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.
Find it: Omni Mount Washington Resort, 310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods, NH
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.
Find it: The Ashby Inn & Restaurant, 692 Federal St., Paris, VA
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.
Find it: Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, 3385 Cody Ln., Teton Village, WY
4. Blantyre, Massachusetts
Admire the changing leaves on 110 wooded acres in the Berkshires at this luxury Tudor-style property, built in 1902. Stop by the spa for a calming break in the Relaxation Room surrounded by giant picture windows, perfect for taking in the vivid views.
Find it: Blantyre; 16 Blantyre Rd., Lenox, MA
5. Fairmont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Set at the top of the ultra-charming mountain village of Mont-Tremblant, this hotel offers the perfect spot to take in the vibrant colors of fall with hiking and biking right at your doorstep. Set out on one of the hotel’s complimentary Sunday morning guided walks and finish the day with a BeaverTails pastry, a fried dough treat topped with chocolate hazelnut spread or apple pie filling.
Find it: Fairmont Tremblant, 3045 Chemin de la Chapelle, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
6. The Ritz-Carlton, New York
High above the fray of New York City, the Ritz-Carlton looks out onto a tapestry of color as Central Park’s leaves start to turn warm golden hues. A stay in one of the hotel’s Central Park view rooms will have you seeing the best of fall from the comfort of your plush, 400-thread-count linens. Later, take a stroll through the park to the pond right outside the hotel’s doors for one of the most iconic views of the city.
Find it: The Ritz-Carlton, 50 Central Park South, NY
7. The Lodge at Spruce Peak, Vermont
This hotel is ski-in-ski-out in the winter, but in the fall, it’s perfect for watching the leaves change color on the mountain. Floor-to-ceiling windows in many rooms make the perfect viewing spot, and the hotel is an ideal jumping off point for adrenaline-filled activities like a zip tour and tree top adventure ropes course, offering even more views of the colorful foliage.
Find it: The Lodge at Spruce Peak, 7412 Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT
8. HOSHINOYA Fuji, Japan
The changing leaves at this Japanese resort frame Mount Fuji, one of the country’s most iconic sights. The resort itself sits about 330 feet up a mountain slope and offers spectacular views of the famous mountain. When you’re not drooling over the view, why not try your hand at one of the DIY food experiences like pizza making in a wood-burning oven?
Find it: HOSHINOYA Fuji, 1408 Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0305, Japan
9. Big Cedar Lodge, Missouri
Watch the leaves turn gold and orange from the balcony of your room overlooking Table Rock Lake and the Ozark hills, one of the most picturesque places to take in the fall foliage. Looking for a little more privacy? Splurge for one of the private cabins, where you can curl up in front of the wood burning fireplace, surrounded by the majesty of nature.
Find it: Big Cedar Lodge, 190 Top of the Rock Rd., Ridgedale, MO
10. Nakoma Resort, California
Head to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed clubhouse at this California resort to appreciate the best of indoor-outdoor living, surrounded by the trees as they change colors during this fleeting season. Take advantage of the not-too-cold weather with a round of golf or get the blood pumping with a brisk hike, followed by a dip in the Jacuzzi to relax your muscles.
Find it: Nakoma Resort, 348 Bear Run, Clio, CA
11. Twin Farms, Vermont
Yellows, golds, and reds surround you at this all-inclusive Vermont luxury hotel that dates back to 1795. Spend your days hiking in the woods or paddling in the pond before retiring to your soaking tub in the evenings. Settle in to one of the hotel’s cottages with floor to ceiling picture windows to watch the fall foliage for the ultimate autumn escape.
Find it: Twin Farms, 452 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, VT