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Italian Escape
The awarding of a Michelin star to Villa Feltrinelli is not necessarily welcome news to regulars of this exclusive 21-room hotel palazzo on the shores of northern Italy’s Lake Garda, who now have to share this jewel with the rest of the world. Since this former lumber baron’s estate reopened as a hotel in 2001, guests have been lured to the 19th-century escape by its opulent interiors and its cuisine, which includes handmade pastas flavored with local herbs and edible flowers. From $1,700 a night.

Villa Feltrinelli

Maine Stay
A new resort in Kennebunkport, Hidden Pond ramps up the luxury on the iconic New England holiday with Frette linens, breakfast delivery and yoga classes. Set amid balsam woods, its 14 one- and two-bedroom cottages boast gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, porches and outdoor showers. It’s a short drive to the beach where the staff deposits guests with stocked coolers and beach umbrellas. From $595 a night.

Golf Cruise
Well-traveled golfers are looking beyond the British Isles to lesser-known courses throughout the world. And tour operator Perry Golf gets them there by yacht, river boat and small ship. One tour in France includes six nights aboard the river barge Le Phénecien, stopping at Provencal towns and playing courses such as the Pont Royal Golf Club near the village of Mallemont. All-inclusive rates start at $4,665 per person. Visit

Point Royal Golf Club