Swapping the hustle and bustle of city life for natural surroundings doesn’t have to involve sleeping under canvas. Boutique hotels across the US are springing up in some of the nation’s most stunning and remote regions, so forget the hefty camping gear and menial accommodation. Here are the most luxurious nature getaways in America.
Amangiri is where desert serenity meets luxury. Each suite is accompanied by an outdoor lounge with a fireplace and sweeping views of the dramatic surrounding landscape; some rooms even come with a rooftop terrace or private pool. The spa, which spans a remarkable 25,000sqft (2,323sqm), offers wellness treatments in the midst of the outdoors, where plateaus, dunes and remote canyons of southern Utah abound. If you’re interested in exploring the state’s wild terrain, activities such as horseback riding, guided tours, kayaking, fossil adventures, hot-air ballooning and climbing are up for grabs. For the most relaxing of hideaways, Amangiri is it.