Go West they say - and experience wide open vistas, real cowboys, and spectacular mountain ranges from the high Rockies to the Grand Tetons to the red rocks of Utah. Whether you are looking for a renovated luxury log cabin or luxurious glamping experience along a rushing river, there are plenty of options for couples and families under the Big Sky.
Located just across the mountain from Telluride, Dunton Hot Springs is a perfectly restored 1800's ghost town, ideal for a summer camp-style getaway for all ages. The old-mining town turned luxury resort offers 12 authentically restored luxury cabin accommodations and one luxury tent. In addition to outdoor adventures including horseback riding, fly fishing on a private nine-mile stretch of the Dolores, hiking, and mountain biking and mountain climbing in the surrounding San Juan peaks with expert guides. Enjoy world-class meals in the saloon, pampering massages in the spa and plenty of ways to enjoy the famous hot springs. Houlahan clients will receive additional amenities including activity credits (exclusions apply), complimentary breakfast for two daily, early check-in and check-out upon availability, and upgrade upon availability.
Surrounded by inspiring natural beauty of Avon, Colorado, The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas is a haven of wellness and renewal. Retreat into premium villa rentals at our vacation ownership resort, enhanced by fully equipped kitchens or well-equipped kitchenettes, washers and dryers, gas fireplaces and signature Westin Heavenly® Bed and Westin Heavenly® Bath amenities. Rejuvenate your well-being with relaxing moments on your balcony or patio. Revitalize your spirit atop Beaver Creek Mountain with year-round activities including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and white-water rafting. Experience some of Colorado's most celebrated ski slopes via the Riverfront Express Gondola, just steps from your villa. Punctuate an unforgettable day with delectable cuisine and refreshing cocktails at our scenic resort restaurants.
The Collective - Vail - glamping
Surrounded by 1,000 acres at 4 Eagle Ranch, Collective Vail gives you a taste of pristine Colorado while still being an easy drive from the modern resort town. Plenty to do or nothing at all, from exploring the surrounding trails by horseback or sipping the best varietals the region has to offer, there’s a little something for everyone. Nestled on the valley floor of the Eagle River basin is a retreat like no other, shaped by authentic western heritage and a mesmerizing setting. Wake up in your ultra-comfortable high thread count bedding to the jingling of the horses framed by the majestic mountain peaks while enjoying a cooked-to-order breakfast with French Press Coffee and freshly made baked goods. horseback riding, guided white water rafting, fly fishing excursions, zipline adventures, mountain biking, barrel tasting at Vines on Vail, and as much down time as you need.
Sonnenalp Hotel - Vail
The Sonnenalp Hotel offers many accommodation options, all designed to ensure the ultimate in comfort, leisure, and luxury in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The Sonnenalp offers one and two-bedroom suites as well as private residences with two, three, or four bedrooms. During the winter months, The Sonnenalp Hotel proudly offers guests an enhanced ski experience through an exclusive Sonnenalp Ski Concierge. In the summer, Sonnenalp is the place for hiking tours, horseback rides, stand up paddle boarding, biking, and a gorgeous golf course. Houlahan clients will receive additional amenities including activity credits (exclusions apply), complimentary breakfast for two daily, early check-in and check-out upon availability, and upgrade upon availability.
Located in downtown Crested Butte, Scarp Ridge Lodge was formerly the Croatian Hall, where miners would gather for drinking and dancing during the coal mining heyday. The six-room lodge purposefully lives like a home; think open floor plan, stocked kitchen and pantry, and flat screen TV slideshows from your day’s adventure and is perfect for a full buyout. Included in your stay is guide service offering customized adventure itineraries, all gear necessary for activities, pre-arrival planning with an Eleven Experience Manager, use of property bicycles, one day of professional photography (restrictions apply), use of on-mountain chalets, chef prepared breakfast, lunch and après, organic whole food minibar, house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and roundtrip airport transfers to Gunnison (restrictions apply). The Sopris House - a four-bedroom home located next door - is also available. Houlahan clients will receive additional amenities including activity credits (exclusions apply), complimentary breakfast for two daily, early check-in and check-out upon availability, and upgrade upon availability.
