With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes we simply get the urge to escape it all and return to nature, where we can quiet our minds, calm our bodies, and soothe our souls. Something about being in nature is incredibly calming and rejuvenating, and people often come away feeling refreshed and renewed.
There are many places all over the United States that cater to just this desire, providing guests with tranquil settings among beautiful scenic landscapes and restful, luxurious accommodations that provide guests with countless ways to unwind and relax. Here are 10 of the most luxurious nature getaways in the United States.
10 Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, CA
nestled into the cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Post Ranch Inn incorporates the stunning beauty of the California coastline. The Inn offers guests a serene retreat where they can relax, unwind, and get back in touch with nature. There are no televisions or phones in the guest rooms, and this resort is only for adults, giving you the opportunity to reconnect with your partner, or just enjoy some quiet solitude.
There are guided nature hikes, daily yoga classes, and garden tours offered daily, while guests also have access to their gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Treat yourself to one of their relaxing spa packages after a delicious breakfast buffet at Sierra Mar, which is included in your resort package.
9 Triple Creek Ranch - Darby, MT
Triple Creek Ranch combines the beauty of Montana's landscape with rustic elegance that is second to none. This all-inclusive vacation offers guests gourmet food and luxury ranch cabins that are sure to provide all the comfort, relaxation, and solitude you require. It is located on the southern side of Trapper Peak, which is the highest mountain in the Bitterroot Mountain Range in Western Montana.
This incredible retreat also includes all of its outdoor activities in the price of the package, making it a truly all-inclusive vacation, where guests can simply relax and enjoy. Whether you want to spend your day horseback riding, fly fishing, sapphire panning, or playing tennis, the choice is yours. Enjoy the swimming pool, dry sauna, and fitness center before settling down for an evening campfire to end a perfect day.
8 WildSpring Guest Habitat - Port Orford, OR
Are you looking for a quiet retreat away from the busy crowds? Then, Wild Springs Guest Habitat may be the perfect place for you. Located in Port Orford, 60 miles north of California, this eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast offers tranquil and relaxing accommodation nestled in a forest with 100-foot trees. There are cozy and elegant cabins to stay in, and a gorgeous Great Hall with floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views of the ocean, while you enjoy complimentary snacks, games, and puzzles.
Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet overlooking the ocean before heading out to explore the labyrinth in the forest. Or, perhaps you'd rather find one of the hammocks and curl up with a good book. Either way - relaxation and tranquility is the name of the game at this beautiful resort.
7 Red Mountain Resort - St. George, UT
The stunning red rock cliffs and canyons of Utah make it a perfect destination for those who wish to escape back to nature and enjoy some time exploring and admiring the beautiful landscapes. Red Mountain Resort allows you to do just that. The resort is celebrating 20 years of providing guests with wellness retreats and vacations that will soothe the soul and invigorate the mind.
With a wide variety of rooms and suites, designed to meet your every need, the Red Mountain Resort is sure to please any guest. There are several national parks nearby and countless outdoor activities to keep your days busy and fun, including bird watching, hiking, and kayaking.
6 Calistoga Ranch - Napa Valley, CA
If you are looking to truly escape into nature, then Calistoga Ranch is the perfect vacation destination for you. Offering guests a traditional Bed & Breakfast style accommodation, along with 50 freestanding guests lodges nestled in the forests, this resort is the epitome of nature resorts.
There are deluxe lodges that offer every amenity to make your stay comfortable and luxurious. The deluxe lodges even have a private rain shower on the deck, which puts nature at the forefront of your mind. Enjoy a game of Bocce ball, take part in a private painting lesson, cycle through the beautiful landscape, or enjoy a yoga or mindfulness class. The options are endless!
5 Blantyre - Lenox, MA
Nestled amongst 110 acres of lush woodlands, Blantyre is an award-winning 5-star estate that features beautiful guest accommodations, a luxurious spa, and gourmet cuisine. The Tudor-style mansion was built in 1902 and maintains much of its original charm while incorporating the modern amenities necessary to make your stay a luxurious one.
The incredible cuisine offered at The Bistro Restaurant provides guests with delicious food that follows the farm-to-table philosophy - ensuring a fresh, healthy, and yummy meal. Whether you want to treat yourself to a visit to their amazing spa or take part in one of the many outdoor activities offered, you are sure to come away from your visit to Blantyre feeling refreshed and relaxed.
4 Sorrel River Ranch & Spa - Moab, UT
Sorrel River Ranch combines relaxation and adventure by offering cozy and comfortable accommodation nestled in Utah's most stunning scenery, along with amazing outdoor activities to keep your days busy and full of fun. The resort has a variety of guest rooms, including family suites and smaller mesa studios, all offering breathtaking views of the stunning landscape.
Located on the banks of the Colorado River, the 240-acre ranch provides a wide variety of outdoor activities for guests to enjoy, including horseback riding, river adventures, hiking, mountain biking, and even riding in a hot air balloon! Adventure awaits!
3 Brush Creek Ranch - Saratoga, WY
If you are looking for a nature escape that combines luxury accommodation, great food, and beautiful landscapes, then Brush Creek Ranch is a wonderful choice. There are countless outdoor activities for guests to enjoy, including horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, ATV adventures, and mountain biking.
The ranch and spa are located on 30,000 acres of lush landscape, providing a true escape to nature. The authentic Western cabins disguise the modern comforts and luxuries that are hidden inside, in order to provide guests with the ultimate pampering vacation. There are a variety of dining opportunities as well, ensuring your bellies are as full as your hearts!
2 The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch - Shell, WY
If you've ever wanted to experience a vacation similar to that in the movie City Slickers, then a visit to The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming might be a good choice for you. With endless horseback riding opportunities available for the nervous beginner rider to the experienced pro, guests can enjoy a day in the saddle while experiencing the gorgeous landscape that surrounds the ranch.
This all-inclusive working cattle ranch is located near Yellowstone National Park and is situated on an incredible 600,000 acres, ensuring you'll never see the same trail twice. The ranch only has approximately 25 guests at any given time, making sure that your stay is comfortable and every need is met. The ranch has over 130 horses, all well-cared for and loved as part of the family, and ready to take you on your next adventure!
1 Lakeview At Fontana - Bryson City, NC
Perhaps a relaxing bubble bath nestled in a private treetop cabana might be your way to return to nature? The Lakeview at Fontana offers guests the ultimate in luxury, providing guests with the opportunity to bathe in one of the most peaceful settings imaginable. The open-air treetop soaking cabana has an oversized stand-alone tub and a delightful selection of aromatic salts to ensure the most luxurious bath you've ever had.
This adults-only retreat provides all the comforts anyone could desire while encouraging unplugging and unwinding by not offering televisions in the rooms. Instead, take part in a yoga class, walk through their endless trails, or treat yourself to a spa package to soothe your worries and help your troubles melt away.