So instead of putting on your flip flops and sunscreen, get out your boots and skis and head out to one of the best ski lodges in America.
The Arrabelle At Vail Square
675 Lionshead Place
Vail, Colorado 81657
Everything from the location to the ambiance makes Arrabelle at Vail Square one of the best ski lodges in the country. You will be amazed by the unique façade which looks like something right out of a Bavarian fairytale. You will feel like you have stepped into a luxurious European resort. Plus, with the slopes just outside, you will barely be able to contain yourself while waiting to check in.
7680 Granite Loop Road
Jackson, WY 83025
Discover the true meaning of a luxury ski lodge by staying at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. This Rocky Mountain getaway has everything you look for in a rustic lodge, including valets wearing cowboy hats and furniture decorated with cow skin. You will fall in love with the room and be treated like a king or queen while staying at this full-service ski concierge resort. Do not forget to enjoy some hot chocolate and s’mores that are served outside on the pool deck overlooking the mountainside.
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Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley Resort
7700 Stein Way
Park City, UT 84060
Escape from the world at this AAA Five Diamond Resort nestled in the mountains of Park City. Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley Resort is named after the legendary Norwegian Olympic champion skier and was founded in 1982. Since opening, this resort has offered guests a luxurious ski resort with more than 145 stone fireplaces to warm up next to after a day out on the slopes. This resorts has everything for every ski enthusiast, including the main lodge and surrounding buildings with guest rooms, including individually decorated five-bedroom suites.
27500 E. Timberline Road
Mount Hood, OR 97028
One of the most historic ski lodges in America, the Timberline Lodge offers one of the longest ski seasons in North America. Plus, this resort has the most vertical drop in the Pacific Northwest, reaching 3,690 feet in the winter. Staying at Timberline gives you the choice of staying in a historic lodge room, a luxury condominium or a silcox hut. In addition to amazing ski amenities, Timberline Resort offers a variety of other amenities, including a pool and hot tub overlooking the mountains, sauna, fitness center and plenty of recreation activities.
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa At Beaver Creek
126 Riverfront Lane
Avon, CO 81620
Get swept off of your feet when you take the gondola to the slopes right from your ski lodge at Beaver Creek Resort. You will have easy access to the gondola when staying at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa. Spend the morning skiing down the mountainside and the afternoon being pampered in the spa. When booking your stay at this resort you will have a choice of various sleek and luxurious accommodations, including everything from traditional hotel rooms to three-bedroom condos.
As you can see, there are many luxurious options available to you when planning your ski getaway. All offer easy access to area slopes and plenty of opportunities to snuggle up next to the fire after spending all day out in the snow. To help find the perfect ski lodge for your upcoming getaway, make a list of amenities, area sightseeing opportunities and other things you want to do and see while on vacation. Compare that list to what each lodge offers and you will find the best ski lodge for your getaway needs.
Heather Landon is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has combined two of her passions – writing and travel – to share her experiences with others. You can read more of her articles at Examiner.com.