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Five Last Minute Labor-Day Getaways

Haven’t got anything planned for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend? Bring your family, friends or spouse and head to one of these luxurious getaways without too much travel time. Whether you opt for a beach weekend on the ocean or a lakeside getaway surrounded by forest, you’ll be able to enjoy the last true weekend of summer in classic American style.

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

The only oceanfront resort in Montauk is the iconic Gurney’s. This year-round luxury resort is situated on a pristine white-sand beach and has 146 luxe guest rooms for the most elite city slickers and Hamptons aficionados to rest their heads. Though prices are hiked up on Labor Day, there’s no doubt you’ll rub shoulders with some of New York and New Jersey’s elite. Don’t forget to try out the nosh at The Beach Club, a treatment as the acclaimed Seawater Spa or relax near the seawater pool. Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY, 11954, 401-851-3366

Ocean House Rhode Island

A different, more historical seaside resort feel comes at Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. For years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel has been an idyllic coastal getaway for the country’s elite in the 1900’s. Upon pulling up, the resort resembles an old Victorian chateau with manicured lawns, cotton candy skies and light-yellow exterior. In 2010, the resort underwent a $146-million renovation in its 49 guest rooms, which features fireplaces, marble bathrooms, HD LCD flat-screen TVs, iPads, iPod sound docks, floor valets and butler services. Quintessentially coastal with warm-colored natural woods, linen and chenille fabrics, spent Labor Day like a true American at Ocean House. Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, RI 02891, 855-678-0364

The Cloister at Sea Island

Head down south to The Cloister at Sea Island in Georgia, one of the only resorts in the the world to achieve four Forbes Five-Stars nine years in a row. Infused with Southern charm and classic comfort, The Cloister boasts spacious rooms with extreme detail in its luxurious furnishings. Enjoy eating at Georgian Room, the only Forbes Five-Star restaurant in Georgia, Tavola, River Bar or Southern Tide after enjoying rounds of golf, treatments at the custom spa or a visit to the state-of-the-art fitness facility. One thing is for certain: you’ll never want to leave. The Cloister at Sea Island, 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA, 31561, 855-572-4975

Castle Hill Resort & Spa

Nestled in the Green Mountains of Ludlow, Vermont, Castle Hill Resort & Spa is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The secluded getaway, located in Southern Vermont, is a woodsy resort with greenery for miles. With a European feel and amenities for the entire family, Castle Hill features outdoor gardens, a library, spa, gourmet restaurant and more that add to the charm of this luxury hotel. Castle Hill Resort & Spa, Junction of Routes 103 and 131, Proctorsville, Vermont 05149, 802-226-7361

The Sagamore Resort

If you’re not flocking to the Hamptons, you’re probably heading to Lake George. Indulge in the best of both worlds at The Sagamore Resort, a luxury estate situated right on the lakefront. Both a family friendly hotel with a never ending list of activities and five-star quarters, it’s the ideal getaway for a long weekend. Enjoy water activities, pools, restaurants, a golf course and the spa to relax with all-American hospitality. The Sagamore Resort, 110 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing, NY 12814, 866-384-1944

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