It goes without saying that autumn is an ideal time for a relaxing vacation. With the holidays right around the corner, we could all stand to recharge and refresh before the chaos ensues. If you’re in the market for a low-key getaway that offers the ultimate in relaxation opportunities, we have selected five ideal destinations.

5 Relaxing Destinations for a Fall Escape

The Guest House at Gulfport Landing

Gulfport, MS

Soak in a clawfoot tub, relax by the in-room fireplace or rent a bike and ride around Gulfport — the options for relaxation are endless when you book a stay at The Guest House at Gulfport Landing. The turn-of-the-century home was restored in 2014 and features five luxury rooms, each with its own bathroom, and breakfast is served daily. See all of the relaxation opportunities, check room rates and more here.

Each of the rooms at The Guest House at Gulfport feature beautiful antique furniture and en suite bath.

Each room at The Guest House at Gulfport Landing features beautiful antique furniture and an en suite bath. Image: The Guest House at Gulfport Landing

Comfortable spaces provide the perfect recipe for a relaxing escape.

Comfortable spaces provide the perfect recipe for a relaxing escape. Image: The Guest House at Gulfport Landing

The Art of Living Retreat Center

Boone, NC

If a wellness retreat is in order (and with the holidays around the corner, you KNOW a retreat is in order!), check out The Art of Living Retreat Center in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Designed to help guests recharge and rejuvenate, the center is a soothing experience all around. Accommodation options include a standard hotel room or retreat room for shorter stays, and for visits of eight days or more, consider booking an apartment, which has all the comforts of home — away from home! While at the center, partake in a variety of activities — yoga, meditation, pottery, hiking — or spend time around the campfire or, better yet, at the spa! If you prefer a more organized getaway, various retreats are available throughout the year. See the complete menu and learn more here.

Art of Living Retreat Center yoga classes at dawn are a fabulous way to start the day.

Not a bad backdrop for a little morning namasté. Image: The Art of Living Retreat Center

A soothing neutral color palette is perfect to create an inner calm.

A soothing neutral color palette is perfect to create an inner calm. Image: The Art of Living Retreat Center

Relax at the spa and enjoy the view. It sounds heavenly!

Relax at the spa and enjoy the view. It sounds heavenly! Image: The Art of Living Retreat Center

DeSoto Savannah

Savannah, GA

Having recently undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation, the DeSoto Savannah is a quintessential Southern escape. The 246-room DeSoto has a number of new features for guests, including the SCAD Art Gallery featuring local art, The 1540 Room restaurant with a locally sourced menu and a rooftop pool and bar area, to name a few. Historic Savannah has never felt so fresh and new! Learn more about the hotel, see rates and more here.

Clean lines and a neutral palette create a welcoming experience at Desoto Savannah.

Clean lines and a neutral palette create a welcoming experience at DeSoto Savannah. Image: DeSoto Savannah

We can't imagine a more refreshing place to enjoy an adult beverage.

We can’t imagine a more refreshing place to enjoy an adult beverage. Image: DeSoto Savannah

Catch up some sports, play some games or simply enjoy some quiet time in one of the hotel's common areas.

Catch up on sports, play some games or simply enjoy some quiet time in one of the hotel’s common areas. Image: DeSoto Savannah

Richwood on the River

Milton, KY

Step back in time with a stay at Richwood on the River, a beautiful bed & breakfast located on a sprawling 117 acres in Kentucky. Stay in one of the main house suites, or book a cottage or apartment instead, and then prepare to enjoy all the beauty this natural setting has to offer. Take a hike, go for a dip in the hot tub or simply sit and enjoy a good book with the green, rolling hills as a backdrop! Learn more about this beautiful Kentucky escape here.

Richwood on the River is a beautiful historic home-turned-bed & breakfast.

Richwood on the River is a beautiful historic home-turned-bed & breakfast. Image: Richwood on the River

The facility has been meticulously maintained.

The facility has been meticulously maintained. Image: Richwood on the River

Walk the grounds and take in the beautiful views the property offers.

Walk the grounds and take in the beautiful views the property offers. Image: Richwood on the River

Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat

Jamestown, TN

The outdoorsy folks among us will enjoy a rustic getaway, and Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat fits the bill. Located near the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Laurel Fork offers comfortable cabins at affordable rates. Whether you enjoy hiking, rafting, mountain biking or horseback riding, this region delivers. For accommodations, options are available for up to 20 guests under one roof. A rustic retreat in the fall? It doesn’t get better than that!

The properties Laurel Fork offer plenty of opportunities to commune in a beautiful natural setting.

Laurel Fork offers plenty of opportunities to commune in a beautiful, natural setting. Image: Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat

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