Five petite resorts that will bring you balance and adventure
We love discovering new destinations, especially when they share our passion and values. Auric Road, a collection of historic properties, is made up of intricately reimagined getaways, thoughtfully curated to enrich your experience or event. Located in and around California, read about their five petite resorts below.
Hotel Joaquin, located in Laguna Beach, offers accommodations featuring vaulted ceilings, french doors, and chic details. With various conference rooms and the work-from-here package, you have everything you could imagine for a productive company off-site. For those seeking a venue, situated with the ocean in the distance, the courtyard is ripe for a wedding. With pools, beaches, and biking, this sunny destination has all of the components to both relax and adventure.
Located in Big Sky, Montana, Lone Mountain Ranch is the perfect destination for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle. No matter the season, the ranch offers a myriad of activities for all ages, from horseback riding to skiing. Spend the day becoming one with nature and then nestle into one of their cozy cabins under the stars. With a lodge perfect for a rustic wedding, this venue is sure to leave you with breathtaking photos of your special day.
Korakia Pensione, a desert escape in Palm Springs, has every ingredient for a peaceful retreat. Offering both a Mediterranean and a Moroccan villa, these carefully curated homes provide various amenities that inspire self discovery and connection. From libraries, gardens, meditations, and their nightly candle lighting ritual, this destination will bring you zen at every turn.
Sonoma Coast Valley Resort and Spa, spanning 60 acres in the wine country of Bodega, is reimagining experiential travel. Currently building their own organic farm and vineyards, they seek to marry local agriculture and the deep-rooted wine culture of the region. Whether you plan to visit now or later, you will be met with rolling hills filled with experiences including spas, beaches, and over 100 vineyards.
Keep an eye out for Rex Ranch, in Amado, Arizona. Set to open in 2022, this historic ranch is being reimagined as a wellness-focused petite resort. From astronomy classes, spas, and ancient wellness programming, to ATV tours, horseback riding, and mountain biking, this will be packed with good times. Building off of a rich history, this ranch has big dreams to create experiences which will merge the old with the new.
With necessary precautions in place, these resorts will ensure your safety and comfort, while bringing you balance and soul. Let’s look ahead to a brighter 2021, and get planning!
Rachelle Koser is the owner and creative director of Rachelle Doreen Events & Exploration, an experiential and explorative focused event firm specializing in hospitality, event management, and destinations.
She has 20 years of experience in all things hospitality and events, from NYFW fashion shows, destination weddings, themed celebrations, corporate holiday parties, incentive travel, birthdays and everything in between. With 10 of those years spent as Director of Events for a private arts club in NYC and the other 10 spent producing in various destinations, she is now located in sunny Southern California.
Rachelle has the in-depth understanding of all the moving parts from the back to the front of house and from the DJ to the champagne pouring aerialist. Her tag line says it all “Let’s create something fantastic, somewhere extraordinary!”