Luxury Mountain Resorts
For natural beauty and the chance to really get away from it all, it’s hard to beat a trip to the mountains.
To get an idea of what you can expect, here are a few examples of luxury mountain resorts in the United States and the Caribbean They’re all part of Travel Leaders’ SELECT program, where you’ll be eligible for special amenities.
Spanning 5,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee’s Blackberry Mountain offers guests a serene escape from everyday life. It’s outfitted for adventure and designed for comfort. The resort has a strong commitment to conservation and safeguarding natural resources. You’ll notice the staff’s work to be environmentally conscious in big ways and small, from personal water vessels, to help reduce single-use plastics, to structures built from stone, repurposed directly from the mountain.
Founded in 1969 by Robert Redford, Utah’s Sundance Mountain Resort is located on the edge of an alpine wilderness. The rustic yet refined cabins come with stone fireplaces, soaking tubs and organic amenities that offer a warm and intimate atmosphere. The resort’s dining venues incorporate Sundance’s earth-to-table philosophy, using the freshest ingredients and local produce. Mountain activities include hiking, biking, scenic lift rides and horseback riding. You can also indulge in your artistic side with classes in subjects like painting, drawing, pottery and jewelry making.
Nestled in the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is set amid 57 unspoiled acres. You’ll find a distinct sense of place, with panoramic views of the desert and high mountain landscape. The resort’s Adventure Center provides a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, Jeep tours and whitewater rafting. When you’re ready for some relaxation and rejuvenation, the spa menu offers a diverse selection of treatments that combine native traditions with the latest progressive techniques.
Rising majestically above the 600-acre beachfront, Jade Mountain Resort, on St. Lucia’s southwestern Caribbean coast, is designed to be in harmony with the island’s stunning natural beauty. Individual bridges lead to infinity pool sanctuaries, with each one offering an unparalleled view of the Pitons, two mountainous volcanic spires that are recognized as a World Heritage Site. You can expect grand, sweeping spaces in which the bedroom, living area and infinity pool form an extraordinary platform that brings you close to nature.
High up on the Dominican Republic’s Atlantic-facing north coast, Amanera is surrounded by pristine jungle and backed by a dramatic mountain range. The resort lies alongside the spectacular clifftop fairways of the Playa Grande Golf Course, originally created by golfing legend Robert Trent Jones Sr. and recently updated. Perched atop 60-foot cliffs at the western end of Playa Grande beach, the resort offers extensive dining, spa and recreational facilities. Each of the one-bedroom freestanding cottages is reached via a winding pathway through a private garden and features ocean views from an expansive terrace.
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