In the early 1800s, riverboat captains rounding the bend on the Mississippi River near Galena would gaze toward “Signal Point,” the present site of the Goldmoor Inn, to find a fire signaling them to stop for firewood and fuel. Eventually a large country home was built on site and later Goldmoor Inn was established.
A family-owned and operated ranch in its sixth generation, Rankin Ranch has been upholding a strong family tradition since 1863. A cattle ranch for more than a century and a guest ranch since 1965, Rankin Ranch is one of the oldest and largest family-owned ranches in California. Six generations of Rankins have lived and worked on this 31,000 acre cattle ranch. Experience deep rooted history and tradition during your adventure at Rankin Ranch!
Head to Michigan and stay at Sleeping Bear Resort and learn all about the area on your next vacation! Sleeping Bear sits on a bluff and occupies 450 feet of frontage overlooking the pristine and undeveloped Herendeene Lake, which is a 40 acre no-wake lake. You will see loons, eagles and lots of other wildlife during your stay at the resort. Ask the friendly staff what the land was used for during the pioneer times. You'll be happy you took the time to learn a thing or two.
Sleeping Bear Resort
The Lake of Bays area in Ontario is full of history. Learn something during your stay at Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort. Among many things, it was once an Ojibwe hunting camp location. Learn how the early settlers of Ontario used the land and the historical outlook, or pick up a book at one of the local stores. You'll be glad you did.
Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort
The resort was founded in 1963 by Norwegian immigrants Hildur and Sverre Kjevik who unexpectedly fell in love with Black Rock Resort's location. They said the serenity and beauty of the property reminded them of their Norweigian riverside farm. Civilization on the island dates back to 10,000 BC, and was originally named "Cave of the Spirit."
Black Rock Resort
When staying at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, you will find yourself on historic Cannery Row, whose once bustling dockside streets have become an upscale seaside paradise. Cannery Row has been charming residents and visitors alike for years, even author John Steinbeck, who published a book with its namesake in 1945. Discover the beauty that has inspired for generations!
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Only a few minutes away from Voyageurs National Park, learn about the rich history, as well as the flora and fauna of the area. The French fur trappers and traders that give the park its name, shaped the land in innumerable ways, see the terrain from their eyes, and learn about a time long gone by! All when you stay at Nelson's Resort!
You'll feel like you've been transported back in time when you come to the Kingsley House! From the moment you arrive you will be taken with the sophisticated decor and comfortable accommodations equipped with modern amenities. Every morning you have a delicious complimentary breakfast waiting for you, and after you can take a bike out to explore the area. Onsite, there's also a large wrap-around porch, canopy swing, and hammock for relaxing.
The Kingsley House
For a true historical take on the area, set up a tour of the Durango Silverton Train! There you'll step 100 years into the past as you journey through the historic passenger train, perfectly preserved in all its intricate beauty. Today, the trail is still operated as a tourist train line called the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad- don't miss it!
Durango Colorado Vacations
Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa is a Sonoma County Historical Landmark. Here, among the Redwood trees and rolling Wine Country greens, you can indulge in relaxation and diminish the everyday stress of the city. Walk where many have before and create new life, new experiences and footprints for those that follow.
Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa
First opened in 1927, Cascade Lodge has been consistently upgraded but has never lost its North Shore charm. The restaurant with its distinctive "up North" décor was a dance hall in the '50s. Today, Cascade Lodge is a complete Minnesota vacation that offers a little taste of history to its modern luxuries.
Westwind is highlighted by wonderful antiques and collectables from all over the world. Visit Petroglyphs Park and marvel at ancient rock carvings during a nice hike. The Buckhorn and surrounding area is filled with great antique markets and historical attractions, too: the Canadian Canoe Museum, Whetung Native gallery, and so much more.
Westwind Inn on the Lake
In service since 1875, The St. James Hotel is full of historical ambiance. Each room is named after a riverboat and has a photo of the riverboat included in the room. No two rooms have the same photo! Take in the rich history when you stay in Red Wing Minnesota.
St. James Hotel
Head to Garland Lodge and Golf Resort and learn all about the history of the lodge and the surrounding area. Visit the famous Great Lakes, including the famous Lake Michigan, and learn all about the area. Ask the friendly staff to fill you in on the history of the lodge. Learn something during your next vacation.
Garland Lodge and Golf Resort
The Inn at Willow Grove is located in Orange, Virginia, where the old Civil War battles created a place of rediscovery for modern day historians. Explore the sites of the epic Barboursville Ruins, the Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel, or James Madison's Montpelier. This is the destination for the history lover!
The Inn at Willow Grove
This breathtaking Wyoming setting is sure to take you back in time. Here, you won't have to imagine what it's like living in the Old West, because you'll be living it! You'll be treated like a real cowboy during your stay here. Come sleep under the stars and transport yourself to a simpler time, before technology got in the way.
Vee Bar Guest Ranch
Located in historic Gettysburg, overlooking the precise fields where the Union and Confederate soldiers fought in the American Civil War, the Lodges at Gettysburg is a truly unique vacation experience. Come discover our nation's rich culture and much more at this one-of-a-kind destination. Transport yourself back in time with a getaway to Gettysburg!
The Lodges at Gettysburg
At Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge, you'll be transported to a simpler time. Enjoy the historic and rustic lodges that will provide you shelter for the duration of your stay. Enjoy horseback riding and hiking through nature. Forget cell phones and technology and truly enjoy your time in Montana!
Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge
Palm Springs is full of history, and so is the Smoke Tree Ranch! The ranch has been around since 1930. Ask about the history of the resort while you're staying here and learn a thing or two, or venture into town and go sightseeing and the historical sites. You'll learn something and have fun while staying in California!
Smoke Tree Ranch
Originally, the Birches Resort was established in 1930 by a logging contractor. Situated on Moosehead Lake and facing east, gorgeous sunrises over Mount Kineo were one of the original inspirations for the location. Later, the resort passed to the Willard family, who purchased it in the 1960s. Come discover the rich heritage for yourself!
The Birches Resort
With a rich history that dates back to the 1730s, Boar's Head offers you a step back in time during your stay. Built from the timbers of an abandoned gristmill along the banks of the Hardware River, the inn was reconstructed from the the mill to the charming destination you see today. Original fieldstones, pine beams and more are still featured throughout the inn!
Boar's Head Resort
Head to historical New Hampshire and learn a thing or two about the area when you stay at North Conway Lodging! what makes North Conway the ultimate destination for your vacation is its prime location. When you stay with them you're never too far from all the action, and this year-round destination truly offers plenty of things to do -no matter what time of the year you come visit! Explore the vast landscapes of the White Mountain National Forest, enjoy a refreshing hiking trip through the Presidential Range's trail system, or spend a day at nearby Echo Lake where you can go swimming, fishing, canoeing and much more.
North Conway Lodging
If the area's history piques your interest, don't miss out on the Berrien County Historical Association's History Center! Inside you'll find exhibits, tours, publications, research and educational and community outreach programs detailing the storied history of Berrien County. If you have even the slightest interest in history, it's a can't-miss!
Hanging Horn Lakeside Resort dates back to 1889, when its site was home to a Presbyterian church. Years later, the lodge was built for the Arrowhead Methodist Youth Camp, then became the Arrowhead Music Camp in the 1950s. The music camp welcomed many talented musicians such as Minnesota's very own Prince, back in the 1970s. Nowadays, the lodge hosts travelers interested in enjoying Minnesota's beautiful Northwoods. With modern amenities and accommodations, this is an unforgettable historic destination that you're sure to remember forever.
Hanging Horn Lakeside Resort