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Clients looking for adventure, luxury and seclusion for the rest of 2020 and beyond should consider a stay at a remote U.S. resort.
With locations that are just far enough from major cities with hundreds of acres of grounds to explore, the following intimate resorts provide a safer domestic vacation option for travelers. Plus, many of them are steps away from vast wilderness and national parks. They also offer access to a variety of outdoor excursions either on-site or nearby.
Here are six secluded resorts to consider.
Amangani (Jackson, Wyo.)One of Aman’s premier properties, the 2,471-acre Amangani features spectacular wilderness views supplied by the Grand Teton Mountain Range. All accommodation options — including 40 suites and four private homes — deliver breathtaking views of the Tetons.
Unsurprisingly, the surroundings allow for endless outdoor activities, including horseback riding, alpine and cross-country skiing, guided treks, whitewater rafting, dog sledding, fly fishing and more.
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Inn at Round Barn Farm (Waitsfield, Vt.)A 245-acre bed-and-breakfast surrounded by miles of lush green Vermont hills, The Inn at Round Barn Farm is an ideal place to indulge and relax in a picturesque setting. During their stay, guests will experience farm-to-table dining plus all the year-round outdoor activities that the Mad River Valley is home to, from hiking and mountain biking in the summer to skiing in the winter. The inn itself only has 12 rooms, and select rooms even feature a gas fireplace.
Lost Valley Ranch (Sedalia, Colo.)The epitome of seclusion, Lost Valley Ranch sits next to 26,000 acres of Pike National Forest in Colorado. The small front range town of Sedalia, Colo., is located 30 miles south of Denver, and is surrounded by some of the best of Colorado’s beauty. Lost Valley Ranch comprises 23 private cabins with one, two or three bedrooms, and each is fitted with traditional Western and designer furnishings.
Clients should make the most of the environs by exploring the trails that run through the national forest. Or, they can take part in traditional ranch activities such as horseback riding, fly fishing, archery, trapshooting and even cattle roundups.
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Lone Mountain Ranch (Big Sky, Mont.)Lone Mountain Ranch is positioned between Big Sky Resort and Yellowstone National Park. Yet, it still feels secluded thanks to 27 standalone log cabins spread out on 148 acres of Montana wilderness. Clients will also find numerous activities for summer (year-round fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking) and winter (80 miles of Nordic ski trails). All-access tours of Yellowstone are available, as well.
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Primland Resort (Meadows of Dan, Va.)Set on 12,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Primland Resort is the ultimate remote mountain getaway. Accommodation options include 26 rooms and suites in The Lodge; three Fairway cottages; mountain homes that sleep two to eight guests; and even treehouses that overlook the Dan River. On Primland’s grounds, guests will find a host of activities to choose from, including a championship 18-hole golf course. Hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and hunting await in the nearby mountains, too.
The Point (Sarnac Lake, N.Y.)With only four lodges with 11 rooms total (each with its own personality), The Point was built by the Rockefellers as a secluded woodland escape. Nowadays, it functions as an adult-only resort nestled on the shores of Upper Saranac Lake, secluded among the expanse of the Adirondack Mountains.
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In spring and summer, clients should explore the lake and all its activities including boating, fishing, waterskiing, swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding. In the colder months, while it’s tempting to cozy up next to the wood-burning fireplaces in each room, cold-weather sports such as skiing and ice skating will also beckon guests.