There’s no shortage of luxurious hotels in the West that will indulge your every need. SnoCountry took a look around and came up with a quintet of the hotels that coddle and pander with the best.
Nestled at mid-mountain Deer Valley, elegance has been the calling card of 5-Star Stein Erikson Lodge ever since the Norwegian skiing legend opened the nation’s first luxury condo hotel in 1982. The Euro stylings include 145 stone fireplaces, 10,000-bottle wine cellar, and private deck hot tubs. Glitrelind Restaurant has decided local-foods flair.
Aspen Mountain's The Little Nell -- the only true ski-in ski-out lodge in town – stands at the height of luxury in a town known for it. Turndown service includes short story collection in renovated Aspen Modern rooms. Dine next door at new Element 47. After dinner, borrow an Audi for a cruise or, on a weekend eve, drop into the cellar for jazz.
Surprisingly, the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe is the only high-end brand hotel around – and a AAA Five Diamond resort to boot. At the center of mid-mountain Northstar California, luxury is found in large rooms with Sierra vistas, spacious stone-accented lobby, and dining and drinking options. Watch chefs work in open-kitchen Manzanita. Take Cadillac Escalade shuttle to lower village.
Located where it’s happening at Jackson Hole resort, eco-friendly Hotel Terra boasts slopeside luxury with modern rooms, top-rated Italian restaurant and “urban chic” stylings. Hop into rooftop hot tub to relax beneath Teton Range. Proud of LEED certification and shrinking carbon footprint.
Location, location, defines lap-of-luxury The Arrabelle at Vail Square. Sitting astride Vail's Lionshead Village at base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola and surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops, The Arrabelle oversees a Swiss-style village – completed with ice rink at its door. Ski valets take care of every need, and apres-ski thrives at The Tavern. Vail Ski School is right next door.