With October being National Apple Month, we’ve compiled a coast-to-coast list of the best destinations for unique twists on apple dishes, cocktails, spa treatments and more, using apple as the hot ingredient for fall.
Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is a Mediterranean inspired, all-suite property offering the finest accommodations, service and programming that San Diego has to offer. Two new additions to Rancho Valencia include the resort’s signature restaurant, Veladora, and The Pony Room, which features a bar and outdoor patio with fire pits. Veladora offers their signature Warm Caramelized Apple Crisp for National Apple Month made with Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel and topped with Brown Sugar Streusel.
2. L’Auberge de Sedona – Sedona, AZ
One of the Southwest’s foremost luxury retreats, nestled on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona’s renowned Red Rock region, AAA Four Diamond L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek offers a creative approach to fine dining with seasonal French and American fusion cuisine by Executive Chef Rochelle Daniel. For those craving a crisp, juicy apple dish in celebration of National Apple Month, Chef Rochelle’s Milk Fed Veal with Green Apples sourced from apples grown in the vineyards of L’Auberge is the perfect dish. Accompanied with Peanut Potatoes, Pistachio-Shallot Crumb and a Bone Marrow Cream – guests will be yearning for another taste of the apple-centric meal.
3. Vanderbilt Grace – Newport, Rhode Island
Fall-Into-Comfort: Fresh Apple Foot Ritual
45 min $85
After spending the day wandering the wharfs or at Sweet Berry Farm traipsing up and down the orchards, gathering crisp local apples, drop your bushel and let us pamper those tired feet.
We have hand crafted a blend of rejuvenating local apple puree with marine salts to deliver the ultimate Fall–Into-Comfort foot treatment. The combination of fruit acids and polishing salts will leave the feet enlivened and ready for a stroll into Newport. Before you sit up let us offer you a deep kneading shoulder and scalp massage to wake you up and send you on your way.
The Vanderbilt Grace, a former mansion, comprises a luxurious hotel with 33 rooms and luxury suites in Newport Rhode Island and a lavish spa and fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools.
4. The Lodge at Glendorn – Bradford, PA
Escape to The Lodge at Glendorn this fall for family fun and pretty colors. Guests have the luxury of taking in the incredible fall foliage of the Northeast a variety of unique ways when visiting the property. Located in Bradford, Pennsylvania adjacent to the Allegheny National Forest, this Relais & Chateaux property is set on 1,500 acres and features rustic-luxe accommodations across a main lodge and twelve cabins with world-class activities in the style of the family “great camps” of the 1930’s. After a long day of activities guests can make fresh pressed apple cider with Glendorn’s apples grown on property and enjoy it hot or cold around a relaxing bonfire. The brand new Forest Spa offers a paradise in itself for adults (bunny treatments are available for the kiddos) with locally inspired spa treatments and ingredients found right on property.
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