As the mercury rises and the city pavements simmer, the allure of a mountain retreat becomes ever so appealing. When you’re in the mountains, you can forget about your troubles — at least for a little while — thanks to the crisp mountain air, the surrounding greenery, and the melodic singing of the birds. You’ll find that at these five best mountain retreats, making them suited for a summer vacation

Our Top 5 Picks

Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Jackson Hole

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences, located at the foot of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, provides an entry point to peace and excitement. You can begin each day with a trek through the Grand Teton National Park, then spend the afternoon horseback riding or fly-fishing. Relax in the spa or take in the Wyoming sky as the sun goes down. Not only is this ski-in, ski-out resort fantastic for winter activities, but it’s also a summertime haven.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Beaver Creek

Situated in Beaver Creek, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa is perfect for families and singles alike. With some luxurious rooms offering mountain views and direct access to one of the nation’s top family-friendly ski resorts, summer here is a dream. Take the chairlift to see peak scenery, explore hiking trails, or enjoy a rafting adventure. And if relaxation is what you seek, the resort’s spa and summer concerts are sure to please.

Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York

At the Whiteface Lodge in the Adirondacks, you will experience quintessential rustic elegance. This all-suite resort brings the great outdoors to your doorstep. Spend your days exploring the many million acres of wilderness, canoeing on lakes, or hiking one of New York’s high peaks. After a day of adventure, indulge in a spa treatment or cozy up in the comfort of your suite. 

The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, Wanship

The Lodge at Blue Sky is just minutes from Salt Lake City. Located on 3,500 acres in the Wasatch Range, this getaway has all you need for a fun summer. Sporting clays and horseback riding amid floral meadows are just two of the many outdoor activities available. And for those searching for a quieter setting, the yurt dinners on top of the mountain offer a romantic evening spent in the company of nature.

Explora Torres del Paine, Chile

Located in Chile, Explora Torres del Paine is just the spot for an escape that feels like stepping into another world. Located on the edge of Lake Pehoé and within the Andean landscape, this resort offers adventure and luxury. Spend your days exploring the Torres del Paine National Park on horseback or foot and your evenings soaking in the views from the comfort of your room.