With a rich portfolio of homes, hotels, and experiences, Inspirato offers an array of vacation choices. We’ve compiled a list of our current favorites to help members decide on their next trip with the club.
A bucket-list experience
Galápagos Expedition 2019: It’s one thing to describe a trip to the Galápagos; it’s something entirely different to experience these islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean firsthand. One of the most protected wildlife sanctuaries in the world, this Ecuadorian archipelago has called to explorers since Charles Darwin visited in 1835. Ecologically speaking, little has changed. Sailors on the National Geographic Endeavour II will see penguins, iguanas, sea lions, fur seals, flamingos, crabs, dolphins, and maybe even hammerhead sharks, all while enjoying the ship’s amenities and staff. The latter includes naturalists, photography experts, biologists, oceanographers, and historians.
A kitchen to make any cook happy
Casa Romana, Casa del Sol, Spain: This Andalussian-style Mediterranean retreat evokes the regal days of the Spanish monarchy, but the kitchen is entirely modern. Chefs will appreciate the extensive counter space; sous chefs will be grateful for the multitude of appliances to make prepping easy. Non-cooks can work up an appetite at one of the property’s two pools before joining the group in a formal dining room adjacent to the kitchen.
A romantic getaway
St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies: The neighboring islands of St. Kitts and Nevis are hidden gems of the Caribbean. Separated by a channel less than 2 miles wide, the islands constitute a country (the smallest in size and population in the western hemisphere) that is home to about 50,000 people. The islands abound with black and silver sand beaches (find the former on St. Kitts and the latter on Nevis), rainforests crisscrossed with hiking and riding trails, a crater lake, green vervet monkeys, and mountains, including the 3,792-foot-tall Mount Liamuiga volcano, which last erupted 1,800 years ago. It’s not difficult on either island to find a beach you’ll have all to yourselves.
Outdoor spaces to love
Vista San Jacinto, Palm Springs, California: The interior of contemporary Vista San Jacinto reflects the mid-century modern architecture for which Palm Springs is famous (think clean lines, colorful art, and rich textiles), but it’s this home’s outdoor space that truly shines. Equal parts invigorating and calming, the villa’s courtyard includes a pool, basketball and tennis courts, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, manicured hedges, and a wraparound patio where you can choose sun or shade. Wherever you are outside, expect to see one of the four mountain ranges that ring the Coachella Valley. Come evening, stargaze by the outdoor fireplace.
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic: Named as one of the top Caribbean resorts in 2018 by Condé Nast Traveler, Casa de Campo is home to three of golf’s most difficult courses, all of which were designed by Pete Dye. His Teeth of the Dog course here ranked No. 48 on GOLF’s list of the Top 100 courses in the world. (The other two courses are Dye Fore and Links.) Last summer, the resort opened a new golf center with an instruction program headed by Charlie Epps, longtime coach of two-time major champ Angel Cabrera. The center features 21 acres of grass, two hitting bays, Trackman technology, and club-fitting and repair.
Stunning master suite
Chalet en Blanc, Whistler, British Columbia: Nestled in the tower of a multimillion-dollar, castle-like residence, this expansive top-floor master suite boasts exposed old-growth fir beams and wood floors. Vaulted ceilings and elegant decor make you feel like you’re sleeping in a fairy tale (or at least an Architectural Digest feature). Curl up in the intimate reading nook while admiring the surrounding forest through the room’s myriad windows, or soak up the scenery from the hot tub on a private balcony.