February 04, 2010

Hotel Terra

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

If the scenery during the descent into Jackson Hole's airport doesn't zap the stress right out of you, the backdrop for the Hotel Terra will: panoramic mountain views everywhere you look-dotted with the occasional moose or elk, of course. The 132-room hotel, which is certified eco-friendly, boasts fireplaces (even summer nights in Jackson Hole can be chilly!) and terraces in most rooms. But you don't go to Jackson to spend all your time in front of a fire. This is an outdoor-sports mecca. You'll find seven miles of single-track out the hotel's back door, for starters, but there are dozens of other mountain- and road-biking trails in the area, not to mention hiking paths, climbing routes, white-water kayaking and rafting, and more. The concierge can provide maps and set up tours for you; Jackson Treehouse, downstairs at the hotel, rents cruiser bikes ($35 per day). Post-workout, make a beeline for the rooftop Chill Spa and the couples suite that's decked out with a huge Jacuzzi tub, a fireplace, and more of those mesmerizing views ($270 for a 60-minute couples massage). Then, refuel-and wine taste-at Il Villaggio Osteria, the hotel's restaurant, which is also popular with locals (always a good sign).

Details: Rooms from $189. The two-night honeymoon rate gets you champagne upon arrival, two Aprés Adventure spa packages-which include a scrub, body mask, and deep-tissue massage-and more (from $690 per couple; hotelterrajacksonhole.com).