Video: 8 Great Historic Hotels in America


America has a rich and vibrant history. One of the best ways to experience the country’s past is to bypass the hotel chains and stay one of America’s unique historic properties. These one-of-a-kind destinations provide a different kind of travel experience, as well as insight into each region’s distinct story. Here are eight great historic hotels  that celebrate America.

1. The Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan (Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island)
Staying at this lovely grande dame is like stepping back in time. Dinners are formal and gala event, horse and carriage provide all transportation on the island

2. Hotel Hersey in Hershey, Pennsylvania (
This 75-year-old property is popular with families who enjoy  the multi-pool complex and luxury guest cottages. The spa offers unusual treatments like chocolate wraps and whipped coco baths.

3. Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California (
This romantic property on gorgeous Coronado Island has been a draw for the rich and famous.

4. Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Park, California (
This stunning property is an arts and crafts masterpiece. And with its location in the Yosemite Valley, it offers front-row seats to nature’s grandeur.

5. Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee (
This remnant of historic Tennessee is the perfect place to stay when you visit the Country Music Capital.

6.  Sagamore Hotel  in Bolton Landing, New York (
This Victorian-era property opened in 1883, and is located on its own 72-acre island in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

7.  The Greenbriar in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (
Located on 6,500 acres in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, this unique hotel has been hosting guests since 1778.

8.   Mohank Mountain House in New Paltz, New York (
Just  two hours outside of New York City, this 265-room Victorian castle is  140 years old and has a gorgeous location overlooking the Hudson Valley.

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