Grab your horn blower or bottle of bubbly, pack your bags and head to one of these resorts to ring in the New Year in the city, on a ski slope, at a Shaker settlement or in a harbor-front cottage.
The Cottages on Charleston Harbor, Mt. Pleasant, SC
For travelers seeking a holiday escape, look no further than The Cottages on Charleston Harbor, an upscale waterfront property tucked at the foot of North America’s longest cable-span bridge on historic Patriots Point, just five minutes from downtown Charleston, SC.
Voted by readers of Travel + Leisure as the Number One City in the U.S. and Canada for three consecutive years in the 20th Annual World’s Best Awards, Charleston has also consistently rated as America’s number one city by Condé Nast Traveler – and is utterly magical during the holiday season.
Visitors find a variety of festive and unique events, including the “Your Future is Here” astrology reading at Amici’s Italian Bistro ($20) and New Year’s Eve in the Trees, hosted by Brick House Kitchen and Charleston Affair, which includes an evening under the oak trees watching football, shucking oysters and closing out 2015 with a full open bar and live music from The Tidal Jive Band.
Convenient to all the fun, charm and attractions of the city are The Cottages on Charleston Harbor, named one of Southern Living’s “Best Places to Stay” and featuring 10 spacious and luxurious harbor-front havens with designer appointments and a full kitchen, all surrounded by lush landscaping and shaded by palmettos. It is a picture-perfect place for relaxing with family and friends and creating new holiday memories.
Each two-bedroom, three-bath cottage has a private screened-in porch equipped with rocking chairs, a quality-crafted Pawley’s Island hammock and table and chairs. Heart pine floors, gas fireplaces, leather club chairs, cathedral ceilings and walls of windows add charm and wholly welcoming touches. Pillow top mattresses, luxury linens, custom bath amenities, deluxe spa-style waffle bathrobes, flat screen HDTVs and a Bose stereo up the warmth and comfort quotient and set the mood for decompressing and re-centering. High-speed wireless connectivity is also available.
Available through Jan. 3, 2016, is the “Hot Chocolate, Christmas Lights and A Place by The Fireplace” package, which highlights all of the best parts of the holiday season at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor. This package includes admission to the Annual Holiday Festival of Lights (offered through Jan. 1), a breathtaking three miles of more than 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes, an extravagant event that includes family activities, shopping, food and entertainment; upscale accommodations; gourmet hot chocolate, daily continental breakfast and afternoon snacks; and parking. The package price starts at $250 per night on weekdays. A two-night stay is requested on weekends.
For more information on how to relax over New Year’s Eve while enjoying the lingering atmosphere of the holidays, contact The Cottages on Charleston Harbor at 866-901-2688.