No two rooms are alike at the Hotel Fox in Copenhagen. Japanese manga cartoons animate room 204. Room 214 is a “fertility shrine” with stuffed animals. And room 121 includes a tent. Twenty-one artists in all were commissioned to decorate the walls, fabrics, lighting, and furniture of the hotel’s 61 rooms, which makes sleeping here almost like spending the night in a modern art gallery. From $152.
Talk about a sense of place. Savannah’s new Mansion on Forsyth Park — a sprawling 1888 Historic District house stuffed with more than 400 pieces of art, plus seven roaring fireplaces and butlers to do your bidding — gets you digs on one of the city’s most elegant squares. Live the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil lifestyle for, ahem, $249 a night.
(888) 711-5114, www.mansiononforsythpark.com
A Mountain Retreat
Before the maples blush in the Great Smoky Mountains, beat the leaf-peepers to Maple Leaf Lodge. Five minutes from the national park, the remodeled inn houses 12 rooms in a rustic log main house, with 16 cabins to match. Conference facilities and guided outings to hike and fly-fish boost its group appeal, plus, the lodge’s rates are downright friendly. From $129.
(800) 369-0111, www.mapleleaflodge.com