Six Historic Hotels That Are Worth Booking A Trip For

Adare Manor, Ireland.

Located in the picture-perfect village of Adare, Co. Limerick, the Adare Manor is the entrance to stunning Southwest Ireland and the beautiful sights of Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, and the 15th century Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. The Gothic Revival Manor House draws inspiration from the chivalric past, displaying gargoyles, heraldry, decorative stone and wood carvings, while the 840 acre estate surrounding consists of sweeping parklands, gardens and the Maigue river.

Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate, Scotland.

Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate is a multi-award-winning 4-star Castle hotel just outside Edinburg in the gorgeous East Lothian countryside. Carberry has seen Kings and Queens over the centuries; its 30 bedrooms are able to accommodate up to 70 guests in comfort and regal style. From here, you can visit castles and museums, discover the Scotch Whisky Experience or the iconic floating Royal residence.

Glenmere Mansion, New York.

The Gilded Age retreat of the Goelet family and haven to royalty and aristocracy, Glenmere has been reborn as a premier luxury hotel and spa. 18 guest accommodations mean only a discerning few can experience its exclusivity at a time. The 150-acre estate evokes elegance, grandeur and sophistication, from its marble staircases and grand cortile to the lush meadows and formal gardens, sitting less than 50 miles from New York City.

Carton House, Ireland.

Steeped in history, Carton House is set upon 1,100 acres besides two championship eighteen-hole golf courses, the Carton Spa and three eateries. The resort holds 165 bedrooms and is so large that you can also find private training facilities, the Kildare Gallery, and the GUI National Headquarters. It’s 25 minutes from Dublin Airport but it feels like a world and a lifetime away.

Four Seasons Hampshire, England.

Escape to the English countryside, roam through lush gardens, ride horseback on rolling hills, and relax in an oasis of a spa: the Four Seasons Hampshire is a 500-acre estate that is the quintessential British experience. From Windsor Great Park and an outdoor skating rink, to spending a day at Highclere Castle—made famous as the setting for “Downtown Abbey”—sophisticated luxury doesn’t get better than this.

The Ivy, Maryland.

The Ivy Hotel, with its leaded glass windows, carved wood wainscoting, 23 fireplaces and green marble, is located in a historic Mount Vernon mansion in Baltimore. 18 rooms and suites, each with a character and charm of their own, are set besides charming public spaces, a luxury spa and Baltimore’s best restaurants. Exceptional dining is matched by grand entertainment.