Sun Valley is one of the country’s oldest ski resorts, so their resident grand old lodge is built in the tradition of the outdoor movement in the 1930s. Designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood (the man behind the lodges in almost every major national park), it features an enormous entrance with stone columns, a dramatic lobby, and vaulted ceilings with views of the ski hill. Last year, they re-opened after a major renovation, reducing the overall number of rooms to make each slightly larger and more comfortable, and refreshing everything from the furniture and linens to the fitness center and yoga studio. Winter (world-class skiing) and summer (fly-fishing, hiking, biking) are the obvious seasons here, which actually makes fall one of their best-kept secrets: In addition to plenty of golden aspens, you’ll find a beautiful, cozy mountain town without a tourist in sight.

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