It’s becoming that time of year again when everyone’s planning their winter and spring vacations. If you’re going to be travelling internationally, then good for you! Otherwise, you’re likely planning a trip to one of the many great destinations across the United States. That’s sure to be just as fun.
Of course, any vacation is only as good as the accommodations you have! That’s why we’ve put together this list, which calls attention to the finest resorts in the United States. The list comes courtesy of Travel and Leisure, which recently rated and then ranked all of the most prominent resorts in the United States.
As you’ll see, these resorts are located all over the 50 states. There are a few that will give you the chance to experience Southern hospitality at its very best. There are others that will allow you to experience the very best of California – always a dream vacation spot for every traveller. There are even a few resorts for those of you looking into the ultimate winter sports vacation.
So come take a look at the best resorts in the United States! Maybe one of these places will give you vacation memories that will last a lifetime!
16. Inn By The Sea (Portland, Maine)
You’ll forget about the more famous Portland in Oregon once you’ve had the chance to experience this New England town and this stunning hotel.
15. Four Seasons Resort Maui (Wailea, HI)
At this beautifully located Hawaiian resort, you can experience everything that Maui has to offer, all while you’re staying in some of the largest hotel rooms on any of the Hawaiian islands.
14. Inn at Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton, SC)
At this absolutely pristine resort, you can enjoy everything from sweeping views of beautiful marshlands to a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus himself.
13. The Cloister At Sea Island (Sea Island, Georgia)
Located near another Georgia-based resort you’ll find near the top of this list, this one offers guest the opportunity to experience life as the Southern aristocracy.
12. The Carlyle (New York City)
This hotel has been designed to recall the Gilded Age, giving guests the chance to feel like Rockefellers at the turn of the 20th century.
11. Farmhouse Inn (Forestville, CA)
If you’re dreaming of a beautiful (and slightly drunk) excursion through wine country, then this beautiful and centrally located resort is the one you want to stay at!
10. Planters Inn (Charleston, SC)
Inside of this lovingly tended to 19th-century building, you can experience all that’s meant by the term “southern hospitality”.
9. Mandarin Oriental (Las Vegas)
In Vegas, the hotels and resorts in a constant battle to outdo one another. Currently, the Mandarin Oriental is leading the pack.
8. Four Seasons Resort (Hualalai, HI)
Why stay in a tall hotel building when you can relax in a beachside bungalow? That’s what this resort offers – with all the luxury amenities you expect in tow, of course!
7. Stein Eriksen Lodge (Deer Valley, UT)
If you’re heading to a resort in Utah, then you’re probably going there for winter sports. As it so happens, the readers of Ski magazine almost always rate this as the best ski resort in the country (and some say the world).
6. Brewery Gulch Inn (Mendocino, CA)
With just 10 rooms, this resort is ultra exclusive. However, it’s totally worth it, especially if you’ve got a thing for sweeping river views and Craftsman-inspired architecture and decoration.
5. Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur, California)
Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and this is the hotel you want to stay at while experiencing it. No questions asked.
4. The Lodge At Sea Island Golf Club (Saint Simons Island, GA)
The accommodations at this world-class golf resort are only exceeded by the course itself, as well as the amazing amenities. It’s beautiful.
3. The Langham (Chicago, IL)
Having only opened two years ago, the Langham has rapidly shot to the top of many traveller’s lists – it’s beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Chicago skyline being one of the big reasons why.
2. The Ocean House (Watch Hill, RI)
Forget about Newport and head to Watch Hill instead. This beautiful hotel on the Atlantic offers luxury after luxury… (And Taylor Swift owns a home next door…)
1. Triple Creek Ranch (Darby, MT)
This wonderful resort, rated the best in America, is high up in the mountains, offering amenities that range from beautiful hikes to helicopter tours.