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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, October 2021 … Go Up and Away in a hot air balloon. Get aboard and explore America’s railroad heritage.  Channel your inner Tudor at the nation’s largest Renaissance Festival.  Take aim with professional shooting instructors amid Vermont’s brilliant foliage. Enjoy fall events that span festivals for food and wine, films, music, and the Spooky Season of Halloween.  Life is one long weekend with the Fall Experiences & Getaways promotion from Benchmark Resorts & Hotels that offers fabulous autumn adventures at 25 Benchmark properties nationwide.

“Fall is the perfect time to travel and experience America in all its autumnal splendor and variety,” says Benchmark’s Chief Marketing Officer Ted Davis. “Our participating hotels are offering exceptional fall season travel adventures with luxury accommodations, dining options and special amenities such as spas, golf, bike and boat rentals.”

Autumn vacations are all about kicking back, stealing away and enjoying weekend getaways marked by cooler weather, cozy fires, fewer crowds and a chance to reconnect with nature, friends and family, according to Benchmark’s Mosaic Traveler Blog. And while New England’s iconic foliage draws visitors, Benchmark’s resorts and hotels offer singular autumnal experiences from Florida’s beaches, Wisconsin’s lakes and the magical mountain destinations from Virginia to the West Coast.  

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels’ “Fall Experiences & Getaways” packages are available throughout the Fall season, and include luxury accommodations. Guests can book at


Here’s a sampling of Benchmark’s “Fall Experiences & Getaways” offers


Rise Uptown Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona – Renowned for its Mid-Century Modern vibe, this chic boutique hotel is close to all that’s happening in Phoenix’s vibrant Midtown neighborhood. Rise Uptown also boasts the city’s two most popular and lively bars! The Book Early and Save 20% package offers guests who book 21 days in advance savings of 20% on a luxury room.  Book by November 30th for stays through January 2022.


Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz, California – Perched 300 feet above Santa Cruz, overlooking Monterey Bay, Chaminade Resort & Spa is the ideal mountaintop retreat with 300 acres of wooded hiking trails. The resort and surrounding areas offer activities for sports enthusiasts – ziplining, tennis, golf, hiking and for beach lovers, surf’s up along Santa Cruz’s shores. Wine lovers can explore the area’s legendary wine country and shoppers will love the boutiques and galleries in the delightful town of Santa Cruz. The Sunshine and Chaminade package includes discounts of 25% from Sunday – Thursday and 15% off Friday – Saturday, plus a $25 resort credit. Available through December 31, 2021.

Forest Suites Resort, South Lake Tahoe, California – Forest Suites Resort welcomes fall with the Autumn Memories package that includes a 40% discount and a fun Fall gift.  Salmon will be spawning, the annual Fish Fest will be in full swing, and after a day of outdoor adventures the nearby casinos beckon. The offer is available from October 1 – December 15, 2021.

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, Lake Arrowhead, California –The spectacular pine forests of the San Bernadino Mountain Range are home to this AAA Four-Diamond resort on the shores of Lake Arrowhead.  Guests choosing The Bike & Brewery package can enjoy the area’s stunning scenic attractions with two passes to the Skypark and then sample a craft beer at the noted Lake Arrowhead Brewery with a $25 gift card.


Manor Vail Lodge, Vail, Colorado – Make the most of Fall in Vail with the Spooktacular package.  Stay October 24 – November 1 and enjoy the Spooky Season Celebrations including the Trick or Treat Trot, Halloween Story Hour and Halloween coloring contest on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2021 in Vail. A daily Buffet Breakfast is included. Set in the heart of this legendary mountain village, Manor Vail Lodge is close to Vail’s galleries, boutiques, luxury shops, restaurants and nightlife. To experience the spectacular mountain foliage, take a gondola ride. 


The Beachcomber Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida – A Florida icon since 1949, the newly restored Beachcomber Resort retains its toes-in-the-sand ambiance on St. Pete Beach, named by Trip Advisor as one of America’s Top Five Beaches. Its famous Jimmy B’s Beach Bar is the hottest spot on the shore with great food, drink and entertainment. The Endless Summer/Fall Beach Escape offers guests 50% off their third night and a $50 resort credit for stays of three or more nights.

