Heading out into the mountains is always a great getaway from real life. Whether you’re an avid hiker or not, towns near mountains are a wonderful destination to visit since they offer plenty of activities both in warm and cold months. There are also many luxury retreats that are nestled on the side of mountains that offer up the best accommodations possible, so for those who really don’t care about outdoor activities, they can enjoy the relaxing amenities available there. Here are some great mountains towns to visit around the United States.
Jackson is in one of the most stunning locations in the whole country. It’s known for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a renowned ski resort. In the summer, you can visit Yellowstone National Park as well as Grand Teton National Park. For a luxurious experience, you can stay at the Four Season Resort and Residences Jackson Hole or Amangani.
Stowe, Vermont is a charming little town that’s perfect to visit any time of the year. There’s plenty of great skiing here, and in the summer you can enjoy gorgeous hikes. Of course, no trip to Stowe is complete without a visit to the Ben & Jerry’s factory nearby! You can take a 30 minute tour around the factory, and of course, sample some delicious ice cream at the end.
Park City, Utah
Located just about an hour away from Salt Lake City, Park City is a well known destination in Utah mainly because of the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the fantastic ski resorts. However, it’s also a fun destination for summer as you can enjoy golf, horseback riding, fly fishing, and plenty more. Of course, in the winter, in addition to skiing there’s also snowshoeing, snowmobiling, snow biking, and a whole lot more.
Asheville, North Carolina
In Asheville, you can enjoy the beauty of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains while also enjoying a lovely mountainside town, where there are a lot of local art galleries and shops. You can also enjoy plenty of hikes with the many trails available. Of course, you must visit the Biltmore Estate that was built in the 1800s by George Vanderbilt. You can even stay there at The Inn on Biltmore Estate.
Estes Park, Colorado
Estes Park is right near Rocky Mountain National Park, and this north Colorado park is a great choice for those who are very active and enjoy getting outside. You can enjoy hiking, rock climbing, rafting, fishing, and a whole lot more while visiting Estes Park. For any film buffs, you can actually visit the Stanley Hotel, which is the location that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining.