As the altitude increases, so does the excitement of a mountain honeymoon for many newly married couples who relish fresh air and adventure. These luxurious mountain honeymoon resorts offer such amenities as spa therapy rooms, wine cellars, handcrafted furnishings and some of the best views in the world, along with such outdoor activities as horseback riding, hiking and kayaking.
Seven Great Mountain Honeymoon Resorts
Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
Tucked away in the high peaks of the Adirondacks, Whiteface Lodge offers spa treatments, activities, and a world-class destination perfect for newlyweds. The Lodge is set in a picturesque woodland setting and is a true rustic getaway with cozy fireplaces in-suite and access to a wealth of amenities.
Guests can soak in the year-round indoor/outdoor pool and hot tubs, relax in one of the outdoor lean-tos, or unwind in the resort spa which offers such home-grown treatments as an Adirondack Exfoliation and Lodge Mud Wrap, The Outdoorsman Facial and Lumberjack Hand Soother. On-property guides take visitors hiking, biking, snowshoeing and more, and yoga instructors teach on the private Lake Placid lakefront.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel, Scotland
At the foot of the highest peak in the United Kingdom, Inverlochy Castle Hotel is uniquely located in Nevis Range among the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands of Scotland. Built in 1863, this opulent hotel attracts celebrity guests year round. With its billiard room and stately interiors the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding areas.
Each of the bespoke 17 bedrooms, all with private bathroom, has its own individual design and character along with splendid views of the grounds and the surrounding mountains. With its very own loch, the surrounding area is rich with hunting and fishing activities. Dinner at Inverlochy is an experience to savor in any of three dining rooms, each decorated with period and elaborate furniture.
Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat, Nicaragua
Indulge your passion for nature and well-being at Nicaragua’s first luxury countryside resort, which opened November 2016. Built on the highest point of the property with views of the mountains all around, the Nekupe sanctuary is a spiritual oasis. An all-inclusive intimate 8-room property located on a 1,800-acre nature reserve, its nature-based design was influenced by Feng Shui principles and nurtures exploration and adventure.
Couples receive one luxury ATV per room to traverse the destination that is a cross between the lush vegetation of Jurassic Park and your favorite fairy tale. Activities include in-room and nature spas, horseback riding, hiking, yoga, cooking and cocktail making classes, gardening and farming lessons, dancing and painting classes, and excursions to neighboring towns or one of the many volcanoes.
The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort, Vail, Colorado
Combining old world charm and timeless elegance, The Arrabelle at Vail Square is a luxury resort hotel created in the spirit of the grand alpine hotels of historic Europe. Nestled against the base of one of North America’s premier ski resorts, The Arrabelle offers the romance and world-class style of Vail’s alpine heritage. The exquisite accommodations include stunning views and premiere 5-star amenities, where timeless elegance and rustic charm all meet in one place.
Some of the Arrabelle’s extraordinary amenities include: a 10,000-square-foot lavish RockResorts Spa; Tavern on the Square, an elegant alpine tavern with a variety of mouthwatering American dishes, microbrews, signature cocktails and fine wines; a grand lobby with full bar and fireplace; après ski deck; panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains; rooftop hot tubs and lap pool; and a luxurious reading library.
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
Situated 1,447 meters above sea level, Andermatt perfectly combines authentic Swiss Alpine Chic with Asian style. The opulent hotel includes four restaurants, luxurious lounges and bars, as well as local highlights like a unique Wine & Cheese Cellar. The exclusive Tibetan inspired Spa and Health Club offers health and beauty treatments including a reviving body polish ritual and romantic bathing ceremonies.
The area is known for its towering peaks, deep canyons, cascading waterfalls and pristine mountain lakes. Summer brings an outdoor playground of walking, hiking, golf, fishing and mountain biking. The Chedi Andermatt takes you beyond the expected luxuries this summer, with an unconventional yet utterly unforgettable adventure. Loveable mountain goats and a knowledgeable local guide accompany guests on a breathtaking hike through a pristine alpine environment.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, Arizona
In response to the popular demand for high-octane adventure paired with relaxation, the resort launched Spa House, a 3,500-square-foot wellness hideaway. Masterfully designed with an open-flow home layout, this private enclave features a treatment room for massages and a movement studio for private classes and personal training. Nestled into the heart of Camelback Mountain, the location of Spa House offers guests the full nature experience ranging from hikes on the mountain trails to horseback rides through the Sonoran Desert.
Dining at the mountain retreat is a special experience with a menu that features local, organic produce, sustainable seafood and hormone-free meat. Luxurious accommodations include mountain casitas with a contemporary design of natural finishes and bathrooms with oversized soaking tubs.
Rosapetra Spa Resort, Italy
The imposing splendor of the Dolomites serves as the perfect backdrop for one of Italy’s most luxurious destination spas. Rosapetra Spa Resort is the idea respite for couples seeking peace and solitude. The resort is an alpine cult sites for many celebrities, who love to challenge themselves on Corso Italia. Constructed in perfect harmony with the environment, fir tree wood, stone, lovely fabrics and cozy furnishings all provide the highest level of comfort.
Based on a holistic healing philosophy, the spa incorporates three perceptions of wellness into its treatments: physical, sensory and aesthetic. The resort’s acclaimed restaurant, la Corte del Lampone, provides an indulgent culinary experience for its discerning guests, and features flavors of the season.