You like the idea of exploring nature, but when it comes to the actual exploring, you like it with a side of luxury. Your friends might not describe you as “outdoorsy.” If you like the idea of returning to a comfy bed, a hot shower, and a meal cooked by a five-star chef after a full day of adventures, you might want to consider a luxury national park vacation. It’ll be like Fyre Fest, except not at all.
Grand Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
The aptly named Grand Hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness center, in addition to mouthwatering cuisine and bright, spacious guest rooms! A ten-minute drive from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, this hotel is the perfect luxurious retreat after a day of traveling within the park’s massive borders. You could hike, or you could look at the views and go to the spa. Dealer’s choice.
Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite National Park, CA
Plush accommodations? Check. Lavish spa services? Check. Access to hiking trails? Check! “Roughing it” doesn’t have to mean “toughing it” when you stay at this ornate establishment. When you stay here, you can enjoy a secluded, luxurious wilderness getaway while staying in touch with everything you love about nature.
The Resort at Paws Up, Glacier National Park, Montana
Camping along the Blackfoot River gets an extra dash of luxury in the Resort at Paws Up. Spend your days fishing, then watch the stars at night from outside your well-appointed tent. When your day of exploration is complete, indulge in a hot shower in your ensuite bathroom, sink into a sumptuous mattress, and prepare for more adventures.
Concordia Eco Resort, Virgin Islands National Park
Stay in a Concordia Studio unit, which features a queen bed, a queen futon, a full bathroom, and a kitchenette – plus, unrivaled views of crystal blue Caribbean waters. And for the ultimate in high-end camping, couples can opt for a Banana Cabana, an independent luxury cottage on the property.
Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Planning a luxury national park vacation for your honeymoon? Estes Park’s Della Terra Mountain Chateau can help with that. A popular wedding venue, the chateau is easily the most romantic spot on this list. It also features a sauna, a spa, a library, and an espresso bar. Each of its luxurious suites even houses its own fireplace! If you’re staying in Estes, be sure to check out our itinerary!