Living in a national park

Living surrounded by wild nature could be easier than you imagine! Today we found for you the best accommodation located in national parks.

Amangiri Luxury Resort

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Navajo principles inspire the treatments at the Aman Spa. Guests are offered Navajo Greenthread tea before undergoing the purification ritual of smudging, where sage is burned and the smoke fanned over the body.

 

The Swag

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Set along the boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Swag’s 14 guest rooms feature patchwork quilts, postcard views of North Carolina’s mountains, and in most cases, wood-burning stoves. Personalized hiking sticks come in handy for outings on the surrounding trails and make great souvenirs. When the dinner bell rings, guests gather to share tales of wilderness adventures over local trout, grilled lamb chops, and salads made from the on-site garden’s vegetables.

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

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Over the years, the Ahwahnee inn has become as much of a Yosemite icon as the landmarks the hotel overlooks. Built in 1927 with views of Glacier Point, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome, the property underwent a renovation in 2010, updating its 99 rooms and 24 cottages with handwoven throws and original artwork. Just one-and-a-half miles from Yosemite Village, the lodge offers easy access to trails that lead to popular spots such as Mirror Lake. Meals at the Dining Room are a formal affair (think Fiscalini cheddar and black truffle macaroni and cheese, or California swordfish with beluga lentils and blood orange) served beneath 34-foot-high ceilings and stained glass windows.

 

Post Hotel & Spa

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The Post Hotel & Spa is set in the heart of the pristine Banff National Park, surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains and overlooking Lake Louise. The original log-walled lodge—opened in 1942 as the Lake Louise Ski Lodge—has stone fireplaces and a cheery red Alpine roof, and the numerous add-ons, extensions, and renovations over the years have preserved and accentuated this rustic design. This is further enhanced by the hotel’s interior color palette of burgundy and forest green, and set off by luxurious touches such as overstuffed couches, delicate china, and Egyptian cotton sheets. The accommodations include intimate cabins for two and 10-person chalets ideal for groups and families. Just minutes away from Canada’s largest ski area and blessed with an abundance of perfect powder each season, the Post Hotel & Spa is popular with skiers and boarders from across North America; in summer it attracts outdoor enthusiasts keen to explore the myriad treasures of the national park. It has been a Relais & Chateaux property since 1990.

 

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