Take in the awe-inspiring views, amenities, luxury and privacy that can only be experienced at a few of the world’s luxurious resorts located at great heights from mean sea level! Nestled in mountain ranges these hotels offer travellers picturesque views of calm mountain ranges and quiet getaways from the routine of everyday life.
United States of AmericaAt the edge of Jackson Hole’s East Gros Ventre Butte is Amangani, (meaning peaceful home) one of the world’s most stunning mountain resorts. This hotel offers unparalleled views of the Grand Teton Mountain range and the surrounding meadows and valleys. Guests can enjoy the scenery from the hotel’s outdoor pool, or take in the amazing views from one of the resort’s exclusive suites. Visitors can learn about the surrounding area with a book on Native American culture from Amangani’s redwood-decorated library or wander the resort’s gallery of regional artwork or buy a piece of local jewelry to remember their mountain stay at Amangani.
Oberoi Wildflower Hall
IndiaUntouched wilderness, magnificent scenery and antique furnishings make Wildflower Hall one of the world’s premiere mountaintop resorts. This hotel’s colonial-era décor and the breathtaking view of the nearby Himalayas will make visitors feel like they have stepped into a fairytale. Visitors can explore the surrounding forests by foot, or enjoy views of the snowcapped mountains from the resort’s heated outdoor pool. Travellers can also indulge in holistic treatments at the spa’s private spa suites that offer exquisite views of mountains and tall cedars. During the winter enjoy skating on the hotel’s own ice rink, and during warm summer days enjoy archery or croquet on the resort’s lush lawns.
Vigilius Mountain Resort
ItalyGuests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city can unwind at the Vigilius Mountain Resort in South Tyrol, Italy. The resort is car-free, and the hotel prides itself on its eco-friendly practices. Visitors can explore bubbling springs and pristine forests, and enjoy some of the best mountain views in the region. The resort is also home to a 13th-century church that adds to its exotic ambiance. Travellers can experience an elegant dinner at the resort’s Restaurant 1500, or enjoy a cozy lunch with regional dishes cooked in a hundred-year-old tiled stove at the Parlour Ida, where homemade cakes are also on the menu. Visitors can then relax at the resort’s spa, relishing the treatments that utilize the fresh waters of the Vigiljoch springs known to have mysterious healing powers.
St. Regis Lhasa Resort
ChinaFor unparalleled views of the Potala Palace and the Himalayan mountains it is higly recommended for travellers to visit the St. Regis Lhasa Resort. The hotel’s Golden Energy Pool overlooks the surrounding valley, and its traditional architecture pays tribute to traditional Tibetan elegance and simplicity. Guests can take advantage of the resort’s chauffeur and visit the more than 600-year-old Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and the ancient Yunbulakang palace. Adventurous travellers can also take up a guided tour around Mount Everest, and the base camp before the tallest summit in the world. Travellers can also enjoy Tibetan culture with the St. Regis Sabrage Evening Ritual where the resort’s butler team use sabers to dramatically open a champagne bottle and then pour visitors a glass.
Sparkling Hill Resort
CanadaShimmering Swarovski crystals and sleek architecture make Sparkling Hill Resort one of the world’s premiere mountaintop hotels. The hotel’s elegant décor comes second to the area’s natural beauty, as visitors can enjoy views of the Monashee Mountains and Okanagan Lake. For stunning indoor views visit the resort’s indoor pool complete with a starry Swarovski crystal sky. The KurSpa, a top notch spa offering memorable health and wellness retreats, offers travellers sparkling amenities including a crystal steam room, aqua meditation room with water dripping into a crystal basin, and the igloo room with glazed, crystal-lacquered floors.
MoroccoBritish entrepreneur Richard Branson restored Kasbah Tamadot to its original grandeur, as the resort once a private villa of an Italian artist. The hotel is located at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and overlooks a scenic river valley. The resort includes two infinity pools, a private collection of fine art and artifacts, and authentic Berber tents with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Adventure activities at the resort include mule treks through the mountains, a visit to the nearby craft house run by local young women, and a trip to the neighboring Eco-Museum to learn about the Morocco’s natural and cultural resources.
