Monday, June 23, 2014

Plan Your Mountain Retreat at One of These Top Resorts!

There's just something about the mountains - vast and unexplored, majestic and garnering the awe of people since the dawn of time. We love the mountains, and it's no surprise that some of the most extravagant retreats are tucked away among familiar ranges. If you're looking for a luxurious trip that's also packed with adventure and the majesty of nature, consider one of these breathtaking, top-rated mountain resorts!

Marriott's Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe - South Lake Tahoe

Marriott's Grand Residence locations are rightfully regarded as luxuriant experiences, and the Lake Tahoe location certainly doesn't disappoint. Tucked away at the base of a mountain dubbed Heavenly, the Grand Residence Club at Lake Tahoe melds the comfort of a posh resort with the charm of a mountain village. With immediate access to the mountain as well as a mere walk away from Tahoe beaches and nightlife, Marriott's Grand Residence at Lake Tahoe assures a convenient stay no matter what pursuits might have brought you to the famed mountainside retreat.


Hyatt High Sierra Lodge - Incline Village

Nestled in a grove of towering evergreens lies Hyatt's breathtaking Incline Village resort. Whereas our previous choice lay at the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, the Hyatt High Sierra Lodge is situated at the north shore of the lake where the atmosphere is a bit less alpine, surprisingly. The rooms are undeniably lavish - spa tubs and fireplaces! - and the property itself is laden with activities, including a private beach right on the shore of Lake Tahoe and watersports rentals. For a taste of relaxed lakeside living, the Hyatt High Sierra Lodge is your choice.


Grand Lodge on Peak 7 - Breckenridge

Peak 7 is a name well-known to avid skiers, but the Grand Lodge is not just a winter location! While the skiing is fantastic (slope-side ski-in, ski-out!), Breckenridge is also a gorgeous summer retreat with plenty of hiking, biking, rafting and horseback riding. Whether you're staying in the summer or the winter, Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is perfectly outfitted for whatever activities beckon. Polished yet
rustic, lavish but classic, Grand Lodge on peak 7 captures the mountain lodge spirit while remaining one of Breckenridge's most desired locales.

The Ritz-Carlton Club Vail - Vail

The name Ritz-Carlton is associated with the height of luxury, and you can be assured nothing less at this Vail-based retreat. Everything you need to make the most out of your alpine getaway is there... There's on-site spa services, heated pools and hot tubs, a communal firepit and access to some of Vail's best skiing and golfing opportunities. If exploring Vail Village is on your agenda, there's no need to sweat it - the resort provides complimentary transportation to and from the Village!


Smuggler's Notch Resort - Smuggler's Notch

The lower-key, sweeping Appalachians might not be the first location that springs to mind when you envision mountains, but Vermont's Green Mountains make a picturesque backdrop for hiking, skiing and swimming. Smuggler's Notch it and of itself is a gorgeous resort boasting a warm and lodgey vibe but the real allure lies in the activities provided. The grounds of Smuggler's Notch play host to boundless outdoor activities from miniature golf in the summer to even dogsledding in the winter!


Of course, these are just RedWeek's top picks. If you have a favorite mountain getaway that you feel deserves a spot on the list, let us know in the comments!

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