Top 5 destinations for your socially distant vacation: Rocky Mountain luxury resorts

Towering, jagged landscapes. Snow capped and tree-lined mountains. Rushing freshwater rivers. Beautiful mountain lakes. Rustic, luxurious accommodations. Being one with the outdoors. That’s the norm year-round in the Rockies. But, what about staying at a Rocky Mountain luxury resort during COVID?

It’s a time of year when people are normally traveling all over the place. You might be wondering what to do with the last bit of your summer. And what about the fall? Or the rest of 2020? 2021?

Where can you vacation in the Rockies during COVID?

As COVID numbers continue to trend in the wrong direction for the United States, we continue to be more limited in where we can travel. This is a dynamic situation, and things are changing daily. But overall, here’s the trend if you are thinking about a vacation during COVID. As a US citizen, if you are going to travel near term, domestic is your safest bet.

For more detail on this, read my article covering the Top 50 destinations in the US for your post-quarantine vacation (linked here).

If you are thinking about taking a vacation during COVID, I need to tell you something. There are so many amazing properties spread across the US that were designed for social distancing. And that was wayyy before it was the travel industry’s hottest trend! If you don’t believe me, read on.

This article will dive into the region towering high above most of the rest of the United States: the Rockies. For the purposes of this article, I am not including luxury dude ranch destinations in the Rockies.

I realized that there are too many great options in the Rocky Mountain states, so there is a post dedicated 100% to luxury dude ranches in the Rockies (linked here).


Top 5 Rocky Mountain luxury resorts for your post-quarantine vacation

Whether you live in the Rocky Mountains, driving distance from the Rocky Mountains, or you’re willing to fly to the Rockies, there’s a breathtaking option for you. 

And yes, I understand that there are some areas in the Rocky Mountain states that are seeing spikes in COVID cases. The properties on this list are all in remote locations, have tons of outdoor space, and offer secluded accommodation options. For example, cabins, casitas, private homes, or full buyout.

We’ve chosen options at different price points and rounded things out geographically within the Rockies. Everyone has different needs and priorities, so they are not listed in ranking order.

It is also not an end all, be all list. There are too many great properties to include them all. If you do not find something that matches your needs, please reach out and ask (email me directly: I am happy to have the conversation and guide you in the right direction!

You might be looking for a near term driving distance getaway. Or maybe you’re planning ahead for a time when you will be ready to travel. Either way, continue reading and use this hand-picked list of Rocky Mountain luxury resorts as a starting point. 


VIP perks and amenities for you

I am partnered with many of these properties (e.g. Virtuoso), which means free stuff and VIP treatment for you! At a minimum, this means:

  • Free breakfast daily
  • Food, beverage, or spa credits to use during your stay
  • Potential room upgrades

Plus, I will always contact the properties directly on behalf of my clients. This ensures they are ready to welcome you personally, and gives you the best chance of receiving extra amenities and room upgrades 🙂


Stein Eriksen Lodge | Park City, UT – Surrounded by the alpine serenity of Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Lodge is identified worldwide as a preeminent luxury ski-in/ski-out hotel. Yet, it is an authentic European lodge offering year-round access to the outdoors and an elegant blend of contemporary sophistication and nostalgic grace. Inspired by the Olympic legend and his Norwegian heritage, this traditional ski lodge was the first luxury property in Park City. Adorned with oversized leather chairs, crackling fireplaces, and a welcoming ambience, the Lodge provides guests the ultimate in comfort and location. You’ll experience award-winning dining, indulgent spa treatments, and entertaining après. Here, you are sure to experience only the finest, year round.

Choose from luxury lodge rooms that can sleep up to 4 people, up to spacious 5BR luxury suites that can accommodate up to 18 people.

  • Open: Now
  • $435++ per night

Amangani | Jackson Hole, WY – Offering magnificent views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Valley, Amangani, which translates to “peaceful home”, is your mountian home away from home. The property is perched on the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte adjacent to world-class ski destination Jackson Hole. Amangani is nonetheless an all-season resort. In spring, summer, and fall, the surrounding wilderness areas of Grand Teton and Yellowstone are at your fingertips. Choose your adventure with wildlife viewing, hiking, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, and fly-fishing, to name a few. When you’re not enjoying views of the Snake River Valley from your private terrace, indulge in the heated, outdoor swimming pool, farm to table dining, and a tranquil spa.

Choose from a variety of contemporary and stylish suites with high ceilings and large picture windows, all with private terraces or balconies.

  • Open: Now
  • $1100++ per night

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake | Whitefish, MT – Nestled between majestic mountains and pristine lakes of Montana lies The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. It is truly a special place, situated between Whitefish Lake and the 28-acre Viking Creek Wetland Preserve. Enjoy breathtaking scenery at every turn and no shortage of Montana adventures. If relaxation and leisure are more your style, the first-class amenities, luxurious spa, and genuine western hospitality allow you to get comfortable and just be. At The Lodge, refresh your senses, play like a local, indulge in quality culinary experiences, and make yourself at home.

Choose from a variety of accommodation options, ranging from rooms and suites to lakefront condos and luxury creekside homes.

  • Open: Now
  • $300++ per night

Gateway Canyons | Gateway, CO – Gateway Canyons is a place to discover where wonder, adventure, and relaxation intersect to create a flawless Colorado style luxury resort vacation. Tucked in the Palisades of Western Colorado, here you’ll be surrounded by nature’s most impressive creations. Create your perfect weekend in the heart of red rock country. Scale the peaks, go horseback riding, discover dinosaur bones, pamper yourself at the spa, and dine on locally sourced ingredients under the stars. An endless amount of outdoor adventures awaits!

Choose from a variety of accommodation options, ranging from “home away from home” casitas to lodge style rooms with fireplaces and private outdoor terraces.

  • Open: Now
  • $500++ per night

The Ranch at Emerald Valley | Colorado Springs, CO – Conveniently located in Colorado Springs, a distinctively Colorado experience awaits at The Ranch at Emerald Valley. Surrounded by 100,000+ acres of the Pike National Forest, imagine an unmatched, all-inclusive retreat that combines rustic wilderness charm with incomparable luxury and service. Spend your days fly fishing in pristine mountain lakes, hiking and biking along scenic trails, or exploring the mountains on horseback. Unwind at the end of the day by soaking in an outdoor hot tub and sipping fine wine on a panoramic terrace. All while enjoying a beautifully crisp Rocky Mountain sunset.
Choose from one of their beautifully appointed cabins, featuring gas fireplaces, rich furnishings, and modern amenities.

  • Open: Now
  • $1200++ per couple, per night (all inclusive)

Again, this is not an end all be all list of Rocky Mountain luxury resorts. But, whether you’re looking for a Rocky Mountains vacation during COVID or if you’re planning ahead for a time when you will be ready to travel, this hand-picked list is a great place to start. 

Most luxury travelers don’t have the time, knowledge, or expertise to plan truly awesome vacations. I offer a personalized travel planning and concierge service to help you save time, access the best travel experiences, and travel hassle free.

I am partnered with many of these luxury properties (e.g. Virtuoso), which means VIP perks and amenities for you! To contact me directly, email To start planning your trip today, click SCHEDULE A CALL below.