The Top 10 Mountain Destinations in the U.S. for a Honeymoon

Posted by Adam Warner

mountain_honeymoons-cover.jpgFrom the rugged Rockies in the west to the undulating Appalachians in the east, the United States boasts many extraordinary mountain ranges.

While some like the Grand Tetons offer massive snow-capped peaks and dazzling national park terrain, others like the Adirondacks offer millions of acres of dense foliage, pristine lakes, and an abundance of wilderness to explore.

Read on to discover 10 of our favorite mountain destinations in the United States for honeymoon couples. Home to gorgeous scenery, cozy accommodations, and lots of exciting activities, these regions are perfect for mountain lovers in search of the honeymoon trip of a lifetime.


Lake Tahoe (California and Nevada)

Situated on the border of California and Nevada in the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, America's largest alpine lake provides honeymooners a memorable vacation no matter the season.

Thinking about a winter honeymoon? Newlyweds can take advantage of Lake Tahoe's many ski resorts, some of which are ranked among North America's best. The region also boasts a great variety of winter sports activities such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and romantic sleigh rides.

Prefer a warm-weather getaway? Couples can look forward to plenty of boating pursuits, zip line adventures, hiking, kayaking, and hot air ballooning. With nearly 300 days of sunshine per year, honeymooners can expect lots of great weather days on their trip.


Jackson Hole (Wyoming)

With spectacular mountain vistas around every corner, a wide range of accommodations, and an endless list of activities, Jackson Hole is an ideal choice for newlyweds seeking that perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.

In the snowy months, winter season sports are plentiful, from downhill skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to backcountry snowmobiling to fat tire biking.

During warmer weather months, couples can explore Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, meander around town, and choose from once-in-a-lifetime activities like whitewater rafting and scenic boat rides to gorgeous hikes and waterfalls.


Telluride (Colorado)

It's easy to see why Telluride is a magnet for honeymoon couples each year. For starters, this historic mining town is situated at the end of a beautiful canyon and surrounded by massive, snow-capped mountains.

It also features one of the most picturesque Main Street's in the United States. Backed by towering peaks, the lively downtown district is home to a wonderful collection of restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, and hotels.

No matter the season, Telluride is a go-to destination for mountain lovers. Winter activities range from skiing and snowboarding to cross country skiing, while summer experiences include mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, and horseback riding.


Stowe (Vermont)

New England honeymooners will most certainly want to make a detour in Stowe for a romantic escape in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains.

After checking out Stowe's idyllic downtown (complete with general stores, covered bridges, and white-steepled New England-style church), be sure to make time to partake in some of the region's best luxury spas, fine dining spots, outdoor activities, and places with amazing views.

Unpack your bags at a luxury hotel in town like Stowe Mountain Lodge or Topnotch Resort.


Park City (Utah)

Whether you're interested in a peaceful alpine getaway or an adventure-heavy vacation in the mountains, Park City is a fantastic choice for honeymoon couples.

For starters, this beautiful town is conveniently situated in the scenic Wasatch Mountains of Utah, just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Meanwhile, couples can find lots of things to do in Park City year-round. For instance, thrill-seekers will certainly want to ride "The Comet" at Utah Olympic Park or try the Park City Mountain Resort Alpine Coaster. If laid-back activities are more your style, honeymooners can also pursue fly fishing, spa visits, yoga, and shopping on historic Main Street.


Taos (New Mexico)

Home to a renowned ski resort, vibrant downtown district, incredible World Heritage site, and awe-inspiring mountain surroundings, Taos, New Mexico stands out as a one-of-a-kind honeymoon destination.

The downtown area of Taos is truly delightful, with its Spanish Colonial Style buildings and Pueblo Revival style houses. Meanwhile, with so many unique art galleries, boutiques, historic sites, and restaurants, couples can easily set aside several days to explore it all.

Book your stay at Palacio de Marquesa, a lovely boutique mountain retreat.


Asheville (North Carolina)

Asheville is a terrific home base for honeymoon couples looking to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The city is the perfect jump-off point for an adventurous honeymoon any month of the year.

Asheville is also home to the Biltmore Estate, an active and very walkable downtown, and countless first-rate resorts, spas, and hotels.


Sedona (Arizona)

Surrounded by towering cliffs, massive buttes, and impressive red rock mesas, Sedona is one of our favorite mountainous regions for a honeymoon getaway (sunsets here are absolutely spectacular!). The region is home to many top spas and resorts and unique outdoor activities such as hiking and off-road 4x4 adventures.

Plus, with a close proximity to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon National Park, you'll certainly have a wide range of exciting honeymoon activities to choose from.


Lake Placid (New York)

Escape to the Adirondacks in northern New York for a romantic honeymoon in the mountains. In the winter, couples will find the region to be a snow-blanketed winter wonderland. Come June through August, newlyweds can enjoy refreshing lake swims, amazing hikes, and long nights of a Lake Placid summer trip. Both trips are equally gorgeous.

Whenever you honeymoon in this mountainous destination in upstate New York, expect starry nights, cozy fires and scenic landscapes. Book your Lake Placid honeymoon stay at the Lake Placid Lodge for a five-star resort experience.


Bend (Oregon)

Couples visiting Oregon should make Bend a priority on their Beaver State honeymoon road trip. Situated just east of the Cascade Range and along the Deschutes River, the city is famous for its outdoor pursuits (Mt. Bachelor is just 30 minutes from downtown), incredible adventure options (think skiing and snowboarding, biking, and thrilling river excursions), and fantastic beer trail (the city is considered to be one of the best beer cities in the U.S.).

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