Live out your cowboy fantasies in Montana, the heart of the American West. Luxury resorts take the dude ranch concept to the next level, with luxury glamping tents and log cabin accommodations, all with five-star amenities including personalized service, world-class cuisine, spa programs, and every outdoor adventure you and your family can imagine.
The Resort at Paws Up - family-friendly, rustic
The Resort at Paws Up is a sprawling, 37,000-acre resort and working cattle ranch in western Montana’s Blackfoot Valley (just 30 minutes east of the airport in Missoula). The resort boasts 36 luxury safari-style glamping tents spread over six campsites along the Blackfoot River. These luxury tents have en-suite bathrooms - with rain showers and heated floors - and amazing views of the surrounding mountains. The 28 private vacation homes sleep anywhere from two to eight people and are scattered across the property for added privacy. There is no shortage of family-friendly activities from fly-fishing along the riverbank to horseback riding throughout the unspoiled wilderness to river rafting, rappelling and paint ball. Houlahan clients will receive additional amenities including activity credits (exclusions apply), complimentary breakfast for two daily, early check-in and check-out upon availability, and upgrade upon availability.
The Ranch at Rock Creek - Family friendly, rustic
The Ranch at Rock Creek is a luxury guest ranch that brings together upscale amenities and wide-open spaces like never before. Set among 10 square miles of rugged Montana ranchland, guests experience limitless outdoor recreational opportunities, outstanding accommodations and cuisine, and a full-service spa. Families, couples, and friends will discover that The Ranch at Rock Creek is a place that offers the feel of the true West without sacrificing comfort. In warmer months try horseback riding, hiking, yoga, cattle drives, and fishing winter, during the winter snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, and fat-tire biking will keep you and your family busy for days.
Triple Creek Ranch - perfect for families with older children (16+)
Experience the legendary hospitality and enchanting beauty of the Triple Creek Ranch set in the heart of the breathtaking Montana Rockies. Triple Creek Ranch became the first Relais & Chateaux western experience over twenty years ago and offers an, all-inclusive, foodie-friendly vacation amidst the breathtaking beauty of a forested mountain retreat. Twenty-five luxurious private log cabins all within easy access to the well-appointed and comfortable Main Lodge (but far enough away for privacy) feature wood-burning fireplaces, original Western art from the owners’ private collection, sumptuous king beds and a private or nearby hot tub. Nightly cabin rates are all-inclusive of meals, house wine, spirits, beer and many on-ranch activities. Guests ages 16 and older are welcome, ensuring that adult travelers enjoy a truly relaxed and romantic setting with incomparable scenery, a wide variety of native wildlife, an almost endless menu of outdoor activities and the option of adding on exhilarating off-ranch Western adventures.
Located just 10 minutes from Yellowstone National Park’s West Entrance, Under Canvas Yellowstone serves as gateway to Montana’s unique hydrothermal and geologic wonders, diverse wildlife and boundless means of outdoor recreation near America’s oldest national park. With uninterrupted views of Montana’s picturesque landscape, Under Canvas’ safari-inspired glamping destination offers travelers a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience while discovering the wonders of Yellowstone. Tented suites include private bathrooms, private lounge area or deck and can accommodate up to seven people in the two-tent option.
Located just 7 miles from the entrance to Glacier National Park, Under Canvas Glacier offers a one-of-kind glamping experience in Montana’s “Big Sky Country.” Designed in close connection to the surrounding wilderness, Under Canvas Glacier features lofted Treehouse canvas tents and safari-inspired Suites equipped with plush king-size beds, private bathrooms and lounge areas accommodating 2-4 guests. Tents include wood burning stoves for cozying up after exploring Montana’s great outdoors.
