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Best Cozy Mountain Retreats
Want to cozy up to a roaring fire? Need a quick escape or a vacation from the RV? Winter is a great time of year to find some new mountain destinations. Here are a few excellent cozy mountain retreats throughout the country.
Alyeska Resort, AK
The Alyeska Resort has amazing spring skiing. The slopes are open through April and continues to be open on weekends through May. Located within the Chugach National Forest, close to Anchorage, skiers will find a wide variety of terrain. There are slopes that are good for inexperienced skiers, and it also has the longest continuous double-black diamond in North America. Skiers looking for good spring skiing will find good snowfall and will enjoy the uncrowded slopes. Alyeska resort is a wonderful chateau-style hotel, offering amazing rooms and accommodations, and access to the amazing skiing in the region.
The Ahwahnee, Yosemite, CA
This lodge is located in the beautiful Yosemite Valley. Visitors can enjoy all of the wonders of Yosemite National Park, while enjoying the beautiful accommodations. There are a variety of types of accommodation, all providing an amazing mountain experience.
Ruby Rose Ranch, Mancos, CO
This Colorado mountain retreat is located between Mesa Verde National Park and the town of Durango. Ruby Rose Ranch is a fantastic Bed and Breakfast. While staying at this destination, visitors can enjoy easy access to all sorts of outdoor recreation.
Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, MT
Visitors to Montana will find wide expanses of open lands, filled with recreation opportunities, and places to enjoy the beauty of Montana's wild lands. Triple Creek Ranch is located on plenty of open land. It is a great place for visitors to enjoy all that the Bitterroot Mountains and Valley, while enjoying a romantic vacation.
Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
Visitors to Asheville should stop and enjoy the 8000 acre estate built by George Vanderbilt. There are guided tours of the house and gardens. Visitors can also enjoy all of the activities at the Antler Hill Village including a winery. For visitors looking for a more outdoor experience there are plenty of activities, including horseback rides, carriage rides, biking, fishing and much more. In addition, while enjoying all of the activities of the region, visitors to Biltmore can enjoy views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy the cozy accommodations.
Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY
Lake Placid, New York is a wonderful winter destination. Visitors will find lots of winter recreation. While enjoying all of the activities of the area, they can enjoy a stay at Whiteface Lodge. This lodge has lots of suites, in a rustic style, and have full kitchens for each suite. The lodge is situated so that visitors can enjoy recreating on the property and enjoying views of Whiteface Mountain.
Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
Located in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is a fantastic Tennessee mountain retreat. The farm sits on plenty of property, with many activities for visitors to enjoy, including a pond and more. While enjoying views of the mountains visitors can enjoy fantastic accommodations in beautiful cottages.
Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT
Stowe is a fabulous skiing destination. The Trapp Family Lodge was the first Nordic ski resort in the United States. It has an Austrian style lodge, highlighting the European origins of cross-country skiing. There are over 28 miles of groomed trails. For those seeking a more challenging adventure there are also 62 miles of backcountry trails.
The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA
This wonderful resort is a cozy resort destination in the Allegheny Mountains. While enjoying the luxury of the resort, visitors can explore the region and the beautiful mountains. There are plenty of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy in the area throughout the year. While staying at the resort visitors can enjoy the hot springs of Hot Springs, Virginia.
Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie, WA
Visitors to Washington can enjoy this very scenic mountain retreat. The lodge sits overlooking Snoqualmie Falls. The lodge is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, giving it excellent access to some of the most beautiful sights in Washington. Salish Lodge & Spa offers visitors luxury accommodations as well as fantastic spa treatments.