The Shore House at Lake Tahoe in Tahoe Vista, California is an excellent choice for an all-inclusive getaway for any graduate. Situated on the shore of magnificent Lake Tahoe, it offers many mountain and water activities as well as being close to the State Line with Nevada and its casinos, restaurants and nightlife.
The inn is surrounded with snow-capped mountains and each room has a balcony or deck where visitors can relax with a cold beer and enjoy the view. Gourmet breakfast and wine and appetizers in the evenings are included.
Right on the lake, the Shore House offers watersports including kayaking, lake cruises as well as hiking and biking. For a getaway in the winter, the Shore House is near six world-class ski areas, and they offer discount tickets.
The Humphrey Hughes House is in Cape May, New Jersey, which is considered the oldest seaside resort in the United States. It is a spacious inn and another good place for an all-inclusive graduate getaway. The beach, shops, concerts, restaurants, theaters and nature trails are all within walking distance, and if rest and relaxation is what is required, the inn is ideal.
Breakfast is served in the elegant dining and living rooms and on the spacious veranda when weather permits. Breakfast includes fresh fruit in season, freshly baked muffins and a choice of several hot entrees. Hot tea and coffee is always available along with homemade fudge and cookies and other snacks and drinks.
Cape May offers fun at the beach and in the waves as well as bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, tennis, golf, bird watching and shopping. The Historic Cold Springs Village is a living history museum that brings to life the activities of South Jersey between 1789 and 1840. They have special events throughout the summer, which would be fascinating for the history graduate.
The Gerstle Park Inn in San Rafael, California is just 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and all the wonderful activities San Francisco has to offer. The inn is set in fruit orchards, with redwood and other trees, and has abundant lawns. It is a historical estate that has been renovated to have elegant luxury and comfort. Woods border the estate where there are hiking trails, and in season guests can pick the fruit and enjoy, as well as play croquet on the vast lawns.
Considered one of the best inns in Marin County, each room is spacious and has parlor areas and private decks or patios. The award-winning complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room or on the veranda. The menu offers eggs to any specifications including smoked salmon scramble and mushroom omelets as well as vegetarian and special diet options.
It has easy access to Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries as well as the beautiful Northern California coast. They provide a complimentary glass of wine by the fireside in the evening. The Gerstle Park Inn offers a fantastic getaway for a graduate who is looking for rest and relaxation as well as a little time in the city.