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Weekend escapes: Father's Day hotel deals

Posted by Melanie Nayer  June 8, 2012 10:22 AM

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Rest and relaxation is in order for Dad. After all, manning the barbecue, organizing game days and planning weekend road trips is hard work. Plus, the man did keep that secret from Mom and didn't ask questions when you needed an extra $50 for that must-have-can't-live-without-latest-and-greatest-everyone-has-one item. So, why not treat Dad to a little fun for Father's Day.

Hotels and resorts around the U.S. are hosting some great weekend getaways to celebrate Dads on Sunday, June 17. From fly-fishing to zip-lining, I've rounded up some great getaways -- near and far -- that fit any father's personality. Whether your Dad likes to get out and explore, or just wants an hour alone with a good book, there's a weekend getaway that's perfect for him.

Natural Retreats.jpgFor the Active Dad:

Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge, Swan Valley, ID: Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge, on Snake River Idaho, is one of the best fly-fishing locations in the U.S., organized by Outfitters guides. The self-catered vacation rental property will host a Father’s Day brunch on Sunday, June 17, at the on-site restaurant, Riverside Bar & Grill, with unique BBQ dishes from local Idaho producers including, Smoked Brisket Hash and Smoked Bison Tenderloin.

Hotel Terra, Jackson Hole, WY: Treat Dad to a Jackson Hole getaway of golf and fly-fishing at Hotel Terra. First, enjoy a round of golf at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis, the award-winning championship course, then plan a day of privately guided fly-fishing on a world-renowned river filled with rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout. The “Dad’s Day Off” package includes: three-night stay in Terra Guest room at the eco-friendly boutique hotel, 18 holes of golf for two (includes cart and driving range) and a full-day fly fishing trip for two from $529 per night.

Sorrel River Ranch, Moab, UT: Enjoy a mountain bike ride in the adventure capital of America. Sorrel River Ranch in Moab, Utah offers a bike station where guests can clean and fix their bikes and a personalized “Guest Experience Team” to help you pick your mountain biking trail. Fuel up after the ride at the Ranch’s River Grill on the Cowboy Ribeye Steak or relax with the new “Slick Rock Massage,” named after the world-renowned Slickrock biking trail. Rates start at $399 per night.

Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, Greenwich, CT: Delamar Greenwich Harbor's “Weekend Golf Package" gives families overnight accommodation in a Deluxe room and lets Dad spend time at Pound Ridge Golf Club with one round of golf and complimentary golf shoe rental. Enjoy breakfast served in the lobby and bring the family on a complimentary cruise around the harbor on Saturday or Sunday morning. Rates start at $554 for two nights.

For the Relaxed Dad:

Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, CA: Perfect for a Father’s Day Getaway, the “Dudes' and Dads' Napa Retreat” package features deluxe accommodations for two in a spacious one-bedroom fireplace suite or for four in a two-bedroom fireplace suite, and includes unlimited golf, $100 per person spa credit towards any 50-minute manly treatment and $100 per person dining credit.

La Posada de Santa Fe.jpgSeagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach, FL: Fathers will be pampered at The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach with one night in Deluxe Accommodations, a complimentary breakfast for two, a Men’s Urban Cleanse 50-minute facial and a special in-room welcome amenity. Rates start at $350 for this package.

La Posada de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM:
La Posada de Santa Fe is welcoming the whole family to experience New Mexico over Father’s Day weekend with special celebratory rates of $79 per person. Dads can indulge in the hotel’s Father’s Day Southwestern Barbeque, featuring locally-inspired dishes such as green chile barbeque chicken, hand cut steaks, ribs and chile cheese biscuits ($45 per adult, $20 per child). Special events and offerings include games for kids, cigars for Dads as well as a beer and soda garden on the lawn.

For the Adventurous Dad:

Omni Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, NH: This Father’s Day, Dads fly free on the resort’s Bretton Woods Canopy Tour (one of New England’s longest zip lines) through the resort’s FOGO (fly one, get one) program. Treat Dad to a complimentary ride on the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour on Sunday, June 17, with the purchase of an accompanying full-price Canopy Tour ticket.

Westin.jpgWestin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman: Escape to Westin Causarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman and experience world-class luxury at this beautiful 343 suite hotel, nestled among tropical palm and casuarina trees. The hotel is celebrating Father's Day with a “Dad’s Day Dive Adventure.” Spend the day soaking in the sun at the island’s largest freshwater pool with a swim-up bar and then venture out onto the water with a $100 diving credit. Or, dad can use one of the four assorted $25 vouchers on Red Sail watersports like jet skis, waterskiing or sailing. A fifth night free will give dad enough time to rejuvenate at Hibiscus Spa.

Hotel Madeline, Telluride, CO: In the heart of Telluride, Colorado, Dad can tap into all parts of his personality from daring to relaxed while taking in the in invigorating atmosphere of the rockies. Take advantage of the “Weekend Warrior” package to reap 20% savings and receive a $50 daily food and beverage credit, overnight valet, and a $120 credit with NEVE Sports. Rates start at $886 for a three-night stay.

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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