Fly In Spa Resorts
Private pilots have long used the phrase “$100 Hamburger” to refer to the expense of flying one’s own plane to small airports and air strips in rural areas for a diner hamburger, which, when factoring the cost of fuel and airplane expense, was an expensive but adventurous lunch.
The phrase was coined decades ago and now flying enthusiasts are finding destinations with more to offer than a burger.
Drop down out of the clouds to these Fly In Spa Resorts which have or are near private airstrips, helipads, or have marinas with access to seaplanes
Forget the hamburger — try a fly-in massage before lifting off to your next destination.
OUTSIDE THE USA
Deerhurst Resort – Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Embracing Peninsula Lake, Deerhurst Resort is your year-round retreat to Muskoka’s famous “cottage country” lifestyle. Deerhurst Airstrip is a private, 3,000 foot, executive airstrip accommodating small aircraft (up to a Dash 7), float planes and helicopters.
Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa- Wallace, Nova Scotia, Canada
This exclusive semi-private resort boasts award-winning golf, a sporting lodge, luxury spa and wellness centre, marina, 4885-foot private runway. Our sister company, JetPort, offers a team of dedicated professionals that can provide you with premium aviation services. .
Kiaroa Eco Resort & Spa – Bahia, Brazil
Kiaroa Eco-Luxury Resort is built on a well-preserved sanctuary. The resort offers Accommodations, swimming pool, restaurants and lounges, Armonia Spa, tennis court, private airstrip certified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Dept, Helipad, VIP lounge at Salvador’s International Airport. .
Yasawa Island Resort & Spa – Fiji Islands
Hidden in the most remote and culturally intact islands of Fiji is the Yasawa Island Resort & Spa. Rates include meals and non-alcoholic beverages. Activities include scuba diving, game fishing and spa services. Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is served by its own airstrip.
Airways Hotel – Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea’s leading hotel, Australasia’s leading airport hotel and one of the most unique airport hotels in the world. Nestled into the mountainside in its own botanical gardens with stunning views from crystal clear waters of Bootless Bay. 2 minutes from Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby.
Chena Hot Springs Resort – Fairbanks, Alaska
The resort is a one-of-a-kind destination whether you are interested in Aurora viewing tours, relaxing in the hot springs, enjoying an “appletini” in the Aurora Ice Museum, therapeutic massage, dog sled or cart rides, flight-seeing tours and more. Private 3000 ft runway is available.
Chalet Suzanne Restaurant, Country Inn and Spa – Lake Wales, Florida
The Hinshaw family has been making guests welcome at Chalet Suzanne for over 70 years, whether you come by car or plane, for a meal, overnight stay, or a spa treatment. The sparkling pool, lake and airstrip are only a few steps from your courtyard patio.
Garland Lodge & Resort – Lewiston, Michigan
Garland Lodge & Resort offers lodging, dining, spa treatments, an 18 hole golf course, and a private airport featuring a 5,000 foot paved lighted runway and ramp area available to all Garland guests or visitors arriving in private aircraft.
Madden’s at Gull Lake – Brainerd, MN
Madden’s on Gull Lake is one of the Midwest’s top Fly-In Spa Resort Destinations. Whether you come by sea plane and land on Gull Lake’s 9,418 acres of water or by land on one of our two airstrips, we have something for every aviator. If you are looking for the classic ‘$100 hamburger’ we have one of the best there is.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – Farmingham, Pennsylvania
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a family and luxury vacation destination on 2,000 wooded acres in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Nemacolin offers a private airstrip with 2 runways.
Cibolo Creek Ranch – Marfa, Texas
Extending over more than 30,000 acres of the Chinati and Cienega Mountains in the Big Bend region, Cibolo Creek Ranch & Spa offers rich history, dramatic vistas and warm Texas hospitality and Ranch Spa treatments. Cibolo has a 5,300 foot landing strip which can accommodate most private aircraft.
Horseshoe Bay Resort – Lake LBJ, Hill Country
Horseshoe Bay Resort is home to the Resort Jet Center, a full-service FBO offering fuel services, hangar space, tie-downs, an experienced line crew. With a 6,000-foot runway, the Resort Jet Center can accommodate all personal and business aircraft up to a Regional Jetliner. .
Lajitas Resort & Spa – Lajitas, Texas
Tucked away in West Texas between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park lies this exquisite, 25,000-acre private estate, home to Texas’ first destination resort and spa. Lajitas has a private 7,500 airstrip available for its guests. .
The San Luis Resort and Conference Center – Galveston Island, Texas
With amenities ranging from a river adventure ride to a full service spa, a 4,000-square foot glass-enclosed promenade complete with baby grand piano, and a private airstrip for guests, this 22-acre resort complex has it all.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Grand Geneva Resort offers a private, FAA-approved airstrip. Whether you’re visiting for the day or the week, the 4,100-foot runway offers complimentary overnight tie-down and free shuttle service to the resort. The airstrip is operated seasonally, typically opening in April of each year and closing for the winter.
Saratoga Resort & Spa – Saratoga, Wyoming
The Saratoga was built in the 1950′s and although updated for the modern traveler, still has a delightful mid-century Americana lodging ambiance. Enjoy stone-enclosed pools, a nearly odorless hot spring, pools, spa, more. Guests can fly in to the nearby KSAA Shively Field and call us for a free shuttle from the airplane.
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