From relaxing on the beach on the Fourth of July to hiking in the mountains, July is one of the most popular months for a longer vacation. Couples can choose from romantic inns, relaxing spas and golf resorts.

Families often put lakeside or beach destinations like Hawaii on their dream list in the summer, where kids can splash in the water and parents can enjoy some time to themselves. Trips to Europe should not be overlooked as well - you can enjoy warm weather and long days. Our list of July vacation ideas includes great options in the U.S. and around the world.

1. Mission Point Resort

Mission Point Resort
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Mackinac Island, located at the intersection of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, is a popular summer tourist destination. The entire 3.8-square-mile island is a National Historic Landmark. Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island offers families a diverse selection of activities, accommodations and restaurants where kids under 12 eat free with a paying adult. The Kids Club, open to children 4 - 12 years old, is the place to learn to play croquet, go swimming in the pool, build a kite, hike and play miniature golf. Resort activities include golf, spa treatments, ghost tours, tennis, bocce ball and biking. Family travelers have access to spacious two-bedroom suites, some with private hot tubs.

There are several great dining options at the resort. Round Island Bar & Grill offers all day family dining, Chianti serves Italian food and Bistro at The Greens serves a Tapas style menu with a view of the Straits of Mackinac. If you are in a hurry to get going in the morning, grab some take-out at Lakeside Marketplace, including pizza, sandwiches and ice cream. The resort is open from May through October.

2. The Sagamore

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If you are planning a trip to the Adirondacks in New York, The Sagamore, a luxury resort on Lake George, offers golf, spa services and a program for kids. Children under 4 may attend with a hired babysitter. The Teepee, the children's program, offers a variety of supervised activities, including an authentic 18-foot teepee, outdoor playground, beach, clown shows, nature walks, Olympic games, sand sculptures and tennis. The Teepee Club is available seven days a week from July 1 through Labor Day and during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and President's Week. You can choose from a half-day program, a full-day program or the evening program for an additional fee. For reservations, contact the hotel concierge at 800-358-3585 Ext. 5100.

3. July Vacation Idea: Tyler Place Family Resort in Vermont

July Vacation Idea: Tyler Place Family Resort in Vermont
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Tyler Place Family Resort is an all-inclusive summer getaway located on a scenic lake in Vermont. About four hours from Boston, the resort is a playground for kids and adults. Children participate in age-specific programs and activities, including swimming, fishing, rock climbing, tennis and kayaking. Parents can take yoga classes, archery, go biking, practice golf on the driving range, or relax in a hammock. Families are accommodated in 70 cottages and suites featuring family-friendly design with separate parents' and kids' bedrooms, screened porches and plenty of privacy.

In the evening, there is a cocktail party where you get to meet other guests. Families often return during the same week each year so that children form lasting friendships. You will get to enjoy fresh farm-to-table cuisine, vegetarian options and amazing chocolate desserts. Throughout it all, you won't have to worry about charges for activities and dining because everything is included.

4. Golf at Cranwell in the Berkshires

Golf at Cranwell in the Berkshires
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Get away for a weekend of relaxing treatments at the spa, championship golf in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter at Cranwell Resort in the Berkshires. Measuring 35,000 square feet in size, wellness center is one of the largest in the Northeast. In the winter, book one of the 58 rooms which are linked to the wellness complex via heated glass corridors. There are 16 treatment rooms, fitness center, a 60-foot indoor pool and 20 foot high glass windows with views of the Berkshire Mountains. In addition to its beautiful 18-hole golf course (greens fees from $94 on summer weekends), there is also the Golf Digest School. The golf school offers a great selection of practice facilities, including target greens, bunkers, putting areas, driving fairways, chipping/pitching stations and three practice holes, giving you a chance to improve your game. In the winter, the property offers 6 miles of scenic cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails. The Ski Center offers Rossignol Ski Touring rental equipment and Tubbs Snowshoes.

