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Unmask Summer Adventures at Benchmark Resorts & Hotels

Catch a wave on a Bermuda beach or soak up the fun on Florida’s coasts. Quaff a cold one along the IPA Highway in Vermont. Set sail from Maine with your four-legged BFF.  Channel your inner Rock Star at a mountain lakeside retreat. Raise the bar on self-care with a sybaritic spa day. Host a family affair, reuniting generations around a campfire. Or take a dive to explore a coral reef – it’s the only mask you’ll need to “Celebrate Summer Adventures” with Benchmark Resorts & Hotels.

Adventure calls from every corner of the United States--and from Bermuda--as Benchmark Resorts & Hotels brings back the best of summer at 30 properties with its new Celebrate Summer Adventures program. From now through July 31st guests can book stays at luxury resorts offering an array of unique experiences and exceptional value.

“Americans are ready to reclaim their lives and their freedoms, and to explore their wanderlust,” says Benchmark’s Chief Marketing Officer Ted Davis. “Benchmark is providing superb accommodations and a multitude of summer adventures across the country and offshore. Most important, we are meeting a demand for healing, inspiration, reuniting with friends and family and the return to the pleasures of summer that we have all greatly missed.”

Destinations span coastal resorts, mountain retreats, lakefront and ocean properties, and urban arts scenes. “Access to the healing power of nature is an important part of Benchmark’s summer adventure travel program,” Ted Davis notes.

Benchmark’s Summer Adventures program captures the healing power of nature and the outdoor resources its resorts offer from coast to coast.  According to Benchmark’s blog, Head Outdoors to Restore Your Overall Well-Being, taking it outside and communing with nature can help reduce stress and improve both mental and physical wellbeing. Benchmark’s resorts offer an array of activities in exceptional outdoor destinations. Sun, sea, air and beautiful beaches are offered at five Florida resorts, and also in Bermuda. Love the peace and calm of a lake? Family-friendly lakefront resorts are ready for summer in the Adirondacks, California, West Virginia and Wisconsin. America’s fabled mountain ranges beckon from Vermont’s Green Mountains and the Rockies to the San Bernardino Mountains and the Cascades. Breathe in, listen to the sounds of birds and rushing rivers, watch a sunset. Spas, yoga classes, fitness centers and wellness coaches reinforce the restorative effects of nature. Each destination offers a chance to see wildlife up close. Guests can snorkel along a coral reef, hike in the mountains or visit a national park. And speaking of wildlife, Benchmark thinks furry friends deserve a vacation too. Several resorts are pet friendly so the family dog can benefit from the great outdoors as much as humans do.

All Benchmark Resorts & Hotels’ “Summer Adventure Travel” packages are available through July 31, 2021, and include luxury accommodations. Guests can book at Select packages extend beyond July 31st.

Here’s a sampling of Benchmark’s “Celebrate Summer Adventures” offers:


Rise Uptown Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona - A desert oasis in Phoenix’s vibrant Midtown neighborhood, this striking boutique hotel is close to the city’s art museum, galleries, chic shops and night spots. Guests can make a splash at the Lylo Swim Club, the hotel’s midcentury poolside bar and restaurant, or watch a postcard-perfect Arizona sunset at its rooftop bar, Don Woods' Say When. The Rise Uptown package includes a $25 food and beverage credit for each night stayed.


Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, Sandys, Bermuda - A Bermuda icon, this historic resort offers luxury cottages combined with breathtaking seascapes and an array of watersports and golf. The Ahh…More package offers a $30 spa credit per day and one round of golf per person at either Port Royal or Belmont Hills golf courses. Guests can rent a moped or a private boat for four hours and get the fifth hour free. Explore Bermuda’s hidden coves, remote islands, coral reefs and shipwrecks. Go deep sea fishing, sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, snorkeling and diving.


Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz, California – California dreams come true at this mountaintop hideaway overlooking Monterey Bay. Fresh from a major renovation, the resort and surrounding areas offer great sport from ziplining and sailing to golf, tennis, hiking and surfing. Guests can explore the area’s wonderful wine country, shop in the charming town of Santa Cruz, and explore the beaches and national parks. The Cruz into Summer package includes discounts of 25% from Sunday – Thursday to 20% off on Friday – Saturday.

Forest Suites Resort, South Lake Tahoe, California – On the banks of legendary Lake Tahoe, Forest Suites Resort is ready for summer with water sports, mountain trails and nightly entertainment at nearby casinos. The Summer Adventures package provides 35% off summer stays and a complimentary Adventure Kit on arrival.

