As summer fades, the allure of mountain getaways, replete with fresh air, hiking, fireside chats, and vibrant foliage (or soon, glistening snow), beckons. While cozy woodsy cabins have their charm, discerning travelers seeking posh comforts will find solace in five-star mountain hotels across the United States, from Aspen to Big Sky. These elevated retreats redefine the notion of a 'lodge' in the most luxurious way.
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection (Wanship, Utah): Nestled in a 3,500-acre private ranch near Park City, this haven offers rugged adventures, wellness sanctuaries, and minimalist rooms.
The Little Nell (Aspen, Colorado): A five-star ski-in/ski-out hotel that redefines mountain luxury with light, sumptuous interiors, top-notch dining, and easy access to Aspen's attractions.
Montage Big Sky (Big Sky, Montana): This modern mountain resort boasts an 11,000-square-foot spa, diverse dining, and thrilling outdoor activities, making it a paradise for adventure enthusiasts.
Blackberry Mountain (Walland, Tennessee): A Relais & Châteaux retreat in the Smoky Mountains known for luxury, aerial forest yoga, and immersive nature experiences.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole (Jackson, Wyoming): Located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, it combines rugged aesthetics with slopeside sophistication and offers exquisite dining.
The Swag (Waynesville, North Carolina): An idyllic escape with stunning views, luxe cabins, hiking trails, horseback riding, and warm hospitality.
Primland Resort, Auberge Resorts Collection (Meadows of Dan, Virginia): A Virginia gem covering 12,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty, complete with an on-site observatory for stargazing.
Noble + Proper (Big Bear, California): A hip boutique hotel in Big Bear, boasting contemporary design, cozy guest cabins, and outdoor amenities like hammocks and bicycles."
These mountain escapes promise unforgettable experiences, whether you seek adventure or serene relaxation."