Beginners, weekend golfers, and advanced players can all improve with practice and a little help from professionals. Hone your skills at the 60-acre learning complex. Facilities include a driving range, three video viewing rooms equipped with the state-of-the-art computerized analysis systems, an indoor filming studio, and an 18 hole course originally built by Wayne Styles and John Van Kleek in 1926. Clinics are offered in one, two and three day courses.Contact the resort for more information on the school. The property is located 150 miles from New York and 135 miles from Boston, which makes it a great weekend getaway from both cities. The resort is especially popular with couples in the summer. (800-272-6935, 413-637-1364).

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5. The Royal Scotsman: The Ultimate Train & Cruise Tour

The Royal Scotsman: The Ultimate Train & Cruise Tour
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The Royal Scotsman and Hebridean Island Cruises team up to offer the ultimate Scottish adventure. Visit the Highlands on the historic train, touring historic sites such as Ballindalloch Castle, Rothiemurchus and Glamis. Then enjoy a five- or seven-night cruise of the remote Scottish Isles. Different itineraries will be offered throughout the year, including stops in Tobermory (Mull), Stornoway (Lewis), and the Isles of Harris, Barra and Skye. The train winds through the wild and romantic Scottish countryside, featuring deep-green forests of pine, remote castles, small villages and meadows dotted with sheep. Guests disembark to visit handpicked attractions and receive personal tours by a local laird. Hebridean Princess accommodates 50 guests and has a feel of a private yacht. A staff of 38 provides luxury service that has been so well received that 65% of all guests are repeat bookings (+49 (0) 221 33 80 300).

6. Summer vacation ideas: Hotel Captain Cook in Alaska

Summer vacation ideas: Hotel Captain Cook in Alaska
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Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska, has three restaurants, a fitness club and meeting facilities. Explore the stunning beauty of Alaska from this comfortable base in Downtown Anchorage on your adventure. There are 547 rooms, including 96 suites overlooking the Cook Inlet, Chugach Mountains, the city and Mt. McKinley. Treat yourself to an in-room massage offered by the hotel's massage therapists. Choices include Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage that has been shown to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve circulation. The Captain's Deck on 16th and 17th levels of Tower II offers its guests extra perks, including full breakfast, nightly hors d'oeuvres, and a well-stocked juice and soft drink bar in the lounge. (907-276-6000, 800-843-1950).

7. Hotellerie De Mascognaz in Valle d'Aosta

Hotellerie De Mascognaz in Valle d'Aosta
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Hotellerie De Mascognaz is a unique mountain getaway in Valle d'Aosta, surrounded by mountain peaks and meadows. Plan a unique adventure to Italy. The chalet has a relaxation center with a whirlpool, sauna and Turkish bath. Massages and Shiatsu treatments can be booked in advance. Activities in the area include skiing in the winter, and hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking in the summer. The inn has seven double rooms furnished in a cozy rustic style with handmade beds and warm fabrics. Guests looking for more space can reserve the Monte Rosa Suite, a transformed antique barn with a fireplace and stone and wood decor. Restaurant Lo Peyo serves regional dishes in rustic surroundings (+39-0125-308734).

8. Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge in Alaska

Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge in Alaska
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Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge in Alaska is an adventure getaway where eco-counscious travelers can relax surrounded by nature. The hotel is located on a privately owned, remote beach inside Alaska's Kachemak Bay State Park, 10 miles by boat from Homer, Alaska, the "Bear Viewing Capital of the World." The property was built from driftwood that was milled by hand into lumber. The property is run entirely on wind and hydro power. The property consistently receives rave reviews for its ambiance and service. (888-238-7234).

