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Experience the Best of Winter: Top Luxury Hotels for a Winter Wonderland Vacation

World’s Best Luxury Winter Resorts

The holiday season is not officially over, with some parts of the world still covered in snow. The festive decor is still intact, and twinkling lights brighten up the deserted streets, keeping the holiday cheer on until it’s time to get back to the grind. As they say, it is not over until it is over. Here are some of the luxury winter resorts and hotels in winter wonderland destinations to stay in the holiday spirit. 

1. Caldera House, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Caldera House is a lovely ski-in-ski-out property located right at the base of the mountain. The impeccable interiors exude modern alpine, making the house a luxury boutique winter getaway. The hotel looks different from any traditional hotel, with only two- and four-bedroom suites. No wonder it is a go-to property for celebrities like the Kardashians and Gigi Hadid. Check out the discreet apres ski lounge with fire pits, a ski locker room, and a plunge room with a sauna.

2. Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colorado

Over a century old, Hotel Jerome in Aspen was opened to guests in 1889. Among many of their first guests were “Soldier on Skis” or the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army. They boarded at this hotel and were trained nearby. Since its inception, the property has undergone modern renovation, even though it remains the rugged retreat for forlorn mountaineers, skiers, and travelers. The living area of the hotel exhibits plaid curtains, soft leather couches, and gorgeous candled chandeliers. As they keep the fire roaring, guests can relax on the cowboy chairs while appreciating the west-themed art that adorns the walls of this room. Read more about the Best Places to Visit in Colorado.

3. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City, Utah

Only about 20 minutes from world-class ski resorts such as Deer Valley and Park City Mountain, The Lodge at Blue Sky is a perfect winter wonderland. Despite being close to the region’s most popular attractions, it still presents a remote vibe due to its setting. The lodge is plonked on 3500 acres of land that invites thousands of migrating elk during winter, surrounded by Wasatch mountains, an entire universe in itself. Guests can go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and lavish yurt dining. Find more about Best hotels in Utah.

4. St. Regis, Aspen, Colorado

Guarded by the town of Aspen on one side and Aspen Mountain on the other, the lovely St. Regis is literally in the middle of it all. This winter wonderland is a haven for snow lovers. December 2022 saw the annual Snow Polo championship held at this property, and guests also saw the opening of the Snow Lodge, the winter outpost of Montauk’s popular Surf Lodge. As if that isn’t enough, this property offers five-star amenities such as an oxygen lounge, a spa with steam caves, and lavish accommodations. Animal lovers would love to meet the fluffy Bernese Mountain dog lovingly named ‘Kitty’ who resides at the hotel.

5. Madeline Hotel and Residences, Telluride, Colorado

Only after a massive renovation did this ski-in-ski-out resort open to the public last winter for good. The property exudes the vibe of the mountains as it adorns the charms of caramels, woods, marbles, and soothing ice cream. As the brand hosts pop-ups the entire year, you can lay your hands on the ‘Free People’ ski gear and step out on the snow right at the doorstep. Return to the warmth to enjoy some whiskey or a baked potato at the Timber Room. You can surely ask for water to rehydrate after your stint at the ski run.

6. Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah

Balancing from the slopes of Deer Valley, Montage Deer Valley is just a five minutes drive from Main Street Park City. This winter wonderland is kind enough to allow renting of ski gear if you are serious about the sport and made a last-minute to this property. Apart from the snowy fun you can have here, a 35,000 square feet spa invites you to pamper yourself, and five brilliant dining options ensure you are well fed too. There is a pub among them with a bowling alley and an outfitter for those looking forward to renting skis and other related equipment.

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7. Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia 

Luxury at its best, Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a fabulous ski-in-ski-out winter wonderland. It is the ultimate experience on Canadian snow, bringing life to the otherwise biting cold of North America. Every year, the standard grows along with the quality of service, crowd, and amenities. Check out the exciting Whistler Heli Ski Adventure package the property is offering this season that features two nights at a Fairmont Gold accommodation, a classic heli-ski experience, complimentary apres-ski canapes, and more. This destination is a perfect fit for the outdoorsy and those who love to live it large.

8. Hotel D’Angleterre, Copenhagen, Denmark

As snowy as it gets in Europe, Copenhagen King’s Square metamorphoses into a winter wonderland. The entire facade of Hotel D’Angleterre lights up along with decorations. It turns into a spectacle to behold as the world comes around to witness this marvel. The hotel offers ample opportunities to revel indoors with The Snow Queen’s White Gløgg being available to taste the flavors of Denmark. To admire and experience the snow, venture out 10 minutes from the property to Copenhagen’s famous Tivoli Gardens. 

9. Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Switzerland

At the heart of Engadine lies this extraordinary five-star hotel Kulm, a perfect winter destination for those who seek a winter wonderland experience this season. With gorgeous views of Lake St. Moritz, guests can expect a relaxing stay, peace, and calm in the hotel suite. Host to winter sports, Kulm Hotel presents a number of outdoor winter activities such as snow trekking and snowshoeing, among others. Once you soak in all the fun outdoors, return to the hotel to soak in the relaxing treatments and unwind as you enjoy the beauty of Switzerland.

10. Corinthia London, United Kingdom

Even the high and mighty must taste the winters in London. It is intriguing, different, and alluring still. Corinthia London arranges a magical journey that takes you through the legendary fairy tale Swan Lake. Not only does this iconic property serve a delectable spread, but it also brings you high-tea delights, amazing cocktails, and overnight packages. A part of a magnificent Victorian building, this property features 294 rooms, suites, and penthouses, offering awe-inspiring views across London’s famous landmarks. The holiday season brings in the winter wonderland charm filling the restaurants and hotel lobby with fairy lights, magical sounds, aromas, and all the colors of the winter season.

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