In case staying in a French mansion and visiting Chinese tea plantations are both on your bucket list, this one’s for you. Located in the Zhejiang province and surrounded by rolling tea hills, Le Passage Mohkan Shan is a stunning escape.
There are 28 rustic rooms, a restaurant, big banquet rooms, tea-picking excursions, French cooking classes and even an underground wine cellar—perfect for team-building events, birthday bashes and envy-inducing weddings. It’s not totally out of the way either: the high-speed train makes it a two-hour trip from Shanghai and an hour from Hangzhou. Take that, smog!