Best Hotels for Fall Foliage

Because it’s leaf-peeping season

It’s tough to dream up a better way to enjoy a cool, crisp, fall day than leaf-peeping in the great outdoors. Below, three hotels across the country where the natural scenery can’t be beat.

Cliff House Maine

Though this historic resort might be best known for its dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the terrific scenery extends to the land as well. The property is surrounded by maple, pine, and birch trees – all which turn intensely brilliant this time of year. After a leisurely hike, fuel up with fresh seafood at Nubb’s Lobster Shack or The Tiller.

Resort at Squaw Creek

While peak season for this famed ski resort is winter, consider visiting now, before the holiday crowds swarm in. The accommodations are spacious, there’s several top notch restaurants and bars on site, and the spa will help melt all your stress away. And of course, the scenery is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

The Carolina Inn

This charming hotel, located in the collegiate town of Chapel Hill, is actually adjacent to the picturesque UNC campus. Fantastic foliage is just steps away, so after a scenic stroll around the campus, cozy up with a well-crafted cocktail by the crackling outdoor fire pits on Pavilion Terrace.


Outdoor activities, outdoor


Chapel Hill, NC
Stowe, VT


The Carolina Inn The Lodge at Spruce Peak


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