15 Best 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.
The setting for Roche Harbor Resort in Washington State is one of rugged beauty and harbor charm. Lodging includes many wonderful bungalows and cottages, with a swimming pool, playground, gardens, and bocce courts. Spa services are provided at the spa. Roche Harbor works with local farmers and purveyors to find the best food and produce of the islands, the Salish Sea, and Washington state. Both land and float planes are welcome at the airstrip and marina. While the Roche Harbor airstrip is short, you can also land at Orcas Island airport or Friday Harbor less than 10 miles away.
Wakatobi is an award-winning luxury eco-tourism dive resort in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, promising attention to service, with remoteness and tranquility, rarely found anywhere else on the planet. Divers from all over the world visit Wakatobi for its exquisite diving adventures, and for the beautiful bungalows constructed directly at the ocean’s edge. The resort privately financed and constructed an eco-tourism project, including an airstrip to provide access to a previously undeveloped part of South East Sulawesi, which brought new resources in the area as well as employment and education for the local community. Before this project, the locals were largely dependent on working with foreign, illegal fishing boats to make a living. The resort offers beautiful lodging, spa services, a bar and restaurant, family vacation planning, and more. www.wakatobi.com
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.
The exclusive semi-private Fox Harb’r Resort boasts award-winning golf, a sporting lodge, luxury spa and wellness centre, marina, 4885-foot private runway. Its sister company, JetPort, offers a team of dedicated professionals that can provide you with premium aviation services. .
Airways Hotel is 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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. .
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 Resort & Spa has a private 7,500 airstrip available for its guests. .
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, the 22-acre San Luis Resort complex has it all.
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.
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.