With winter in full swing, a vacation to the mountains may be something you are planning. Have you ever thought about making a mountain vacation a more frequent part of your schedule? Depending on your situation, your own mountain vacation home may be a great option! Let's take a look at the nine best places in the U.S. for mountain vacation homes. Hint: they may not be the popular places you've heard of or been to before!
Suncadia, Washington: Located around 2 hours from Seattle, Suncadia offers year-round luxury amenities including skiing and other winter activities, golf courses, a winery, pools, parks and playground, hiking/biking/walking trails, events, and so much more.
Snowmass Village, Colorado: Snowmass Village is located only 8 miles from Aspen, but it is a more affordable and family-friendly option.
Asheville, North Carolina: Asheville is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Biltmore Estate, once the home of the Vanderbilt Family. Enjoy hiking, skiing, fly fishing, and mountain biking. Downtown Asheville has many outstanding restaurants and breweries along with a vibrant cultural and entertainment scene.
Lenox and Great Barrington, Berkshires, Massachusetts: The Berkshires provide outstanding activities year-round including skiing, horseback riding, water sports, and hiking.
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire: Nestled in the White Mountains, Bretton Woods offers New Hampshire's largest ski area and winter sports. There is also a golf course to enjoy in the warmer months.
New River Valley, Virginia: New River Valley has both the Blue Ridge mountains and the Appalachian mountains. The area expands over four counties, so there are countless activities available and things to do.
Blue Ridge, Georgia: Escape to the Appalachian mountains in Blue Ridge, Georgia which are also the gateway to the Appalachian Trail. The town also backs up to National Forests, and is home to Lake Blue Ridge.
Healdsburg and Cloverdale, California: Located in the Sonoma Mountain region, this area is home to a world-famous wine region and food scene - part of Sonoma wine country.
Flagstaff, Arizona: Nestled in the middle of San Francisco Peaks and Humphreys Peak, which rises to 12,633 feet, Flagstaff offers a plethora of recreational and cultural opportunities. It is also surrounded by the Coconino National Forest, and is located close to many other Arizona attractions including Sedona and Grand Canyon National Park.