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Gluten- and allergen-free options abound at hotels

Those with dietary restrictions, rejoice: You are no longer beholden to the mixed-green salad on room-service menus.

Many hotels and resorts have taken note of the skyrocketing numbers of gluten-free and allergy-affected travelers, and have tweaked their menus and activities to accommodate a variety of diets. Time to check in:

The Inn on Randolph: In Napa, chef and cooking instructor Jeffrey Larsen leads a gluten- and allergen-free cooking class. During the two-day course, students learn about alternative grains, tour the Oxbow Public Market and make gluten-free pasta. $450 per person; $600 for doubles; call for fall dates.

The Fairmont: This line of hotels and resorts now offers Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, which caters to gluten-free, vegan, raw and macrobiotic guests–as well as those with specifications due to diabetes, heart disease and allergies. Meeting and event menus can also be adjusted to reflect certain diets. Rates vary.

Rancho La Puerta: The resort, located about an hour south of San Diego in Tecate, Mexico, offers a gluten-sensitive package, which includes a 45-minute nutrition consultation, as well as a hands-on cooking class with executive chef Denise Roa. Guests learn how to make dishes such as quinoa paella. $225 per person.