The Most Incredible Mountain Lodge Retreats in the United States for Winter

The Sonnenalp | Courtesy of the Sonnenalp
The Sonnenalp | Courtesy of the Sonnenalp
When it comes time to plan a winter vacation, there are two types of people: those who prefer to flee the season to a beach somewhere and those who embrace winter in all of its hygge glory. For the latter group, we’ve rounded up eight of the best mountain lodge resorts in America to get cozy in when the snow starts falling.
A view from the Salish Lodge and Spa Courtesy of the Salish Lodge and Spa

Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie

Spa Hotel, Hotel

Less than 30 miles (48 kilometers) from downtown Seattle, the Salish Lodge and Spa feels like another world. Overlooking the incredible Snoqualmie Falls, each guest room has a wood-burning fireplace and an oversized bathtub. And for culture buffs, the hotel has the added benefit of being the setting for some of David Lynch’s creepiest moments in Twin Peaks.

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Blackberry Farm, Walland

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel
Blackberry Farm, spread out over 4,200 acres in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, is one of the most romantic hotels in the country. Much of the food and wine served on-site comes from the farm and the region, and guests can enjoy everything from horseback riding to spa treatments.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Avon

Resort, Spa Hotel, Luxury

With its dramatic wood beams and stone walls, the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is the ideal place to retire to after a long day on the slopes. For those more interested in the après than the ski, the hotel also has a 21,000-square-foot spa and four restaurants from which to choose.

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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, Teton Village

Resort, Hotel, Luxury

Surrounded by the Grand Teton Mountain Range, the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole is one of the most luxurious mountain lodges in the world. The hotel offers skiing, snowboarding, heli-skiing, dog sledding, and snow-shoeing, and a sleigh ride through an elk refuge, making it an excellent choice for an activity-loving family or couple.

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