The All Roads North Team’s Favorite Hotels in the USA

Of all the elements that combine to make the perfect journey, picking the right accommodation is top priority. Whether you stay at a boutique hotel, working ranch or secluded rental property, your space to stay should embody the character of your destination and provide a comfy, safe place to crash at the end of the day. 

That’s why the All Roads North team put our heads together to compile a list of our favorite hotels and properties. Each is unique, with their own merits. Are you looking for an off-the-grid adventure? We know the perfect basecamps. Looking for a luxe and relaxing spa weekend? We have a few in mind for that too. 

Read on to discover the All Roads North team’s favorite hotels in the USA!

 

Best for sustainability

 

Zapata Ranch

Riding through the sand dunes at Zapata Ranch

Photo by Kate Matheson

Zapata Ranch proves how ranching and conservation can coexist. The ranch is operated on a Nature Conservancy preserve, which protects a huge tract of biologically diverse land from development and allows guests to actively participate in working ranch activities before returning to their cozy lodge. –Lisa, Destination Specialist

Bardessono

Bardessono

Bardessono is a shining temple to minimal, sleek and eco-friendly design– one of only three LEED Platinum certified hotels in the U.S. They use geothermal sources to heat and cool a large part of the hotel, and were even very waste-conscious throughout the property’s construction. –Andrea, Destination Specialist

 

Best for off-the-grid adventures

 

North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin

North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin

This lodge on the edge of Lake Chelan can only be reached by a two-hour ferry ride or 17-mile hike and offers incredible access to a remote corner of North Cascades National Park. –Lisa, Destination Specialist

J Bar L Ranch

J Bar L Ranch

At the end a long dirt road lies J Bar L Ranch: 20,000 acres of stewarded Montana rangeland. The secluded property is a snapshot of the wild, untouched American West. –Sam, Founder

Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule

Photo by Arturo Polo Ena

If you are a traveler looking for authentic Alaska experiences and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty or feet wet, Ultima Thule Lodge is for you. Located 100 miles from any paved road, the lodge is a remote Alaska oasis catering to the adventurous-at-heart. –Sam, Founder

 

Best for authentic local character

 

Casa Gallina

Casa Gallina

The bucolic farmland, the enthusiasm of host Richard Spera and, of course, the property’s namesake chickens. Just a few ways Casa Gallina will make you fall in love with Taos with a true glimpse into local life. –Ben, Client Operations

Inn at Newport Ranch 

Inn at Newport Ranch

The Inn at Newport Ranch is quite literally infused with local character. The bones of a century-old farmhouse, hewn from the area’s iconic old growth redwoods, form the core of the property. Sitting on 2,000 windswept acres of rugged Northern California coastline, this raw plot of land invites you to watch massive storms roll in, wander amongst the coastal redwood giants or do nothing at all. –Andrea, Destination Specialist

Maison Madeleine

Maison Madeleine

Maison Madeleine, built in the 1840s, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is nestled among lush gardens on the shores of Lake Martin, a hidden gem that boasts one of the largest wading bird rookeries in North America. The nearby small town of Breaux Bridge is one of the cultural centers of Acadiana and the heartland of the inviting Cajun way of life. –Sam, Founder

Bitterroot Ranch

Bitterroot Ranch

The Fox family have been ranching at Bitterroot since 1971 and while the guest program is central to the operation, it is not its reason for being. This is very much still a dynamic working ranch and every spring the cattle herd is brought up to the ranch from their winter grounds and graze freely in the vast Shoshone National Forest that abuts the property. –Sam, Founder

 

Best for relaxation and pampering

 

Dunton Hot Springs

Dunton Hot Springs

Dunton Hot Springs is an indulgent bolthole near Telluride. Think fresh mountain air, beautiful views and the opportunity to shuffle between cabin and the outdoor hot springs, bath house or sauna in your slippers and cozy robe. Along with fabulous food. –Lisa, Destination Specialist

Castle Hot Springs

Castle Hot Springs

The Castle Hot Springs experience is designed to make the day-to-day melt away. An oasis of palm trees and saguaro cacti nestled in the heart of the Bradshaw Mountains, the natural hot springs and spa on property is the perfect place to get away and relax. –Mary Cate, Marketing

Triple Creek Ranch

Triple Creek Ranch

Photo courtesy of Triple Creek Ranch

If a Montana ranch seems out of place in the pampering section to you, think again. Triple Creek Ranch is a luxurious, adults-only property in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley. The perfect place to enjoy some fine dining, relax in a hot tub or nap on a hammock in the shade of the whispering pines. –Sam, Founder

 

Best architecture and design

 

Hotel Peter & Paul

Hotel Peter & Paul

This former school house, rectory, Catholic church and convent have each been carefully restored into a 71-room boutique hotel. Pieces were designed and constructed locally by regional artisans, or antiquities collected from the great antique fairs of Europe and several of New Orleans’ finest estates. Hotel Peter & Paul will transport you back into the fascinating history of New Orleans while surrounded by one of the city’s most chic and increasingly modern neighborhoods. –Patty, Client Operations

Willow House

Willow House

At first glance, one might mistake West Texas’ Willow House for a work of Donald Judd’s modern art. Simple and sophisticated, the desert retreat nods to Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic southwestern style while also embodying a James Turrell-esque use of light. The minimal architecture lives in harmony with its beautiful surroundings: the Chihuahuan desert and Chisos Mountain Range. –Sam, Founder

 

Best for dining

 

Single Thread 

SingleThread

SingleThread by the numbers: five boutique hotel rooms, it’s own five-acre farm and 11-course Michelin star dining experience in the heart of the California Wine Country. –Andrea, Destination Specialist

Los Poblanos 

Los Poblanos

Photo by Elizabeth Wells

Authentic, historic and relaxing, Los Poblanos is a getaway for all the senses. The property consists of a Hacienda and a working farm surrounded by fields or lavender and rows of vegetables. The focus on historic preservation and regenerative agriculture results in one of the most pure field-to fork menus in the country. –Andrea, Destination Specialist

 

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