Today’s the last day of April 2014, and Mother’s Day will be here sooner than we think. When it comes to finding ways to celebrate the day, travel and culinary pampering are gifts that never go out of style. At these three award-winning resort hotels, you and Mom can enjoy some outstanding food and drink, then relax and unwind in picturesque locales like Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Paradise Valley.
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Old Silver Beach, Cape Cod, MA
Set on a private beach in Cape Cod’s legendary North Falmouth and surrounded by traditional New England cottages along Buzzards Bay, Sea Crest Beach Hotel is ideal for families seeking a fun beachfront setting and for couples drawn by the romance of the Cape.
On Sunday, May 11th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sea Crest Beach Hotel will host a sumptuous Mother’s Day Brunch. The extensive menu will showcase Sea Crest specialties, including made-to-order Belgian waffles with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and warm maple syrup; scrambled farm-fresh eggs with chives and sweet tomatoes; cinnamon and vanilla scented French toast with berries and maple syrup; grilled East Coast salmon with Maine lobster sauce and asparagus tips; and exotic mushroom ravioli with aged Madeira wine and local goat cheese. A selection of freshly baked desserts will end the meal on a sweet note.
The event is priced at $45 per person and $19 for children 12 and under, plus tax. For reservations or more information visit www.seacrestbeachhotel.com or call (508) 356-2111.
Sea Crest Beach Hotel has been named “Best Hotel” by Cape Cod Magazine’s “Best of the Cape & Islands Reader’s Choice Awards” consecutively since 2011. Cape Cod Magazine also awarded Sea Crest Beach Hotel “Best Sunset Wedding” in its “Best of Cape Cod Awards” in 2012.
Harbor View Hotel
Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
A beloved Martha’s Vineyard fixture since 1891, the Harbor View Hotel is celebrating Mother’s Day with brunch and festivities for all. In addition, the Edgartown Board of Trade is hosting its third annual Pink & Green Festival May 9th through May 11th. Those visiting the island for the weekend fun can enjoy a stay at Harbor View Hotel for rate of $249 per night.
On Sunday May 11th, Harbor View Hotel will toast moms with a special brunch at its award-winning Water Street restaurant from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners can select from a raw bar display offering Duck Trap Smoked Salmon with Lemon and Grain Mustard Crema or Honeysuckle Oysters with Spring Onion Mignonette, Bloody Mary Cocktail and Citrus; charcuterie, pâtés, and assorted Vermont and Massachusetts cheeses; hot selections like roasted pastured chicken, Vineyard Spring Stew with Quahogs, wild mussels, and cod in fennel broth, and more. During the meal, guests can also raise a glass to the winners of the Pink & Green Festival’s “Mom of the Year” essay contest winners as they each read their essays aloud at 11 a.m. Brunch is $58 for adults and $28 for children 12 and under.
Brunch reservations can be made by telephone at (508) 627-3761. To find out more about Harbor View Hotel or to reserve a room, call (800) 225-6005 or visit www.harbor-view.com.
In 2012 Harbor View Hotel was named one of the “Top 50 U.S. Resorts” in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” issue, “Best Hotel on the Vineyard” by Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and was named “Best Resort/Hotel” by Cape Cod Magazine’s Gold Awards.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Paradise Valley, AZ
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is a striking 53-acre luxury boutique property nestled in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Sanctuary enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, and features award-winning dining by Food Network star Beau MacMillan at its Elements restaurant.
The restaurant will offer a delectable Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 11th that features an elaborate buffet of starters and desserts with her choice of entrée such as Filet Steak Benedict, Braised Short Rib Hash, and Vanilla Bean French Toast by Chef Macmillan. Brunch is $75 per person excluding alcohol, $85 with sparkling wine and $18 for children 12 and under.
After the delicious meal, one can treat Mom to a visit to the Sanctuary Spa. Top treatment picks for Mom include the Citrus Lavender Softening Scrub, Sumatra Coconut Body Ritual and Golden Lotus Balancing Ritual.
For reservations and more information, telephone (480) 948-2100 or visit www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com.
Sanctuary was named the number one resort in Arizona in Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and the number one resort in the Southwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards.” Sanctuary has been a Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” and “Reader’s Choice” winner since opening in 2001.