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22 Most Relaxing U.S. Hotels & Resorts

Just about all of us are in need of a blissful escape right about now. A place where the stress will melt away and you can enjoy a little spa pampering along with picturesque scenery and perhaps some outdoor adventure thrown in the mix. But where do you find it? These hotels and resorts are all in the U.S., offering the perfect opportunity for relaxation and much more.

Enchantment Resort - Sedona, Arizona Enchantment Resort
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Enchantment Resort - Sedona, Arizona

Surrounded by Sedona’s famous red rocks just a short drive from town, Enchantment Resort is truly enchanting, often referred to as a “slice of heaven.” The top spa resort in Arizona boasts a lavish spa, golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, hiking trails, and multiple dining options. Rooms come with red rock views, with the highest-end categories including kitchens, fireplaces, hot tubs or even private pools.

Key Amenities:

  • Casitas and suites with private deck/patio and pools

  • Native American cultural experiences

  • On-site golf course and hiking trails

Hallmark Resort - Cannon Beach, Oregon Hallmark Resort & Spa, Cannon Beach, Oregon
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Hallmark Resort - Cannon Beach, Oregon

Looking for a romantic getaway? Hallmark Resort is one of the best couples resorts in the U.S., a perfect place to relax and just soak up the scenery. It’s set along one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in northern Oregon looking out to iconic Haystack Rock. Enjoy peaceful strolls on the sand just steps from your door, watching colorful sunsets, and from mid-December through January or late March to June, migrating gray whales. Rooms come with balconies, gas fireplaces and two-person spa tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • View of Haystack Rock and gray whales

  • Rooms with gas fireplaces and two-person spa tubs

  • Full-service spa with heated saltwater pools

Hana-Maui Resort - Maui, Hawaii Hana-Maui Resort
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Hana-Maui Resort - Maui, Hawaii

Often named among the world’s top remote resorts, Hana-Maui Resort overlooks Hana Bay on a secluded stretch of coastline in Maui. Stress melts away here with the combination of jaw-dropping scenery, exceptional service, a renowned spa and rooms without alarm clocks or TV, providing total tranquility.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms without alarm clocks or TV

  • On-site spa, two pools and yoga pavilion

  • Private air transfers from airport

Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, New York Mohonk Mountain House
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Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, New York

A popular hotel in Upstate New York, Mohonk Mountain House is just 90 miles from New York City providing the ideal spot for New Yorkers and anyone else who wants to relax. It has the feel of a European resort with Victorian-inspired decor, along with an award-winning spa, eucalyptus steam room and a daily schedule of activities like Wine Glass Painting.

Key Amenities:

  • Rates include three meals and afternoon tea

  • Private balconies and wood-burning fireplaces

  • Spa with eucalyptus steam room

Canyon Ranch - Tucson, Arizona Canyon Ranch Tucson
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Canyon Ranch - Tucson, Arizona

One of the best spa resorts in the U.S., Canyon Ranch has been a renowned place to soothe the mind, body, and soul for over 40 years, particularly among celebrities. Many come here to take part in programs that teach you how to manage stress, discover the best way to reach fitness goals, and how to eat right, among a long list of other options. It includes personal training, metaphysical services, opportunities for outdoor sports, and more. There’s also a decadent spa for massages, skin treatments, and salon services.

Key Amenities:

  • Wellness programs for personal growth

  • Spa for skin care, massage and salon

  • Aquatic center

Amangiri - Big Water, Utah Amangiri
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Amangiri - Big Water, Utah

A luxurious desert oasis that’s drawn numerous VIPs and celebrities, every suite at the Amangiri comes with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape along with an outdoor lounge that has a fireplace. Some have a private pool. You can enjoy the spa’s wellness treatments outdoors, along with activities like hot-air balloon rides, kayaking, and horseback riding.

Key Amenities:

  • Large spa with pavilions, treatment rooms and terraces

  • Flotation therapy, massages, skincare treatments and wellness coaching

  • Suites with outdoor lounges and private pools

Auberge du Soleil - Rutherford, California Auberge du Soleil
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Auberge du Soleil - Rutherford, California

Auberge du Soleil was inspired by the South of France and is often named among the country’s top resorts. It will put you in the heart of wine country among 33 acres of oak and olive trees, with access to its renowned restaurant, a bistro and a bar. There’s an amazing spa, an outdoor pool, and if you’re looking for a little romance with your relaxation, you’ll find options for that as well, like outdoor candlelit baths for two, couples massages and sparkling wine with dessert under the stars.

Key Amenities:

  • Outdoor pool

  • Spa with couples massages

  • Located in wine country with renowned restaurant

The Cloister at Sea Island - Sea Island, Georgia The Cloister at Sea Island
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The Cloister at Sea Island - Sea Island, Georgia

For relaxation, fun and Southern charms, The Cloister at Sea Island is ideal. It offers beach access as well as activities like kayaking, birdwatching, and horseback riding on the sand. It includes a beautiful pool, a luxurious spa, and multiple restaurants. The lavish rooms come with bathrooms that have soaking tubs and there are oceanfront villas available too.

