Virtuoso Traveler - June/July 2017 - 14
5 REASONS TO LOVE: SHEEN FALLS LODGE
THE COUNTRYSIDE IS CALLING
Fairfield, Connecticut-based Virtuoso travel advisor Kelly Millington shares her favorite
ways to play at this 71-room retreat in Ireland's County Kerry.
NATURE. "A guided trek to Gleninchaquin Park is worth it for the
waterfalls and magical views of
Kenmare Bay in the distance."
FALCONRY. "For guests with children,
this activity is a must for the handson experience with hawks and owls.
Take photos, because they will definitely end up on a holiday card."
DAY TRIPS. "I always recommend
a visit to the Beara Peninsula [a
45-minute drive], which is much less
touristy and crowded than the Ring
of Kerry, but just as beautiful."
VIRTUOSO PERKS. "The lodge recently
restored its 1936 vintage Buick, and
all Virtuoso travelers receive a ride in
it to Kenmare, an adorable town with
great shops, restaurants, and pubs."
STAY: Doubles from $511; Virtuoso
travelers receive a bottle of wine on
arrival, breakfast daily, and a private
Buick excursion to Kenmare.
At Canada's Fairmont
Chateau Lake Louise, days
spent hiking and horseback
riding in Banff National Park
can now include a little inner
adventure too. The 555-room
hotel's new transformational
travel series taps experts
such as wellness consultant
and author Dr. Eva Selhub
and yoga instructor Tracey
Delfs for a series of
retreats packed with daily
meditation, yoga classes, nature walks, wellness talks, and
healthy meals. The goal: to
help guests recharge and reconnect while learning to live
in a more balanced, authentic
way. Three-day retreats from
$580 per person, including
all accommodations, meals,
yoga classes, and wellness
programs; Virtuoso travelers
receive a professional photography session.
BRB, GOING TO CUBA: Key West, Florida's 40-cottage
Sunset Key Cottages has introduced private-jet day trips to
Havana. The super-luxe splurge is available for groups of up to
six, and itineraries can be completely customized - join a historian for an architectural tour and then visit a cigar factory with
a local cigar sommelier, for example. Day trips from $16,000
for six people, including all visas, activities, and private-jet
transfers. Cottages from $695; Virtuoso travelers receive
breakfast daily and a $100 hotel credit.
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FISHING. "The estate has 15 miles
of river and a resident fly-fishing
instructor. Guests can leave their
catches in the smokehouse and enjoy them for dinner the next day."