Hotels for Fall Weekend Getaways
Few places are as inviting as a Southern hotel, especially when it’s all dressed up in the fineries of fall.
Fall is the perfect time to take a weekend trip. Golden sunlight, vibrant foliage, leaves crunching underfoot—you don’t want to miss autumn in the South. Be sure to plan a weekend getaway this month to relax, explore, and enjoy the best of the season. Make one of these cozy hotels your home base so that you can have an adventure, admire the beautiful foliage, attend a fall festival, take a leisurely hike, or stroll a charming downtown street. Few places are as inviting as a Southern hotel, especially when it’s all dressed up in the fineries of fall. With a booking at one of these spots, after your autumnal adventures you’ll retire to a gorgeous hotel that invites you to slow down and soak in the season. Replete with attentive innkeepers and amenities galore, these hotels offer lovely places to rest your head and try delicious new dishes. The best hotels for fall weekend getaways will invite you to sit, stay awhile, and celebrate all that the season has to offer.
Omni Oceanfront Hilton Head Resort: Hilton Head, South Carolina
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If you’re looking to pamper yourself for a weekend, this is the place to do it. Autumn on the South Carolina coast is just lovely—near-empty beaches, quiet walks on the sand, and cool winds blowing in from the Atlantic. The Omni Oceanfront Hilton Head Resort takes that relaxation factor and multiplies it by a hundred, ensuring your total satisfaction through fantastic amenities and countless opportunities for lounging and pampering, especially on the sandy beaches and at The Omni’s Ocean Tides Spa. Two seaside hot tubs offer toasty places to enjoy the beach if your fall weekend beach getaway is on the chillier side.
The Oliver Hotel: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Guests call this hotel hip, eclectic and unforgettable. In the heart of downtown Knoxville, it is the ideal spot from which explore the city. There is never a better time than fall to take in Knoxville’s great restaurants and crisp autumn winds blowing in over the Tennessee River. The hotel is just a few blocks from the riverfront, though all of The Oliver’s charming boutique amenities might make it difficult to leave the premises. Handcrafted furniture, local artwork, and the irresistible charm of the 1876 building invite you to relax. The Oliver is also home to great snacking spots, including the Oliver Royale, Tupelo Honey Cafe, and the legendary bar Peter Kern Library. (This also a great stop in eastern Tennessee if you’re making your way to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge foothills nearby.)
Grand Bohemian Asheville: Asheville, North Carolina
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Nestled in a charming city and tucked within the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville offers the perfect place to enjoy fall in western North Carolina. Equal parts luxurious and charming, the Grand Bohemian Hotel offers numerous boutique amenities, the elegant Poseidon Spa, and over one hundred Tudor-style rooms bedecked with comfort and thoughtful touches that will make your stay memorable. We think you’ll be booking another weekend getaway here before you’ve even packed your bags to leave.
Long Mountain Lodge: Dahlonega, Georgia
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Amidst the gorgeous mountain landscape of north Georgia, the Long Mountain Lodge offers a cozy, comfortable stay in Dahlonega. Looking out your window at a setting that is truly jaw dropping, you’ll never want to leave. Surrounded by waterfalls and the silhouettes of hazy mountain peaks, Long Mountain Lodge offers views from every room, including dramatic panoramas of nearby Chattahoochee National Forest. Delicious breakfasts and comfortable rooms ready you to explore charming Dahlonega, Georgia, and take advantage of the surrounding hiking trails and other outdoor activities.
Monaco Alexandria: Alexandria, Virginia
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The Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, offers all the amenities and comfort you’d wish for—plus it’s wrapped in supremely stylish design, the likes of which you won’t see anywhere else. Unique wallpapers and an indoor pool flanked by red-and-white striped chairs ensure that you’ll always have something gorgeous to look at. Nestled in a fantastic location just within Old Town Alexandria, this hotel is an ideal place to get your fill of sightseeing. You will also be within a stone’s throw of great bars and restaurants. The Monaco Alexandria is charming and chic, an ideal home base for a fall weekend getaway to Alexandria.
Graduate Oxford: Oxford, Mississippi
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Graduate Oxford is irresistibly charming, filled with cheeky nods to the college town in which it makes its home. With a booking package like Business 101, you’ll receive all the charm of a stay at the Graduate, plus daily breakfast and a complimentary cocktail at one of the stylish bars, Coop and Cabin 82. Capitalizing on school style, each room is smartly—and chicly—appointed. You’ll see globe light fixtures and polka-dot carpet, plaid pillows and countless moments of visual surprise. Graduate Oxford is filled with thoughtful touches. Everywhere you look, you’ll be delighted. The hospitality is a delight too.
The Capital Hotel: Little Rock, Arkansas
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Take advantage of the fall weather and plan a trip to Arkansas. While you’re there, you’ll be pampered by the folks at The Capital Hotel, which is a Tripadvisor 2016 Travelers’ Choice award winner. With a historic, practically regal setting and beyond satisfactory customer service, here you are guaranteed a weekend experience that you’ll never forget. One Eleven at the Capital will have you dining in style, and the well-appointed rooms will leave you supremely relaxed. There are plenty of fall festivals and seasonal events to enjoy in Little Rock too, so step outside the box and enjoy a weekend that is equal parts Arkansas adventure and sumptuous relaxation.
The Blennerhasset Hotel: Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Fall foliage in West Virginia is beyond memorable—it’s legendary. Book a stay at The Blennerhasset Hotel in fall for a comfortable, historic stay in downtown Parkersburg, West Virginia. You’ll be close enough to take a drive—or a walk—to see the leaves change and soak in the brisk autumnal air.
The Blennerhasset has been open for over a century, offering guests an irresistible legacy of hospitality and elegance. Dine at the hotel’s Spats Restaurant and Lounge for delicious entrees and creative cocktails—open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner most days, plus a wonderful Sunday brunch (reservations required). Retire in rooms that are outfitted with classic decor. Numerous booking packages are available, including the Fall Frenzy package, which offer great savings.
Hotel ZaZa Houston: Houston, Texas
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For an oasis in the midst of the city, try a weekend at the Hotel ZaZa in Houston. Just across the street from Rice University and within walking distance of the Houston Museum District, Hermann Park, and the Houston Zoo, you can get your fill of museum wandering and park meandering. Don’t miss the Houston Museum of Natural Science or The Museum of Fine Arts: Houston. The hotel itself is an education in eclectic luxury. The ambience—with glowing chandeliers and sumptuous design elements—will have you seeing stars for the weekend. Don’t forget to try the ZaSpa for a spa pampering afternoon and the Monarch Restaurant for upscale fare.
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa: Mobile, Alabama
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The Battle House is tucked in downtown Mobile, surrounded by historic buildings, and within walking distance of great Mobile restaurants, like the Dumbwaiter Restaurant, The Noble South, and Noja. After exploring downtown, relax in the elegantly styled spaces of The Battle House. There is no better place to wind down and enjoy a fall weekend in Mobile. The Battle House is filled with Southern charm and thoughtful touches that will make your long weekend lovely. From the grand, dramatic foyer to the comfortable rooms, you will leave you stay here with peace of mind and stories to tell.