The Coolest U.S. Hotels Opening Summer 2021, from Napa Valley to New Mexico
Why we’re excited: Auberge has a knack for creating luxury retreats that feel perfectly of place and Bishop’s Lodge is sticking to that successful script. The lodge has been a part of Santa Fe history since the late 1860s when Archbishop Lamy acquired the land and built a spiritual retreat, including the historic chapel that’s still standing. Now, the Santa Fe landmark has been totally reimagined, but its heritage shines through with stucco walls and exposed ceiling beams, Navajo-inspired rugs, and kiva fireplaces. We’re especially into the 12-bedroom bunkhouse (seems ideal for a family reunion or major birthday bash) and love the nature-culture mashup: there are miles of trails for horseback riding and hiking but you’re minutes from Santa Fe’s art galleries and excellent museums.
Book now: Rooms from $589; expedia.com
Inness, New York
Where it’s located: Just north of New York’s Minnewaska State Park, Inness has access to the forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains that make this Catskills retreat feel like a grown-up summer camp.
Why we’re excited: For those who’ve always dreamed of owning a cabin upstate, Inness is the kind of place to lets you pretend you do, for however long you and the family want to stay. Forty simple guest rooms are spread out across the wild grounds, west of the Hudson River, in both standalone cabins and a restored farmhouse. From there, this stretch of the Catskills with its creeks and hiking trails is yours to discover. The at-home feel is extended to the fabulous all-day restaurant, where seasonal Hudson valley ingredients are cooked over open flame or on the grill, and it’s all outfitted with cozy rugs and roaring fires.
Book now: Rooms from $305; inness.co
The Cloudveil, Wyoming
Where it’s located: This Autograph Collection newbie is located right on the main square in the heart of Jackson, meaning you are walking distance from the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and all the other drinking holes after a day in Yellowstone.
Why we’re excited: The area has never been more popular with the outdoorsy (and aspirational outdoorsy) crew, and this opening makes staying in a comfortable yet nature-adjacent spot easier than ever. Opting for the town of Jackson, as opposed to staying in Teton Village at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, has its perks, too. You are an easy 20-minutes drive from the hiking, biking, and climbing of the resort and marvelously scenic and short drives from Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, but being the only hotel right on the square of Jackson gives you direct access to the town’s boutiques and galleries. The rooms, too, never let you forget where you are, going heavy on timbers and art work that nods to the natural glory outside. It’s also nice to know that, in an area known for its big ticket resorts, Cloudveil comes in at a little more accessible price point.
Published at Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:36:51 +0000