Few remedies mend stress like quality time in the great outdoors, but getting back to nature doesn’t require far-flung treks or bare-bones camping. Nature resorts across the U.S. pair wilderness with a touch of pampering — think on-site hot springs after a day of desert exploration and open-air massages to recover from long jaunts on the trails.
If the mountains are calling, these splendid wilderness-focused resorts could be the answer. Each getaway offers exciting adventures, jaw-dropping scenery, wellness amenities, and the ultimate natural attraction: dark, starry skies.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, New Mexico
Head to northern New Mexico’s Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa for an immersive back-to-nature experience that includes a scenic hot spring soak. This property, tucked into otherworldly cliffs along the Ojo Caliente River, boasts one of the country’s most tranquil thermal spring experiences. Guests can sleep and wake to desert views in the property’s adobe homes. The splurge-worthy itineraries include vinyasas in the yoga yurt, hiking or biking the secluded high-elevation desert, and unwinding beneath the canyons at the farm-fresh Artesian Restaurant.
The Green O, Montana
The adventure experts at Montana’s renowned Resort at Paws Up took their nature-escape offerings up a notch with The Green O, a luxury-meets-adventure getaway tucked away on Paws Up’s 37,000 woodland acres. The property offers serious nature-centered TLC, from the 12 forest-flanked Tree Haus, Round Haus, Light Haus, and Green Haus accommodations — complete with hygge-filled fireplaces — to the web of on-site trails, heart-pumping ATV tours, and scenic paddle excursions. The nightcap to any Green O adventure? Soaking beneath the stars in a private hot tub after a culinary …….