10 UNUSUAL HOTELS FOR UNCONVENTIONAL GETAWAYS
A Backward Glance, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton’s gem of an autobiography, is highbrow beach reading at its very best. In the memoir, she recalls time spent with her traveling buddy, Henry James, and quotes his arcadian proclamation, “summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Maybe so in the less than industrious heyday of inherited wealth, but in today’s world where most people work all day for a living, those two words just don’t have the same appeal as our two favourite words: summer getaway.
Like everyone else in our overworked and overheated city, rest and relaxation are all we can think about - especially on a hot Friday afternoon like this. In considering options for our celebrated summer respite, we thought we would take a virtual gander to check out alternatives to the usual Hamptons summer share. From a tree house where sloths join you for morning coffee to a giant sandcastle, click through to see some of the most unusual summer getaway destinations in the world. [Note: Click also the image source links for more information and images.]
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