Yet another holiday season is just around the corner as families turn their attention from autumn’s peak to Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas presents, and New Year’s Eve plans. Last year, one in three people traveled during the holiday season—the most on record. As more and more families plan a well-deserved, long-awaited trip around the holidays, the demand for luxury holiday vacation rentals continuously skyrockets. Luckily for you and your family, Elite Destination Homes has several high-end vacation homes scattered throughout the U.S.A. Over the years, our talented, knowledgeable concierge team has helped countless families plan Christmas holidays, Thanksgiving vacations, and New Year getaways. The trick is to plan ahead, think outside the box, and let our team go to work!

4 Lavish Holiday Vacation Rentals

The window to book one of our most-desirable holiday vacation rentals is closing. But don’t fret; because we almost guarantee that one of these marvelous homes will still be available this holiday season. Hopefully, this quick rundown will give you a “taste” of what we can offer here at Elite Destination Homes.

Adobe Zen House

Holiday Vacation RentalsLocation: Taos, New Mexico
Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Square footage: 4,600
Starting at: $545 per night
Main features: stone fireplace, Japanese-inspired gardens, sauna, game room, chef’s kitchen
Why choose the Adobe Zen House? Besides its ancient charm, sophisticated decor, and jaw-dropping valley views, the Adobe Zen House is one of the best vacation spots for Thanksgiving thanks to its 12-person dinner table. The exterior’s Japanese-inspired landscaping draws people inside, where you’ll discover massive wooden beams, a stargazing atrium, and a pristine, top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen, which is ideal for a Thanksgiving feast.

Bryce Canyon Estate

Holiday Vacation RentalsLocation: Duck Creek Village, Utah
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Starting at: $1,500 per night
Main features: horse-boarding, three fireplaces, EarthStone pizza oven, ten-person hot tub, theater
Why choose Bryce Canyon? The Bryce Canyon Estate is always an easy sell for adventurers, especially for those who have a passion for horseback riding. This breathtaking estate remains one of our most popular six-bedroom holiday vacation rentals because of its sprawling, 40-acre landscape. Some of the best Christmas vacations in the U.S.A. have taken place at this countryside palace. Most families open presents beside one of the three fireplaces. And after the festivities, they trek over to nearby Zion National Park, a genuinely breathtaking natural marvel.

Forge Lake Lodge

Holiday Vacation RentalsLocation: Topton, North Carolina
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Square footage: 10,000
Starting at: $1,500
Main features: two bars, outdoor hot tub, exercise room, four terraces, private dock
Why choose Forge Lake? While many types of holiday vacations have taken place at Forge Lake Lodge, its two bars and lake-view terraces typically point toward a New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Forge Lake has no cell service, which allows family and friends to truly unplug far from the stresses of modern life. This hand-carved palace remains one of the most beautiful holiday vacation rentals in the world because of its stunningly-detailed architecture and unobstructed lake views. 

Lion’s Gate Estate

Holiday Vacation RentalsLocation: Marietta, Georgia
Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Square footage: 18,000
Price range: $3,000
Main features: disco dance party room, 19th-century liqueur bar, 45,000-gallon swimming pool, eight-car garage, billiard room
Why choose Lion’s Gate? Perhaps we saved the best for last. When people hunt for the “best new year’s vacations in the U.S.A.,” they often land on Lion’s Gate Estate. This 19th-century, European-style home is often described as a dream-like castle by its guests. With over 18,000 square feet to play with, Lion’s Gate is particularly alluring for company Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve jubilees. Even during the wintertime, the outdoor pool is a perfect gathering space for any type of celebration.

To learn more about these four breathtaking holiday vacation rentals, please give us a call today at 651-389-3843 (or check availability online).