Key Amenities:

  • Private island setting

  • Five miles of private beach

  • Adventure opportunities like kayaking and horseback riding

Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, California Post Ranch Inn
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Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, California

Set atop the cliffs overlooking the Pacific on the Central California coast, it would almost be impossible to feel stressed at Post Ranch Inn. One of the best beachfront hotels in California, it includes yoga, meditation, and stargazing classes at the rates and also offers a pampering spa, cliff-top swimming pools, and ocean-view dining. If you book the Pacific Suite, you’ll enjoy views from every vantage point, including the floor-to-ceiling window that opens up for enjoying the fresh salty sea air.

Key Amenities:

  • Yoga, meditation and stargazing classes

  • Top-rated restaurant on-site with ocean-view dining

  • Clifftop pools and spa

Dunton Hot Springs - Dolores, Colorado Dunton Hot Springs
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Dunton Hot Springs - Dolores, Colorado

Dunton Hot Springs offers a spectacular setting with the San Juan Mountains as the backdrop. Located in a gorgeously restored ghost town with its own hot springs in southwest Colorado, it’s the perfect place to forget about the “real world.” A ring of historic log cabins was transformed into luxurious retreats and facilities that include a spa and saloon.

Key Amenities:

  • Mineral hot springs on site

  • Packages include drinks and food

  • Log cabins restored to spa and salon

Allison Inn & Spa - Newberg, Oregon The Allison Inn & Spa
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Allison Inn & Spa - Newberg, Oregon

Located in Willamette Valley, Oregon’s wine country, this upscale spa resort is just a short jaunt from Portland, providing the ideal escape from city life, set among lush gardens, sprawling lawns and seven acres of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapevines. The spa at Allison Inn & Spa incorporates local ingredients into its treatments, like wine, roses, berries, and honey, while rooms feature gas fireplaces, large soaking tubs, wet bars and bay window seats with views of the valley. The resort’s restaurant serves delicious farm-to-table cuisine and some 50 wines by the glass.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with aromatherapy, acupuncture, and beauty treatments

  • Sauna, steam room, and fitness studio

  • Rooms with gas fireplaces and soaking tubs

Camden Harbour Inn - Camden, Maine Camden Harbour Inn
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Camden Harbour Inn - Camden, Maine

The charming Camden Harbour Inn has long been a place to get away from the city and enjoy the fresh sea air along with mountain views, a landmark here since 1874. You’ll be close to the beach and picturesque downtown Camden, and by booking the Royal Dutch Suite, you’ll have your own Jacuzzi, sauna, fully stocked mini-bar, fireplace, and an iPad.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites and villas with spa bathrooms and sauna

  • Breakfast, chocolate and pastries provided

  • Fine dining restaurant and spa on-site

Chanler at Cliff Walk - Newport, Rhode Island Chanler at Cliff Walk
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Chanler at Cliff Walk - Newport, Rhode Island

The European-style Chanler at Cliff Walk offers beautiful ocean views in an elegant 19th-century mansion that’s just a 3-minute walk from the beach and a mile from The Breakers, the most famous of the Newport mansions. Rooms have themes ranging from colonial to Victorian and Louis XIV, all of which include flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Most have fireplaces and bathrooms with heated floors. There are excellent dining options on-site, and you can relax around the outdoor fire pit too.

Key Amenities:

  • Located near beach

  • Themed rooms with fireplaces and heated floors

  • 19th-century mansion

Lake Placid Lodge - Lake Placid, New York Lake Placid Lodge
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Lake Placid Lodge - Lake Placid, New York

At Lake Placid Lodge you can leave your phone, laptop and other electronic gadgets at the front desk when you arrive and immerse yourself in total tranquility, whether you choose a private room or a cabin that comes with a hand-built bed and stone fireplace. There are opportunities for boating, hiking, and other activities, along with lakeside Adirondack chairs where you can watch the sun go down over the water.

Key Amenities:

  • Private room or cabin with stone fireplace

  • Lakeside Adirondack chairs

  • Leave electronic devices at front desk

Roche Harbor Resort - San Juan Island, Washington Roche Harbor Resort
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Roche Harbor Resort - San Juan Island, Washington

Located at the north end of San Juan Island, easily reached by ferry from Anacortes or a short seaplane flight from Seattle, this property offers everything from historic hotel rooms to contemporary condos. The Hotel de Haro is part of the resort, hosting rooms filled with notable antiques, including the claw-foot bathtub where actor John Wayne enjoyed a soak. The luxurious McMillin House and Quarryman Hall suites boast heated bathroom floors, fireplaces and panoramic water views from a private veranda. No matter where you stay here, you’ll appreciate the relaxing vibe that allows you to slow down to island time and reconnect with nature, perhaps with a little forest bathing and time at the Afterglow Spa on-site.

