Save or Splurge: Six Romantic Ski Destinations

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

Save or Splurge: Six Romantic Ski Destinations

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

From the Adirondacks to the Rockies, these are the best U.S. ski towns for a dreamy couples' weekend on the slopes, plus accommodations for every budget.

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Jackson Hole, WY

Set against the Grand Teton peaks, this stunning ski town is replete with wildlife (between the elk refuge and wildlife safaris) as well as luxury spas and fine dining-perfect for couples looking to indulge their wild side. Save: The 49-room Anvil Hotel features trendy, vintage-inspired interiors, Co. Bigelow bath products, and an Italian eatery that serves warming handmade pastas. From $135/night.

Set against the Grand Teton peaks, this stunning ski town is replete with wildlife (between the elk refuge and wildlife safaris) as well as luxury spas and fine dining-perfect for couples looking to indulge their wild side. Save: The 36-room Anvil Hotel features trendy, vintage-inspired interiors, Co. Bigelow bath products, and an Italian eatery that serves warming handmade pastas. From $144/night.

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Jackson Hole, WY

Splurge: Surrounded by breathtaking vistas, the Four Seasons, Jackson Hole features ski-in/ski-out accommodations with fireplaces and private balconies. If you're looking to relax, the 11,000-square-foot spa has two couples' treatment rooms, and a top-floor lounge (one of three restaurants) has outdoor fire tables with slope-side views. From $1,100/night.

Splurge: Surrounded by breathtaking vistas, the Four Seasons, Jackson Hole features ski-in/ski-out accommodations with fireplaces and private balconies. If you're looking to relax, the 11,000-square-foot spa has two couples' treatment rooms, and a top-floor lounge (one of three restaurants) has outdoor fire tables with slope-side views. From $1,100/night.

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Lake Placid, NY

This two-time Olympic host town is the place to indulge your inner daredevil. After a day on the slopes, sink into an Adirondack chair, wrapped in a woolen throw, and sip wine looking out over Whiteface Mountain. Save: The design-focused, loft-style suites at The Haüs have high ceilings, birch tree accents, full kitchens, and jetted tubs for après ski soaking. From $179/night.

This two-time Olympic host town is the place to indulge your inner daredevil. After a day on the slopes, sink into an Adirondack chair, wrapped in a woolen throw, and sip wine looking out over Whiteface Mountain. Save: The design-focused, loft-style suites at The Haüs have high ceilings, birch tree accents, full kitchens, and jetted tubs for après ski soaking. From $179/night.

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Lake Placid, NY

Splurge: The supremely romantic Lake Placid Lodge, with its hand-hewn wood beams, roaring fireplaces, and deep soaking tubs, makes it hard to leave the room. The secluded waterfront cabins offer enchanting views of the North Woods. From $375/night for a king room.

Splurge: The supremely romantic Lake Placid Lodge, with its hand-hewn wood beams, roaring fireplaces, and deep soaking tubs, makes it hard to leave the room. The secluded waterfront cabins offer enchanting views of the North Woods. From $375/night for a king room.

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Park City, UT

Just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, this charming 19th century mining town is brimming with atmospheric shops and eateries and provides access to 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. Save: At Park City Peaks, midcentury modern meets mountain lodge-low, minimalist beds and vintage stereos grace guestrooms, and sleek leather recliners surround a stone fireplace in the lobby. From $159/night.

Just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, this charming 19th century mining town is brimming with atmospheric shops and eateries and provides access to 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. Save: At Park City Peaks, midcentury modern meets mountain lodge-low, minimalist beds and vintage stereos grace guestrooms, and sleek leather recliners surround a stone fireplace in the lobby. From $159/night.

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Park City, UT

Splurge: Steps from the Deer Valley lifts, the chalet-inspired rooms at the Stein Eriksen Lodge feature stone fireplaces and private decks with hot tubs. Indulge in a couples' massage at the spa (which also has hot and cold plunge baths) or visit the on-site movie theater for date night. From $285/night for entry-level room.

Splurge: Steps from the Deer Valley lifts, the chalet-inspired rooms at the Stein Eriksen Lodge feature stone fireplaces and private decks with hot tubs. Indulge in a couples' massage at the spa (which also has hot and cold plunge baths) or visit the on-site movie theater for date night. From $285/night for entry-level room.

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Stowe, VT

If you want a quintessentially Vermont vibe, with covered bridges and horse-drawn sleighs, this quaint town set below Mt. Mansfield (the state's highest peak) is a perfect retreat. Save: Built in 1835, Butler House is imbued with historic charm. Original pine floors, deep windows, and inviting fireplaces are perfect for cozying up, post-slopes, with a book and cup of cocoa. From $149/night.

If you want a quintessentially Vermont vibe, with covered bridges and horse-drawn sleighs, this quaint town set below Mt. Mansfield (the state's highest peak) is a perfect retreat. Save: Built in 1835, Butler House is imbued with historic charm. Original pine floors, deep windows, and inviting fireplaces are perfect for cozying up, post-slopes, with a book and cup of cocoa. From $149/night.

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Stowe, VT

Splurge: Surrounded by a 120-acre wooded estate, Topnotch Resort & Spa has an indoor pool and tennis courts, a 35,000-square-foot spa, and two restaurants-Flannel and The Roost-which serve fresh rustic cuisine with mountain views. From $240/night, including breakfast.

Splurge: Surrounded by a 120-acre wooded estate, Topnotch Resort & Spa has an indoor pool and tennis courts, a 35,000-square-foot spa, and two restaurants-Flannel and The Roost-which serve fresh rustic cuisine with mountain views. From $240/night, including breakfast.

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Taos, NM

This low-key ski spot, tucked into the Sangre de Cristo mountains, northwest of Santa Fe, offers 110 trails. Pueblo architecture and excellent cuisine make it a culture-seeker's paradise. Save: El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa is a New Age-inspired resort and spa with contemporary and culture-inspired suites (including the Kama Sutra Suite), set amid lovely landscaped grounds. From $119/night.

This low-key ski spot, tucked into the Sangre de Cristo mountains, northwest of Santa Fe, offers 110 trails. Pueblo architecture and excellent cuisine make it a culture-seeker's paradise. Save: El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa is a New Age-inspired resort and spa with contemporary and culture-inspired suites (including the Kama Sutra Suite), set amid lovely landscaped grounds. From $119/night.

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Taos, NM

Splurge: Taos is a true budget destination-which means you can snag a luxury experience without breaking the bank. At Adobe & Pines Inn, spring for the deluxe suite-a two-bedroom Puebla with a fireplace, a kitchen, and a private patio with fire pit and hot tub. From $269/night.

Splurge: Taos is a true budget destination-which means you can snag a luxury experience without breaking the bank. At Adobe & Pines Inn, spring for the deluxe suite-a two-bedroom Puebla with a fireplace, a kitchen, and a private patio with fire pit and hot tub. From $269/night.

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Telluride, CO

Less of a scene than Aspen, but equally scenic, this Colorado ski town is ideal for couples looking to mix adventure with downtown living. Save: Just 200 yards from ski lift #7, the no-frills Mountainside Inn is economical and convenient for active couples. It has 80 units (some with kitchenettes) and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the San Miguel River. From $139/night.

Less of a scene than Aspen, but equally scenic, this Colorado ski town is ideal for couples looking to mix adventure with downtown living. Save: Just 200 yards from ski lift #7, the no-frills Mountainside Inn is economical and convenient for active couples. It has 80 units (some with kitchenettes) and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the San Miguel River. From $139/night.

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Telluride, CO

Splurge: Lumiere Telluride is a ski-in/ski-out luxury boutique with 11 hotel rooms and 18 one- to five-bedroom residences. Rooms are contemporary and many feature mountain views; residence-style accommodations include steam showers, chef's kitchen, living and dining rooms, and fireplaces. Rooms from $300/night, residences from $995/night.

Splurge: Lumiere Telluride is a ski-in/ski-out luxury boutique with 11 hotel rooms and 18 one- to five-bedroom residences. Rooms are contemporary and many feature mountain views; residence-style accommodations include steam showers, chef's kitchen, living and dining rooms, and fireplaces. Rooms from $300/night, residences from $995/night.

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