Remarkable Drives of Discovery

By Auberge & Black Tomato

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Five Brand New US Road Trips

From coast to coast, America is defined by its roads – from winding desert passes to much-mythologised Routes. To explore these ways is to know America as it really is. Muscular, dramatic, and uncompromisingly diverse.

So here’s a brand-new season of bespoke, multi-destination trips created with our friends at Auberge Resorts Collection – a massive follow-up from last year’s lauded series, Take the Open Road. 

Curated itineraries. Hidden corners. Undiscovered experiences. The fruit of our expertise, and of our closest held secrets.

This is a journey of discovery. Close to home, but worlds away.

It’s time.

Texas & New Mexico

FT. DESERTS, DINING, ARTISTRY

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Trip highlights

Ignite your artistic flair on this ten-night trip through the deserts of Texas and New Mexico. Beginning at Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection, you’ll contrast vintage with contemporary on the streets of Austin and dine in refined settings. Travelling out into the desert, you’ll then spend time in the artistic enclave of Marfa, paying a visit to the Chinati Foundation, before winding down at Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection in Santa Fe. Here, exclusive access to the vibrant worlds of art & design await. 

Experiences include:

  • Private consultation of vintage jewels with Bell & Bird
  • Hands-on graffiti experience with an Austin street artist
  • Vintage shopping experience in the boutiques of Santa Fe
  • Discover the ancient cultures of New Mexico with a private guide
  • Curated tour of Santa Fe’s leading galleries and studios

From $8,950 per person including 10 nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, and a customised program of private experiences

HIT THE ROAD

Big Sur & Napa

FT. LANDSCAPES, GOURMET, COASTLINES

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Discover California’s timeless beauty as you travel up the west coast from Big Sur to Napa on this six-night gourmet immersion. Begin with a gentle exploration of Carmel and Monterey from the cliffs of Ventana Big Sur before following Highway One north to the vine-clad hillsides of Napa. Here, you’ll spend a few days at Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection, rising with the sun for champagne hot air balloon rides and basking beneath the moonlight in the serenity of the Bathhouse. Elsewhere, we’ll pepper your time with curated wine and whiskey tastings.  

Experiences include:

  • Private horseback ride along the beaches of Monterey
  • Gourmet Carmel-by-the-Sea food tour
  • Curated visits to Napa’s leading wineries
  • After-hours private retreat at The Bathhouse
  • Champagne hot air ballooning over the Napa Valley

From $8,650 per person including 6 nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, and a customised program of private experiences

HIT THE ROAD

Utah, Colorado

& New Mexico

FT. MOUNTAINS, FLAVORS, ADVENTURE

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Embrace nature’s bounty as you spend ten nights travelling from the height of the Rockies to the depths of the Rio Grande. Starting at The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, you’ll alternate between high octane adventures and leisurely pursuits, sustained all the while by farm-to-table cuisine and rare whiskeys. At Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, Telluride’s backcountry awaits before heading south to Santa Fe and Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection. Here, native and colonial flavours converge over exclusive tastings in enigmatic corners.

Experiences include:

  • Open air Alpine art class in the Wasatch Mountains
  • Private foraging experience and cooking class
  • 4×4 adventure and picnic in the Telluride backcountry
  • Sunset wine tasting in a remote corner of Diablo Canyon
  • Chocolate journey inspired by Colonial recipes

From $10,950 per person including 10 nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, and a customised program of private experiences

HIT THE ROAD

New England

FT. HISTORY, OCEAN, CULTURE

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Uncover a new twist on tradition in New England on this twelve-night discovery along the Eastern seaboard. From your country base at Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, we’ll arrange masterclasses in pottery and antiques before going behind the scenes of historical Newport with a stay at The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection. In Kennebunk, your trip takes a culinary turn at White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection as you head out to sea with local fishermen. Finally, a private flight lands you on the bluffs of Nantucket for freshly dug clams and a dose of island life at Greydon House.

Experiences include:

  • Immersive pottery experience with the co-founder of Dumais Made
  • Hands-on lesson in the time-honoured tradition of Scrimshaw
  • Private tour of the Newport Mansions with an interiors docent
  • A lively fishing experience alongside local lobstermen
  • Clam digging and beach picnic on Nantucket

From $17,250 per person including 12 nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, and a customised program of private experiences

HIT THE ROAD

Connecticut, Maryland & Virginia

FT. HIKING, OYSTERING, STARGAZING

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Journey through the landscapes of the East Coast as you spend eight nights exploring country, coast and mountains. In the rural surrounds of Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection you’ll pair ancient trails with artisan purveyors before heading south to storied St Michaels on Chesapeake Bay. Here, spend a few nights at the Inn at Perry Cabin slipping into the traditions of local life from a truly tranquil setting. You’ll end your trip at Primland where a vast wilderness and a myriad of ways to explore beckon.

Experiences include:

  • Guided hike of the Appalachian trail with gourmet picnic
  • A hands-on oystering experience on Chesapeake Bay
  • Historical walking tour of St Michaels
  • A private stargazing evening at the Primland Observatory
  • RTV trail riding expedition in the Blue Ridge Mountains

From $7,750 per person including 8 nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, and a customised program of private experiences

HIT THE ROAD

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