Each year, we ask you to tell us about your travel plans. Despite the continuing downturn, I am delighted to report that Andrew Harper members still vacation an average of 32 days a year. Most encouragingly, 31 percent of respondents say they will travel more this year than last, with a clear majority (58 percent) saying that they expect to travel “about the same amount.”
Amazingly, almost 10 percent of Hideaway Report readers say that they travel more than 65 days a year! One correspondent replied to our question, “Where will you travel in the next 12 months?” as follows: “Three weeks in Italy, in Cernobbio, Positano and Ravello. Four weeks in Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Singapore. Five weeks in Dorset, Brittany and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Two weeks or more in Switzerland (Wengen and Kandersteg). Then back to Italy in the fall; Southeast Asia in the winter. Would like to fit in India or Morocco.” To which I can only say that it is a travel schedule of which I myself would be proud!
On this page, I list your Top 20 U.S. and International Hideaways, properties with 75 or fewer rooms. Also, you will find lists of your favorite beach resorts, city hotels, family escapes, food and wine properties, golf resorts and spas.
Among 2011 winners, special mention must be made of California’s Post Ranch Inn, which has now been voted No. 1 U.S. Hideaway for the fourth year in a row. My sincere congratulations to the management and staff of this superb resort!
— Andrew Harper
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