Salto Chico Lodge
ChileLocated at the banks of the Salto Chico waterfall, Salto Chico Lodge offers an unparalleled view of the Torres del Paine National Park and the Paine Massif mountain range. Travellers can take advantage of the resort’s own 26-horse stable with a horseback ride across many acres of sprawling property, or take in the scenery from one of the resort’s coveted suites. Patagonia’s rich gaucho culture can be experienced with a trip to the Estancia ‘2 de Enero’ to watch gauchos shear sheep, drive livestock, and train horses.
FranceVal Thorens, France is home to one of the largest ski areas in the world, Altapura. Travellers can make the most of their mountain experience with panoramic views of the French Alps while skiing or relaxing in one of many of the hotel’s elegant lounges. In addition to skiing, the hotel offers exciting adventures like ice driving, a 45-minute slide down Europe’s longest toboggan run, or paragliding over the majestic peaks of French Alps.
Badrutts Palace Hotel
SwitzerlandOverlooking Lake St. Moritz is Badrutts Palace Hotel. The hotel’s elegant, refined décor and breathtaking views of the mountains comprising the Swiss Alps make it a traveller’s favorite for this destination is known for winter sports stars, royals, and celebrities. Visitors can take in the snow capped peaks from luxurious guest rooms, or explore the area’s picturesque surroundings on foot. Another attraction is to dine at one of the hotel’s six restaurants or rejuvenate at the Palace Wellness.
CanadaAt the foot of Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains is the Fairmont Tremblant resort. This hotel offers unparalleled views of Mont-Tremblant, and the scenery transforms with every season. Travellers can stroll through verdant forests during the summer, take in the vibrant fall foliage, or enjoy views of snowcapped mountains during the winter. They can also take in most of the winter with dog sledding or a sleigh ride, and take advantage of warmer summer temperatures with rock climbing and whitewater rafting. Visitors also need to explore the surrounding towns of Mont Tremblant and St.Jovite for traditional Quebecois food and quaint craft shops.
United States of AmericaFounded in the 1880s, Hotel Jerome is located in the heart of Aspen and is often referred to as the city’s “crown jewel.” Spectacular views, elegant interiors, and a sprawling ballroom make it a favorite among visitors. Catch a vintage-inspired cocktail at the hotel’s J-Bar, an Aspen hot spot for ski bums, socialites, and cowboys.
United States of AmericaEnjoy the Alaskan wilderness and natural beauty at Alyeska, located in the mountain valley town Girdwood, only an hour south of Anchorage, the capital of Alaska. This resort is surrounded by majestic peaks, glaciers, and ocean views. Travellers can take in the scenery from an aerial tram, or hike down one of the resort’s nature trails or walking paths. Visitors can take a ride on the aerial tram to Alyeska’s award-winning restaurant, Seven Glaciers, where they can enjoy lofty views and meals created with local produce, seafood and game.
Kimamaya Boutique Hotel
JapanLocated in the middle of Japan’s most popular ski area, Hokkaido, is Kimamaya Boutique Hotel. This luxury hotel contains just nine rooms and ensures that guests receive a personalized visiting experience. The resort’s laid-back atmosphere and fancy lodging make it the ideal place to relax and escape the hassles of everyday life.
AustriaZhero Ischgl/Kappl is a hotel that combines the traditional Tirolean hospitality with upscale, contemporary design. The hotel is footsteps away from Ischgl, a popular ski resort, and offers a free shuttle to nearby peaks. Travellers can explore beautiful alpine trails, or enjoy one of the hotel’s renowned ‘après-ski’ parties. Visitors who want to go shopping can take a quick jaunt across the border to enjoy Switzerland’s duty free offerings.
SwitzerlandLocated in the small ski village of Gstaad, Alpina is the newest luxury hotel and exudes the popular Swiss ski tradition. Stone from the nearby Alps and timber from local farmhouses was used to create the hotel’s interior, and guests can relax in armchairs in front of open fireplaces after a long day of adventurous skiing on the slopes. Travellers can hit the slopes of Glacier 3000, the only glacier ski area in the region that offers a view of 24 peaks, or they can enjoy the ice without skis by taking the 360-foot drop on the glacier’s bobsleigh-style rollercoaster.
The mountains are your ideal destination to connect with nature, enjoy the beautiful scenery and breathe clean air. Whether you rent a cabin or stay at a luxurious hotel, the chances of enjoying a pleasant holiday at any time of the year, is a guarantee. Above all, staying in the mountains is good for your health. We recommend you to visit Cozmo Travel and let us create a special package to popular mountain destinations, complete with air tickets, hotel bookings and local tours.
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