9. Summer vacation ideas: The Lodge at Stillwater

Summer vacation ideas: The Lodge at Stillwater
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The Lodge at Stillwater is an outdoor adventure getaway in Heber City, Utah, featuring an outdoor heated pool, three whirlpools, and fitness facilities. The Heber Valley Railroad offers a tour of the area aboard a steam-powered train. There are 174 rooms, studios, one-, two- and three bedroom suites. Travelers can prepare their own meals in the fully equipped kitchens. Guest accommodations have a fireplace and internet access, so you don't exactly have to rough it on your adventure. (435-940-3800,

10. Breithorn Hotel

Breithorn Hotel
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The Breithorn Hotel is located in northern Italy in the town of Champoluc in the famous Valle d'Aosta. Summer activities include mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, and paragliding. There are 31 guest accommodations. The Double Deluxe Rooms are located in the historic section and are filled with antique wooded furniture. The Prestige Rooms are ideal for a family or a group trip. They are located on the fourth floor and have a spacious layout that can accommodate four people.The Junior Suite has a fireplace, wood paneling, DVD player and hydromassage. The restaurant serves a homemade buffet breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner, along with over 150 different choices of wine. The easiest way to get there is by car which you can rent at the airport in Milan, Venice or Triest. (+39-0125-308734).

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11. Capitol Reef Resort

Capitol Reef Resort
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Located in Torrey UT, the Capital Reef Resort is an excellent choice for a July getaway. Suitable for couples and families, the resort accommodation consists of luxurious cabins (for those who demand their home comforts) and adventurous Teepees and Conestoga Wagons for those who love a bit of glamping. On-site amenities at the resort include an outdoor swimming pool (seasonal) with loungers and a year-round Hot Tub. There is a fitness center with outstanding Red Rock views and an inviting restaurant called the Pioneer Kitchen. Wonderful outdoor adventures include Llama Safaris, Jeep Safaris, Horseback riding and scenic drives through the amazing Utah National Park.

2600 E. Hwy 24, Torrey, UT 84775, 435 425 3761

12. Franz Klammer Lodge in Telluride

Franz Klammer Lodge in Telluride
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Stay at the stylish Franz Klammer Lodge in one of the luxury two- or three-bedroom residence. Telluride in Colorado is famous for its winter and summer festivals, great skiing and many other outdoor adventures. The property is near the ski lifts, golf course, shopping and dining. The two-bedroom residences measure 1,400 square feet in size and the three-bedrooms measure 1,800 square feet. You will have your own living and dining area with a natural gas stone fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, two master baths with jetted spa tubs and a private balcony. While the lodge does not have its own restaurant, you will be near many cafes and restaurants in Mountain Village. There is pre-arrival grocery shopping service which lets you stock your kitchen with your favorite items.

13. Unreal UFO Guesthouse at Treehotel in Sweden

Unreal UFO Guesthouse at Treehotel in Sweden
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When you set your eyes on this cleverly-designed guesthouse at Treehotel in Sweden you will think that aliens really have landed. A miniature version of the spaceship that picked up ET, the UFO guesthouse has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a living area. This is a fun getaway for families as well as couples looking for something different. The property is located in Lule River valley in Sweden, surrounded by beautiful forests and a scenic river. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, sauna and relaxation area, TV, and internet.

There are several uniquely designed guesthouses, all elevated 4-6 meters above ground. The buildings are sustainably built in harmony with the surrounding nature by the leading Scandinavian architects. There are a total of 24 guest rooms to choose from, each more imaginative that the other. All of the furniture and lighting is custom designed. Guest accommodations have environmentally-friendly combustion toilets and water-efficient sinks. Depending on which room you book, it will be accessible via a ramp, bridge or electric stairs. This is a year-round adventure destination with seasonal activities that range from hiking, fishing and moutainbiking in the summer to dog sledding and northern lights in the winter. If you time your visit right, you can experience the spectacular fall foliage display around the historic Lule River. The tree sauna and the healing steam baths offer an experience not to be missed. Look for seasonal offers for families and couples. (+46 (0)928-104 03).

14. Salish Lodge and Spa, Washington State

Salish Lodge and Spa, Washington State
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Salish Lodge and Spa is located at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, 30 minutes from Seattle, Washington. The property offers scenic views of Snoqualmie Falls, comfortable rooms, two restaurants and a spa. The spa provides a range of treatments, including body massage, aromatherapy, hand and foot therapy, a mud wrap treatment, hot stone massage and facial treatments.

