Red Capital Ranch
Although it’s only a few hours from the city, this villa hotel near the Great Wall feels a world away. This peaceful eco-ranch in the Huairou Mountains offers ten villas for rent, each decorated with the tastes of Manchuria, China, and Tibet. Stone animals, such as a lion or unicorn, are posted at each room to “protect” from harm. The Tibetan Tantric Space Spa employs Asian massage techniques and Tibetan oils to relax the body and mind, a perfect way to unwind after completing the brief hike to the nearby Great Wall ruins.