The ProntoHotel Fall Hotel Guide 2014 1 - Page 7

ProntoHotel’s Recommendations for The Best Hotels for Fall Foliage Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont, USA Sitting right at the foot of Mount Mansfield, the tallest peak in Vermont, you can’t get a much better location when it comes to leaf peeping. All of the beautifully-outfitted rooms come with a balcony and picture-perfect views of the area’s patchwork foliage. Expect first-class service all the way, from the helpful staff to the relaxing spa, the climatized pool to the gondola that takes you right up to the top of the mountain for a little hiking and a dramatic, colorful panorama. Book here: Stowe Mountain Lodge Address: 7412 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont 5 Stars ♦ 300 Rooms ♦ Mountain Domaine des Hauts de Loire, Loire Valley, France While France may not exactly be known for its foliage, it is known for its wine, and in the Loire Valley, those two things combine to make one beautiful time of year as the now-vacant vines change color. This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of it all, surrounded by vast woods that were once used by hunters. The chalet seems straight out of a fairytale, and the service you’ll get is fit for royalty. Be sure to hop on one of the free bicycles to explore the nature around you. Book here: Domaine des Hauts de Loire Address: 79 rue Gilbert Navard, Onzain, France 4 Stars ♦ 31 Rooms ♦ Wine Route The Castle at Burg Colmberg Hotel, Germany A stop on both the Romantic Road and the Castle Road of Germany’s Bavaria region, this 13th Century castle hotel will take you back in time to the middle ages while giving you some of the most glorious views in the area. Perched on the edge of a mountain 511 meters high, you’ll be able to see the entire landscape below, alive with red, orange, and yellow. Be sure to sample some of the regional cuisine at the on-site restaurant, which features a cozy wood-burning fireplace. Book here: The Castle at Burg Colmberg Hotel Address: An der Burgenstraße, Colmberg, Germany 3 Stars ♦ 26 Rooms ♦ Romantic Road 6