With its forested hills and silvery bodies of water, the Lake District is one of England’s most popular getaway destinations. For true peace and quiet, head to Gilpin Lake House, located next to a private four-acre lake on 100 wooded acres that are shared with the Gilpin Hotel. Each of the suites is individually designed, with details such as hand-printed wallpaper, Pierre Frey fabrics, and modern Poliform furniture.
Be sure to check out the new Jetty Spa, which commands views of the lake and woodlands through floor-to-ceiling windows. The spa is available only to Gilpin Lake House guests. From $430. This appeared in the March/April 2016 issue.