The changing leaves are as quintessentially autumn as pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters. There’s no better way to enjoy the fall colors than from the comfort of your hotel room, wrapped up in a plush blanket and sipping a warm cup of coffee.
All around the world you can glimpse the bright reds and warm yellows of fall foliage without having to leave your hotel. No matter if you’re out in the countryside or right in the heart of New York City, these views simply can’t be matched.
The best news: you can use an interactive map to chart the best times to see the leaves in different parts of the country. Experts have said the fall foliage is a bit delayed this year with higher temperatures across the country, so there’s still time to plan your autumn getaway!
Go for a hike in Quebec surrounded by colorful mountains, or take a seat by the fireplace and admire the multicolored mountain range in New Hampshire. You won’t soon forget a weekend searching for bears in Wyoming encircled by colorful foliage, tinged gold.
These are the best places to stay to see the fall foliage without having to leave your hotel.
1. Omni Mount Washington Resort, New Hampshire
Surround yourself with the lush foliage of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains while parking yourself in a plush chair in front of a fireplace at this New England property. Later, get your adrenaline pumping as you soar through the multicolored leaves on a three-hour canopy tour that flies through nine cable zip lines and two sky bridges that reach up to 165 feet above ground.
2. The Ashby Inn & Restaurant, Virginia
This historic inn dates back to 1829, and it’s only one hour from Washington D.C., making it the perfect destination for a weekend away. The Ashby Inn offers a serene escape surrounded by three acres of rich trees that turn a beautiful golden color in the fall. Relax in one of the inn’s 10 guest rooms with four-poster beds and charming quilts, or sample the restaurant’s seasonal fare like wild mushroom strudel with truffle aioli and herb salad.
3. Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Wyoming
Settle in by your own in-room fireplace at the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and stare out the window at the colorful landscape all around you. Later, explore Grand Teton National Park and go for a hike around Jackson Hole surrounded by the vibrant colors of fall, or take in the scenery as you go out looking for bears and wolves on a wildlife safari.