Hotel of the week
The Ramble “isn’t just another boutique hotel,” said Mark Ellwood in CNTraveler.com. The first lodging place to open in the artsy district known as River North, or RiNo, the 50-room property “will change the way you think about a weekend in Denver.” Restaurant and bar operations are being handled by Death & Co., a New York City spot that’s been piling up “world’s best bar” honors for a decade. The entire hotel is stylishly retro; “think 17th-century France goes Wild West.” Still, you won’t be blamed if you never get past the craft cocktails served in the soaring lobby.
theramblehotel.com; doubles from $241
Last-minute travel deals
Big Bend and beyond Kayak the Rio Grande and hike Big Bend National Park on a weeklong guided tour of West Texas that costs $2,999 a person if you buy a $20 membership with REI, the camping outfitter and tour operator. Book by May 28. reiadventures.com Springtime in wine country Through June 28, the Kenwood Inn & Spa in Sonoma Valley, Calif., is discounting weeknight stays. With the Passport to Spring package, a double starts at $233 a night, down from $389, and includes spa credits and a bottle of wine. kenwoodinn.com Jewels of Arabia Seabourn, a luxury cruise operator, is offering credits and upgrades on voyages booked by June 12. November’s 18-day Jewels of Arabia and India cruise, for example, starts at $6,499 a person, double occupancy, down from $8,099. seabourn.com