Get in the Holiday Spirit at Inns of Aurora’s Private Rental Residences

It has been reported that people are booking Christmas vacations earlier this year than ever before. Internet search queries for December travel were five times higher this August than last, and U.S. travelers are mostly traveling domestically this holiday season. With travelers looking for less crowded hotels, properties featuring private rental residences offer added value by providing families with a more intimate and personalized experience.

Inns of Aurora, a luxury lakeside boutique resort in the Finger Lakes, has made three of its five inns available for private rental. Each inn is adorned with elaborate holiday ornamentation and complete with resident innkeepers, in-room fireplaces, and private balconies.

Families who book private rentals can also add-on customizable amenities like a private chef service to create a festive farm-to-table feast in the inn’s private dining area, as well as private experiences like guided winter hikes with resident Outdoorsmen, holiday tea blending sessions with the Director of Serenity, or seasonal Ayurveda-inspired treatments at the new Spa at the Inns of Aurora.

Village of Aurora is located on the calm shores of Cayuga Lake in the heart of New York’s premier wine region. Designated as a National Historic District and under one square mile, Aurora is a peaceful break from the busy world.

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Four Seasons brand celebrates the much-anticipated debut of the all-new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley. Located in Calistoga, a small city in California’s Napa Valley, the property has the Elusa Winery at its heart. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley features 85 rooms and suites, plenty of open-air spaces, restaurant and bar, two pools plus a collection of creative event spaces for meetings, weddings, and other social events.

In partnership with one of Napa’s top winemakers Thomas Rivers Brown, guests of Four Seasons can savor the signature Elusa wines in the Tasting Room, at TRUSS, or have a bottle or two delivered to one’s own guest room, suite or Private Retreat. Moreover, they have an opportunity to explore the winemaking process from harvest and sorting to blending and ageing, with hands-on demonstrations, opportunities to meet the winemakers, and of course, wine tastings that include a variety of wines from the Napa region.

Spa Talisa at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley includes several outdoor decks and locally-inspired steam experiences. Created by Spa Director Natalie Posner, the spa treatment menu offers a series of bespoke massages including the Perfect Pair couples massage, and the gentle Great Expectations massage for moms-to-be. The signature Brave Spirit Body Ritual is restorative, while the Splendid Glow facial includes deep cleansing, resurfacing, and energization using plant-based products.

The Resort’s collection of Four Seasons Private Retreats includes the farmhouse-style villas that come with open concept kitchens, a resident chef if desired, and a dedicated Four Seasons host to help plan every fun-filled day. The largest accommodation is the 3,395 square foot Estate Villa, with an expansive living area opening to a broad terrace overlooking a private pool and garden, separate media room, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and three ensuite bedrooms.

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