Visit the red-rock spans in Arches National Park, the sheer-walled river gorges in the Canyon lands, and the stunning buttes and mesas of Monument Valley. Blending with its dramatic surrounds of deep canyons and towering plateaus, this wilderness escape could not be more rugged.
Perched on the clifftop of Big Sur, a rugged stretch of California’s coastline between Carmel and San Simeon, sits the breathtaking Post Ranch Inn. This is the perfect overnight stop to break up the drive along this scenic Californian Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Bordered to the east by the Santa Lucia Mountains and enormous redwoods, and to the west by the glittering Pacific Ocean, the Post Ranch Inn is a wood and glass structure built on stilts on the top of the hillside. Other room options include the magnificent treehouses which are built on stilts nine feet off the forest floor with a stairway to each entrance.
Trout Point Lodge is a wilderness retreat in Nova Scotia at the heart of the UNESCO SW Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve and a picturesque 45-minute drive from Yarmouth Harbor, where you find the international ferry from Maine, USA & Yarmouth International Airport. Here you might enjoy sightings of black bears, turtles, flying squirrels, grouse, deer, beaver, owls, loons, eagles, and even moose.
The Lodge and grounds occupy 100 acres, and at night, light pollution is minimal, making stargazing sensational. The lodge has a star gazing platform where they organize special tours with an astronomer on staff and powerful telescopes.
This indulgent but untamed wilderness resort is open from May to September and is located in the Layout Sound World Biosphere Reserve (within the Pacific Rim National Park). Twenty guest and family suite tents showcase antique furnishings, opulent rugs, down duvets, remote-controlled propane powered wood stoves and luxurious amenities.
This red rock resort doesn’t just look like a scene from the movies; it is a scene from the movies with multiple Hollywood blockbusters being filmed in the area since 1949, resulting in silver screen epics like the Rio Grande, The Comanches, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Hidden in the heart of the gorgeous, red rock wilderness and nestled against the banks of the Colorado River, this upscale 240-acre retreat lies just 17 miles from Moab, Utah, and slap bang in the middle of the adventure capital of the West.
The accommodation at the resort is not what you’d expect from being in Canyon Country, rather than a standard room, you stay in charming log cabins which offer a mixture of rustic style and luxury with opulent pine beds complete with handcrafted four-posts, cattle horn wall hangings; artsy barbed wire chandeliers and more oak than you would see in a forest along with all the modern amenities you would expect in this level of the resort. Depending on the season of your visit, you can also enjoy ATV rides, horseback riding with authentic, friendly wranglers (the resort even has ponies for younger children), rock art tours, hot air ballooning, scenic road cycling and golf at the picturesque Moab Golf Course.
With its excellent one-of-a-kind cabins, spectacular views, therapeutic spa, gourmet dining, and riverside pool, this resort is the point at which luxury meets adventure. Join the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, who chose Sorrel River Ranch as a base to explore this beautiful red rock country.
Ridge wood Wilderness Lodge is a hand-crafted Alaska eco-lodge that sits in a secluded location in Halibut Cove adjacent to the Schema Bay State Park and Schema Bay State Wilderness Park, the Kenji National Wildlife Refuge and the Kenji National Fjords. Enjoy three wonderfully prepared meals each day, and highly personalized attention with majestic scenery, miles of beaches, and secluded saltwater coves right out the front door.
At their Alaska Wilderness Lodge, Lucinda and Jess can arrange area eco-tours such including brown bear photography trips, halibut or salmon charters, guided kayaking, and flight seeing. You can, of course, enjoy outdoor experiences like kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, and fly-fishing, but you will not have to rough it in the Under Canvas Yellowstone camp.
Stay here in the Autumn to see the leaves turn brown, yellow, and red or ski from a real log cabin in winter with nearby access to Mont-Tremblant, where there is another Fairmont hotel. Instead, go outdoors and embrace nature through hiking, boating, horseback riding, or taking guided tours.
Discover a piece of Americana at this new member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World in rural southwestern Missouri. You'll be amazed and inspired by the magnificence of this secluded setting that's perfect for family reunions and vacations, weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways.
After a day of activity or relaxation, enjoy gourmet comfort food in the lodge's dining room overlooking the sunset on the lake. Experience Big Sur's profound and humbling beauty with breathtaking sunsets, soaring condors and immense starry nights.
Escape the rest of the world for a couple of days and find peace and pleasure at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. MANCINI Opened in October 2009 and is located on a 600-acre expanse of wilderness in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona.
The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views over colorful, stratified rock towards the Grand Staircase Escalate National Monument. THE LODGE AT KEY GRANDE An exclusive retreat nestled in the heart of Colorado's San Juan Mountains.
Each suite is adorned with antiques and artifacts collected in the world travels of our proprietors, as well as modern amenities such as satellite TV and broadband. The resort offers a variety of day and overnight packages, and the entire town can be rented exclusively for spectacular corporate retreats, family reunions and weddings.
Denton Hot Springs is a small and exclusive resort nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. This perfectly restored ghost town thrives on contradictions; hand-hewn log cabins exquisitely furnished, a life-worn saloon serving food of startling quality, invigorating trails followed by pampering massages, sensuous hot springs beneath shimmering snow banks.
Free of cell phones, this romantic old mining town still provides high speed wireless internet access and video conferencing to the comforting sound of a tumbling waterfall. It's a vibrant and exclusive house party, an elegant hideaway, the essence of rustic splendor, luxury and whimsy amid Adirondack mountain wilderness.
