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Dreamy Travel Alert: You Can Book a Stay at These Actual Lavender Farms

Tamim Alnuweiri

Tamim AlnuweiriDecember 2, 2017

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The purpose of most vacations is to take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle in search of some restorative, blissful Zen. From meditation vacations to mindfulness journeys through the great outdoors and beyond, options abound. But might I make a suggestion? Book a stay in a field of lavender for the most restorative and relaxing vacay.

I know, I know, it does kind of sound like the plot of a romantic movie about an innkeeper in the South of France, but these places exist all over the world—some even United States. You’ll get a dreamy getaway, plus you’ll be surrounded by the purple plant that offers relaxing and sleep-promoting properties (i.e. the stuff of rejuvenating vacation magic).

Keep scrolling to see some of the lush lavender farm vacation spots.

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1. Vashon, WA, $425 per night

This six-bedroom house at a lavender farm is on an island off the coast of Seattle, and it’s the perfect place for a family reunion or girl’s trip.

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2. Cape Winelands, South Africa, $82 per night

This bed-and-breakfast in South Africa is beyond picturesque. Plus, the locale is on the other side of the equator, meaning if you head there right now, you’ll catch the summer season.

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3. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Albuquerque, NM, $200–$475 per night

This incredibly Instagrammable inn has all the aforementioned amenities as well as an on-site restaurant, a saltwater pool, and bicycles. In other words, it’s the perfect place to go 100 percent in on some self-care.

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4. Valley Center, CA, $225 per night

If the proverbial secret garden exists, this San Diego Airbnb might just be it. The property is not only nestled in a lavender field, but it also includes a labyrinth, a pool, and an outdoor claw-foot bathtub that’s perfect for testing out you the crystal massage ball you packed.

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