Vacationist: Lake Tahoe, Bermuda, Rome
This week’s Vacationist deals run the gamut, from a northern California ski retreat to a Bermuda beach hideaway and a palazzo in Rome. Another bonus? Many of the properties recently underwent renovations and expansions, which means that you’re sure to enjoy the best possible accommodations for your upcoming stay. Get your skis, bathing suit, or walking shoes ready now.
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Resort at Squaw Creek (see above) - up to 40% off
Lake Tahoe, California
Even after a $53 million renovation in 2008, this timber lodge edging Lake Tahoe manages to let nature do the talking. In the property's common areas and 405 guest rooms, the huge windows overlooking the lake and Sierra Nevada function as ever-changing works of art (and pair very well with the handsome leather armchairs and granite fireplaces the size of log trucks). The surrounding 195 acres include snowshoe trails, an ice rink, and ski in-ski out access to 170 alpine runs in winter; in summer, there are private fly-fishing holes, three swimming pools, and a 120-foot waterslide for the kids. Cap off your day with a rib eye at the in-house Six Peaks Grill, and your mattress will feel welcome as fresh powder. (Sale ends in 1 day)
Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa - up to 49% off
Tucker's Town, Bermuda
When Tucker's Point Resort & Spa opened in April 2009, it signaled a significant shift in Bermuda's hotel landscape. No more would island guests have to settle for average accommodations—Tucker's Point is palatial, opulent, and lavishly appointed. The sprawling 88-unit resort oozes British colonial charm, including a stately whitewashed manor house with contemporary art and period antiques plus spacious guest rooms, each with a private balcony, plantation-style hardwood furniture, Egyptian linens, and island-inspired Lili Bermuda bath products. (Sale ends in 4 days)
Palazzo Manfredi - up to 25% off
Next to the Colosseum lie the remains of the ancient gladiators' barracks and training grounds. Rising above them is the dusty pink 17th-century Palazzo Manfredi, converted in 2002 into a hotel with one of the most sought after views in all of Rome: a panorama that stretches from the Colosseum across the Forums to the garden-covered Oppian Hill atop the ruins of Nero's Golden Palace. Palazzo Manfredi has just 16 rooms, fitted out by Renata Finlani in a classic style tinged with modern luxuries—mixing wood and marble with contemporary art, antiques with modern design furnishings, beamed ceilings with Bang & Olufsen home theaters. Chef Giuseppe di Lorio presides over the Italian cuisine in the 5 Star Diamond Award-winning Aroma restaurant on the rooftop terrace. (Sale ends in 4 days)
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