Bellwether Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida – Though it’s autumn, in Florida it’s endless summer. Bellwether Beach Resort rises on the shores of acclaimed St. Pete Beach, overlooking the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With new beachside cabanas, a rooftop restaurant and an array of watersports, guests needn’t go far, but nearby attractions abound including the quaint town of St. Pete Beach, St. Pete Pier, Clearwater Aquarium, and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Art lovers flock to the Dali Museum, Chihuly Collection, and the St. Pete Mural Tour. The Endless Summertime package includes a daily resort credit of $50.

Cardozo South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida It’s the fall season but in Miami Beach it’s endless summer. Located in the Art Deco District on Miami’s Ocean Drive, Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s historic hotel blends the magic of Miami Beach with the 24/7 sizzle of South Beach. The Endless Summer package includes luxury accommodations, daily breakfast for two, a $25 resort credit, direct access to Miami Beach with chairs and towels, free bicycle rentals and exclusive guest access to Crunch Fitness. 

Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, Vero Beach, Florida – Summer never stops on Florida’s Treasure Coast where Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s superb seaside resort beckons. Guests can enjoy fine dining at The Wave Kitchen & Bar, paddle out to a shipwreck just off-shore and relax on a private balcony and take in the views. Escape to Florida this autumn and experience the Endless Summer package, which includes accommodations, a $25 nightly resort credit, watersports rentals, two beach loungers and umbrella each day.

Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida – The more time guests spend at this fabulous resort in the Florida Keys, the more they'll save. The Fall Into Great Savings package includes discounts of 15% off 3 nights, 20% off a minimum of 5 nights, and 25% off 7 nights or more. Plus, receive a $50 resort credit when you stay between now and December 25, 2021. That means time to sample the amazing activities available: deep sea fishing, dolphin encounters. snorkeling, kayaking and a host of programs for kids. Book by October 31.


Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor, Maine –October is the golden month on Maine’s mid-coast, with ocean breezes, brilliant colors and sparkling seascapes. Love is in the sea air - perfect for a romantic escape for two. The Oceanside Romance package includes a choice of accommodation in private cottages, the historic inn or woodland or ocean view accommodations; a $50 per day credit at the Salty Stag restaurant, two tickets to the acclaimed Maine Botanical Gardens and a bottle of wine delivered to the guestroom.  The package is valid for stays through October 16.

New York

Saranac Waterfront Lodge, Saranac Lake, NY – Beautiful nature hikes, stunning lake cruises, soul-warming beverages and gourmet s’mores by the fire are some of the Fall treats at this new lakeside resort in the legendary Adirondacks. The Falling for the Adirondacks package includes complimentary upgrade to a lodge room, two hours of bike rentals for two guests, one s’mores kit, a $15 daily dining/cocktail credit and a special Maple Syrup Amenity from nearby Cornell University Cooperative Extension.


La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas – The iconic Texas Hill Country is home to this utterly romantic resort, far from the crowds, yet close to the many attractions of San Antonio. The Fall Together package is perfect for couples longing to spend quality time together. Book a four-night stay through January 31, 2022, and receive a cozy blanket, a crisp half bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé, and a complimentary charcuterie board for two. 

Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe-Houston, Montgomery, Texas – Special themed events abound at the Spectacular Texas Renaissance Festival. Thrill to the charge of jousting knights, fall under the spell of the Faery Court, enjoy the clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and magicians performing on stages throughout the village and stay until dark when Royal Fireworks blaze. The Texas Renaissance Festival Ticket package includes two free admission tickets to the festival, that can be used any Sunday during the festival and overnight accommodations in a suite with a private balcony or patio.

Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center, College Station, Texas - There's no better time to be in Aggieland than in the fall. Howdy Hospitality abounds with Southwestern specialties at the Brazos - Proper Texas Kitchen restaurant and with cocktails in the two-story Block T Bar & Grill. The Fall Into Savings package includes a 20% discount. free parking for one vehicle and early check-in (based upon availability). The package is in effect until December 31st, 2021.