Key Amenities:

  • Accessible by ferry or seaplane

  • Historic hotel rooms and contemporary condos

  • Afterglow Spa and forest bathing

The Little Nell - Aspen, Colorado The Little Nell
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The Little Nell - Aspen, Colorado

Aspen’s most luxurious resort, the Little Nell offers opportunities for blissful relaxation, starting with breakfast in bed in a swanky room with heated marble floors, soaking tubs and gas fireplaces. Enjoy a massage followed by a swim and time spent just lounging around the pool, or pick up a picnic to enjoy on a hike followed by a leisurely gondola ride. In the wintertime, you can take advantage of the ski-to-door access too.

Key Amenities:

  • Ski-to-door access and gondola ride

  • Rooms with soaking tubs and heated marble floors

  • Custom-designed adventures like fly fishing and cycling

Four Seasons Resort and Residences - Jackson Hole, Wyoming Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
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Four Seasons Resort and Residences - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences are ideal for those who want a mix of relaxation, outdoor adventure, and fabulous mountain scenery as a ski-in, ski-out lodge with year-round opportunities for recreation. It’s surrounded by the breathtaking vistas of the Grand Teton Mountain Range and abundant wildlife, and from your Mountain View room, you can take in spectacular sunsets over Rendezvous Mountain. A helicopter ride arranged just for you brings the chance to glimpse herds of moose, elk, bison, mountain goats, and possibly the elusive grizzly bear from above. Afterward, enjoy a soothing massage in the spa or a dip in the heated pool.

Key Amenities:

  • Surrounded by Great Teton Mountain Range

  • Ski-in/ski-out lodge

  • Heated pool

Topnotch Resort - Stowe, Vermont Topnotch Resort
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Topnotch Resort - Stowe, Vermont

Topnotch sits at the base of Vermont’s tallest peak, Mount Mansfield, surrounded by maples and pines. In the fall, you can hike trails with amazing views of a landscape dotted with fiery reds, golden yellows and brilliant orange hues. During the winter, while the skiing is great, the resort’s 30,000 square-foot mega-spa is fantastic for soothing sore muscles after a hard day at play, perhaps with a Swedish massage. Custom energy healing and private yoga sessions are offered too.

Key Amenities:

  • Located at base of Mount Mansfield surrounded by forest

  • On-site spa with custom energy healing and yoga

  • Kids’ activities for children and teens

Stillpoint Lodge - Halibut Cove, Alaska Stillpoint Lodge - Halibut Cove, Alaska
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Stillpoint Lodge - Halibut Cove, Alaska

Ideal for relaxing among Alaska’s pristine wilderness, Stillpoint Lodge is located on a private, secluded peninsula in Halibut Cove, a 20-minute boat ride from Homer across Kachemak Bay. Guests can enjoy guided meditations and yoga, along with walking meditations for connecting with nature. It hosts a silent meditation space with a pillowed floor and subtle lighting for serenity and stillness,  as well as amazing opportunities to spot wildlife like bears, whales, seals, and more.

Key Amenities:

  • Set at the foot of Kachemak Bay State Park

  • Wildlife-watching opportunities, including kayaking near sea otters

  • Excursions for bear viewing, viewing glaciers, and guided hikes

Triple Creek Ranch - Darby, Montana Triple Creek Ranch, A Montana Hideaway
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Triple Creek Ranch - Darby, Montana

An adults-only resort ranch, Triple Creek is nestled in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, providing a luxurious getaway in the wilderness with accommodation in private cabins. Each one has access to a hot tub where you can soak under the stars along with a wood-burning fireplace. There is a long list of activities at this spectacular wilderness ranch in Montana. Depending on the season, you can enjoy horseback riding, hiking, and golfing during the warmer months and skijoring in the winter, a classic Norwegian sport where a cross-country skier is pulled by a wrangler on a mounted horse.

Key Amenities:

  • Adults-only resort in Bitterroot Mountains

  • Private cabins with hot tub and wood-burning fireplace

  • Horseback riding, hiking and skijoring

Blackberry Farm - Walland, Tennessee Blackberry Farm
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Blackberry Farm - Walland, Tennessee

Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is no ordinary farm but rather a 5-star resort. Often named among the best in the entire country, it has the feel of a countryside B&B but with an impressive list of amenities. Enjoy the luxe spa, private yoga classes, carriage rides, and organic haute cuisine. A variety of accommodations are available, from rooms and suites with fireplaces to cottages and 3 to 5-bedroom homes.

Key Amenities:

  • Five-star resort in Smoky Mountains

  • Spa with private yoga classes

  • Suites and cottages with fireplaces

River’s End - Jenner, California River’s End - Jenner
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River’s End - Jenner, California

River’s End sits atop a bluff overlooking the Russian River where it meets the Pacific in the small coastal town of Jenner, about two hours north of San Francisco. It offers adults-only cabins with no Wi-Fi or cell service. Instead of staring at a screen, you can gaze out at the breathtaking view from your private deck or cozy up next to the warmth of your fireplace. Just a short walk away at the mouth of the river, watch for the many Pacific harbor seals and their pups, or even better, paddle out in a kayak, especially during the seal pupping season when the pups might swim right alongside you.

Key Amenities:

  • Adults-only cabins with no Wi-Fi

  • Private deck and fireplace

  • View seal-pupping season on Russian River

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