These hotels have mastered the art of isolation before it was cool. Check out some of our favorite remote hotel escapes in the United States below.
Photo courtesy of Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve
Encompassing a massive 560,000 acres of land in majestic northern New Mexico, Vermejo offers guests an authentic American ranch experience with national park-like privacy (the property is larger than Zion, Canyonlands and Redwood National Parks combined!). The exceptional guides lead guests on wildlife safari tours where they can spot the resident bison, elk, antelope and black bears. Other on-property activities include horseback riding, cooking classes, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and shooting.
Amangiri – Utah
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This sleek hideaway is located in the heart of the Grand Circle, within hours of some of the country’s best national parks, such as Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. Spending an afternoon around the hotel’s iconic pool is a must as is partaking in the nightly smores.
Sheldon Chalet – Alaska
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Accessible only by helicopter with an unrivaled location, Sheldon Chalet is a cozy 5 room lodge that sits on the only privately-owned property within Denali National Park. Winter months bring the chance to spot the aurora borealis while summer days are filled with sledding, glacier trekking and helicopter tours alongside Denali’s dramatic peaks and canyons.
The Point – New York
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Located in the Adirondacks, The Point is a camp-y experience similar to what you’d get at dude ranches in Montana, but with an east coast twist. This ultra-luxurious 11-room sanctuary is an adult’s only haven where all the activities like hiking, canoeing and playing croquet are included. Accommodations are scattered across the property’s beautifully renovated 1930s log cabins (which once hosted the Rockefellers).
Blackberry Mountain – Tennessee
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The adventure-and-wellness-focused sister property of Blackberry Farm. Sitting at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains, there is an abundance of outdoor activities to engage in, from hiking to archery to rock climbing. Daily fitness classes and superb farm-to-table dinners are just some of the inclusions for all guests (don’t forget – Marchay members receive a 15% discount on published room rates!).
Little Palm Island – Florida
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This romantic and tranquil beach resort situated in the Florida Keys can only be reached by boat or seaplane. The new thatched-roof bungalows offer breathtaking ocean views and some even have their own private fire pits on the beach. Between the many water sports available to guests, luxurious spa and pristine beach, Little Palm Island is the ultimate relaxation destination.