If you like to return to a cozy but classy Inn at the end of your day on the
slopes, then these boutique hotels and inns represent some of the
best in ski country. Attentive innkeepers, personalized service, charming
lodging and fine dining are a few of the amenities you can expect at these
top luxury ski inns.
Amangani at Jackson Hole (pictured
above) is a gorgeous new west hotel that clings to the hillside in Wyoming with
extraordinary views of the Grand Tetons, and impeccable service. A spa and
outdoor scenic pool make for perfect après ski from Jackson Hole Mountain
High Rustler Lodge at Alta is nestled at the base
of this classic skiers mountain in Utah. Your meals are included, your mountain
view room is perfectly appointed, and the slopes await.
White Buffalo Club in the Town of
Jackson offers suite lodging, with a sophisticated ski elegance. From here you
can walk to the cowboy bars of Jackson, or take a ski shuttle to the slopes of
Jackson Hole or Snow King. The expansive slate bathrooms at White Buffalo Club
are among the best we have encountered.
Hirsch Inn at Deer Valley
This four-diamond Inn in the heart of Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village is
plucked straight from the Alps. The European interior is rich and regal, the
dining is four diamond too, the service is exemplary and the guest list is all
repeat clientele. The innkeeper here will surely make you feel special.
The Shore Lodge in McCall
Idaho overlooks beautiful Payette Lake. The lovely 1948 lodge has a gracious
dining room, après ski lounge, several libraries, a movie theatre,
and a full service spa. You are a short drive to the skiing of Brundage and
Tamarack where you will find great Idaho snow on un-crowded slopes.
The Castle Hill Inn and Spa in Vermont
Staying in one of New England’s only authentic castles you will be transported
to another era, an elegant place to stay after skiing the slopes of nearby
Okemo. While the historic 1900 stone castle is all about old-world
elegance, sumptuous rooms, and fine dining, the Castle’s Aveda Concept Spa
offers the latest greatest body treatments, massages and pampering. Tip: ask to
stay in the Castle itself, and not one of the numerous townhouse condominiums on
The Wentworth in
beautiful Jackson Village, New Hampshire
This grand old Inn dates back to 1869, a wedding fit from father to daughter.
that romantic spirit lives on in each regal room with Jacuzzi and fireplace, to
the fine dining by candlelight. Swiss fondue is served après ski, following
skiing the Mount Washington Valley.
Pitcher Inn at Sugarbush
No two rooms are alike at this Relais and Châteaux Inn in picturesque Warren,
Vermont, a classic Vermont village. Each room is expertly decorated with a
unique theme, the Ski Room is our favorite at The
Pitcher Inn. Skiing at uncrowded Sugarbush is
just ten minutes away. The Alta Spa, right next door, provides the ideal après
The Charles Orvis Inn at the Equinox in Manchester, Vermont
Located on the beautiful Equinox Resort property, this elegant restored private
residence features nine beautifully appointed suites with marble baths and
Jacuzzis. The fireplace in the library is a gracious place to enjoy intimate
service of afternoon tea or après ski cocktails after skiing at
shopping the Manchester Outlets.
The Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn, California
The Plumpjack is a fashionable, funky small inn at the base of
slopes. The Shakespearean décor adds frivolity, and the round fireplace in the
popular après ski Café adds warmth to a Lake Tahoe ski vacation. While quite
nice with a great location just steps from the lifts, The Plumpjack may not be
luxurious enough for the most well-healed.