1 . Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center

Pottsboro, Texas

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Discover the finest accommodations, thrilling activities and lasting memories at Lake Texoma. Our No. 1 pick has it all, and invites you to experience it all!

Located north of Dallas/Ft. Worth, the Tanglewood Resort and Spa overlooking Lake Texoma offers a tranquil destination. The luxurious guest rooms offer beautiful lake views and feature all the amenities of home for a truly unique experience. Or, stay in the beautiful vacation villas which feature cozy fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. In a quiet cove on Lake Texoma, spend your day cruising the lake on a Wave Runner. Relax at three outdoor pools. Golf at the 18-hole championship course. Love to fish? Lake Texoma is an angler’s dream, with over 89,000 acres of striped bass-thriving waters. And seasonal fishing packages are available! Unique to the lake is Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge where 12,000 acres of wetlands, water, prairie and woods provide a natural habitat for the region’s wildlife. After a long day on the lake, indulge at Tranquility Spa or drift asleep in your cozy guest room. There’s no place quite like Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center. This luxury lake resort offers it all – recreation and relaxation - plus so much more.

Address

290 Tanglewood Circle, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Highlights

Play a round at Tanglewood’s own 18-hole championship golf course designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer.

Population

Pottsboro, TX has a population of 1,579.

2 . Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay, Texas

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Located in the heart of Hill Country, our No. 2 pick – Horseshoe Bay Resort – is one of Texas’ premier lake and golf resorts. Lying along the shores of Lake LBJ, the resort is an ideal retreat to play or relax.

From the luxurious hotel rooms and suites to the expansive villas at Paseo Villas to the beautiful lakefront condominiums, lodging is highlighted by majestic views of Lake LBJ and Texas Hill Country! Hit the links at three championship golf courses, all designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Indulge in a variety of body services and treatments at the spa. Visit Horseshoe Bay Marina, home to a fleet of luxury boats and personal watercraft rentals. Rent pontoons, ski boats, luxury cabin cruisers, Wave Runners and fishing boats – and drivers if you need them. Splash around in four outdoor swimming pools. Sixteen tennis courts are on-site as well as three USTA-sponsored Andy Roddick Kids’ Tennis Courts. The resort is also home to a private airport and jet center with a 6,000-ft. runway. Discover the many reasons to visit Horseshoe Bay! Visit the heart of Texas Hill Country along the shores of Lake LBJ.

Address

200 Hi Circle North, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657

Fun facts

Horseshoe Bay was incorporated in 2005.

Population

Horseshoe Bay, TX has a population of 3,337.

3 . Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Lake Placid, New York

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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is an idyllic retreat in the heart of Lake Placid’s Olympic Village. This intimate retreat is the only Lake Placid resort on the shores of Mirror Lake.

Surrender yourself to the natural beauty and splendor of the Adirondack Mountains. Spacious and welcoming guest rooms, suites and specialty rooms make you feel at home, and offer private balconies or patios with breathtaking views of Mirror Lake. Take advantage of Golden Arrow’s private, sandy beach offering complimentary kayaks, rowboats and canoes to explore the lake. Inside, splash around in Golden Arrow’s new heated pool, steam bath, whirlpools and complimentary health club! The resort’s amazing location puts you right in the middle of Lake Placid’s shops, boutiques and specialty stores. The Alpine Village Shoppes connect right to Golden Arrow making your shopping experience one step closer! Sample regional cuisine at Generations Restaurant and dance your nights away at Roomers Nightclub – both on-site. For a truly unique experience, enjoy a romantic late-night gondola ride where gondoliers reveal the secrets of Mirror Lake. Retreat to lakeside splendor at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains! Once inside, you may never want to leave. Enjoy the mystique of Smith Mountain Lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains in your back yard at Mariners Landing.

Address

2559 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Population

2,638

Highlights

The Herb Brooks Arena is the site of the 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ hockey game where the US beat the mighty Soviet Union.

4 . Stonewater Cove Resort

Shell Knob, Missouri

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Stonewater Cove is a remote boutique getaway, ideal for romantic trips, family reunions or corporate retreats.

With Table Rock Lake sitting just outside your front door, swimming, kayaking and canoeing have never seemed so easy. Choose from one of the luxury rooms, featuring a bubble tub and rainfall shower room, a small desk and view of the wooded shoreline. For larger families, or group meetings, one-, two- or three-bedroom suites are available. Perfect for family reunions or corporate retreats, these suites provide plenty of space and can sleep between four and nine people. The three-bedroom suite features a private deck overlooking the wooded shoreline. Stonewater Cove makes planning your vacation easy as a reservation at the resort includes three meals per day, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. You also receive access to the lounge/media room, swimming pool and hot tub. When the weather is warm, feel free to enjoy the outdoor swimming dock, canoes and kayaks.

Address

1257 Sunset Timbers Trail Shell Knob, MO 65747

Population

The population of Shell Knob, Missouri, is 1,379.

Total area

Stonewater Cove Resort is a private, lake and wilderness retreat of nearly 500 acres forested foothills.

Fun facts

Although the town of Shell Knob, Missouri, has a population of only 1,379, when part-time residents and retirees head for the resort hotbed, that number jumps to over 10,000.

5 . Aston Montelago Village Resort

Henderson, Nevada

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Experience old-world charm echoing leisurely Mediterranean towns at Montelago Village on Lake Las Vegas just minutes from the Strip!

Wander down old-fashioned cobblestone streets, stopping to watch the waves dance off the lake. This luxurious Mediterranean-style resort is ideal for family getaways, weekend vacations, romantic retreats and more! Beautifully appointed condominiums feature full kitchens, separate living and dining areas and spectacular views of Lake Las Vegas. This 320-acre private lake is adjacent to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Kayaking, sailing, Jet Skis and more are available for rent. Take a helicopter tour of Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Hike or bike through Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon or the Valley of Fire, all of which feature historical and geological phenomena found no where else in the world! Mt. Charleston stands 11,918 ft. above the desert - great skiing, snowboarding and sightseeing. Play a round of golf at the SouthShore Golf Club. Or, stroll through Montelago Village. You’ll find satisfying dining venues, one-of-a-kind shops and galleries and exciting entertainment events to complete your vacation. Visit one of the most unique resort towns – Montelago Village on Lake Las Vegas. So close to the Strip, but far enough away for complete relaxation.

Address

30 Strada di Villaggio, Henderson, NV 89011

Highlights

Visit the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest and largest state park.

Fun facts

Henderson was named 20th in Money magazine's top 100 places to live in the US.

6 . Geneva On The Lake

Geneva, New York

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Our No. 6 pick exudes European elegance in the heart of Finger Lakes. The AAA Four Diamond Geneva On The Lake is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This historic Finger Lakes landmark sits on 10 beautiful acres surrounding Seneca Lake. The beauty of this lakeside setting combined with Finger Lakes Wine Country provide for an unforgettable vacation. Old-world charm is successfully enhanced by the resort’s gorgeous terrace, formal gardens, classical sculptures and boathouse. Each of the 29 unique studio to two-bedroom suites features period pieces. Stay in the villa overlooking the shores of Seneca Lake. Featuring Italian marble fireplaces, Ionic columns and wall tapestries, this villa is ideal for a romantic getaway. Geneva places you in the northern region of Finger Lakes. Over 100 wineries populate the area, the greatest concentration in the eastern US. Try wine tastings, a grape stomping and more! Take a pontoon boat cruise circling Seneca Lake. Sailing, kayaking, paddle boating and ice skating are popular activities. Eight golf courses lie nearby. Or, head into town to find great designer outlets and antiques! Create lasting memories at Geneva On The Lake and discover serene beauty in the Finger Lakes region.

Address

1001 Lochland Rd., Route 14, Geneva, New York 14456

Population

Geneva, NY has a population of 13,617.

Highlights

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail provides easy access to many Finger Lakes wineries.

7 . High Hampton Inn

Cashiers, North Carolina

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Surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, High Hampton Inn lands on our list at No. 7. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this sanctuary-like atmosphere is completely unrivaled.

Reminiscent of the great camps of the Adirondacks with its classic shingle-style and expansive estate, the historic High Hampton Inn features no electronic devices in guest rooms and many of the inn’s activities are nature-driven. The inn features 116 charming guest rooms and suites in the main lodge and a selection of charming cottages. Reflecting the Carolina mountain setting, the rustic inn rooms are woodsy yet elegant. You won’t find any televisions or phones! Many cottages feature fireplaces and porches with gorgeous views of the mountains and Hampton Lake. Golf 18-holes of championship golf at the inn’s course. Relax with soothing spa treatments at the Spa & Health Club. Swim, boat and fish on Hampton Lake, a private 35-acre lake. As one of 100 Best Family Resorts, High Hampton Inn blends outdoor recreation with civilized hospitality. For generations, the High Hampton Inn has been bringing people together at a 1,400-acre playground in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Address

1525 Highway 107 South Cashiers, N.C. 28717

Highlights

A time honored tradition, Afternoon Tea, celebrates the lost art of quality leisure time and conversation. Held every afternoon at the High Hampton Inn.

Population

Your NC vacation takes place near the idyllic town of Cashiers, with a population of 196.

8 . Summit Resort Group

Dillon, Colorado

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Our No. 8 pick, the Summit Resort Group, offers 80 affordable and luxurious vacation condominiums and private homes for rent in Keystone Desert, Dillon and Frisco, Colorado. Stay in style in the Summit County Mountains.

Discover Summit County, Colorado. Luxurious Dillon condominiums feature fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces and stunning views of the mountains or Lake Dillon. Five miles past Dillon, the one-to three-bedroom Keystone condominiums and townhomes offer gorgeous mountain and Lake Dillon views. You’ll find world-class sailing at the highest marina in the US. And don’t forget about the thrilling rush of white water rafting and fly fishing! Further down the road lies Frisco, with its quaint historic buildings and renowned restaurants. Located at the beginning of Ten Mile Range, Frisco’s spacious condominiums and townhomes are ideal for relaxing and entertaining. And Frisco is the ideal hub for summer activities. The Frisco Marina offers great kayaking and boating through the Dillon Reservoir. Whichever town you decide to stay in, you can always enjoy the 4th of July festivities complete with fireworks over Lake Dillon. Cool, mountain towns and the numerous activities of Lake Dillon provide carefree Summit County lake vacations!