Guest accommodations include 84 rooms and four suites, each with a wood-burning fireplace, a whirlpool tub and a goose down comforter. If you are going for the spa weekend getaway experience, consider booking one of the fourth floor accommodations with in-room spa amenities and a spa concierge. Alternatively, accommodations on the first floor offer patios with outside entrances. Both restaurants feature breathtaking views of the falls if you reserve one of the window tables. The property is located in beautiful natural surroundings next to Snoqualmie Falls, at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Snoqualmie Valley is home to local wineries and quaint towns including City of Snoqualmie, Preston and City of North Bend.

15. Villa Dubrovnik

Villa Dubrovnik
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An elegant 5-star hotel in the heart of Croatia, Villa Dubrovnik’s boutique luxury experience is a combination of seaside fun and old city charm. The hotel caters to guests with tailor-made services perfect for a romantic vacation away – especially with the wondrous sea view and private balconies/ terraces all 56 residential units offer.

Visitors can spend their vacation lounging on the beach, taking a speedboat to the Island of Lokrum, walking around and experiencing the Old City, or unwinding in the Villa Spa Beauty & Wellness Center. Anything and everything can be made-to-measure for the guests of Villa Dubrovnik. If you are looking for a unique 4th of July vacation idea, Croatia is a beautiful place to go.

Vlaha Bukovca, 6 - Dubrovnik, Croatia, +385-20-500-300

16. Villa Extramuros

Villa Extramuros
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In the faraway town of Arraiolos lies Villa Extramuros, a resort in Portugal filled with historical treasures, unspoiled nature, and a quiet lifestyle that most people wouldn’t recognize because of the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. Decorated in contemporary Parisian style, Villa Extramuros lies on five hectares covered with olive and oak trees. Here, flocks of sheep, birds, and other wildlife roam free in their unaltered natural habitats.

Guests can spend their time exploring the surrounding garden, relaxing, reading a book, or even having a private picnic. Other attractions in and around the resort include a gym, bicycle rides, horse rides, watersports, a spa, or taking a dip to cool off in the pool. There are various excursions surrounding the resort for guests to take part in, from playing a round of golf to visiting a winery or taking a guided tour of the area.

Villa Extramuros, Horta do Chaveiro, Caixa, 209, 7040-114 Arraiolos, Portugal, +351-91119-2550

17. Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
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Guests can lounge on an exclusive beach overlooking the cerulean sea at Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, a retreat on one of the most beautiful coastlines of Italy. Retaining the charm of the private residence it was built to be in 1830, the hotel is minutes away from Taormina, where the city center is filled with shopping and entertainment venues.

But from the retreat, guests wouldn’t be able to tell – the private beach combines the sound of lapping waves and the feel of warm sand, making it seem as though Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea is a million miles away from civilization. Beach cabanas, an infinity swimming pool, fitness center, and boat excursions are all available for guests to partake in.

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, Via Nazionale 137, 98039 Taormina Mare, Sicily, Italy, +39-0942-6271-200

18. Villagio Inn & Spa

Villagio Inn & Spa
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Villagio Inn & Spa is a family-owned boutique hotel in Napa Valley, California. In operation since 1985, the award-winning hotel is in the heart of wine country, which is home to over 300 wineries. Guests from all over the world come to enjoy wine tours and fine cuisine, two things Napa Valley is known for since acclaimed chefs from all over have come to this haven to open their restaurants.

Outdoorsy guests will enjoy cycling, historic walks, hiking, and hot air balloon rides. But to have a good time at the hotel, guests never have to leave the premises, which has numerous amenities, including a secluded heated pool and lounge area, tennis courts, and a fitness center. The hotel spa, a prominent establishment of its own, is designed for privacy, comfort, and relaxation, so guests can indulge in a body treatment, facial, or nail treatment.

