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Summer Vacations to Luxury Mountain Resorts

Perhaps you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life to enjoy some peace and tranquility. Maybe you wish to head outdoors, get active and explore nature. Whether you want to relax or go on an adventure, summer mountain vacations are an idyllic choice. Offering exceptional accommodations, various activities and the chance to rejuvenate, the mountains are an extraordinary place to spend the summer season. Select from one of these luxury mountain resorts to plan your perfect vacation.

The Greenbrier

More than just a retreat, The Greenbrier in West Virginia provides all the elements for memorable mountain vacations in the summer. Established in 1778 and nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, The Greenbrier has provided luxury and excellence to those seeking summer mountain vacations for generations. Surrounded by exquisite gardens, the picturesque resort sits on 11,000 acres and boasts a brilliant interior design. The friendly staff is ready to serve you to make you feel as welcome and as comfortable as possible.

Guests can enjoy a variety of superior amenities and on-site activities, including:

Delicious Dining

The Greenbrier is home to a multitude of restaurants and lounges. From fine dining and decadent desserts to cocktails during happy hour, there is something to delight every palate. 

Shopping

Take a shopping spree and explore dozens of on-site stores and boutiques. Whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else, you'll find something wonderful while shopping at The Greenbrier. 

The Spa at Greenbrier

Unwind and enjoy the many healing and revitalizing services The Greenbrier Spa has to offer. Relax with a massage or experience hydrotherapy — whatever treatment you'd like to enjoy, be sure to add a spa visit to your stay at The Greenbrier.

Sporting Activities

Take in the breathtaking views of surrounding mountains on one of five gorgeous golf courses. Perfect your swing on any one of the indoor or outdoor tennis courts. The Greenbrier provides top-notch facilities for those who like to get active.

Salamander Resort & Spa

Awarded a five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, the Salamander Resort & Spa is an excellent place to go for luxurious mountain vacations in the summer. Located in Northern Virginia, it offers something exciting and unique for everyone. Spacious rooms with a country estate design make this luxury resort warm and inviting. Resting on 340 acres, the Salamander Resort & Spa offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Make this one of the best summer mountain vacations ever with highlights such as: 

Equestrian Experiences

Visit with the resort's most loved miniature horse, Cupcake, in the living room for a fun and welcoming meet and greet. Guests may also enjoy the Equestrian Center for programs and other activities. Be sure to book your trail rides, ride lessons and other activities in advance to reserve your spot.

Family Memories

There is something for everyone at the Salamander Resort & Spa. Kid-friendly camps, ziplining, hiking and s'mores by the fire pit are just some of the ways to enjoy family time at the resort

Salamander Spa 

Pamper yourself with lavish treatments and therapies at the Salamander Spa. Inspired by nature, the spa enables guests to retreat to a luxury oasis to reconnect body and mind for rest and revitalization. Schedule your services in advance of your trip to carve out some time to yourself for relaxation.

Wineries by Bicycle

Explore some of the excellent wineries in the area via guided bicycle tour offered by the resort and have a tasting to find something spectacular. 

Nemacolin

Spend a summer mountain vacation at one of the best luxury mountain resorts in Pennsylvania. Located in the Laurel Highlands, this resort presents spacious rooms with vaulted ceilings, plush interiors and balconies. The luxurious accommodations of the Nemacolin Resort are only matched by the appealing amenities and activities. From fine dining to cosmic bowling and everything between, a stay at the Nemacolin is an ideal choice for summer mountain vacations. Find relaxation and adventure in eclectic experiences like: 

Art Exploration

Take some time to admire over 900 art pieces throughout the property. You can also tap into your creativity and participate in the Artists in Residence Program. Enjoy a driving tour and view 25 outdoor sculptures on gorgeous resort grounds. 

Farm-to-Table Dining

The award-winning dining experience at the Nemacolin Resort is luxury combined with freshness. Indulge in delicious farm-to-table culinary delights within a five-star setting for a truly exquisite dining experience. 

Off-Roading Adventures 

Take part in instructional Jeep off-roading and navigate through 20 miles of fun, rugged terrain. Guests can also experience off-roading thrills in the passenger seat with an experienced driver. 

Woodlands Spa and Salon

Enjoy a full-service salon and spa and allow yourself to find peace and relaxation. Offering luxury skincare specialties and signature therapies, time spent at the Woodlands Spa and Salon fosters a soothed mind, body and spirit. 

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole

Gorgeous meadow and Wyoming mountain views surround the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, making it a breathtaking location for the best summer mountain vacations. Each room provides comfort and luxury with tranquil decor inspired by nature, private terraces and stone fireplaces. Guests desiring a summer mountain vacation that equally promotes adventure and relaxation can find it here. Explore some of the exclusive activities available to resort guests, including: 

Guided Fly-Fishing

If you enjoy fishing, take part in fly-fishing activities offered by the resort. Guides will teach casting and fly-tying in handcrafted drift boats along a beautiful river teeming with native trout. Trips to the Yellowstone National Park area are also available. 

Jackson Hole Spa and Wellness

Treat yourself to a truly relaxing and healing retreat. Offering mountain-inspired rituals, massages and restorative yoga classes, the Jackson Hole Spa provides the perfect opportunity to balance wellness and relaxation. 

Stargazing

Take some time to appreciate the stars above with a unique experience. Enjoy the gorgeous sunset while indulging in delicious wine, cheese, desserts and hot beverages. After the sun goes down, take to a telescope to marvel at the cosmos with the resort's in-house astronomer. 

Wildlife Safaris

Customized expeditions of surrounding national parks allow guests to safely witness the beauty of wildlife during their summer mountain vacation. A naturalist team will teach you about the geology, history and significance of the area's ecosystems. Grab the opportunity to see elk, wolves, river otters, rare birds and many more marvelous creatures. 

GrandView Aviation Can Take You There

If you are ready to plan your summer mountain vacation to a luxury mountain resort, allow us to take you there. GrandView Aviation is dedicated to exceptionally safe and luxurious flying standards. We offer helicopter charters as well as jet charters. Our luxury interiors, curated catering and 24/7 support ensure your flight will be tailored to your satisfaction. As always, safety is our number one priority on any journey. So, what are you waiting for? Take the next step toward planning your summer mountain vacation and request a quote today!

Reviewed by: Jessie Naor

Jessie Naor was named President of GrandView Aviation in 2022 after serving as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. In addition to her leadership of GrandView, she was elected to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors and serves as Vice Chairman of the Air Charter Safety Foundation Board of Governors and former Chairman of the Part 135 Committee; she was a member of the FAA’s Duty & Rest Aviation Rule Making Committee; writes a monthly aviation safety column for Aviation Week and was named a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Top 40 under 40 in 2020. Jessie’s speaking engagements include presentations at Women in Aviation International (WAI) and the Organization for Donation and Transplant Professionals (NATCO). Jessie holds an Associate’s Degree in Air Traffic Control (Summa Cum Laude), CCBC Catonsville, and a BA in Aviation Business Administration (Cum Laude), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and an MBA in Management & Finance from The Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School.

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