Luxury 5-star hotels hang onto your hats; there is a new breed of retreats and lodges that are gaining attention all over the country. Taking a page from history; wilderness retreats, lodges, inns (however you want to refer to them), are becoming the new spot for travelers wanting to explore nature without sacrificing comfort. From the stunning scenery of Alaska to the cowboy country of Wyoming, these 11 wilderness retreats are among the best in the United States.
11. Alderbrook Resort and Spa, Washington
Located just two hours from Seattle, this resort and spa makes you feel like you are worlds away. The resort rests on the shores of the Hood Canal, surrounded by the Olympic Mountains, and home to a plethora of wildlife including eagles, osprey, seals, and salmon. This luxury retreat features guestrooms with incredible amenities such as luxury linens, soaking tubs and fireplaces. During the day guests are encouraged to take advantage of the Hood Canal at the doorstep and explore the waters by canoe, kayak, crabbing or fishing.
The surrounding 525 acres are perfect for hiking and exploring, knowing that the beautiful resort awaits you at the end of the day. Back at the resort guests will indulge in the spa, glassed-in pool with mountain views and wine & dine at the incredible restaurant with its ever-changing menu. If you were looking for luxury meets wilderness, the Alderbrook Resort and Spa is the place for you.