Fall is in the air. The neighborhood pool may be closed for the season, but that doesn’t mean rest and adventure need to be packed away until Spring. Fall is the perfect time for a quick weekend getaway – a few days to relax, recharge and watch nature put on its breathtaking variety show of colorful foliage.

We consulted the fall foliage predictor at SmokyMountains.com to help you know exactly when to plan a visit to these four amazing properties we’re proud to call our clients. We’ve even suggested a snack for each, to help you keep your energy up for a long day of leaf peeping.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa
Skaneateles, New York

 Photo cred: tripadvisor.com

Website: Mirbeau.com
Instagram: @mirbeauinnspa
Peak foliage prediction: Early October 🍂
Recommended leaf-peeping minibar snack: Sweet & Salty Caramel Nut Popcorn

The Mirbeau loosely translates to “reflected beauty”, inspired by the soft light and warm colors of Monet.

Nestled in New York state’s Finger Lakes region, the romantic inn and spa particularly live up to its name in autumn, when the surrounding landscape bursts into spectacular pastoral color. 

After an afternoon picnicking and winding down backroads, visit the 15,000 square foot Spa Mirbeau before cozying up in front of your room’s fireplace.


Pronghorn Resort
Bend, Oregon

Photo cred: tripadvisor.com

Instagram: @pronghornresort
Peak foliage prediction: Mid-October 🍂
Recommended leaf-peeping minibar snack: Delicious Stroopwafel S'more

While foliage fans traditionally gravitate toward the Eastern side of the country, the Pacific Northwest offers some of nature’s most stunning fall panoramas.

Set against the majestic backdrop of the Three Sisters mountains, Pronghorn Resort offers a well-appointed home base in the high desert from which to explore all the craft brews, cute dogs, and great sites Bend, Sisters, and Central Oregon have to offer. Take a lakeside hike amongst the orange and yellow trees, try a round of picturesque golf, or just soak it all in inside the hot tub.


The Firebrand Hotel
Whitefish, Montana

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Instagram: @firebrandwhitefish
Peak foliage prediction: Early to Mid October 🍂
Recommended leaf-peeping minibar snack: Hickory Smoked Almonds

If you like your fall foliage with a dash of urban sophistication and a side of rugged adventure, make a beeline for The Firebrand Hotel.

The contemporary, well-appointed hotel opens the door to Northwest Montana’s rugged landscapes while keeping guests situated in downtown Whitefish, mere steps away from top-shelf dining, nightlife, and outdoor recreation galore.

The hotel is also only a short drive from Glacier National Park, whose endless evergreens burst into bright yellow hues throughout the fall season. Tent camping=cancelled.

Briar Barn Inn
Rowley, Massachusetts

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Instagram: @briarbarninn
Peak foliage prediction: Early to Mid October 🍂
Recommended leaf-peeping minibar snack: Roasted & Salted Cashews

The newest property on our list, Briar Barn Inn is a distinctive 30 guest-room farmhouse boutique property just north of (but a world away from) Boston. Looking for a classic Northeast leaf peeping road trip experience?

Look no further than this spot so new, you just might snag a space before the word gets out. Hit the spa and the on-site, seasonally focused restaurant Grove after a long day of delightfully doing nothing at all in particular.


Leaf peeping season will be here before you know it and the leaves, they are a-changing. Now is the perfect time to revive or restock your minibar. Call or email us to start refreshing your in-room offerings!