Top Group-Friendly Accommodations

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So many options for group getaways exist across the United States. and each region offers something unique. It can be overwhelming choosing a location, activities and accommodations that will suit all your group’s needs. Here is a curated list of a variety of accommodations that are not only suitable for groups but each of which is distinct in its own way. Whether your group is interested in the cuisine, arts, fashion and culture of  New York City, prefers a quiet escape seaside in Maine or a taste of the cowboy life at a ranch in Montana, we’ve covered the bases.

The Lowell – New York City, New York

Treat your group to opulence at this 5-star hotel located in the heart of Manhattan. Location, comfort, and luxury are The Lowell’s selling points for groups. There’s no end to what your group can do for leisure and fun during your stay. Right on the corner of Madison Avenue your group is in the prime location for shopping at some of the most well-known fashion houses in the world. Additionally, the hotel is just a block away from activities in Central Park and a mile from Broadway. The Metropolitain Museum of Art is also a must see for any art or history enthusiasts in your group.

If you have a group of foodies, then the legendary cookies at Levain Bakery are only steps away from your hotel stay. For dinner dine at the Lowell’s acclaimed Majorelle Restaurant, inspired by the Majorelle Gardens in Morocco—featuring a French menu with inspirations from the Mediterranean and Morocco. The elegant design of the restaurant is complete with outdoor fireplaces and a variety of plant life and fruit trees. They also have for breakfast their restaurant, the Pembroke Room, or your group can opt for Jacques Bar for carefully crafted cocktails and signature dishes that incorporate seasonal ingredients.

Although there is plenty to do within walking distance, trying out the Roosevelt Island Tram may be in order for a convenient way to get around and a chance to see the Upper East Side from above.

Finally, your group will feel cozied in and treated like royalty at the Lowell, where you can unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city by the wood-burning fireplace in the hotel’s exclusive club room.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center – Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is the destination for music lovers of all genres, but especially country music! The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is a water park and resort within an atrium complete with palm trees, rivers, fountains and a plethora of plants. You can even reserve a chance to take your group on a boat ride through the atrium. The water park, Sound Waves, features indoor and outdoor areas with a mixture of activities. The rides are intertwined with living walls and plant beds. The attraction is kept at 84 degrees indoors year-round. In addition, its unique roof will allow guests to sunbathe indoors. It features 2 lazy rivers, a wave pool, water slides and private cabanas—each cabana seats up to 6 guests, and conjoining cabanas are available for up to 12 guests. For more fun at the resort there is an arcade and a giant rock wall, and withing walking distance there’s the Opry Mills Mall.

Outside the resort your group can visit one of Nashville’s 120 Urban Parks which covers a total of 12,000 acres of the city including historically significant Centennial Park: which features the iconic Parthenon and Arts center and lake Watauga.

If your group doesn’t have a car, there is a complimentary shuttle that goes from the resort to downtown Nashville. The city has plenty of transportation downtown for visitors like taxis and trolleys.

For dining options, the resort has an Italian restaurant, several American restaurants, Mexican restaurants, and cafés with breakfast.  But most importantly, for the whiskey fans in your group, it features the only Jack Daniel’s restaurant in the world complete with its very own distillery. It wouldn’t be Nashville if the resort and convention center didn’t offer live music on a weekly basis at its bars and restaurants.

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The Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House – Cape Neddick, Maine

Immerse yourself in an authentic New England summer at the Lighthouse Inn, tucked in the charming beach town of Cape Neddick, Maine. Cape Neddick is the largest and most rural section of York, Maine, a popular summer destination, but it includes bustling York Beach as well.

The Carriage House at the LightHouse Inn offers 7 rooms, each uniquely decorated with warm, beachy tones. Some of which have both shared and private outdoor seating areas with views of the ocean.

Cape Neddick’s Ocean Drive, is a mile-long stretch of restaurants with fresh seafood from the Atlantic and bars that lead to scenic York. Your group can head downtown to experience the beach town life, discover hidden treasures in boutique shops, and revel in nightly arcade fun.

If your group are outdoor enthusiasts also check out Mount Agamenticus. It is easy to get there from your stay, and you’ll be able to take in views that stretch for miles in all directions. From here, you’ll also have panoramic views of nearby York Beach.

Make sure to take your group out on the water. Book a boat tour of the coast and see Boon Island and Nubble Island’s historic lighthouse.

Triple Creek Ranch– Darby, Montana

Escape to the Rocky Mountains with your group where your perfect countryside getaway awaits. Triple Creek Ranch’s 40-acre property offers 7 different cabin-styles all with a luxury western feel. Every cabin has a fireplace and hot tub and comes with a golf cart to make exploring the property easy for your group.

Guests will find over 26,000 acres of Montana countryside that is home to a working cattle operation and a roaming herd of bison which you all can tour by ATV. Guests can even help herd the cattle—which number anywhere from 100 to 800 head of cattle. Groups are also offered guided hikes through the hills and valleys and tours of the breathtaking views of the imperial Trapper Peak and the Bitterroot Valley.

Your group can drink in the sprawling mountain views as you live the authentic ranch life, herding cattle and riding horses with real cowboys.

Seek adrenaline-pumping adventure with fly-fishing, hiking, and traveling scenic routes.

Rest after your adventures and treat your group to luxury spa treatments, indulgent facials, and invigorating body wraps at Triple Creek Ranch’s spa.

All your day’s meals including snacks and packed lunches are included in the nightly cabin cost. The kitchen at Triple Creek Ranch serves gourmet cuisine with a new menu daily and is accommodating to all dietary restrictions and requests.

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L’Auberge de Sedona– Sedona, Arizona

L’Auberge de Sedona is laid back luxury nestled in the sycamore trees of beautiful Sedona. This unique desert destination offers panoramic views, intimate group travel, and a top-notch restaurant. Immerse yourself in nature, nurture deep connections, and rekindle your spirit with hiking adventures.

Guests can reserve cabin-style cottages surrounded by lush foliage and koi ponds or cottages with unobstructed panoramic views of the red rocks. For larger groups L’Auberge offers the Creek house— a five-bedroom home offering intimate space for guests overlooking Oak Creek, surrounded by Sedona’s celebrated Red Rock Country.

L’Auberge de Sedona offers cozy cabins for winding down. Dinner on-site is mindfully served with intentional restaurant seating by babbling Oak Creek to help guests relax. Enjoy wine, Southern European cuisine incorporating ingredients from local Northern Arizona purveyors at the resort’s premier restaurant— Cress on Oak Creek.

Spend the day in the comfort of the resort at the pool and hot tub, receiving top-notch spa treatments, strolling through the garden, feeding resident ducks, and stargazing at night. Your group can engage in daily resort activities including paint and sip classes, guided hikes, yoga classes, and guided full-body relaxation through sound healing.

Outside the resort there is plenty of adventure. Try an off-road pink jeep tour or give a natural water slide a whirl at Slide Rock. Stay active and explore Sedona hiking or mountain biking on the red rock trails.

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