Brush Creek Ranch - exclusive luxury in Saratoga, Wyoming
Brush Creek Ranch is a world-class resort set on 30,000 acres in the middle of Wyoming’s rugged wilderness. Surrounded by prairies, mountains, creeks and rivers, this luxury ranch is perched in the center of the true American West. Choose from elegant two-and-three-bedroom log cabin residences, 13 spacious rooms in the Trailhead Lodge, and nine fully-refurbished cabin suites at the Lodge. Anglers and hunters can choose to stay at the French Creek, an ultra-secluded fly-fishing and hunting paradise with four private luxury log cabins, a ‘Man Cave’ clubhouse perched on the banks of French Creek, and private access to the breathtaking remote Wyoming wilderness and the notable sporting experiences it affords. For an even more secluded experience, albeit with a dedicated staff, the Magee Homestead offers nine historically restored cabin residences accommodating up to 27 guests. While the residences can be rented for individual use, a “Rent the Homestead” buy-out of the entire property allows complete exclusivity and the opportunity for children to experience this otherwise adults-only collection of luxury cabins and suites. Houlahan clients will receive additional amenities including activity credits (exclusions apply), complimentary breakfast for two daily, early check-in and check-out upon availability, and upgrade upon availability.
Stein Erikson Residences - Park City, Utah
The new Stein Eriksen Residences offer many of the traditions synonymous with its legendary namesake. A perfect blend of nature, amenities and impeccable mountain terrain, the Residences present an incomparable lifestyle for active individuals and families who prize a luxurious, alpine living experience. Reflecting a quintessential modern luxury look and feel, the Residences offer a top-tier condo and vacation home lodging component to the Stein Collection. This high-end lodging opportunity for guests is punctuated by flawless service and experiences guests have come to expect at Stein Eriksen Lodge. Presenting beautiful, contemporary design, magnificent mountain surroundings, and the renowned Stein Eriksen service, the all-new Stein Eriksen Residences offers an escape to the ultimate luxury vacation in the heart of Deer Valley. A perfect blend of nature, amenities, and impeccable skiing, the Residences presents an incomparable lifestyle for those who appreciate an authentic, yet indulgent, alpine living experience. Breaking free from the standard hotel style, the innovative Residences, with 39 condominiums and 15 private homes, adds an influential element of modern luxury to Park City. Houlahan clients will receive additional amenities including activity credits (exclusions apply), complimentary breakfast for two daily, early check-in and check-out upon availability, and upgrade upon availability.
Amangiri - Secluded luxury
Amangiri (‘peaceful mountain’) lies at the centre of the USA's Grand Circle, surrounded by the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and Bryce and Zion National Parks. Boasting some of the country's most dramatic scenery, this ancient landscape of deep canyons and towering plateaus – the last remnants of truly wild America – is home to the native Navajo tribe. Two accommodation wings spread from the Pavilion towards the desert. Air-conditioned in summer, heated in winter, each of the 34 suites enjoys sweeping views from a spacious deck, and many offer private pools and roof terraces. The four-bedroom Mesa Home enjoys complete seclusion, with full access to all the resort’s facilities. Houlahan clients will receive additional amenities including activity credits (exclusions apply), complimentary breakfast for two daily, early check-in and check-out upon availability, and upgrade upon availability.
Under Canvas - Moab - luxury glamping through early October
Located upon 40-acres of slickrock landscape, Under Canvas Moab lies just 7 miles north of Moab near Utah’s famed Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Tucked between two world-class climbing, mountain biking and hiking destinations, Under Canvas’ desert glamping accommodations are a gateway to the towering plateaus, sandstone cliffs and naturally occurring geologic wonders of Utah’s Canyon Country. Luxury tent options accommodate up to 4 people and include private bathrooms and decks.
Under Canvas - Zion - luxury glamping through early November
Located upon 196-acres of remote desert terrain, Under Canvas Zion lies just 20 miles from the entrance to Zion National Park and the charming town of Springdale. Operating under wide-open desert skies in Virgin, Utah, Under Canvas’ safari-inspired glamping destination is a haven of solitude in the American Southwest, surrounded by views of soaring sandstone cliffs and majestic red rock. Luxury tent options accommodate up to 4 people and include private bathrooms and decks.
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*Many of the properties listed above offer standalone accommodations like cabins, cottages and homes, so guests can isolate themselves if they wish to do so. While each hotel’s sanitation and social-distancing policies are unique, most generally include reduced staffing and guest occupancy rates (to ensure that social-distancing protocols are followed); temperature checks for guests and staff; stringent new sanitization procedures for rooms and public spaces; closing or rearranging high-contact areas like gyms, spas, restaurants and check in areas. See individual property websites for additional information or call/email us for updates.