Do the summer months leave you yearning for the adventure crammed, activity packed, time-on-your-hands summer camp experiences of your youth? Look no further. Today we are highlighting three Kindle properties that allow adults (and families!) to play all day while getting back in touch with their spontaneous, fun-loving selves.
Indian Springs Resort | Calistoga, CA
Calistoga is Napa’s low-key, relaxed and charming neighbor to the north. Tucked into the base of Mount Saint-Helena, Calistoga has long been a destination for those seeking the restorative properties of its natural hot springs. Since 1861, Indian Springs Resort has been home to California’s oldest continuously operated thermal pool and spa facility, so they are the first to acknowledge the meaningful tradition that exists within their Olympic size mineral pools and volcanic mud soaks. With an eye toward the future, however, the resort recently expanded their 17-acre property with several bungalows and view rooms that reflect the wants of the cultivated traveler while simultaneously preserving the resort’s history and charm. Relax in a bath, head out on a wine tour, or find the perfect spot to curl up with a good book. (Hint: There’s time for it all.) You won’t want to miss the newly opened Sam’s Social Club, headed by chef Kory Stewart, and boasting local wines, craft-beer brewed on site and a menu highlighting the region’s finest seasonal ingredients.
What We Love
No-charge mini-bar + snacks
Local wine tasting
PGA National Resort + Spa | Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Want to get your golf game on? How about five championship courses at one resort. You can conquer the Bear Trap on The Champion (arguably Florida’s most challenging course); balance risk and reward on The Palmer; test your precision on The Squire; and enjoy a little of everything on The Estates. Golf not your travelling companion’s idea of a good time? Local beaches abound for lounging or fishing, and several companies offer eco-tours of the area. There’s also a world-class spa, the PGA National’s Racquet Center, and nine distinct culinary concepts.
What We Love
Golf club fitting lab by Loft
On-site iTruck gourmet food truck
Head out on a Billie Swamp Safari Tour
Visit nearby Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse + Museum
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort | Farmington, PA
Looking for an experience where you can truly find and try a bit of everything? This is it! Set on 2,000 acres this place is the ultimate summer camp getaway for adults and families. In addition to the usual golf (2 courses), spa and pools, Nemacolin boasts the Field Club, an outdoor sporting facility with one of the nations top sporting clays facilities. Test your skill on the archery or air-rifle range, or maybe a turkey hunt is more up your alley…or maybe it’s fly-fishing. No? How about 3000’ of dueling zip-lines, a ropes course, or a Jeep off-road driving academy? Perhaps you’d like to relive your paintball or miniature golf days. Animals, you ask? They have a Wildlife Academy offering shows, interactive entertainment, safari tours, and backwoods trail rides. They are definitely not playing when they ask, How many ways will you have fun?
What We Love
Zen out at the Holistic Healing Center
Try your hand at the Lady Luck Casino
Visit nearby Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water
A recently completed $30 million resort wide renovation