Built in the tradition of an Adirondack Great Camp, The Point Resort marries opulent authenticity with luxurious amenities and secluded, relaxing wilderness. Its location offers access to the great outdoors with truly breathtaking scenery and internationally acclaimed natural features on your doorstep.
A member of the prestigious Relies & Châteaux, Triple Creek Ranch offers rustic elegance in a mountain retreat featuring private log cabins and a comfortable lodge. Here, adult travelers enjoy a romantic setting with incomparable scenery, wildlife, outdoor activities' year round and a collection of Western inspired art.
Relax in world-class accommodations, dine on the freshest contemporary cuisine and sample the world's finest wines while the caring staff pampers you. Seeing natures handiwork complete with flora, fauna, hills and mountains and wildlife is inspiring and has a way of rejuvenating the human spirit.
We all need an escape now and then, if for no other reason, just to get in touch with our more natural side and let the cares of the world drift away. For $550 a night for doubles you’ll catch the local Cessna for a forty-five minute trip deep into the back country.
It is located within the craggy peaks of the North Cascade mountain range in the isolation of the Method Valley. For $550 per night for doubles, you’ll enjoy a round trip flight from Anchorage with all meals provided.
You’ll behold panoramic views including Mount McKinley and the Alaska Range. This wildlife resort is hidden from plain view and has hosted some of the most famous personalities in American history.
Former guests include Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable and Walt Disney. If you enjoy daring activities infused in your getaway, you have your choice of white water rafting, Crater Lake hikes or an exploration of the local vineyards for a wine tasting tour.
Heavily linked with the filming of Twin Peaks, it has an elegant ambiance including high vaulted ceilings adorned with fir beams, an enormous copper chandelier and stone fireplaces. The lodge offers ninety luxury suites and the rates begin at $269 per night for doubles.
The Rocky Mountain Ranch offers doubles rates of $180 per night and this price includes lodging, breakfast and dinner. The lodge features thirteen custom-built rooms for added wilderness appeal.
The lodge also offers a swimming pool that is created from the local hot springs for a nature inspired luxury excursion. The Sublet Meadow is one of the favorite trips for viewing magnificent displays of wildflowers near Jade Lake.
This is the perfect wilderness getaway for anyone who enjoys watching roving herds of elk, horseback riding or just lounging by the fireplace. It features twenty-one guest rooms with a western them and luxury accommodations with a natural inspiration.
The lodge features one hundred and two luxury rooms with a rustic tropical theme. Enjoy the rare Pacific art that is on display in their great hall and walk through the Japanese garden.
You’ll enjoy the hand carved beds, golfing and snorkeling opportunities for recreation. Karl Weather / Getty Images Wilderness resorts are growing in popularity as more people and their families look to spend time away from their desk and in the outdoors.
From the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park to the awe-inspiring mountains of Washington, these 10 wilderness and natural retreats are among the best in the United States. Amenities range from outdoor hot tubs to log saunas, incredible views, and all food, beer, and wine included for one price.
This massive wilderness resort, tucked away in the Missouri Ozark Mountains, overlooking Table Rock Lake, perfectly combines contemporary luxury and natural beauty. Visitors can decide whether they want to spend their days hiking the trails and exploring the lost caves or relaxing on one of the sunset cruises.
Other activities of interest here are wagon rides, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, painting, cooking lessons, spa services, four golf courses, and regular ever-changing events like family campfires, games, and scavenger hunts. This wilderness resort offers the perfect experience for families who aren’t quite at the level of “roughing it” and still want exceptional amenities to keep the kids happy, such as the awesome lazy river and outdoor heated pools.
Visitors will be enthralled by the towering lobby that features a massive stone fireplace and handcrafted clock made out of copper and iron. Instead, visitors spend their time outdoors, embracing nature through hiking, boating, horseback riding, or taking guided tours.
Expect incredible customer service at this natural retreat in the USA that has won awards from both TripAdvisor and Height. Hiking, mountain biking, skeet shooting, rock climbing, swimming, star gazing, fishing, and Having are all potential activities.
Guests can stay in luxurious chalets complete with private hot tubs, stocked kitchens, and fireplaces that sleep anywhere from 2 to 14 people. Perhaps what is most astounding about this ranch though is the landscape, which varies from red rim rock to rolling foothills to aspen forests, limestone canyons, and mountain meadows.
The resort rests on the shores of the Hood Canal, surrounded by the Olympic Mountains, which is home to a plethora of wildlife including eagles, osprey, seals, and salmon. During the day guests are encouraged to take advantage of the Hood Canal and explore the waters by canoe or kayak to try crabbing or fishing.
Back at the resort guests can indulge in the spa or glassed-in pool with mountain views, and wine and dine at the restaurant with its drool-worthy ever-changing menu. Once the former great camp of William Avery Rockefeller, it has maintained its natural charm with added exceptional luxury.
Guests have the freedom to explore the breathtaking surroundings, by hiking, boating, fishing, water skiing and more in the summer. A 24-hour kitchen, top-shelf liquor and wine, stunning guest rooms with handcrafted furnishings, and gourmet dining complete with a twice-weekly black-tie affair; make this natural retreat in the USA stand out as one of the best.
In the wintertime, guests enjoy sleigh rides, snowshoeing, skiing, and wildlife safaris that feature wolves, bears, and more. Accommodations range from 2-4 person rooms in the inn, to 1-4 bedroom townhouses and 4-bedroom mountain villas, depending on your budget and the size of your party.
Other amenities include outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, the Wilderness Adventure Spa, heated pools, and incredible staff. This remote lodge is located on the banks of the Talachulitna River and Judd Lake, and well within eye shot of two 11,000-foot volcanoes and iconic Mount McKinley.