Top 20 honeymoon resorts in the United States
You don't need to fly halfway around the world to check into a glamorous resort. We teamed up with the A-list agents at Virtuoso to rank the USA's top twenty sexy hideaways, from wine country resorts in California to mountain retreats in Colorado.
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20. Sundance Resort, Sundance, Utah
Robert Redford's idyllic, 98 cottage mountain resort, just outside Park City, is perfect for an adventure honeymoon—it's all about reconnecting with nature. In the summer, you can golf, hike 10 miles of Alpine trails, or raft down the Provo River. In the winter, try cross-country skiing, or calling for owls while night snowshoeing.
Rooms from $250, Sundance Resort
19. Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Colorado
This insanely-luxurious Rocky Mountain honeymoon resort has superb skiing; unreal food (fancy Wolfgang Puck cuisine at Spago, raclette cheese and organic bison at Anderson's Cabin); and a 21,000 square foot spa, offering sage salt scrubs and detoxifying mud wraps.
Rooms from $229, Ritz-Carlton
18. The Wauwinet, Nantucket, Massachusetts
This warm, cozy inn feels blissfully-isolated from the world: Request a room that faces the windswept beach—perfect for sunset strolls—and don't miss dinner at Topper's, the island's best restaurant. Your five-course feast might feature diver scallop ceviche, or butter-poached lobster with a madras curry sabayon.
Rooms from $225, The Wauwinet
17. Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
Looking for a winter honeymoon spot? This is Aspen's only, ski-in, ski-out hotel, and the staff is unbelievably gracious. The activity options? Hole up in one of the 92 warm, earth-toned rooms, styled by famous designer Holly Hunt; borrow an Audi for a half-day mountain drive; or sip Veuve Cliquot 11,000 feet up at the world's first ski-in, ski-out champagne bar.
Rooms from $380, The Little Nell
Video: After the honeymoon
16. Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina
You'll flip for your cottage's huge screened-in porch, dressing area, and steam shower, but don't get stuck indoors at this beautiful Southern honeymoon resort. The grounds abound with lawn games, pool, and hiking trails; offshore, you can cruise the salt marshes and spy on bottlenose dolphins and bald eagles.
Rooms from $475, Palmetto Bluff
15. Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee
We love the get-away-from-it-all, Great Smoky Mountains setting, spectacular service, and countless outdoor activities (fly-fishing, shooting clays, horseback riding) on this 4,200-acre estate. At night, head to the elegant Main House for farm-to-table feasts.
Rooms from $695, with meals, Blackberry Farm.
14. Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana
Picture 23 ultra-luxe cedar cabins, all with wood-burning fireplaces and hot tubs, set on 600 acres of wildly picturesque Big Sky country. Even better, this is an all-inclusive resort, so meals, house wines, and adventure activities like fly-fishing, showshoeing, and guided nature walks, are part of the price.
Rooms from $950, Triple Creek Ranch.
13. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Orlando
This red-gabled, Victorian-inspired hotel is one of Disney's poshest places to stay. We love the stunning lagoon setting and soaring, five-story high lobby (but look down—characters are artfully embedded here and there in the marble floor.) Don't miss a fancy, six-course dinner at award-winning Victoria and Albert's, where guests get a keepsake menu.
Rooms from $460, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
12. Sanctuary Resort at Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona
World-travelers Beyonce and Jay-Z "mini-mooned" at this gorgeous, mountain-meets-desert honeymoon resort. The 105 brick-walled casitas all have Frette linens and private patios, plus the spa is top-notch—think 12, indoor/outdoor treatment rooms, a meditation garden, and a Watsu pool.
Rooms from $259, Sanctuary Resort at Camelback Mountain