Inn at Perry Cabin
Have you ever used the phrase "stage-five clinger" to describe someone? Welp, that term originated here, at a former manor house that was used as the backdrop for Wedding Crashers, and the former IRL home to the family that created the Laura Ashley line of fabrics. Now it's a full-service resort in Maryland's most exclusive vacation region, run by Belmond, replete with a spa, fine dining, and loads of sailing excursions.
Omni Parker House
What do Emeril Lagasse, Malcolm X, and Ho Chi Minh all have in common? All were waiters at this legendary hotel on Boston’s Freedom Trail. (Bust that out at your next cocktail party.) The oldest continuously operating hotel in America has seen more history than probably any in the nation, and just walking through the lobby is an immersion in 19th-century luxury. Its guest roster is a stunner: Henry David Thoreau, Babe Ruth, FDR, Yo-Yo Ma. "The Grand Dame of Boston hotels" is so intertwined with our nation's history, an entire book has been written about it, called Heaven, by Hotel Standards.