Auberge Resorts, owners and operators of celebrated luxury resorts and clubs in North America, has enhanced its resort portfolio with an expanded range of private residences to accommodate increased demand from families. With spacious and private residences and family-focused resort programs, Auberge Resorts offers a range of options in desirable destinations such as Bend, Ore., Bluffton, S.C., Napa Valley, Telluride, Colo., Mammoth Lakes, Calif., and Los Cabos, Mexico.
“We’re seeing a trend in multiple-bedroom bookings from families who appreciate having full kitchens, extra space and the privacy of a home with the benefit of resort amenities,” said Mark Harmon, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts. “We’ve enhanced the experience for families even further with our new Auberge Adventures programs. Families and multi-generational groups are drawn to the flexibility of the lodges, homes, cottages, and villas offered at our resorts.”
Auberge Resorts recently expanded its residential portfolio in May 2012 to include Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort in Bend, Ore., its first resort in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to direct access to Mt. Bachelor, North America’s 5th largest ski area, Pronghorn also boasts a golf academy and The Trailhead, a facility for family recreation and outdoor pursuits.[member]
Auberge Resorts’ pet-friendly residences offer an array of on-property amenities and enticing recreational activities enabling families to make the most of each destination. Residential options include:
The Auberge Residences at Pronghorn (Bend, Ore.)
The Auberge Residences at Pronghorn offer luxury lodging surrounded by 20,000 acres of undeveloped land, two world-class golf courses and the striking natural beauty of Central Oregon. Residences range in size from 2,000 to 2,600 square feet and offer three- or four- bedroom layouts, each with Viking or Wolf appliances, washer and dryer, private guest suite with separate entrance and custom furniture.
Perks for families include: nanny service; regularly scheduled excursions with the Pronghorn Adventure team; Basecamp in the Trailhead, an entire wing dedicated to kids’ activities (swim, arts and crafts, video games, and special programming); BBQ grill and fire pit.
The Auberge Residences at Element 52 (Telluride, Colo.)
Located in the spectacular mountain destination of Telluride, Colorado, The Auberge Residences at Element 52 are nestled at the base of the mountain along the banks of the San Miguel River.
The club offers 33 two- to- five bedroom residences and townhomes ranging from 2,200 to 5,000 square feet, each reflecting Telluride’s rustic mining heritage with native stone, ironwork, walnut flooring and rich extras such as Waterworks fixtures and gourmet kitchens with Bosch and Viking appliances.
Perks for families include: year-round resident concierge; close proximity (walking distance) to town, fitness center; spa; two outdoor pools; and in winter, slopeside ski-in/ski-out location; private ski lift; year private clubroom for après ski and underground heated parking.
Calistoga Ranch (Calistoga, Calif.)
Calistoga Ranch is nestled on 157 acres just outside the historic town of Calistoga in a secluded Napa Valley canyon among ancient oaks and pines, a rock-hewn stream, private lake and vineyard.
Twenty-seven private residences are tucked among the trees, and each offers two bedrooms, master bath with outdoor shower and garden, indoor and outdoor living rooms with fireplaces, and expansive kitchen with wine storage.
Perks for families include: Popcorn Menu for in-home movie nights; on-site cooking demonstrations; complimentary Mercedes-Benz cars for guests’ use; bocce ball courts; heated outdoor swimming pool; complimentary bicycles; nearby zip-lining, horseback riding, kayaking; and acres of scenic hiking trails.
Esperanza (Los Cabos, Mexico)
Esperanza is perched on the bluffs of majestic Punta Ballena overlooking the azure Sea of Cortez at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. The Auberge Residences at Esperanza offer two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with resort access.
Perks for family travel include: multiple pools and cabanas; clubhouse; game room; private beach; Dolphin Adventure program; kids’ cooking classes; Mexican fiesta on oceanfront patio every Thursday; and kids’ yoga classes.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton, South Carolina)
Located on the largest remaining waterfront property on the East Coast, the residential community of Palmetto Bluff encompasses an extensive nature preserve, river access and walking trails, and a vibrant Village center complete with river access.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff offers 75 homes, ranging from two- to four-bedrooms, with full kitchens featuring Viking appliances and luxury furnishings and easy access to the resort’s extensive amenities.
Perks for family travel include: a May River Boat Tour, use of golf carts and bikes and use of fishing gear and kayaks to explore the many lagoons and waterways; horseback riding lessons; on-site outdoor pool and hot tub; complimentary Mercedes-Benz cars for guests’ use; sports campus with tennis courts, croquet lawns, bocce and basketball courts; canoe and kayak club, conservation center and guided nature hikes, and general store.
The Auberge Residences at Mammoth (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.)
Set against the backdrop of the Eastern Sierra Mountains, the Auberge Residences offer 28 one- to three- bedroom units, each outfitted with fireplaces, top-of-the-line kitchen and bath fixtures, and heated slate bathroom floors.
A few steps from the residences via private skybridge is the Mammoth Mountain Gondola transporting guests to 3,500 acres of some mountain terrain abundant with sun and limitless outdoor activities for sublime summers and the deepest, most abundant snow in California.
Perks for families include: pre-arrival grocery service; media room/theater; shuttle service within Mammoth; Rooftop Lounge and Spa; in-room private chef and ski valet and overnight ski storage.[/member]