We all love exploring new places – especially luxury resorts. Scroll on for 9 luxury
resorts you’ve likely never heard of.
Teton Village, WY
Make yourself at home at Caldera House. Located in the heart of Teton Village with Jackson Hole’s peaks as backdrop, this boutique retreat features just eight two- and four-bedroom suites with their own chef’s kitchen and dining room – although you’ll likely fill up on Italian comfort food at Old Yellowstone Garage. The terrace’s infinity-edge pool and hot tub call after a day on the slopes; spa therapists use cutting-edge technology to keep skin nourished in the alpine air. Crafted experiences range from heli-hiking in Grand Teton National Park to horse whispering at a nearby ranch.
Hotel guests enjoy access to the member’s lounge and patio of Jackson Hole’s exclusive Alpine Club. Curl up by a fireplace with an Irish coffee and share peak adventures during a lively après-ski conversation.
St. Michaels, MD
Inn at Perry Cabin is so cozy and relaxed, you’ll be aching to stay indefinitely. Set in a manor house in the resort town of Saint Michaels, this intimate retreat offers just 78 guest rooms, all with turned-wood New England beds, stacked with pillows and lighted by lamps. Each evening, your turndown service includes freshly baked cookies – a delightful way to end the day. The Spa at Perry Cabin is not to be missed; treatments are based on local botanicals, such as linden blossom, verbena, and black birch. Take time to relax in an Adirondack chair on the lawn and watch the boats cruise by.
Make time to experience the thrill of sailing on the Chesapeake. Charter one of the inn’s luxurious Alerion yachts for a private sail.
Little Torch Key, FL
Located off the fabled Florida Keys coastline, on a lush, private island dotted with crushed seashell paths amid verdant tropical foliage and exotic wildlife, rests Little Palm Island Resort & Spa – a destination like no other. Little Palm Island’s beachfront bungalows are inspired by a British West Indies aesthetic and combine old world tradition with a modern twist. Thoughtful amenities, including an indoor/outdoor spa deliver exotic charm reminiscent of a Balinese hideaway. World-class cuisine is served in the dining room, surrounded by the natural beauty of this tropical island.
The Arrival Experience: Whether arriving by seaplane or our private boat, begin your journey with refreshing cocktails at our on-shore reception and lounge, the Shore Station, before making the short, scenic journey to your new island oasis.
Blackberry Farm is a 4,200-acre estate nestled in foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee. The property has built a reputation as an unrivaled food and wine destination, providing farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning wine collection of more than 160,000 bottles. Blackberry Farm’s passion for authenticity is expressed through its very own Foothills Cuisine®, which pays homage to local and seasonal ingredients, including those grown on the property’s garden. Guests also enjoy private fly-fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and more, to complement spa services in The Wellhouse at Blackberry Farm.
Be sure to visit the Lagotto Romagnolo Italian truffle dogs at the Blackberry Farm kennel, just steps from the garden.
Big Sur, CA
High above the cliffs of Big Sur, you’ll find a luxurious, romantic escape: Post Ranch Inn, known for its award-winning organic architecture. Choose 1 of the 40 secluded guest rooms, suites, and private houses that blend rustic elegance and comfort with ocean and mountain views. Each room features a wood-burning fireplace, private deck, and complimentary minibar. Enjoy activities like morning yoga, rejuvenating spa treatments, swimming in the heated pool and ocean-view basking pools, hiking, and nightly stargazing. The celebrated Sierra Mar restaurant, recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, serves organic seasonal fare.
For a special occasion, book an upper Pacific Suite, featuring a huge private deck with spa and jetliner views over the ocean.
Sonora Island, Vancouver
Less than an hour by air from Vancouver is a wilderness of bears, orcas, bald eagles, vast forests, and dramatic seascapes: Welcome to Sonora Resort, Member of Relais & Châteaux. Here, you can kayak, fly-fish, fish for salmon, soak in warm outdoor mineral-water pools, tour by helicopter to experience mountain glaciers, and view coastal grizzlies in their natural habitat. Spacious mountain lodges house 88 guest rooms, offering goose-down duvets and rock fireplaces. Enjoy treatments inspired by the refreshing sea in the Island Currents Spa, then toast the day’s adventures over West Coast cuisine in the waterfront restaurant.
If the timing’s right on your wildlife boat tour, the tide will churn fish to the water’s surface and bring bald eagles diving for their catch.
Canyon Point at Lake Powell, UT
Amangiri (which means “peaceful mountain”) is set in Utah’s stunning canyon country and incorporates the beauty of the Four Corners desert into its design. The central pavilion, built around a dramatic swimming pool, houses the living room, gallery, library, and dining room/cellar. Amangiri’s 34 suites and 1 private four-bedroom home offer modern, airy living, dining, and sleeping areas with white-stone floors that echo the area’s natural stone; some provide private plunge pools and rooftop terraces. Be sure to experience the Aman Spa, with its water pavilion, Pilates studio, candlelit rooms, and outdoor treatment terraces.
A must-do activity: climbing the Studhorse Via Ferrata (Iron Road). No previous experience is necessary, and the views are out of this world!
Go wild in style at The Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection. Beyond its front gates lie 30,000 unspoiled acres, where you can reclaim a sense of independence while riding trails, driving cattle, fly-fishing, or hiking 12,000-foot Medicine Bow Peak. The adventures at this all-inclusive, authentic working cattle ranch are nearly endless. Accommodations include 42 luxurious, timbered rooms, with open-hearth fireplaces and plush amenities. Families can spread out in restored 19th-century log cabins with decks, full kitchens, and expansive views, or stay in the upscale Magee Homestead, exclusively for adults ages 21 and older.
The 20,000-square-foot greenhouse produces 100,000 pounds of fresh produce annually, ensuring true farm-to-table fare.
Pebble Beach, CA
Golf lovers can indulge their companions and their passion at Casa Palmero. Complement a day on America’s top-ranked public golf course with a stay at this romantic, Mediterranean-style resort. Let your personal concierge customize every element, from securing tee times to selecting favorites for a complimentary breakfast basket. You’ll feel at home in one of 24 comfortably elegant guest rooms, with fireplaces and flowers, and many with outdoor Jacuzzis. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served in the main house each evening. Heal yourself with an organic treatment at the adjacent spa – a Forbes Five Star-rated facility.
The Spa at Pebble Beach is adjacent to Casa Palmero. Try a heavenly Swiss Crème Flotation Wrap, and be sure to check out the quiet room in between treatments.
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