20 Best Mountain Resorts Around the U.S.

These mountain resorts have something for every type of traveler.

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Christian Horan

Fresh air, a dusting of snow, and a blanket of evergreen trees all draw travelers to the picturesque mountain ranges across the United States. And whether you're looking for an exciting ski vacation, a luxury getaway in the woods, or a quiet place to cozy up by the fire, there's a perfect mountain lodge, hotel, or resort that awaits.

Here are 20 of America's best mountain resorts.

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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, Teton Village, Wyoming

Interior room with a winter view at Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Jackson Hole, WY
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This ski-in, ski-out lodge at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers adventures all year, from rafting to stargazing. During the winter, guests can hit the slopes before relaxing in the spa, and in the summer, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, and more await. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole's close proximity to Grand Teton and Yellowstone makes it an ideal choice for travelers hoping to explore some of the country's most beautiful national parks during their mountain getaway.

Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail, Colorado

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Most of the rooms and suites at this Bavarian-style resort lodge have fireplaces, custom-made furniture, and heated floors in the bathrooms, and all feature views of Vail Village or Gore Creek. After a day of skiing or hiking, fuel up with traditional European dishes like schnitzel or fondue at the Swiss Chalet restaurant or enjoy an après-ski drink by the fire at the King's Club.

The Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina

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Stay on the pristine, 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate amid the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina when you book a stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. You can tour the Biltmore House, a historic home built in the late 1800s for George Washington Vanderbilt II, walk or bike the grounds, and visit the Biltmore Winery without ever leaving the property, but you'll want to check out nearby downtown Asheville to browse galleries and try tasty craft beer.

The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado

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The Little Nell is Aspen's only five-star, five-diamond, ski-in, ski-out hotel, so it's perfect for travelers looking for a luxurious stay in this popular ski town. This Relais & Chateaux property has 92 guest rooms — each with its own fireplace and heated marble floors — as well as several on-site restaurants and bars.

Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York

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Whiteface Lodge is a cozy, all-suite mountain resort outfitted with rustic wood beams and cast-iron fireplaces, abutting the six-million-acre Adirondack Park. Rooms have full kitchens and private balconies; some overlook Whiteface Mountain itself, while others face McKenzie Mountain and the year-round outdoor pool. In the winter, you can take advantage of complimentary ice-skate rentals and hit the rink.

Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah

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This European lodge, named for Norwegian Olympic gold medal skier Stein Eriksen, is perched mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort. It's the ideal location for avid winter sports fans who never want to leave the slopes. The resort offers a range of luxe amenities, including an upscale spa, a year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and an on-site ski valet team.

Topnotch Resort, Stowe, Vermont

Outdoor fire pit at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT
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As the first full resort to open in Stowe, Topnotch was able to claim a prime location at the bottom of Vermont's tallest peak, surrounded by maples and pines. Relax in the expansive spa after a day on the slopes or enjoy an après-ski meal at The Roost. In the summer or fall, you can hike the hillside trails and shop for local goods in the quaint town.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Beaver Creek, Colorado

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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa offers 190 luxurious guest rooms in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, home to one of the nation's best ski resorts for families. The ski-in, ski-out resort offers easy access to the slopes and nearby ski school, and during the summer, visitors can bask in the fresh mountain air while hiking, rafting, or riding the chairlift to enjoy scenic views.

Blackberry Mountain, Walland, Tennessee

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Enjoy a private slice of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Blackberry Mountain in Tennessee. There's truly something for everyone at this year-round Relais & Chateaux resort, from rock climbing and mountain biking to whiskey tastings. A fall trip affords beautiful foliage views, but it's worth a visit during any season.

Jenny Lake Lodge and Jackson Lake Lodge, Wyoming

Jenny Lake Lodge, Wyoming

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Both operated by the Grand Teton Lodge Company, Jenny Lake Lodge and Jackson Lake Lodge offer cozy accommodations in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. The latter has 385 guest rooms, some with incredible views of the Tetons, and the smaller and more luxurious Jenny Lake Lodge features private, rustic cabins and a range of complimentary activities.

The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Valley, California

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This 1927 historic landmark in Yosemite Valley is surrounded by forests, waterfalls, and towering cliffs, plus it's located near the trailheads to El Capitan and Half Dome. The Ahwahnee is a classic national park lodge, and it's the perfect home base for adventures in Yosemite.

Montage Big Sky, Big Sky, Montana

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With 100 guest rooms and suites and 39 residences, Montage Big Sky offers a luxe stay in the heart of Montana's Spanish Peaks. During the winter, guests can take advantage of ski-in, ski-out access to Big Sky Resort with the help of the hotel's ski concierge, and come summer, they can bask in the area's natural beauty with outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, golf, and fly fishing.

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor is the world's longest consecutively rated AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star resort. The Broadmoor offers standard hotel rooms, suites, and cottages, along with all-inclusive wilderness experiences in secluded lodges. Activities include hiking, zip lining, biking, and taking a ride on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, Wanship, Utah

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Just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City, the beautiful Lodge at Blue Sky offers a mix of peaceful houses and cozy suites. The 3,500-acre property in the Wasatch Range has skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and fat-tire biking in the winter, and sporting clays, hiking, and horseback riding during the summer. Dining options include a scenic mountaintop yurt perfect for a romantic private dinner.

Edgewood Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada

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Edgewood Tahoe combines the best of a lake vacation and mountain getaway, thanks to its picturesque location on Lake Tahoe. The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe provides upscale rooms and suites, as well as unique amenities like the après sleep cart and evening s'mores — perfect additions to a day on the slopes or lake.

C Lazy U Ranch, Granby, Colorado

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Experience the ultimate family vacation at C Lazy U Ranch, an all-inclusive dude ranch nestled in northern Colorado. With luxurious yet rustic cabins, the relaxing Lazy You Spa, programming for kids and teens, and year-round outdoor adventures, C Lazy U Ranch provides the perfect mountain escape.

Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass Village, Colorado

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Located in charming Snowmass Village (part of the expansive Aspen Snowmass ski area), this ski-in/ski-out resort is the perfect place to book for a winter mountain getaway. When you're not hitting the slopes, you can soak in the all-season pool, get a treatment in the 7,000-square-foot spa, or grab a drink at the slopeside bar.

The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Montana

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Sprawled across 37,000 private acres, this Montana ranch resort combines wide-open wilderness with upscale amenities. Accommodations range from spacious homes to safari-style glamping tents, and dining options include sophisticated and locally sourced Montana cuisine, delightful cocktails, and even s'mores created with the help of "certified s’moreologists."

Under Canvas Moab, Moab, Utah

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Trade snowy mountain peaks for stunning red rock formations when you stay at Under Canvas Moab, a glamping resort near Arches and Canyonlands national parks. The spacious tents are decked out with West Elm furnishings, and on-site programming includes activities like yoga, guided hikes, and campfire s'mores. In 2023, the seasonal resort will be open Mar. 2 to Oct. 23.

Primland Resort, Auberge Resorts Collection, Meadows of Dan, Virginia 

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Tucked away in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland Resort's accommodations include roomy cottages, lodge rooms and suites, and three private tree houses overlooking the valley. The resort has many on-site activities you'd expect from a mountain resort, including golfing, biking, and horseback riding, but it also features its own observatory so you can stargaze in comfort.

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