Sometimes a getaway is about more than sipping poolside drinks and pampering perks, it can also be a chance to get your adrenaline pumping and have an adventure or two. Here are three hotels that roll out the red carpet for their thrill-seeking guests:
This Colorado Springs Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel sits up against the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains on 3,000 acres. While onsite activities include tennis, golf and paddle boating, it’s the off-site diversions that call to adventurers — the hotel arranges group fly-fishing trips, horseback riding, mountain jeep tours and rock climbing classes.
Reminiscent of a Provencal castle, the Five-Star inn has up-close views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and sits just 16 miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. After a day of hiking, biking, rafting and wildlife-spotting in and around Yosemite, retreat to the chateau for a Five-Star dinner at Erna’s Elderberry House.
Views of Arizona’s Camelback Mountain don’t get any better than what you’ll find at this Four-Star Scottsdale resort. This boutique spot was made for those who like to play and be pampered. After a day of hiking or risky rock climbing, book an outdoor, Asian-inspired treatment at the spectacular Four-Star Sanctuary Spa.
Photo Courtesy of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain