8 Hotels With Scintillating Mountain Views

8 Hotels With Scintillating Mountain Views

From verdant forests to icy glaciers, sweeping vistas and rugged peaks are everywhere. And what better way to experience them than from the comfort of a hotel?

From the cliff-top Alila Jabal Akhdar in Oman to the upscale modern-rustic The Firebrand Hotel in Whitefish, Montana, these hotels with scenic mountain views offer luxury and convenience.

1. Glacier View Lodge

If you’re driving the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper national parks in the Canadian Rockies, this is one hotel with scenic mountain views that’s worth a night stay. The Glacier View Lodge was recently refurbished to become a premium alpine retreat and is part of Pursuit’s Banff and Jasper Collection.

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The 32 rooms in the hotel are located on the third floor of the Glacier Discovery Centre building directly across from Athabasca Glacier. Each room offers outstanding vistas and a cozy experience. The hotel also offers a premium Glacier Experience Package which includes a welcome reception in the guest lounge with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as well as an evening and morning guided tour on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk and Athabasca Glacier.

2. The Firebrand Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Whitefish, this new hotel aims to be bold and adventurous. Its design is a mix of urban sophistication and Montana’s rugged landscapes. The property has a coffee bar and rooftop patio where guests can relax and recharge.

This Whitefish hotel also offers spa services, free self parking, and a 24-hour business center. Its restaurant serves breakfast, dinner, and a full bar with daily happy hour specials. Guests can add on room enhancements to make their stay extra memorable.

The Firebrand Hotel is a short drive from Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. It is the ideal destination for travelers who are looking for an exciting getaway in a beautiful location.

3. Salish Lodge & Spa

Located just a 30-minute drive east of Seattle, Salish Lodge overlooks the stunning Snoqualmie Falls. The 270-foot waterfall, made famous by the opening credits of David Lynch’s cult TV series Twin Peaks, gives guests a breathtakingly cinematic vantage point.

But the lodge also embraces its connection to nature in other ways, especially through the hotel spa. Using honey harvested on the property, technicians craft irresistible treatment preparations.

All 84 rooms have rustic-luxe vibes, with wood-burning fireplaces, cashmere throws, and bookcases. Rooms with two-person tubs amplify the romance. The Attic bar and restaurant has a high-angle view of the river and forest, as well as a menu built around artisanal pizzas and cocktails.

4. Jade Mountain

Rising high above its beachfront sister resort Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain delivers awe-inducing vistas of the Caribbean Sea and the iconic Gros and Petit Piton mountains. Inside, loftlike rooms called sanctuaries lack a fourth wall to blur the line between indoors and out. With 15-foot ceilings, tropical wood furnishings and spacious bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, guests can sink into the stunning scenery.

The eco-friendly sanctuaries are intentionally tech-free, free of televisions and radios to ensure you focus fully on the dazzling landscape. Each suite has a private infinity pool and the hotel’s spa, Kai En Ciel, offers a range of massage treatments. A Major Domo is assigned to each sanctuary, providing round-the-clock service and ensuring your every need is met.

5. Burgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa

Located in Switzerland, Burgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa is an ultra-modern 5-star resort high above Lake Lucerne. The 102 rooms and suites offer incredible views of the alpine landmarks of Rigi and Pilatus. The modern design features designer furniture and elegant materials.

The 107,000 square foot Alpine Spa offers a range of pools including the Hollywood pool, private spa suites and an indoor relaxation area with jelly-mattress pods and infrared saunas. Guests can also treat themselves to results-driven facials and body treatments by Biologique Recherche and Dr. Barbara Sturm.

This property is part of the fully integrated Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne that also includes the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence and the Palace Hotel. Guests arrive via a shuttle boat or the new funicular that drops them right at the hotel.

6. The Cube Aletsch

Located 2,869 meters (9,413 feet) above sea level in Switzerland, the Cube Aletsch offers an unforgettable experience. The simply furnished living container is surrounded by the mountain landscape of the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sit back on your terrace with a glass of wine and watch the last rays of sunlight light up the Great Aletsch Glacier.

The massive glacier is currently 20 kilometers long, but it’s melting at a fast rate. Scientists predict that it may disappear entirely by 2100. This is one of the best places to see it before it disappears.

Vast meadows flow seamlessly into rocky ridges at this breathtaking mountain retreat. The Alps seem to come to life before your eyes at this unique hotel, which overlooks the massive Great Aletsch Glacier.

7. Hotel Glacier

Located alongside one of the Columbia Icefield’s iconic glaciers, this premium retreat was redesigned by globally-renowned design firm DIALOG to be more than just a place to sleep. Guests can book their stay alone or opt for the all-inclusive high alpine experience including accommodation, an evening guided tour of Athabasca Glacier and private access to the Icefield Parkway’s famous Glacier Skywalk the next morning before it opens to the public.

Enjoy views of the icy mountains from guest rooms that offer signature plush beds and seating areas. Dine on locally-sourced cuisine at the sit-down Altitude Restaurant surrounded by breathtaking glacier views. All-inclusive packages are available from June 1 to mid-October.

8. Alila Jabal Akhdar

Alila Jabal Akhdar, owned by Hyatt (book through our Hyatt Prive programme), is a stunning mountain retreat that is a two and a half hour four-wheel drive from Muscat. The hotel is fifteen degrees cooler than Muscat all year round and combines traditional Omani construction techniques with contemporary architectural design to create a sustainable, forward-thinking retreat.

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86 suites are spread across small stone buildings, each with spectacular views. Upgrade to the Jabal Terrace Suite for an unrivalled clifftop position and daybed.

Located in the Al Hajar mountains, the hotel is secluded amidst a desert landscape of rugged beauty. Spend days immersed in the natural surroundings, or enjoy a spa treatment, a workout at the glass-walled gym and some delicious fusion cuisine at Juniper restaurant.

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