Have a luxurious vacay!
A vacation to the great outdoors, doesn’t have to include dingy tents, musty sleeping bags, portable stoves and freeze-dried spaghetti.
A vacation to the great outdoors, doesn't have to include dingy tents, musty sleeping bags, portable stoves and freeze-dried spaghetti.
Instead, you could enjoy the USA's spectacular natural scenery without sacrificing Egyptian cotton sheets, five-star breakfasts and concierge services. If roughing it, just isn't your thing, but you are yet craving some fresh air, book a stay in one of these luxurious hotels, amid some of the USA's most coveted landscapes.
Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Located right inside the Yosemite National Park in California, this historic property allows you to experience the park's majesty, along with world-class service. Opened in 1927, The Majestic Yosemite Hotel reflects the park's rugged cliffs, rushing waterfalls and majestic trees in its architectural elements and décor. The grand entrance, with the wooden slab doors and floor-to-ceiling windows, may look familiar; scenes from Stanley Kubrick's famous horror movie The Shining, were filmed here. Meanwhile, the grand dining room features spectacular views of Yosemite Falls from the corner alcove window. The hotel is centrally located, with hiking trails, the Yosemite falls and other outdoor activities right outside its doors. Hotel staff can help arrange tours of the park as well as horseback rides and other activities.
Lake Placid Lodge
The Lake Placid Lodge, situated right on beautiful Lake Placid in New York's Adirondack Region, offers luxury that's within easy reach of the area's hiking trails and ski slopes. This posh lakefront resort's style reflects the great outdoors surrounding it, with stone fireplaces, featherbeds, locally made wooden furniture and impressive lake and mountain views from almost every room. While you're here, have the hotel staff help you with plans to go snowshoeing, ice skating, skiing and sledding in the winter or boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and tennis in the spring, summer and fall.
Perched on the edge of East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the exquisite Amangani resort has breathtaking views of the snow-capped Grand Teton Mountains. The property's suites, all feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the mountainous landscape. You can also enjoy the scene while soaking in the heated outdoor infinity pool. Amangani has a private ski slope for guest use in winter, and the concierge can help arrange rentals for canoeing, kayaking and fishing in the Snake River during the spring and summer.
Stein Eriksen Lodge
Nestled in the mountains that make Park City, Utah, such a popular ski location is the Scandinavian-inspired Stein Eriksen Lodge. Although the alpine setting, rustic décor and mountain views win guests over, the unparalleled service, plush rooms and ski-in and ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort's slopes may be what made the World Ski Awards name the Stein Eriksen Lodge as the world's best ski hotel in 2014. In summertime, the famous ski runs are transformed into hiking and mountain biking trails, and five nearby golf courses cater to guests, making the Stein Erikson Lodge a popular retreat for outdoor lovers year-round.
Enchantment Resort & Spa
Surrounded by the iconic red-rock cliffs of Sedona, Arizona sits the luxe Enchantment Resort and Spa. This resort's adobe-style architecture blends with its surroundings, and each room has views of the red canyon walls and the green cottonwood trees. A tranquil retreat on the property's 28 hectares, the Mii Amo spa is complete with 16 casita spa rooms and a regionally inspired restaurant. Visitors can also relax with a desert-inspired treatment at the Mii Amo Spa, which is regularly hailed as one of the top spas in the country. If you're craving a bit more adventure, ask the resort staff to help you organize a horseback riding tour of the western canyons or a rafting trip through the Verde River Valley.