Address

350 Lake Dillon Drive, Dillon, Colorado 80435

Population

Dillon, CO has a population of 802.

Fun facts

Lake Dillon is also known as the Dillon Reservoir, a fresh water reservoir in Summit County.

9 . Aston Lakeland Village

South Lake Tahoe, California

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Experience the energy and thrilling excitement of Lake Tahoe! The luxurious condominiums at our No. 9 pick, the Aston Lakeland Village, sit along the southern shore of Lake Tahoe for a fabulous year-round destination.

Amidst 19 wooded acres, Lakeland Village features boutique hotel amenities in a tranquil environment. Stay in gorgeous Lakeview, Lakefront or Pinegrove townhomes or Lodge rooms surrounded by mountainside woodlands and beaches. Enjoy full kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces and partially enclosed lofts. Comb the beaches and boat pier. Relax at the two outdoor heated pools, children’s pool, two hot tubs and sauna. Kids will love the daily Kids Camp with great activities. Gas grills are ready for late night beach BBQs! At Lakeland Village, you’re surrounded by heavenly ski slopes and the Lakeland Village Ski and Board Shop is on-site! Rent equipment, clothes and take a lesson. Or, try one of the many other year-round Tahoe activities – championship golf, mountain biking, hiking, beach volleyball, gondola rides, watersports and so much more! Enjoy the exciting mountain retreat of Aston Lakeland Village on South Lake Tahoe. With its blue waters, sandy beaches and woodlands, Lake Tahoe is ideal for thrill seekers and lovers of the outdoors.

Address

3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Fun facts

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.

Related activities

Four casinos are within walking distance to Aston Lakeland Village, each rivaling Las Vegas in selection and variety.

10 . Tamarack Lodge

Traverse City, Michigan

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Along a stretch of sugar sand beach lies the Tamarack Lodge, an immaculate and elegantly appointed lodge capturing true ‘Up North’ spirit. Visit an ideal, year-round destination to escape the daily grind in Traverse City!

Experience the welcoming personality of Tamarack Lodge. With its ageless Arts and Crafts era architecture, the lodge captures the look and feel of turn-of-the-century lodges that once decorated the shores of Northern Michigan. Elegantly furnished and reminiscent of early 1900s style, every residence is ideal for a romantic getaway or family vacation. Delight in the fully equipped kitchen, vintage bathrooms and private balconies with views of Lake Michigan. Spend your days on the lake! The lodge offers boat and Jet Ski rentals as well as beach chaises. Enjoy an outdoor BBQ or beach bonfire making s’mores. Traverse City is the Midwest’s premier vacation four-season destination. You’ll find plenty of championship golf courses, downhill and cross-country skiing, fine dining and an array of shopping. Or, enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Tamarack Lodge. Discover ‘Up North’ living at its best at the Tamarack Lodge. The luxurious condominiums along Lake Michigan’s sugar sand beach are an ideal escape to life’s simpler treasures.

Address

2035 U.S. 31 N. at Four Mile Road, Traverse City, MI 49686

Highlights

Visit the annual National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, celebrating cherries, tourism and community involvement.

Population

Traverse City, MI has a population of 14,532.

11 . The Cove Lakeside Resort

West Kelowna, British Columbia

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Venture to British Columbia’s majestic Okanagan Valley to create memories that will last a lifetime at our No. 11 pick, Cove Lakeside Resort.

This full-service, luxury resort hotel is a family-friendly playground tucked away in its own private cove. Each of the plush guest rooms features gourmet kitchens, large living rooms for entertaining and expansive balconies with views of the Okanagan Valley. Relax at the outdoor pools and hot tubs. Enjoy Okanagan Lake where you can choose from waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing and so much more! Visit the marina and take a tour of the lake! Or, just lounge on the beach with your favorite book. Hone your golf skills at one of Kelowna’s championship courses. Spend quality time with your family at the resort’s large screen theatre and seasonal children’s Activity Centre. Spoil yourself at the Spa at the Cove. Hit the slopes at Crystal Mountain or cross-country ski the beautiful Okanagan backcountry. Or, visit Okanagan wineries where 70% of British Columbia’s wineries are located. Spend your evenings relaxing around a delightful bonfire or in the comfort of your own room. British Columbia never seemed so beautiful at Cove Lakeside Resort. Bask in the splendor and relaxation of Okanagan Valley.

Address

4205 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2K2, Canada

Population

The well-known resort town of Kelowna has a population of 28,793.

Highlights

With 70% of British Columbia’s wineries resting in the Okanagan Valley, Spring and Fall Wine Festivals are terrific for sampling a great selection of wines.

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