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5 Cozy Hotel Bonfires to Warm You Up This Fall

Posted: 09/26/2013 1:45 pm

There's nothing like a roaring blaze to make nippy nights more pleasant, and a bonfire is a cozy -- and fun -- addition to any fall vacation. We've found five charming hotels in the U.S. making the most of this toasty tradition.

-- Kelsey Blodget,

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  • Hidden Pond, Maine

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Hidden Pond’s</a> outdoor bar and grill sits on a “sand bar,” with chairs circled around fire pits. This upscale boutique hotel in the Maine forests has 36 bungalows and two-bedroom cottages, a tranquil environment, and top-notch farm-to-table cuisine. <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">See more photos of Hidden Pond, Maine >></a></strong>

  • The Graham & Co., Catskills

    <a href="" target="_hplink">The Graham & Co.</a>, a hip former motel, is a popular weekend getaway destination for New Yorkers, and its large lawn has not only a fire pit but hammocks, a volleyball net, and a spot for open-air movie nights. The covered lounge has games and music. <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">See more photos of The Graham & Co., Catskills >></a></strong>

  • Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, South Carolina

    At Disney’s marsh-side campfire, families can participate in sing-a-longs and storytelling. The 123-room <a href="" target="_hplink">Disney Hilton Head Resort</a> is a quiet, relaxed resort on a tiny island within the central region of larger Hilton Head Island. It’s less “Disney-y” than other Disney resorts, while still including a long list of kid-friendly amenities: two pools (one with a waterslide), a basketball court, a game room, and a playground. <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">See more photos of Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort >></a></strong>

  • Paradise Point Resort and Spa, San Diego

    The 462-room <a href="" target="_hplink">Paradise Point Resort and Spa</a>, located near Sea World, has sprawling, 44-acre grounds on a private island, activities galore (tennis, a putting green, water sports, basketball), five pools, and multiple bonfire pits along the mile-long beach. <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">See more photos of Paradise Point Resort and Spa, San Diego >></a></strong>

  • Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

    Nestled near the heart of Chatham on 25 scenic acres overlooking Pleasant Bay, <a href="" target="_hplink">Chatham Bars Inn</a> has been a local staple since 1914. The kids programs include activities such as evening beach parties with bonfires — adults can enjoy them too! <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">See more photos of Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod >></a></strong>


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