As I am in the process of the interior design of a mountain ski resort, I thought I’d dedicate a section of my blog to feature the best in rustic lodges, outdoor adventure travel and top wilderness retreats, including Emerald Lake Lodge (image above).  I’ve also provided a few images of log vacation homes as they are a great source of inspiration for choosing rustic home décor that works well in any rustic retreat.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, Edwards, Colorado

Cordillera Lodge & Spa | Rustic Resorts | Canadian Log Homes
Cordillera Lodge & Spa | Wilderness Resort | Canadian Log Homes
Cordillera Lodge | Rustic Retreat
Cordillera Lodge | Rustic Retreat
Cordillera Lodge | Rustic Retreat
Cordillera Lodge & Spa | Rustic Lodges | Canadian Log Homes

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, Edwards Colorado

If you’re looking for rustic lodges to visit, the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is a resort and for all seasons. This 56-room lodge is regularly voted ‘Top 10” Spas in North America and is honored as the #5 ski resort in the USA by Condé Nast Traveler and the #1-rated resort in Colorado for “Food & Service” by Condé Nast Reader’s Poll- Gold List. This Edwords resort was inspired by a chateau in Belgium and is perched on a mountaintop overlooking the magnificent vail valley and Sawatch range. Cordillera, a Vail Valley and Beaver Creek resort, features a myriad of activities throughout 8,000 acres for your enjoyment any time of year. Guests can experience world-class Vail and Beaver Creek skiing. In Summer, there is convenient access to the best Vail Valley golf courses, including the Summit, Mountain and Valley golf courses, managed by Troon Prive and designed by Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Tom Fazio respectively. Horseback riding is nearby at the Bearcat stables, or you can enjoy fly fishing on the private waters of the Eagle River with Fly Fishing Outfitters of Avon, an Orvis Endorsed Guide and Orvis Guide of the Year in 2007.

There are two unique restaurants at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera as well as a fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs and exercise equipment.

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Emerald Lake Lodge, Yoho National Park, BC

Emerald Lake Lodge | Mountain Retreat
Emerald Lake Lodge | Mountain Retreat
Emerald Lake Lodge | Mountain Retreat

Emerald Lake Lodge, Yoho National Park, BC

There’s no shortage of comfort during your stay at the stunning Emerald Lake Lodge, given the location’s breathtaking mountainscape views, award-winning dining opportunities and exceptional accommodations. The lodge is built of hand-hewn timber and features a massive stone fireplace. The Mount Burgess Dining room was named one of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants around the world. The Fall is spectacular in the Rockies and the Emerald Lake Lodge is the perfect place to be when the leaves start to turn from bright green to gold and the crisp mountain air blows in. Enjoy outdoor adventure from hiking, biking, canoeing, horseback riding and white-water rafting. There’s plenty of fun activities in the winter as well, including skiing & snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides and dog sledding.

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Triple Creek Ranch, Montana

Triple Creek Ranch Western Resort | Montana Luxury Resort
Triple Creek Ranch Western Resort | Montana Luxury Resort
Triple Creek Ranch Western Resort | Montana Luxury Resort

Triple Creek Ranch, Montana

The Triple Creek Ranch, located in western Montana, approximately 75 miles south of Missoula, is an all-inclusive luxury ranch resort for adults and children aged 16 and older. This award-winning resort was awarded the title of the #1 Hotel in the World in 2014 by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Here you can enjoy a romantic setting with incomparable scenery, wildlife, outdoor activities year-around and the plush comforts of private log cabins and exquisite dining. There’s plenty of fun activities at the Triple Creek Ranch, including Nordic and Alpine Skiing, Winter fun, lawn games, sapphire panning, hiking, archery, fly fishing and horse back riding. Accommodations run from beautiful cabins and cottages to homes. The one-bedroom luxury cabins are the post popular request, as each individual cabin is uniquely decorated to provide a comfortable sanctuary. Their adults-only hideaway is located in the Bitterroot Mountains, and is the perfect romantic escape.

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Sunriver Resort, Oregon

Rustic Resorts | Sunriver Resort Oregon
Rustic Resorts | Sunriver Resort Oregon

Sunriver Resort, Oregon

The Sunriver Resort in is located near the breathtaking Cascade Mountain Range, just 15 miles south of Bend, Oregon. It is a planned private residential and resort community that provides a unique Northwest vacation destination for all seasons. Oregon boasts 300 days of sunshine and the perfect climate for outdoor activities such as golf, skiing and snowboarding, kayaking, fishing, rock climbing, and biking. Vacation rentals include homes, condos and cozy cabins.

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