Summer and vacation go hand in hand. There’s no better time to collect experiences with your friends and family. When perfect weather beckons, escape the office and get outdoors. Exclusive Resorts has your ultimate agenda for summer fun. All you need to do is choose your preferred playground: city, beach, mountains or wine country.
Go on an Eco Adventure in Costa Rica An ER flagship destination, Peninsula Papagayo is a dream base set on 30 lush jungle acres in southern Costa. The Club’s four-bedroom residences, each with its own private plunge pool, are ideal for families. Activity options are endless: Swing through trees on a zip line Canopy Tour, raft white water rapids, or simply relax at the pool at the family-friendly Prieta Beach Club.
Explore Colorado’s San Juan Mountains Telluride is an alpine paradise. In summer, fish the trout-filled San Miguel River or soak in the freshwater Ouray Hot Springs. Endless trails lead hikers to natural wonders like Bridal Veil Falls, North America’s longest free-falling waterfall. ER’s residences are set in the heart of the town’s Mountain Village and have a rustic-luxe atmosphere. If you tire of the wilderness, head to town to take in the Victorian architecture, quirky shops and excellent restaurants or time your visit to the popular Telluride Film Festival, held each August.
Attend The Masters (Augusta, GA April 5-8 / April 8-11, 2016) One of ER’s most popular Events, this three-day Masters package invites you to be part of golf’s greatest tradition with V.I.P. access to the Double Eagle Club, Augusta’s premiere hospitality venue. You’ll stay in a four-bedroom residence, receive four passes to the Masters golf events and enjoy Double Eagle Club access for all meals PLUS your own car and driver. Trip highlight? Watching the Par 3 contest, the only day of the tournament that spectators can bring a camera on the course.
Watch the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro (August 18-23, 2016) For the first time in Club history, we’re bringing members to the Summer Games. Watch the gold medal game of the men’s soccer event and attend the Closing Ceremonies. This isn’t solely a sports experience; you’ll go on a half-day private excursion to Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer and there’s plenty of down time to work on your tan at Copacabana Beach.
Road Trip around Southern California in an Airstream Take the whole family on an unforgettable road trip on the famous Pacific Coast Highway. ER has partnered with Airstream 2 Go, so you’ll be driving the equivalent of a boutique hotel on wheels. Your trailer comes with an iPad loaded with maps to help you navigate from Los Angeles to San Diego. Essential stops include whale watching in La Jolla, hiking Crystal Cove State Park and taking a surf lesson at Laguna Beach.
Get Your Culture Fix in Chicago With its lakefront setting and multiple parks, Chicago comes to life in the warmer months. Our ER residences at Trump International Hotel put everything that makes this city great within easy reach. Take in a ball game at Wrigley Field, bike along the Lake Michigan waterfront, shop the Magnificent Mile or visit one of the city’s many museums (a selfie in front of the Bean will make a great family photo). Known for its booming food scene, restaurant hop from trendy spots like Girl and the Goat and Publican to more refined, cutting-edge restaurants like Alinea and Grace.
Winery Hop Through Burgundy by Barge ER’s new Burgundy barge trip invites you and your friends to set sail through legendary wine country in true style. You’ll stop at cult wineries like Joseph Drouhin and Chateau de Chamirey. Onboard, you can lunch on the sun deck and watch the vineyards pass by, while at dinner, you’ll sample Premier Cru and Grand Cru bottles.
Snorkel with Sting Rays in Grand Cayman One of ER’s most popular destinations, the Cayman Islands is the perfect escape for adults and kids. Our four-bedroom residences were recently remodeled and members get access to all of the Ritz-Carlton’s offerings, including the La Prairie spa, tennis courts, two Greg Norman-designed golf courses and its acclaimed kid’s club. With the beach just steps away, you’ll want to take advantage. Our concierge can set you up on SUP, snorkel and scuba adventures.
Rub Shoulders with the A-List in Italy ER’s new villa offerings in glitzy Lake Como let you and your friends feel like celebrities. Set in the shadow of the Alps, the destination has long been a warm weather playground for the rich and famous. For over-the top-fun, book Villa Lungomare, a seven-room home set on five acres. You can entertain in the enormous kitchen, steam in the onsite massage or take your boat (it comes with a private driver) to the pretty town of Bellagio.
Wrangle a Horse at the Ranch at Rock Creek Channel your inner cowboy and cowgirl at this modern-day dude ranch in Philipsburg, Montana. Perfect for families, the ranch has a roster of activities that include fly fishing, mountain biking, a ropes course and horseback riding. A highlight is the weekly summer rodeo, where events like wheelbarrow races and boot tosses require audience participation. In the evenings, embrace ranch tradition with sing alongs around the campfire or head to the onsite saloon for cocktails, karaoke and even bowling.