As the world continues to emerge from the pandemic, travelers are craving wide-open spaces, beautiful views, off-the-beaten-path locations, and exceptional cleanliness standards without sacrificing comfort service. Thousands of hotels post tantalizing photos and promise the world to attract visitors. Our team has put together a list of the best luxury back to nature hotels in the West. These properties guarantee adventure, relaxation, and privacy.
Sage Lodge beckons travelers to explore the splendor of our first National Park from the comfort of a beautiful and serene property. Nestled on the Yellowstone River’s idyllic banks, the lodge features 50 guest rooms, including a 34-room main lodge and four standalone Ranch Houses. This social distancing ranch is located an easy 60 miles from Bozeman Airport and a quick 35-minute drive to Yellowstone National Park. Sage Lodge sits on 1,200 acres of the stunning rural landscape. Guests enjoy an onsite private casting pond, hiking and biking trails, expansive views of the Paradise Valley, and over a mile of Yellowstone River access.
Sage Lodge is home to The Grill and The Fireside Room, which offer a range of dining options. Sage’s onsite luxury spa offers a full-service menu of treatments, focusing on natural ingredients and relaxing herbal fusions.
Blessed with 4 gorgeous seasons, the lodge offers year-round activities. Summer excursions include fishing, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, and llama treks. Snowshoe rentals and cross country skiing offer hours of fun in the winter. Animal enthusiasts will rejoice as the region is home to hundreds of rare species. With ample space, bears, bison, elk, wolves, and antelope all roam freely. Whether a romantic getaway or a family adventure, the lodge allows for exploration of Montana’s backcountry and Yellowstone National Park.
The Amangiri hotel is arguably one of the most splendid and architecturally masterful properties ever built in the United States. Quietly set amongst a 600-acre wilderness sanctuary in Southern Utah, the hotel attracts billionaires and celebrities seeking isolation and peace. Guests can choose to spend their days rejuvenating in the 25,000 square foot spa, navigating ancient slot canyons, gorges, rivers, and mesas, or exploring nearby National Parks. For an unforgettable experience, spend the night under a blanket of stars in the tented Pavilions of Camp Sarika. Exquisite views, exceptional cuisine, extraordinary experiences, and 5-star service are the hallmarks of this breathtaking hotel.
Amangiri is beloved by couples seeking to escape daily life stressors, caters to families, and provides engaging programs for young explorers. Amangiri is truly one of the most luxurious social distancing hotels in the West.
Set on the mesmerizing and world-famous Lake Tahoe’s shores, the beautiful Edgewood Tahoe features 154 luxurious rooms, an 8,500-square-foot spa, and an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course. Enjoy a wide array of dining, shopping, and outdoor activity options on the lake and the slopes. Edgewood Tahoe offers various experiences for every type of traveler, from sleigh rides and epic downhill ski runs to parasailing, boating, and kayaking. The vast trail systems, hidden coves, and open water activities are perfect for travelers practicing social distancing. Explore this world-class destination while enjoying the impeccable service and luxury accommodations of Edgewood.
Voted Hotel of the Year, USA & Canada, by Preferred Hotels & Resorts in 2019 #1 Resort Hotel in the U.S. by readers of Travel + Leisure in 2018, the accolades are certainly well deserved.
Leave your children at home and escape for an unparalleled adult-only, exclusive, sanctum getaway. Whether enjoying a girl’s weekend or an overdue romantic sojourn, the magnificent Post Ranch Inn’s 39 rooms and suites will impress even the most discerning traveler. The Inn boasts 360-degree coastal views from the seemingly precarious rocky cliffs on which it is built. The mountainous terrain and extraordinary scenery of Big Sur provide the backdrop for Post Ranch Inn, beckoning travelers to embrace the serenity that awaits them. Travelers come here to rejuvenate and reconnect, and the Inn’s recycled-redwood rooms offer privacy and seclusion. Post Ranch Inn is committed to sustainability. Solar panels power the property, and chauffeurs transport guests in Lexus hybrid vehicles. The delicious cuisine equally spoils travelers at Sierra Mar and the luxurious treatments in the spa.
The hotel is perfectly secluded yet conveniently located only 30 miles south of Carmel and 150 miles south of San Francisco. En route to the hotel, travelers can stop off to explore the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic Bixby Bridge, 17 Mile-Drive, and the Point Sur Lighthouse. The drive along the iconic Highway 1 is just part of the extraordinary experience. Post Ranch Inn is a great choice for experiencing luxury social distancing hotels in the West.
Sorrel River Ranch, Moab, Utah
Located on the Colorado River banks amid Moab, Utah’s famous red buttes, the Sorrel River Ranch is the gateway to exploring Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. There are 55 rooms, and suites all spread out along 240 acres. Blessed with the luxury of space, this riverside oasis offers a plethora of activities. Guests can partake in horseback riding, canyoneering, rafting, and hay-rides. Unwind by the pool, or relax your cares away with a tranquil “melting horse river stone massage” at the spa. Escape the noise and chaos of daily life and take pleasure in the simplicity and beauty of nature.
Nestled in Western Colorado’s heart of Red Rock Country, Gateway Canyons Resort is magical. It is located in the secluded Unaweep Canyon, where nature’s splendor is on full display. In the midst of the vast Uncompahgre Plateau and the La Sal Mountains lies a resort that embodies its surroundings’ history and beauty. Gateway Canyons offers a multitude of activity options with social distancing built-in. The resort is located an hour south of Grand Junction. It is positioned on over 500 acres, seemingly built to withstand apocalyptic events without compromising comfort or luxurious design.
The resort offers a wide range of activities. Hiking, horseback riding, climbing, mountain biking, sky adventures, and off-road tours are popular with families and thrill-seekers alike. It won the prestigious #10 spot for Top Resort in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, 2019, and #1 Hotel for Families by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2017. Gateway Canyons is truly a great choice for travelers seeking luxury social distancing hotels in the West.
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