Room ($995/night with all meals included) into a spectacular Cottage Suite (typically priced at $1,345/night). Also, Blackberry Farm has opened up the week of April 5-12, 2009 as family time, meaning kids of all ages are now welcome to visit with their parents over these dates.
To book or for more details on these and other special Spring Break packages, contact The EliteTravelGal at firstname.lastname@example.org.