Many people throughout the country are rejoicing over the new warmer weather knocking at our door recently. Beach vacations are being made and dreams of toes in the water and chairs in the sand are dancing through vacation-ready brains. However, the beach and warmer weather is not for everyone. It is not uncommon to enjoy bundling up in a cabin, next to a warm fire and relish cozy moments as the sun is sweltering in warmer locales. Becca Hensley provided readers of New Orleans Bride Magazine many honeymoon destination getaways fit for whatever weather you desire. Now, we are bringing her “Mountain Moments” honeymoon suggestions to the pages of Let Them Eat Cake.
— Kelly Massicot
Even the moose feel an affinity for the way Jackson Hole’s Amangani in Wyoming melds into the mountainscape. They’ll stare enviously as you cavort in the long-as-a-river infinity pool. Sleek, minimal, architecturally savvy, this opulent hotel showcases nature’s handiwork with astonishing vistas of the Grand Tetons from every angle. In winter, ride the private dinner sleigh up the butte for an al fresco repast beneath the impossibly starry sky. Staff will arrange rose petals on your bed, chilled champagne on your terrace or bubbles in your semi-sunken tub — just ask. www.aman.com/resorts/amangani
Mud’s nothing new in Telluride, a former mining town turned celebrity beloved ski resort, ensconced in a stunning box canyon in Colorado. But slathering it all over your body makes for a novel couple’s spa treatment at Madeline Hotel and Residence’s M Spa, where the Mountain Love Journey ends in intimate, mud cleansing, soak in the tub for two. Opt for a one-bedroom balcony suite. Its fireplace comes in handy after a dog sled ride or a day well skied or hiked. Ask the Bath Barista to customize your boudoir with house infused oils (we love the juniper), bath salts and beauty potions. madelinetelluride.com/spa-menu.php
The razzle dazzle is real in Aspen, a mélange of all things chic and cosseting. Experience the chic chi factor best at St. Regis Aspen, where the brand’s penchant for tony hospitality reaches Rocky Mountain heights. Take a capacious Presidential Suite complete with a baby grand piano. There, the hotel can arrange for a local musician to tap out a tune while you find nourishment in the St. Regis Aspen Resort signature midnight feast. A butler stands by to make a crackling fire or iron your eveningwear, though you’ll have to do the actual skiing yourself. stregisaspen.com