Winter Wonderland: Cold-Weather Lodges for The Perfect Escape

winter lodges

The ideal winter getaway for either a family retreat or a romantic rendezvous resides just over the Adirondack Mountains or near the base of the Grand Teton Mountain Range. With a bounty of outdoor activities along with luxurious and steamy indoor amenities, there are several world-class winter lodges that will meet your wishes and desires.

Inn on Biltmore – Asheville, NC

For over a century, the legacy of the Vanderbilt name has resided with the Biltmore House. With an astounding 8,000 acres of outdoor space, there are endless amenities to choose from at the estate. Carriage rides, horseback riding, fly-fishing, and sporting clay lessons top the list of daily activities, while tours of the winery, farmhouse, and Biltmore House keep any traveler entertained in the area’s rich history. The Inn on Biltmore provides a great winter getaway that comes with a tradition of world-class hospitality.

Little Nell Hotel – Aspen, CO

Aspen is known worldwide for its winter outdoor sports such as skiing and snowboarding, and The Little Nell Hotel provides a mountain experiences like no other. From their Snowcat Powder Tours to their renowned Ski Concierges, lodging at the Little Nell Hotel is an exclusive experience for both a romantic getaway and a family vacation. Those looking to get out early on the slopes can ski before the public in the First Tracks program or “sweep” the last run of the day with a member of Aspen Mountain’s Ski Patrol.

Whiteface Lodge – Lake Placid, NY

Whiteface Lodge features an Adirondack backdrop that will astound with its abundance of on- and off-site activities. Near Lake Placid, New York, Whiteface Lodge has often been named the ‘Northeast’s Best Mountain Resort.’ With six million acres of nature, the area has welcomed outdoor enthusiasts for decades. A bowling alley, indoor pool and movie theater are a few of the resort’s indoor niceties. With the East Coast’s highest vertical drop at Whiteface Mountain, snowboarders and downhill skiers can discover the thrills of this outdoor winter paradise.

Four Seasons Jackson Hole – Teton Village, WY

Located in the heart of the American West, the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole is highlighted by breathtaking views of the Grand Teton Mountain Range, as well as rustic luxury accommodations. With hiking, rafting, biking, and skiing, there are endless activities at this alpine mountain resort. Gaze as bison, elk, moose, and wolves roam in their natural habitat as you partake in a private wildlife safari with a flight over the mountain range. Then, board a snowmobile to explore less traveled areas of Yellowstone National Park.

The Arrabelle at Vail Square – Vail, CO

Lavish accommodations abound at The Arrabelle at Vail Square. With old-world charm, this iconic ski resort was designed around entertainment. Direct access to Vail Mountain and an open-air ice rink are steps from your door at The Arrabelle, while Lionshead Village holds a truly unique area of both shopping and dining. Rooftop hot tubs, a lap pool, and slope-side ski valet add to this ultimate luxury resort experience.

About The Author

Olivia Scott is a Denver-based contributor who designs bespoke interiors for hospitality projects, her favorite being high-end restaurants and boutique hotels. ‘Liv’ is an avid skier who sheds her snowsuit at the first heat of summer so she can train for the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships each year. Work hard, play hard is Liv’s motto. In her spare time, she works in the garden and studies the French language.

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