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, Lake Arrowhead, California – It’s showtime at this lakefront resort high in the pine forests of the San Bernadino Mountains in Southern California.  The Rock Star Retreat package includes two nights’ accommodations, a $100 dining credit, strawberries and sparkling wine on arrival and a VIP Table Top for four at the Lake Arrowhead Village for a fan-favorites tribute to such rock legends as Metallica, Tom Petty, Elton John, the Beatles and John Denver.


Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado Springs, Colorado – The focus is on wellness at this luxurious retreat at the base of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by forests and striking rock formations.  Guests can book spa treatments, fitness classes and a range of medical treatments and therapies from Acupuncture to Zen Meditation at the onsite STRATA Medical Center.  The Sweet Escape Getaway package offers breakfast in bed and a $200 resort credit.

Manor Vail Lodge, Vail, Colorado – The renowned resort of Vail is a year ‘round playground with hiking, cycling, rock climbing, river rafting and golf, plus a lively night life, dining and arts scene. The Summer Is Back package offers the best available room rate and a daily breakfast.


The Beachcomber Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida – Recently renovated and reimagined, The Beachcomber Resort retains its laid-back vibe on the shores of St. Pete Beach, often hailed as one of America’s top stretches of shoreline. The Barstool Retreat package offers a daily credit of $50, good at the resort’s legendary Jimmy B’s Beach Bar where guests can dine, drink and dance the night away.  

Bellwether Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida – Newly renovated, The Bellwether Resort, on famed St. Pete Beach, overlooks the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Guests enjoy amenities like beachside cabanas and stunning views, plus a wide choice of watersports. The town of St. Pete Beach provides shopping, dining and a Bohemian ambiance. The Sweet Summertime package offers plenty of sun and fun with a daily resort credit of $50.

Cardozo South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida Gloria and Emilio Estefan transformed this historic hotel, located in the Art Deco District on Miami’s famed Ocean Drive, into a stylish retreat that’s quintessentially South Beach. The Summer of SOBE package includes luxury accommodations, daily breakfast for two, direct access to Miami Beach with chairs and towels, free bicycle rentals and exclusive guest access to Crunch Fitness.

Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, Vero Beach, Florida – The sound of waves on the shore greets guests of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s superb seaside resort along Florida’s Treasure Coast. Enjoy upscale dining at The Wave Kitchen & Bar, grab a cocktail at Cabana Bar, paddle out to a shipwreck just off-shore, and relax on your private balcony and take in the views. The resort’s Treasured Summer Coastal Calm Getaway package includes a $25 nightly resort credit, watersports rentals, two beach loungers and umbrella each day, sunrise yoga on select days, and more.

Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida – Explore the Savings All Summer Long package at this celebrated spot in the Florida Keys. Save up to 25% depending on length of stay, plus a $50 resort credit.  Adventurous guests can swim with the dolphins, go deep sea fishing, snorkel or glide over the waters in a kiteboard. And, there’s plenty for kids to do, including the Swashbuckling Pirate Show at Coral Cay.


Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor, Maine – Our best four-legged friends could use a break too and the coast of Maine is the perfect place! The Coastal Maine Puppy Love package offers a choice of dog-friendly accommodations, homemade Spruce Point Inn dog treats, a doggie bandana and a new food bowl. There’s 50 coastal acres and trails to explore and sparkling ocean water to splash in.  Dine together on the Grandview Deck overlooking the ocean and take advantage of local cruises, shops, museums and nature preserves.

New Jersey

The Heldrich, New Brunswick, New Jersey – This chic retreat in the heart of New Jersey is close to Rutgers University and all of the area’s attractions, from the trails of the Delaware & Raritan Canal to historic Princeton and the Jersey Shore. New Brunswick offers excellent restaurants, superb theater and a comedy club. The Summer in the City package includes savings of up to 30% on accommodations plus free parking and access to the hotel’s fitness center.

New York

Saranac Waterfront Lodge, Saranac Lake, New York – For decades, the vast wilderness of the Adirondack Region has drawn artists, authors and captains of industry to its lakes, mountains and forests. The new Saranac Waterfront Lodge is set on Lake Flower in the charming haven of Saranac Lake, known for its art galleries, restaurants, and entertainment. The Stay More, Save More package includes discounts of 10%, 15% or 20% off for stays of three, four and five nights, ideal for lovers, families and fans of the great outdoors.

North Carolina

Sanderling Resort, Duck (Outer Banks), North Carolina – Guests can stay four nights and get the fifth free as part of the Operation Summer Vacation package on this beautiful barrier island off the North Carolina Coast.  Swim, surf, kayak, listen to live music at sunset, roast s'mores, play beach and lawn games, try hang gliding, roam with wild horses and let kids join special activities just for them.


La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas – Stage a family reunion in the Texas Hill Country. La Cantera offers a Kids Club, a superb spa, fine dining, two championship golf courses, five sparkling pools, plus all the nearby attractions of San Antonio and Six Flags. The Savor Summer Savings package includes discounts of 30% for a four-night stay, 20% for three nights and 10% off two night’s accommodations.

Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe-Houston, Montgomery, Texas – Changes in latitude are on tap with the “Summerzcool” package at Margaritaville Lake Resort on the shores of the 21,000-acre Lake Conroe. Save up to 20% on suite accommodations, depending on length of stay. Guests can kick back at the License To Chill Bar, play away on a championship golf course, take to the tennis courts or cruise on the beautiful lake. For the kids, there’s a waterpark, mini golf, and pool.

Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center, College Station, Texas – Experience award-winning “howdy hospitality” with the Make a Splash in Aggieland package. Guests can beat the heat, relaxing poolside, enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations and an early 2 p.m. check-in and savor Texas specialties with a $50 dining credit.


YOTELPAD, Park City, Utah – Do golf balls fly further in clear mountain air? Find out in Park City with the Blue Tee Golf Getaway package that includes a 20% savings on studio and one-bedroom accommodations and two rounds of golf at a topnotch golf course. A year ‘round resort, Park City offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, river rafting and hot air ballooning, a lively arts and music scene and the world-famous Sundance Film Festival.


Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, Vermont – Adventures here can be culinary with a Cook Academy class or an exquisite dinner with fresh Vermont specialties, or well-being with the resort’s remarkable spa experiences and outdoor excursions. The Destination Exploration package provides up to 20% savings on accommodations, 20% off dining, use of resort bikes, 20% off weekday spa services, and access to tennis court, swimming pools and hot tubs.


Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia – Summer guests will find adventure in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, including hiking, kayaking and watching wildlife in their natural habitat. After an active day, relax in the hotel’s Salt Foot Sanctuary with a fabulous Foot Soak that is part of the Happy Feet Summer Rejuvenation package. Accommodations are also included.

Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia – The rivers, hills and woodlands surrounding Virgina Tech draw tubers, kayakers, hikers, rock climbers, cyclists and golfers. Breakfast and an Adventure Snack Pack are included in the inn’s Summer Adventure Package. In the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails and casual fare or fine dining.

Lansdowne, Leesburg, Virginia – A noted wellness destination, set on 500 acres in the bucolic heart of Virginia's Wine Country, Lansdowne overlooks the Potomac River just 35 miles from Washington, DC and 12 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport. Guests can play a 45-hole championship golf course, take to the tennis courts, explore historic Leesburg, taste an array of fine Virginia wines, rejuvenate at the spa and enjoy healthful, delicious local cuisine. The Discover Lansdowne package includes deluxe accommodations, a $50 resort credit, and a reduced $16 resort fee.


Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington – The majestic mountains surrounding the Columbia River Gorge sets the scene for the Skamania Lodge Axe Throwing package. Guests can toss a steel axe at a wooden target to score points and win bragging rights (age 12+ years). It’s a great afternoon of family fun and the package provides $10 per person off the daily rate. When not channeling their inner lumberjack, guests can hike the scenic trails around the lodge, take in a painting class, visit a craft brewery.

Willows Lodge, Woodinville, Washington – Washington State’s Woodinville Wine Country beckons and the Willows Lodge “Sipnic” package combines fine wine, dining, a spa experience and a gourmet picnic. The overnight package, from $409, includes overnight accommodations in a guest room or suite, a charcuterie picnic with a bottle of Rosé wine, use of the lodge’s bicycles and a $50 credit at the hotel’s bar, restaurant or the spa.  The region’s finest tasting rooms are right outside the Lodge’s door.

West Virginia

Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia – Celebrate summer’s return in the great outdoors of West Virginia. The resort’s Life Is Better At The Lake stay & play-style package includes accommodations and two passes for all day access to kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, road bikes and disc golf. Escape to nature and find out why life truly is better at the lake.


The Abbey Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Experience spectacular Lake Geneva with the resort’s Check In & Cruise package. The package includes a $50 dining credit per day, accommodations, plus discounted tickets to the Lake Geneva Cruise Line's popular Geneva Bay Tour. Get out on the lake and learn about the historic estates dotting its shore aboard one of the beautifully restored boats in the Cruise Line fleet.


Snow King Resort Hotel & Condos, Jackson Hole, Wyoming – It’s hard to choose among the myriad of adventure options at Jackson Hole, so Snow King Resort has its own team of experts to advise guests. There’s fly fishing, paddle boarding on the Lakes in Teton, riding the Snake River rapids, soaking in the hot springs, hiking, cheering at a rodeo, and seeking more thrills with the Jackson Hole Summer Adventure package, which includes overnight accommodations, a gourmet picnic lunch, personal assistance from adventure experts, and a map to help guide guests.

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