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Whether you’re seeking a distinctive outdoor experience or simply want to get off the grid closer to home, some of the world’s top wilderness lodges and ranches are waiting to impress. Discover blow-your-mind amenities while experiencing the best of Mother Nature as we round up some of our favorite places to get lost in majestic splendor.

Saratoga, Wyoming

The Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection

Escape from the office to the American West at this over-the-top dude ranch. Tap into an all-inclusive experience across a 30,000-acre cattle ranch that can include anything from fly fishing to horseback riding to guided ranger tours. While away an afternoon unwinding from adventure with a river stone massage, cowboy facial, or a simple soak in the outdoor hot tub. Situated less than four hours from Denver, The Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection is close enough to return to again and again, even if only for a long weekend of bucolic bliss.

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Carmel, California

Carmel Valley Ranch

Spread across 500 acres, this Northern California ranch offers plenty to explore. Families can try the Bee Happy Experience, where suited-up guests get a hands-on introduction to the beekeeping that takes place on-site. Golf lovers, meanwhile, can spend the afternoon on the ranch’s 18-hole championship course. If you’re taking a trip for two, book the ranch’s newest Vineyard Oak Suites, which grant a lucky few outdoor stone-soaking tubs, and indoor-outdoor fireplaces for intimate evenings in.

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Spread across 500 acres, this Northern California ranch offers plenty to explore.

Glenorchy, New Zealand

Blanket Bay

Set among the panoramic vistas of the Southern Alps, Blanket Bay is a paradise for serious adventurers. Hike along glaciated lakes deep within mountain passes, jet-boat in a UNESCO World Heritage Site national park, or bungee jump (or just watch!) in the adventure capital of nearby Queenstown. After days of exploring, kick back in the lodge’s expansive lakefront guest rooms and swim outdoors in the heated lap pool. Don’t leave without spending an evening in the Wine Cave, where some of the country’s best vintages are paired with courses by the award-winning resident chef.

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts
The Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection
Saratoga, Wyoming US
Rustic Western escape.
Unique Amenity
US$ 100 Property credit to be used during your stay
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel, California US
Working ranch retreat.
Unique Amenity
US$ 100 Property credit to be used during your stay
Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Blanket Bay
Glenorchy, New Zealand
Remote wilderness retreat.
Unique Amenity
A complimentary lunch or dinner, for two people per room, excluding alcoholic beverages, taxes and gratuities, once during your stay
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