YOTELPAD, Park City, Utah – Book a fall getaway at YOTELPAD Park City and enjoy 20% off with the Leaf the City Behind promotion.  Enjoy special events. festivals and concerts such as the Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival and Park City Wine Festival. Guests can hike or bike in the mountains, shop in Park City’s boutiques and art galleries and enjoy its delightful and diverse restaurants. 


Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, Vermont – Feed mind, body and soul at this luxurious Vermont retreat.  The Fall Recipe for Relaxation package includes one night’s accommodation, choice of a 50-minute massage or facial, or a $140 spa credit and a delicious spa lunch. Guests can take a cooking class, hike, cycle and shop at the nearby outlets.

Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, Manchester, Vermont – Fall for an exciting adventure with The Equinox and the Land Rover Experience Center as guests push their personal limits, driving the newest Land Rover on a purpose built 80-acre Land Rover Course. Set amidst Vermont's scenic Green Mountains bursting with autumn colors, you will also enjoy access to 11 miles of trails right in the resort's backyard perfect for hiking, biking or just getting close to nature. The Land Rover Experience package includes overnight accommodations 1-hour Land Rover driving experience for two people, and a $50 resort credit per stay.


Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia – Take an autumnal excursion through Virginia’s exquisitely beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, rich with fall colors. The landmark Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center’s Road Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains package offers the perfect Fall mountain-metro mix with luxury overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, complimentary valet parking, and outdoor Fall season exploration together with downtown diversions in the largest metropolitan area along the historic Blue Ridge Parkway.

Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia – Hit the road and explore the spectacular Virginia countryside with the Virginia Fall Road Trip package.  The rivers, hills and woodlands surrounding Virginia Tech draw tubers, kayakers, hikers, rock climbers, cyclists and golfers. The offer includes accommodations, breakfast for two at Preston's Restaurant and a free appetizer at the Continental Divide Lounge, complimentary parking and WiFi. For stays through December 30, 2021.


Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington – The spectacular mountains surrounding the Columbia River Gorge burst into breathtaking colors and sets the scene for outdoor adventures. The Gorge is a Fall playground, perfect for hikes, golf, ziplining through the forest or sampling craft beers and Washington State wines. The Fall Getaway package offers discounts of 20% per night.

Willows Lodge, Woodinville, Washington –Washington’s Woodinville Wine Country is alive with Fall colors and the Woodinville Lodge is ready with autumn-inspired menus, fine vintages and an array of activities. The All the Fall Feels package includes overnight accommodations, a Willows Lodge plush throw blanket, a pumpkin-persimmon candle from Shift Hawthorne, a Carhartt Beanie and two Fall drinks in the Fireside Lounge.

West Virginia

Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia – Surrounded by 1900 acres of rolling hills, vibrant with color, this beautiful lakeside resort is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and enjoy an array of activities including golf on a championship course and water sports on the lake. Cool nights call for cozy fires and gourmet goodies. The Sip, Savor & Save package includes a 15% discount on accommodations, a bottle of house wine, a charcuterie board for two and a packet of s’mores to roast by the fire.


The Abbey Resort, Fontana, Wisconsin – Stay at The Abbey Resort and get a unique view of the fall colors from the water on the Fall Colors Cruise package. This package includes discounted tickets to Lake Geneva Cruise Line's Geneva Bay Cruise along with a $50 dining credit to be used on delicious farm-to-fork cuisine or local flavors in one of the resorts restaurants.


Snow King Resort Hotel & Condos, Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The forests surrounding the spectacular Grand Tetons are vivid shades of red and gold and fall adventures await guests of the Snow King Resort. Ride the rapids on the Snake River, hike in the mountains and enjoy the nightlife and shopping in world-famous Jackson Hole. The Fall for Jackson Hole package offers a 20% discount on accommodations through June 1, 2022 when booking by November 15, 2021. 

All packages  based on availability.

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