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HONEYMOONS that stir the soul Canvas cabin accommodations at Siwash Lake Ranch in British Columbia. Not that we are inciting anyone to get tied-up lasso style during their honeymoon or anything, but you’ll notice that in choosing our top honeymoon resorts in North America, we got a little enamored with ranch-style resorts. To complement that, we threw in a historic seaside inn in New England as well as a charmer down on the Gulf coast of Florida. P 28 june 2012 paloma villaverde de rico post ranch inn, california This Big Sur property might be best known for its Sierra Mar restaurant that sits high on a cliff and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, but everything else about this property is just as breathtaking. With just 39 guestrooms and two private houses, enveloped by towering redwoods, majestic mountains and endless ocean vistas, intimacy is key here. From the 960-sq.-ft. ocean-facing Cliff House, with a deck suspended over the cliffs and an enclosed garden courtyard, to the Tree Houses that are built on stilts nine feet off the forest floor with a skylight for watching the stars from one’s bed, these accommodations are made for getting cozy. Of course, the amenities are just as extravagant, all neatly included in the Heavenly Honeymoon package. As the resort says, “it’s as close to heaven as you can get on earth,” and what better way to start off one’s marriage than in the clouds? This 5-night honeymoon package includes accommodations in 960-sq.-ft. Upper Pacific Suite accommodations—featuring a private deck with hot tub overlooking the ocean—champagne, artisan cheese plate and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival; a champagne breakfast in bed the day after arrival; daily gourmet breakfast at Sierra Mar on the other days; two 4-course dinners for two at Sierra Mar; two 1-hour spa treatments in guestroom or the spa’s couple’s suite; champagne picnic lunch for two; Post Ranch signature embossed-leather photo album; diverse activities and amenities including yoga, guided nature walks, stargazing, pool, two oceanview basking pools, fitness room and more, as well as use of a Lexus for one day, if available, to explore Big Sur, Carmel & Monterey, or the Central Coast & Hearst Castle. Couples can also dip into optional enhancements (for an extra fee) such as a couple’s shaman experience; helicopter ride; 18 holes of golf at a choice of Pebble Beach golf courses; and wineries tour, among other offerings. The Heavenly Honeymoon package is priced at $9,850 per couple. Contact: (888) 524-4787; the bishop’s lodge ranch resort & spa, new mexico This gem of a property located in Santa Fe, within the Tesuque Valley,

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Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Tour Talk: Artisans of Leisure
Romance on Land & Sea
Out of Africa Come Romantic Retreats
Starry-Eyed Bliss in Exotic Surroundings
Enchanting Nuptials American-Style
Honeymoons that Stir the Soul
Latin American Gems Play to the Heart
Brazil Travel Planner
Fairy Tale Honeymoons in Europe
Island Weddings Pump Up the Volume
Once-in-a-Lifetime Honeymoons
Destination Wedding Powerhouses
Fancy-Filled Mexican Weddings
'Mooning in Mexico

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