If you’d like to combine a trip to the mountains with the best in luxurious amenities, any of the resorts in this article is sure to fit the bill.
Vigilius Mountain Resort, Italy
Set in Italy’s northernmost region, Vigilius Mountain Resort in South Tyrol is an ideal place to escape the stress of the modern world. To get there, you’ll have to travel via cable car as the resort is car-free. This eco-friendly mountain hideaway offers jaw-dropping views of the Dolomite Mountains and is also home to a 13th-century church, adding to the especially romantic ambience. Explore bubbling springs and pristine forests, then come back and relax in the spa with treatments utilizing the fresh water of Vigiljoch Springs, believed to have healing powers.
Wildflower Hall, Himalayan Mountains, Shimla, India
Set among scenery practically untouched by humans, Wildflower Hall in the Himalayas is a premiere mountain top resort that will make you feel as if you’re stepping into the pages of a fairytale. On the interior, you’ll find antique furnishings, wood panelling and original artwork for an old world feel, along with magnificent vistas of endless forests and snow-capped mountains. You can spend your days taking part in activities like white river rafting or trekking, and evenings indulging in holistic treatments in private spa suites – all with the same extraordinary views.
Nira Alpina, Switzerland
Nira Alpina mountain resort, set in the town of Silvaplana in the Engadin Valley of Switzerland, offers gorgeous views of Lake Silvaplana and rooms with a large terrace or balcony and panoramic windows overlooking the mountains. The interior features natural materials like Swiss Spruce and Italian stone along with high tech amenities like flat-screen TVs, an iPod docking station and free Wi-Fi. The gorgeous granite bathroom includes a waterfall shower and deep soaking bath. It’s ideal for winter skiing as well as summer treks.
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, Lake Placid, New York
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, New York, is a luxury lakeside resort with a cosy, casual vibe. In 2014, Conde Nast named it the number one resort in the Northeast, and it’s frequently appeared on lists of the best hotels in the world. In the summer, soak in the sun on a sandy beach, and paddle out on the water in complimentary canoes, kayaks or rowboats. During the winter months, strap on some complimentary snowshoes and make fresh tracks in the snow or glide across the ice skating rink on the lake. After a long day at play, not matter what the season, enjoy incredible cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients in the four-diamond rated restaurant and indulge in one or more of the latest in custom treatments at the luxurious spa.
Kasbah Tamadot, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
This spectacular resort that was once the private villa of an Italian artist was restored to its original grandeur by English business magnate Richard Branson. Nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains overlooking a picturesque valley in Asni, guests enjoy swimming in the infinity pools as well as staying in luxury Berber Tents, some of which have private plunge pools. Choose from exciting activities like taking a mule trek through the mountains as well as a variety of spa treatments meant to refresh and revitalize. Enjoy dining at the Kanoun Restaurant with breathtaking terrace views and delicious local and international cuisine.