10 Hotels for Prime Leaf Peeping This Fall

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    Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

    ••• Omni Mount Washington.

    Opened in 1902, Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire's White Mountains has something for everyone, with five dining options, a topnotch spa, pool tennis, golf, and horseback riding all on the premises. Get a bird's eye view of the foliage as you zip along the treetops of the Bretton Woods and Rosebrook Canyon on the resort's Canopy Tour. The 3.5 hour tour consists of nine cable zip lines and two sky bridges suspended above the forest floor.

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    Winvian Farm in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut

    ••• Winvian Farm.

    A circa 1775 manor house stands at the center of Connecticut's Winvian Farm, 113 acres including 18 free-standing cottages, a 40-foot swimming pool, farm-to-table restaurant, and a splurge-worthy spa. For maximum leaf peeping, book the Treehouse Cottage, suspended 35 feet above the forest floor and surrounded by the changing leaves. The first-floor bedroom features a king-sized bed and a gas fireplace, while the second floor lounge has a full bar and treetop views.

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    The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, California

    ••• Ahwahnee.

    Smack dab in the middle of Yosemite National Park, The Ahwahnee was designed to highlight its spectacular natural surroundings, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the hotel's public spaces. Choose from rooms within the main lodge, or from the freestanding cottages located among the dogwood and pine trees. Take in the leaves on horseback with Yosemite Valley Stables, which offers two-hour rides to Mirror Lake (good for beginners) or, for more advanced riders, a half-day trip to Clark's Point for views of Vernall Falls.

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    Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester Village, Vermont

    ••• Equinox Resort & Spa.

    Equinox Resort feels a bit like it's very own town, with 1,300 in-town acres and over 15 different buildings. There are five restaurants, a golf club, and a 13,000 square foot spa. Spend one morning strolling through Manchester Village. Arts and crafts lovers should plan to go between October 2 - 4 for the Manchester Fall Arts & Craft Festival.

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    Blantyre in Lenox, Massachusetts

    ••• Blantyre.

    Created in the style of an English manor, Blantyre offers prime leaf peeping opportunities thanks to its home in the Berkshires. Stroll through Blantyre's trails or take a short drive to hike the October Mountain State Forest. Afterwards, have the hotel prepare a picnic on their grounds for lunch surrounded by the trees. In the evenings, head to Blantyre's "Warming Hut" to curl up with a book in its overstuffed chairs.

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    Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York

    ••• Mohonk Mountain House.

    Mohonk Mountain House sits on the shores of Lake Mohonk in the heart of New York's Hudson Valley. Fall visitors will find the surrounding hills awash in red, yellow, and orange, and can explore via the hotel's over 85 miles of hiking trails. Guests can also rent canoes for views of the foliage from the water—wake up early and opt for a guided ride with the hotel's resident naturalist who will point out the many birds, mammals, fish and reptiles who are especially active first thing in the morning.

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    Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont

    ••• Trapp Family Lodge.

    Founded in 1950 by the von Trapp Family of The Sound of Music fame, the Trapp Family Lodge makes an ideal home base for exploring the foliage around Stowe, Vermont, and offers mountain biking and hiking through the trails across the property's 2,500 acres. Leaf peppers can take in the foliage at their own pace on Stowe's Recreation Path, where visitors can bike, run or walk though 5.3 miles of wooded areas, covered bridges, and farms. Hikers should also plan a visit to nearby Smuggler's Notch State Park which provides stunning views of the Green Mountains from its trails.

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    Dunton Hotel Springs in Dolores, Colorado

    ••• Dunton Hot Springs.

    Dunton Hot Springs is nestled in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies and offers visitors a luxurious take on the Old West, with gorgeously furnished log cabins, a saloon serving farm-to-table fare, and a stellar spa with hot springs. The hotel offers a long list of ways to take in the leaves, from horseback riding, to fly-fishing, hiking to mountain biking. Adrenaline junkies can get an eagle's eye view of Bridal Veil Falls and the Telluride Valley with via ferrata, a mountain route equipped with fixed cables, stemples, ladders, and or bridges along the east end of the Telluride canyon.  

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    The Point in Saranac Lake, New York

    ••• The Point.

    Relais & Chateaux member The Point in New York's Adirondack Mountains was originally built as a summer retreat by William Avery Rockefeller. It's retained the feeling of a Gilded Age Great Camp, with 11 guest rooms are spread throughout the property's original four log buildings. Spend the day taking in the leaves with hikes around the lake, then warm up back at the lodge with a cup of mulled wine around the bonfire.

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    Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, Montana

    ••• Many Glacier Hotel.

    Glacier National Park's larch trees make the hills golden during September, a great time to visit as the crowds of summer have departed. Stay inside the park at the Many Glacier Hotel on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake. Tour the park via its iconic Red Buses, choose a hike from the over 700 miles of trails, or opt for a horseback ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters