A trip into great outdoors does not mean roughing it out in musty tents with basic amenities. Of course, we love high-end experiences and when it comes with an outdoor setting, it becomes even better. You can now enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the United States while indulging in luxurious high-end comfort with plush Egyptian cotton sheets, five-star breakfasts, and top-notch concierge services. If you are looking to escape to the wilderness without compromising on your comfort, it is about time you consider heading to one of these places located amidst the country's most incredible landscapes.
1. California's The Ahwahnee
Located right inside Yosemite National Park in California, about 300 kilometers east of San Francisco, this historic property allows you to experience the park's majesty along with world-class service. Opened in 1927, it reflects the park's rugged cliffs and rushing waterfalls in its architectural elements and decor. The grand entrance, with the wooden slab doors and floor-to-ceiling windows, may look familiar; The hotel is centrally located, with hiking trails, Yosemite Falls, and other outdoor activities outside its doors.
2. Wyoming's Amangani
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. The resort is located just 23 kilometers from Grand Teton National Park and about 100 kilometers from Yellowstone National Park, both offering a wide range of outdoor activities.
3. Arizona's Enchantment Resort
The luxury Enchantment Resort is surrounded by the iconic red-rock cliffs of Sedona, Arizona, less than 200 kilometers north of Phoenix. 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. Explore the area on one of Enchantment's daily guided hikes, then relax with a desert-inspired treatment at the spa. A tranquil retreat on the property's 28 hectares, the Mii amo spa is regularly rated as one of the top spas in the country.
4. Colorado's The Broadmoor
One of the best ways to experience this incredibly scenic state is to stay at The Broadmoor Resort which is just minutes from Pike's Peak in Colorado Springs. This beautiful combination of a five-star resort in a rustic mountain setting offers all the luxury experiences and outdoor activities you could want from a mountainside vacation. Set on the beautiful Cheyenne Lake, The Broadmoor is a Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort offering impeccable service since 1918.
5. Wisconsin's The American Club Resort Hotel
The American Club Resort Hotel opened its doors in 1918 as housing for the Kohler Company's immigrant workers, but today it boasts four championship golf courses, nine restaurants, and the Kohler Waters Spa, all backed by its AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Hotel ratings. Group travelers will appreciate the Inn on Woodlake, offering private beach access and spacious suites accommodating up to eight guests, or the Sandhill, a luxurious private cabin.