With top festive décor, amazing locations, and fine food, these hotels are the perfect places to spend New Year’s Eve with the entire family!
1. Viceroy Snowmass – Snowmass Village, Colorado
Viceroy Snowmass is a luxury ski resort that knows how to get its guests into the holiday spirit. The hotel has been set up in a special festive décor with several Christmas trees and sparkling lights. Additionally, the hotel is located in an amazing natural environment in one of the best skiing and snowboarding areas of the US, with views of the Aspen Snowmass peaks. To make the most out of your holiday experience, you can book several excursions like sleigh rides and snowshoe adventures, as well as many other holiday experiences. Snowmass Village offers an authentic culinary journey through local flavors of Colorado in a range of on-site restaurants that use only fresh, regionally sourced, organic ingredients.
The hotel’s Indian-inspired spa is a 7,000-sq-ft. peaceful sanctuary where guests can relax in modern luxury. Designed by Jean Michel-Gathy, the spa is located in Aspen’s backyard beyond a brass gate. It offers several holistic wellness experiences, including Ute Indian-inspired therapies and contemporary beauty rituals. The large spa includes six treatment rooms and an infinity pool with a waterfall. There is even a big fitness center that offers programs to balance mind and body, such as yoga classes. The gym is equipped with modern cardio and strength equipment and personal training is available by appointment anytime of the year. To celebrate 2022, the luxury resort will organize a New Year’s Eve dinner at the TORO Kitchen & Lounge with the cost of $420 per person. The event will include a special dinner, champagne toast, live DJ, and dancing. TORO Kitchen & Lounge offers Latin contemporary cuisine from chef Richard Sandoval. The menu is inspired by Latin American flavors and includes anything from grilled steaks to fish, as well as hand-crafted cocktails. Throughout the holiday season, TORO Kitchen & Lounge offers holiday lobby delights, including hot chocolate with live music daily from 3 PM to 4:30 PM until January 16, 2022.
2. Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge – Telluride, Colorado
Named after famous Austrian skier Franz Klammer, the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, is located in Telluride’s pedestrian-friendly Mountain Village right in the San Juan Mountains. The resort boasts 63 slope-side two- and three-bedroom luxury residences right in the heart of Mountain Village and a short distance from Village Gondola Station. Each residence includes a fully equipped kitchen, a living area, a dining room, washer and dryer, elegant bathrooms, a private balcony with slope-side views, and a stone fireplace. The lodge also includes an outdoor heated pool with a small indoor section and hot tubs, a fitness center, a business center, and an on-site spa. Obviously, everything comes with an attentive and personalized service from the warm staff.
The Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge boasts panoramic views of the Telluride Ski Resort and the majestic surrounding San Juan. It is located within walking distance of the ski school and slopes, as well as the restaurants and shops in Mountain Village. Additionally, Telluride Airport is only 6 miles northwest, while Montrose Regional Airport is around 70 miles north. The resort boasts a European-style Himmel Spa with seven treatment rooms, an adults-only rooftop hot tub, a spa boutique, and an Oxygen Room to help guests adjust to the mountain altitude.The spa is also home to a 24-hours fitness center that offers classes daily, including yoga, Pilates and strength-training. Moreover, the resort offers ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes and complimentary ski valet service. Besides skiing and snowboarding, the Telluride area offers a variety of winter activities, such as ice skating, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. The location is perfect for friends gatherings, business guests, and families with little kids. Complimentary on-site kids activities include a game room, board games, fishing poles, bicycles, and babysitting services.
3. The Inn at Little Washington – Washington, Virginia
The Inn at Little Washington was founded in 1978 by Washington, DC native Patrick O’Connell. Throughout its 40-year-long history, The Inn at Little Washington has steadily increased its popularity and today it regularly hosts celebrities, politicians, and culinary enthusiasts. The Inn includes only 23 guest rooms and suites created by Joyce Evans, a London stage and set designer. All room reservations include a welcome cocktail upon arrival, afternoon tea, house breakfast in the hotel’s dining room, and complimentary valet parking. Moreover, each room features flat screen televisions, high-speed wireless Internet access, Bulgari bath products, and 24 hour room service.
But the best part of The Inn is the high-end restaurant, which in 2019 became the first and only 3 Star Michelin restaurant in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Additionally, in 2021, Michelin awarded The Inn a Green Star for sustainability. The restaurant’s menu features fine dishes by Patrick O’Connell that draw admirers from all over the world. Patrick’s eclectic and healthy cuisine pays homage to the classical French cuisine, while reflecting contemporary American cuisine. Many ingredients used in the recipes are raised and produced by a network of local farmers and suppliers. The large wine cellar must also be mentioned. It comprises more than 14,000 bottles from the world’s great wine regions, with a special focus on the wines of Europe, California, Oregon, and local Virginia wineries. For the past 26 years, The Inn’s wine list has received the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. With its sophisticated menu, elegant décor, and elaborated decoration, The Inn at Little Washington is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve, toasting 2022 with the best wines on their list.