Villagio Inn & Spa, 6481 Washington Street, Yountville-Napa Valley, CA 94599, 707-944-8877

19. W Hollywood Hotel

W Hollywood Hotel
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame in front, the iconic Hollywood sign behind – the W Hollywood Hotel is everything you imagine your Hollywood accommodation to be. Replete with glamour and excitement, the hotel is situated amidst the coming and going of celebrities and the aura of fame that is Hollywood. Filled with accommodation and amenities fit for a star, the hotel allows guests to choose from an array of accommodations that are fittingly named as the Wonderful Room, Spectacular Room, or the Hollywood Wow Suite.

Guests can hang out at the rooftop WET Deck fitted with pool, bar, and lounge area, unwind at Bliss Spa, or boost their energy at the FIT fitness space. An abundance of excursions can be found around the hotel, and the concierge is more than happy to arrange them for guests during their stay.

W Hollywood Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028, 323-798-1300

20. Zeavola Resort

Zeavola Resort
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Thailand is filled with wonder and amazement, and the Zeavola Resort captures it all as a luxury resort on Phi Phi Island. The atmosphere allows guests to unplug from their worries and connect with nature; tranquil white sand beaches, lush tropical greenery, and sparkling blue waters all connect to revive the senses of the hotel guests.

Guests can experience the simplicity of a rural life typical of the villages of Thailand with teakwood suites amidst nature. For a more indulgent experience, the hotel has relaxing spa treatments, authentic cooking classes, and exploration adventures.

Zeavola Resort 11 Moo 8 Laem Tong, Koh Phi Phi, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000, Thailand, +66-75-627-000

21. Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
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Shangri-La Hotels comprise a renowned chain of luxury hotels and resorts that can be found all over the world. Each is surrounded by amazing views, and the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney is no different. Guests are treated to a stunning view of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge – a spectacle of color and beauty.

Right in the heart of Australia, there is much to do outside the hotel, but even more to enjoy inside: spa treatments at CHI, a meal at one of the many dining options the hotel has, or just opportunities to relax and enjoy the lovely accommodation the hotel is fitted with.

Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia, +61-2-9250-6000

22. Mill Houses Elegant Suites

Mill Houses Elegant Suites
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The island of Santorini is a magical place filled with beauty, and Mill Houses captures that beauty in and around its hotel. The hotel lies on a stately cliff overlooking the azure Aegean Sea. Focusing on the luxuries of life, Mill Houses is dedicated to offering their guests a unique stay, and they start by personalizing guests’ experience before they even arrive.

There are numerous activities for guests such as diving, snorkeling, hiking, trekking, and horseback riding; guests can even hire a yacht, go on a private limousine tour, enjoy a wine tasting tour, or book a helicopter ride. They can also indulge in one of the many amenities the hotel offers including private massages, make-up and hair dresser services, scheduled private candlelight dinners, babysitting services, and complimentary drop offs to and from the airport, among other things.

Mill Houses Elegant Suites, Firostefani 84700, Santorini Island, P.0.Box 119 Greece, +30-22860-27117

23. Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas

Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas
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Offering an authentic Thai experience, Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas is privacy, luxury, and authenticity all wrapped in one. The beachfront property is located on the magical Mae Nam beach where emerald blue waters lap on the fine white sand.

There are different villa styles that meet the needs of guests whether they’re traveling as a couple, with a group of friends, or with their entire family, making it great for family vacations, reunions, or wedding celebrations. Water skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, paddle boards, sailing, and banana boat rides are all available at the villas, and a complimentary kayak is available for all guests to use during their stay.

Miskawaan Luxury, 67/28 Moo 1 Maenam Koh Samui, Suratthani 84330 Thailand, +66-77-332-271

24. Forte Village Sardinia

Forte Village Sardinia
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Forte Village is located in the heart of Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Guests can enjoy the stunning views or explore the lush nature that surrounds Forte Village. The ultimate luxury resort for couples, families, and larger groups, the establishment boasts many types of accommodations: suites, bungalows, villas, or rooms and suites within the hotel.

Accommodation can be picked according to various characteristics, one of which is the view. You might see the sea, the garden, or secluded woods, and guests can choose to their liking. Delicious food, renowned spa, and impeccable amenities join together to create the perfect vacation.

