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All of The View Hotel's 90 rooms have private balconies with sweeping panoramas of the Mitten Buttes.
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The View Hotel is decorated with traditional Navajo rugs, kachina dolls, paintings, and ceramics.
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Maho Bay Camps on St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a group of 114 tent-like cottages set above a serene stretch of white-sand beach.
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Open-air terraces at Maho Bay Camps make for gorgeous views of the idyllic Maho Bay. You'll have access to miles of hiking trails in Virgin Islands National Park and some of the best snorkeling on the island's north shore.
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Harmony Studios, 12 airy apartments near Maho Bay Camps, have kitchenettes, lofted ceilings, and large decks with water views.
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The Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville, Vt., is surrounded by 21 wooded acres that turn vibrant shades of red, yellow, and gold in late September and early October.
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Guests are drawn to the 440-acre Chena Hot Springs Resort—about 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks Alaska—for stunning views of the aurora borealis (best seen after midnight from September through May).
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Chena Hot Springs Resort has a heated cabin with huge Plexiglas windows for watching the light show.
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Emerald Lake Lodge was built in 1902 in Canada's Yoho National Park, about 60 miles west of Banff, as a way station along the Canadian Pacific Railway.
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Choose from one of 24 timber cabins at the Emerald Lake Lodge, all with spacious balconies and fieldstone fireplaces stocked daily with locally sourced wood.
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In summer, set out from Emerald Lake Lodge to hike Takakkaw Falls—at over 1,200 feet, it's one of the highest waterfalls in western Canada—or just enjoy views of the President Range of the Canadian Rockies.
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Big Sur's Treebones Resort is a sprawling collection of 16 Mongolian-style yurts, most with views of the California coast.
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Each canvas-walled yurt at the Treebones Resort is outfitted with French doors, cozy quilts, and plush rugs. Plus they're all a short walk to miles of hiking trails within Los Padres National Forest.
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Head to Treebones Resort's restaurant for a largely organic meal accented by fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden (menu changes daily).
— Noah Webb
Far from touristy Ixtapa, the Inn at Manzanillo Bay draws both mellow sunseekers and surfers eager to test the challenging waves of Mexico's Pacific coast.
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The Inn at Manzanillo Bay has a decidedly laid-back vibe: Guests laze on the beach with frozen margaritas made with boutique house tequila. For surfers, there's a private point break with consistent waves most of the year.
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Eight thatched-roof bungalows and two deluxe suites with marble floors and private patios make up the complex at the Inn at Manzanillo Bay.
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Choose to dine alfresco by the beach, or sample Baja-style fish tacos and chiles rellenos at the Inn at Manzanillo Bay's casual restaurant.
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