Choose Your Favorite: Mountain Hotel Room
Here’s a fun little conundrum to ponder this afternoon: If you could only check into one of these high-country “hotel rooms” this summer, which one would you choose?
This first spot is the Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana. Camping takes on new meaning at the resort’s River Camp. Yes, you can still roast marshmallows, sing songs around a campfire and awaken to birdsong, but you can also get a great night’s sleep, shower daily and even blow-dry your hair. This is luxury camping, and the experience includes a well-appointed tent—complete with electricity, a comfy bed and riverside deck—twice-daily housekeeping service, a private bathroom, gourmet meals and a personal camping butler ready to stoke the fire and make you another s’more.
From $1,255/night, pawsup.com
That fancy tent looks tempting, right? But how about your own private cabin at Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores, Colorado? Back in the late 1800s, residents of the Dunton mining camp—tucked away in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains—suffered from extreme isolation. These days, that remote location is exactly what lures travelers, who plunk down more than $500 a night to stay in the perfectly restored ghost town. Its handful of hand-hewn cabins—many built by the original miners—are situated just steps from natural hot springs. The “Dolores” cabin (pictured) features a riverside deck and a wedding bed from Rajasthan, India. From $550/night, duntonhotsprings.com
So, which “hotel room” gets your vote? Post a comment below and let us know! And to see more of our favorite high-country guest rooms, click here.