Loc. Forte Village S.S.195 Km.39.600 (09010) Pula Cagliari, Sardegna, +39-070-92171

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If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway from an East Coast city, head to The White Elephant Hotel on Nantucket which has rooms with harbor views and a relaxing spa. The Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain in Vermont offers 700 acres of outdoor fun, including golf, tennis, kayaking, fishing and many other activities.

Take in the cultural sights in Edmonton, Canada while staying at the stylish Fairmont Hotel Macdonald which has a spa, pool and a separate children's pool. A summer getaway at Canyon Ranch Berkshires will let you stay active, relax and learn about healthy cooking. This destination spa offers all-inclusive specials with daily activities, workshops, accommodations and meals included in the cost of the stay.

Caribbean resorts offer off-season summer deals in July, which may include free nights, spa discounts and flight packages. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman offers the Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau, a spa, golf and stylish guest rooms. Things to do on Grand Cayman

July is a great time to reconnect with your partner by planning a romantic summer getaway. Post Ranch Inn offers incredible ocean views, romantic guest accommodations and a spa. The Lodge at CordeValle in Northern California features golf, a spa and spacious bungalows.

A trip to the mountains means cool fresh mountain air and many outdoor activities. Visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a great starting point for exploring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Hotel Spotlight: Talkeetna Chalet Bed & Breakfast

Talkeetna Chalet Bed & Breakfast is a charming three-story home set on ten acres of beautifully forested land in the heart of Talkeetna. Boasting breathtaking views of Denali, Mt. Foraker and Mt. Hunter, the bed and breakfast inn offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with comfortably furnished accommodations featuring private bathrooms and modern comforts, upscale amenities, and gracious hospitality. Two well-appointed guest suites are equipped with rustic décor and authentic Alaskan antiques, feather-topped beds in luxury linens, and have en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, walk-in showers, and fresh towels. Two private one-bedroom cabins have spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchenettes, and decks or porches with spectacular mountain views. In the main building, an airy living and dining room offer a home-away-from-home ambiance with a large flat-screen television, DVD player and variety of board games, and complimentary wireless Internet is available around the property. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning, and there are hot beverages available throughout the day.

Guest Accommodations

Talkeetna Chalet Bed & Breakfast features comfortable accommodations in the form of two guest suites and two cabins, all of which have rustic, Alaskan-style décor and comfy furnishings, plush bedding, and private bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers.

The Denali Suite is named for its Denali-themed décor and authentic Alaskan antiques and features a plush feather-topped queen-size bed dressed in deluxe linens, down comforters and soft pillows, an en-suite bathroom with a large whirlpool tub, separate shower, luxurious linens and organic toiletries.

The Mountain Whispers Suite is decorated with a fishing theme and features a feather-topped queen-size bed dressed in deluxe linens, down comforters and soft pillows, an en-suite bathroom with a tiled shower, luxurious linens and organic toiletries.

The enchanting cabins of Birch, Spruce and Willow are tucked away at the base of a small hill in a secluded, peaceful birch, and spruce boreal forest and have spacious front porches with breathtaking views. The Birch and Spruce Cabins have Alaskan décor and furnishings, feather-topped queen-size beds dressed in deluxe linens, down comforters and soft pillows, en-suite bathrooms with tiled showers, luxurious linens and organic toiletries. Fully equipped kitchenettes have mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, toasters and other utensils, and modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with BluRay players and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Willow Cabin is 900 square feet and features a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, oven, stove and microwave, as well as a coffeemaker, toaster, and stainless steel appliances. It also boasts an airy living room with a high ceiling, exposed beams and a ceiling fan, the main bedroom with a feather-topped queen-size bed dressed in deluxe linens, down comforters and soft pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, luxurious linens and organic toiletries. An upstairs loft offers additional sleeping space with a futon sofa bed.


A complimentary breakfast is served every morning and includes coffee, tea and hot beverages, fresh fruit and juices, cereals, granolas and yogurts, egg dishes, and freshly baked pastries, and bread. Hot drinks such as coffee and tea are available throughout the day.

