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Written by Lauren Hunsberger

Photography provided by Kodiak Greenwood

Post Ranch Inn | Big Sur, California

With its collection of architecturally impressive free-standing houses and rooms, The Post Ranch Inn is like no other property in the world. Book the Cliff House, a private dwelling that perches high over the dramatic coastal cliffs and features a glass shower and walls, stainless steel outdoor hot tub and lounging deck that maximizes the ocean view. Or choose the Tree House, which is exactly like what it sounds—a set of well-appointed rooms that sits nine feet high among the ancient trees of California. If you prefer mountain views, they have a perfectly positioned house for that too. The options to soak in the natural landscape are endless at this award-winning resort that has combined the visions of many architects and artists throughout the decades. All accommodations include complimentary activities including yoga, guided nature hikes and stargazing, as well as access to multiple infinity swimming pools and hot tubs.
For more information, visit postranchinn.com

Sage Lodge | Paradise Valley, Montana

Sage Lodge is an outdoor-lover’s haven located on the banks of Yellowstone River with views of  the surrounding mountain ranges. The 1,200-acre resort is just half an hour from Yellowstone National Park, which is a major draw to the property. But, the options to play extend far beyond the park. Specializing in recreational fishing, the resort offers access to some of the best fly fishing in the country as well as to a private trout casting fish pond. Guided hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, snowshoeing and wildlife tracking round out the outdoor activities at guests’ fingertips. However, indoor options aren’t bad either, complete with two dining options, a spa and a fitness center that offers yoga and Pilates classes. Stay in one of the lodge guest rooms or book an entire ranch house to fit all your friends and family.
For more information, visit sagelodge.com

Gateway Canyon | Colorado

Resting among the red rocks of Unaweep Canyon in Colorado, Gateway Canyons is a sustainable recreation resort that combines the nostalgia of simple ranch life with luxurious accommodations, experiences and wellness amenities. At the nearby Palisade Ranch, enjoy some equine therapy and choose from a range of activities on horseback. Ride across the 500 acres of rustic trails, or sign up for cowboy lessons, cattle roping classes and cattle drives. Perfect for the active traveler, hiking and mountain biking is also encouraged on the 6,000-acre property. After, take a dip in one of three on-site pools and hot tubs, relax at the full-service spa, take a yoga class or replenish your body at one of multiple restaurants that boast l

ocally-sourced, fresh fare. End the night stargazing in the desert or watching a movie in the state-of-the-art entertainment theater. Be sure to plan a day for some of the ranch’s signature offerings: a helicopter ride over the distinct landscape or a tour of the classic car museum.
For more information, visit gatewaycanyons.com

Amangani | Jackson, Wyoming

This resort pairs the wide-open, wild spaces of Wyoming’s backcountry with the height of  luxury and wellness. Jackson Hole ski resort is only 20 minutes away, but guests may find it hard to leave the property. With a heated infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi that face the Grand Tetons, two fitness studios, a full spa, his-and-her steam rooms, and yoga and Pilates classes, there are plenty of ways to relax on site. However, the resort specializes in crafting outdoor outings and offers a rotating menu of adventures. The summer season includes hot air balloon rides, fishing trips, horseback and helicopter rides over the Rocky Mountains. The winter itinerary is packed with snow sport excursions for those who enjoy heli-skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Whatever you choose to do during the day, head to the Grill for a fireside meal featuring local ranch meats and fresh produce.
For more information, please visit aman.com/resorts/amangani

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