Whether you’re an avid skier, a hiking enthusiast or your idea of an adventure is staring at the mountains from afar in the warmth of an outdoor Jacuzzi, these 10 mountain resorts offer some of the most spectacular views and relaxation in the U.S.
The Little Nell – Aspen, Colo.
Located in the heart of downtown Aspen, The Little Nell revels in all this Colorado town has to offer. The front of the resort faces the lively streets of downtown, while the backyard hosts the majestic sights of the Colorado mountains. A view that can be scene right from the window of its mountainside suites or experienced first hand on the slopes for avid skiing and snowboard fans.
St. Regis Deer Valley – Park City, Ut.
This ski in/ski out resort is located in Park City, Utah. View of the mountains can be entertained through the windows of every guest room of the St. Regis and year round patio dining also allows for breathtaking mountain views. All guests can enjoy the scenic mountains from their guest rooms and enjoy luxury amenities such as a split-level infinity pool, private ski beach and spa.
Mohonk Mountain House – New Platz, N.Y.
Located in New Paltz, N.Y., Mohonk Mountain House offers sprawling views of the Catskill mountains and Lake Mohonk. A long, winding road leads you up to the entrance of a Victorian inspired, castle-like resort. With exquisite architecture and rich history, this mountaintop resort is a must for families, business travels and couple alike. There is a host of onsite activities to keep guests occupied and it’s scenic location deep in the Hudson River Valley draws visitors from all over for both day and overnight stays.
Four Seasons Resort – Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Jackson Hole is becoming an increasing popular spot for year round travel. Located in the Teton Valley Area, The Four Seasons boasts sophisticated alpine lodge inspired accommodations that make the perfect place to rest your head at the end of a busy day of skiing on the mountains located only steps away from the resort entrance. With other activities such as golfing, hiking and fine dining, guests say the steep pricing at this resort is well worth each penny.
Blackberry Farm – Walland, Tenn.
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is a luxurious, country-style retreat that gives off the perfect mix of elegance and rustic charm needed for a perfect getaway. Filled with both adventure and relaxation guests are sure to find enjoyment no matter what season. The Farm’s two onsite restaurants offer a unique take on regional fare.
The Arabelle at Vail Square – Vail, Colo.
A European inspired resort in the heart of Vail, The Arabelle gives guests easy access to the slopes. Private balconies boast spectacular mountain views and there is much to do once the skis have been put away. Take in Vail Square while sipping on a cocktail on the ski-deck, unwind with a luxury spa treatment or relax by the fireplace in one of the resorts 81 guest rooms.
Ritz Carlton – Lake Tahoe, Cali.
The Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe is located slopeside on Northstar’s “Big Easy” run, and its ski-in/ski-out access can be enjoyed by skiers from novice to expert. It’s continuously ranked in the top tier for family ski resorts and offers plenty for the little ones such as a roller rink, trampoline and bear making at Bear Village. In the summertime this resort offers easy access to hiking.
Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Wash.
Salish Lodge gives outsiders a perfect look at the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Located on Snoqualmie Falls this luxurious lodge boasts over 80 rooms. Some offer a spectacular view of the falls. The Salish Lodge offers the perfect ambiance for relaxation from oversized jetted tubs and fireplaces in guest rooms to daily yoga classes. Awaken your taste buds with the experience of local and homegrown dining. Leave here refreshed and energized.
Hotel Alyeska – Girdwood, Ala.
Designed to mix modern day with the rich Native influences of its surroundings, Hotel Alyeska is the perfect setting for a true Alaskan experience. Offering Alaskan adventures like heli-skiing, cat-skiing, snowshoeing, this year round playground leaves nothing at bay.
Topnotch Resort & Spa – Stowe, Vt.
Topnotch Resort & Spa is located at the base of Mount Mansfield, the state’s tallest peak. At this resort located about 40 miles from Burlington there are adventures of all kinds. On top of amazing mountain views and skiing, guests can also enjoy kayaking, hang gliding or spend a day in town exploring.