Amenities and Recreation

Talkeetna Chalet Bed & Breakfast offers amenities such as a complimentary breakfast every morning, hot beverages such as coffee and tea throughout the day, comfortable communal areas in which guests can relax such as the dining room or TV lounge, and beautiful forested gardens and grounds.

Local Attractions

Talkeetna Chalet Bed & Breakfast is situated at the at the base of Denali just outside the town of Talkeetna, which is not only one of Alaska's most visited scenic areas but also offers a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, from hiking and mountain biking to fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.

26344 S Wolf Track Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676, Phone: 907-733-4734

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Hotel Spotlight: Camai Bed and Breakfast

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood on Chester Creek in Anchorage, Camai Bed and Breakfast is a charming inn that offers a comfortable, relaxing getaway. Anchorage’s oldest operating hotel, Camai Bed and Breakfast is ideally situated for exploring the town and is just a short stroll from the main attractions and facilities. The bed and breakfast feature three beautifully appointed and individually decorated two-room guest suites with en-suite bathrooms, sunny sitting areas with sleeper sofas for additional guests, and modern amenities.

The inn has a five-person hot tub and lovely back deck overlooking the garden where guests can relax. A scrumptious breakfast is served every morning, and business travelers can make use of a guest office area with an Internet-equipped computer.

Guest Accommodations

Camai Bed and Breakfast feature three generously-sized two-room guest suites with queen-size pillowtop beds dressed in luxurious linens and plush pillows, en-suite bathrooms with showers and bathtubs, and modern in-room amenities such as mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers.

The Peony Suite is set on the lower level of the inn and features a queen-size pillowtop bed dressed with luxurious linens and plush pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub, thick towels, bathrobes, and branded toiletries. A comfortable sitting area is furnished with an antique walnut armoire, a daybed for additional guests, and in-room amenities such as a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker, satellite television and DVD player. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the property.

The Fireweed Suite is also found on the lower level of the inn and is accessed via a private-entrance ramp from the off-street parking area. The spacious suite features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, and set of dishes, and a comfortably furnished dining area with a dining table and chairs, and a work desk. A spacious sitting area has a queen-size wall bed for extra guests, and a satellite televisions and DVD player, while the bedroom offers a queen-size pillowtop bed dressed with luxurious linens and plush pillows. The en-suite bathroom features a soaking tub and shower with grab bars, and a shower stool, plush towels, and branded toiletries.

Located on the upper level of the inn, the Rose Suite offers a private deck with breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains. The suite has a spacious bedroom furnished with restored antiques and a queen-size pillowtop bed dressed with luxurious linens and plush pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, plush towels, and branded toiletries. A dressing area has a built-in desk area, sink and closet, and a comfortable sitting area-cum-solar room features loveseat, two ottomans, and daybed for relaxing. There is also a table with four stools and modern in-room amenities such as a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee-maker and a wood-burning stove.


A hearty and healthy complimentary breakfast is served every morning in the formal dining room or delivered to the guest suites and includes fresh orange juice and fresh fruit platters, cereals, yogurt, granola, hot entrées, egg dishes, freshly baked pastries and bread, and hot coffee and tea.

Amenities and Recreation

Deluxe in-room amenities at the Camai Bed and Breakfast include blackout shades and white noise machines in each bedroom, alarm clocks and radios, telephones with voicemail services and free local calls, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, DVD players with a library, hairdryers and irons and ironing boards. Additional guest services include laundry and dry cleaning services (extra fee), coffee makers with complimentary coffee and tea, lattes on request, and concierge services. Facilities at the inn range from sunny decks with lovely views to a five-person hot tub and off-street parking for guests, and there is a guest computer available with printing, copying and faxing services, along with the complimentary wireless Internet.

