PHOTO: Richard Branson's Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. (Photo via Flickr/Kansasphoto)
Staying in a presidential retreat is one way to walk in the footsteps of a president — and thankfully, there are many to choose from, as showcased in a new article in Town & Country, which showcases several.
While many of the former so-called summer and winter White Houses have been turned into museums — like Harry S Truman's Little White House in Key West, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Little White House in Georgia, or Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia — a slew of presidential playgrounds exist where the public can actually stay,” writes Nadine Jolie Courtney.
For the ultimate presidential experience, stay adjacent to Camp David.
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“While you can't stay at the actual presidential retreat, Camp David, which is located in Maryland's Catocin Mountain Park (it's private, with heavy security and a nondescript 'Camp #3' sign instead of the old 'Camp David' sign), you can stay at one of the adjacent camps and take in the same views and hike the same trails as presidents like Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan,” says Courtney.
If you want to stay at Trump’s Winter White House, Mar-a-Lago, you can if you are a member, or know someone who is.
“While the private club — the former home of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post — famously contains a slew of luxurious amenities including a beach club, oceanfront swimming pool, multiple restaurants, a spa and salon, and six tennis courts, it also features a handful of private ocean-view hotel suites for club members and their guests,” says Courtney.
John F. Kennedy had a penchant for Jamaica.
“Located on 110 sprawling hillside acres in Montego Bay, Jamaican retreat Round Hill was a repeat stay for John F. Kennedy both before and during his presidency,” notes Courtney.
And the Obamas were not the first to stay with Richard Branson at Necker Island.
“Richard Branson's private 74-acre Caribbean island has played host to a slew of world leaders and royalty over the years — including former President Jimmy Carter, Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela and Tony Blair — and recently hosted President Obama and Michelle Obama following their final White House departure,” says Courtney.
For more places where you can stay in presidential style, read on here.