Best Up-and-Coming Hotels 2012
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The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, WY
Opened in the fall of 2011 on a 13,000-acre, century-old cattle ranch, the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is the newest entrant into the rough-luxe hotel scene in the West. The 37 rooms, split between the main lodge and restored log cabins, are all natural wood and supple leather, with cozy touches such as plaid wooly throws. The all-inclusive rate gives you the run of the place, right down to the hiking, mountain biking, and fly-fishing excursions—and even the always-open wine cellar.
From $720 per night, all inclusive; bushcreekranch.com.