The Luxury Nestled on 850 acres in the Scottish countryside, just 1 hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Gleneagles Hotel has been a playground for Britains upper crust since 1924. The 232 rooms and 26 suites boast sumptuous linens and marble bathrooms; the standout ESPA spa, opened in 2008, offers 20 treatment rooms. The real draw, however, is the three championship golf courses; one designed by Jack Nicklaus will host the 2014 Ryder Cup.
The Value Gleneagless Spa Essence package includes a Classic room, breakfast, and a 55-minute spa treatment for each guest. Mention the magazine for a room upgrade, a duo of extended spa treatments, and a round of golf for two. Package rates start at $505/night and include $575 worth of extras.
The Catch Be prepared for chilly and sometimes rainy weather in the Highlands in November and December.
The Details 866-881-9525 (mention Shermans Travel); gleneagles.com
From the Fall 2010 issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.
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