3838 Westminster Way, Anchorage, AK 99508, Phone: 907-333-2219

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Hotel Spotlight: Black Bear Inn

Nestled among an evergreen forest overlooking Inside Passage's Tongass Narrows in Ketchikan, the Black Bear Inn is a comfortable bed and breakfast retreat that offers a relaxing getaway. The Inn features a variety of accommodations for all needs, ranging from single guest rooms and one-bedroom luxury apartments to full house vacation rentals for both short and extended stays. Beautifully appointed and comfortably decorated guest rooms have private bathrooms, sitting areas with fireplaces, covered decks with ocean views and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions with DVD and VCR players and complimentary wireless Internet. A delicious country-style breakfast is served every morning, along with snacks throughout the day, and the inn’s elegant living and dining areas are ideal for relaxing. Other facilities around the Inn include a hand-built a fireplace, a barbecue area on the water’s edge with tables and chairs, a fire pit, and a covered spa overlooking the sea.

Guest Accommodations

The Black Bear Inn offers a range of distinctive accommodations, ranging from four luxury guest suites in the Inn’s main building to a vacation rental apartment and cabin for extended stays. All accommodations are comfortably furnished with contemporary décor and modern touches, pillowtop king or queen-size beds dressed in luxury linens, comforters and pillows, and private bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, fresh towels, and branded bath products. Spacious sitting areas have sofas and armchairs, working fireplaces, fridges, flat-screen televisions with DVD and VCR players, telephones and complimentary wireless Internet access.

The four luxury suites in the Inn include the Bears Den, the Raven’s Haven, the Homestead, and the Northern Frontier. All suites have deluxe pillowtop king or queen-size beds with memory foam mattresses dressed in luxury linens, comforters, and pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with over-sized deep soaking tubs, walk-in showers, double or single vanities, fresh towels, terry cloth bathrobes, and branded bath products. Sitting areas have sofas, armchairs or daybeds, flat-screen televisions with DVD and VCR players, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, tables and chairs, and contemporary décor, and large windows embrace breathtaking ocean views.

The Eagles Nest vacation rental apartment is located on the top floor of the Black Bear Inn with a private entrance and covered porch boasting beautiful views. The one-bedroom luxury apartment is decorated in cool shades of blue, tan and cream and is adorned with original artworks from local artists. The apartment features a fully equipped kitchen with a table and chairs for four guests, a laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, and a dining area with a freestanding fireplace. The bedroom offers two double beds with memory foam mattresses dressed in luxury linens, comforters and pillows, and a private bathroom with an oversized deep soaking tub, walk-in shower, fresh towels, terry cloth bathrobes, and branded bath products.

The Bunkhouse is a romantic private cabin next to the main inn with beautiful views over the Tongass Narrows. Stylishly decorated with porcelain, travertine and slate finishes, the cabin features a small kitchenette, two bedrooms with a single and queen-size bed with memory foam mattresses dressed in luxury linens, comforters, and pillows. A private bathroom has travertine walk-in shower, fresh towels, terry cloth bathrobes, and branded bath products, and a sitting area has comfortable furniture, a working fireplace and opens onto a sun deck with gorgeous views.


A complimentary breakfast is served every morning and includes coffee, tea and hot beverages, fresh fruit and juices, cereals, granolas and yogurts, egg dishes, and freshly baked pastries, and bread.

Amenities and Recreation

Amenities at the Black Bear Inn include a complimentary continental breakfast every morning, snacks throughout the day, a kitchen where guests can prepare their meals and a dining area. A comfortably furnished living room has leather furniture, a designer fireplace, a sleeper sofa for additional guests if needed, a guest computer and printer, a library with plenty of reading material and a game and movie cabinet. Other facilities around the Inn include a barbecue area on the water’s edge with tables and chairs, a fire pit, and a covered spa overlooking the sea. Guest services include complimentary pickups and drop-offs at Ketchikan's ferries and docks, assistance with booking for fishing and tour activities, and free off-street parking.

Local Attractions

The Black Bear Inn is situated next to the Inside Passage's Tongass Narrows in Ketchikan, Alaska, which is 500 miles north of Seattle. Surrounded by forested mountains and meandering waterways, the historic town offers a variety of attractions and activities for guests to enjoy, ranging from hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boat tours, and bear, eagle and whale watching.

5528 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901, Phone: 907-225-4343

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