8 of the world’s best hotels to enjoy fall foliage views!

At these luxury properties, you can glimpse the bright reds and warm yellows of fall foliage without having to leave your room.

Leafy landscapes painted in rich red, gold, and orange shades, hot pumpkin spice lattes warming you up, and an earthy aroma filling the air — there’s nothing quite like the fall season. The changing leaves are quintessentially autumn, and there’s no better way to enjoy the fall colours than from the comfort of your hotel room. Here’s our pick of the world’s best hotels to enjoy fall foliage views.

8 luxury hotels with the best fall foliage views

Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York

Best hotels to enjoy fall foliage views
The resort is nestled amid woodlands surrounding the pristine Lake Placid, away from the bustle of New York. Image: Courtesy Whiteface Lodge.

Sprawling across over 6 million acres, the Adirondacks have been blessed with one of the longest and most spectacular fall foliage seasons in the country. Nestled in these woodlands surrounding Lake Placid in New York, Whiteface Lodge features a rustic timber design and touches like antler chandeliers and nature-inspired artwork, highlighting the majestic Adirondack landscape. Other than an idyllic setting and bespoke service, the rustic mountain getaway offers a front-row seat of the majestic natural spectacle. Gaze at the falling leaves, dip in the outdoor heated pool, saunter around the pond, and hike the nearby High Falls Gorge and Catamount Mountain.

Omni Mount Washington Resort, New England, US

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Nothing does fall foliage like New England! Image: Courtesy Omni Mount Washington Resort.
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Zip-line your way through autumn foliage! Image: Courtesy Omni Mount Washington Resort.

New England definitely boasts some of the best in the United States. So it’s no surprise that you are surrounded with lush foliage of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains that moment you arrive at Omni Mount Washington Resort. Park yourself in a plush chair in front of a fireplace to take in the fall scenery at its best. Or take up the three-hour canopy tour that lets you soar over the multicolored leaves taking you through nine-cable ziplines and two sky bridges that reach up to 165 feet above ground.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen, US

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Soak up in the Aspen beauty. Image: Courtesy The St. Regis Aspen Resort.

Tucked at the base of Aspen Mountain, The St. Regis Aspen Resort is surrounded by stunning views of the Rocky Mountain and Colorado’s ever-changing foliage. Spend your time hiking through Aspen’s gorgeous trails, visiting Maroon Lake, and tackling the Maroon Bells’ 14,000-foot summits covered in golden aspen leaves. Later, retreat at one of the resort’s sophisticated rooms or better yet, soak up in the outdoor hot tub with a handcrafted cocktail, admiring the aspen grove and watching the forest spring to life.

HOSHINOYA Fuji, Fuji, Japan

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Experience Japanese hospitality amid nature’s bounty. Image: Courtesy HOSHINOYA Fuji.

Watch the changing leaves at HOSHINOYA frame Mount Fuji in a unique autumnal glow. This Japanese resort stays nearly hidden by the surrounding woods, located 100 meters up the slope of a mountain. Strolling through the slender paths around it takes through a landscape of red pine needles and multi-shaped leaves that hang above, casting shadows on you that shift over time. Enjoy bespoke luxury at your minimalist cabin as take in the fresh scent of conifers and pines cones and immerse in the depth of a forest!

Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce, Bruges, Belgium

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Live in the very heart of Bruges. Image: Courtesy Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce.

Popular as the ‘Venice of the North’, Bruges is an enchanting fall destination with quiet, romantic canals winding throughout the city. Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce, with its half timbered façade and stained glass windows, is a grand waterfront residence located at the heart of the historic city. What’s more, it overlooks one of the most famous scenic viewpoints of Bruges, on a bend in the principal canal fringed with stunning foliage. Take a private boat trip to float in one of the waterways, watching autumn leaves glide past you, or watch the fallen ones mirroring in the water from your window.

The Dunstane Houses, Edinburg, Scotland

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When the magic of Scotland meets unparalleled hospitality. Image: Courtesy The Dunstane Houses.

Between all the medieval architecture, charming streets, and stunning foliage, it is quite impossible not to fall in love with Edinburgh in autumn. Refined, relaxed, a little romantic, and a lot luxurious, The Dunstane Houses spread across two Victorian townhouses offer the best of the Scottish capital. A breath of fresh Orkney air in the heart of Edinburgh, the five-star boutique resort offers 35 newly refurbished luxury rooms. Take daily drives to the countryside to bask in the fall scenery, pick a classic Dunstane picnic in the lush garden, and enjoy a cosy camping night in the middle of a forest.

Meadowood Napa Valley, California

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Nothing beats Napa Valley when it comes to lush natural beauty. Image: Courtesy Meadowood Napa Valley.
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Retreat in the centre of a vineyard surrounded with fall colours. Image: Courtesy Meadowood Napa Valley.

California might be the last place you’d expect to see the leaves change. But then the fall colours on the vineyards put up a spectacle here and changes your perspective forever. Rooted deeply in neighbourhood’s history, culture, and heritage, Meadowood Napa Valley welcomes guests into the fold of the private valley and the flourishing way of life it sustains, close to nature, in tune with the rhythm of the seasons. Elegant amenities meet the wild adventures at the estate that unfolds from the ridges of its surrounding mountains through wooded canyons and rows of vineyards to the Napa River’s edge.

Stoneridge Estate, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Experience fall in New Zealand like never before. Image: Courtesy Stoneridge Estate.

Missing the fall landscape that takes over the US every year? Springtime in Queenstown, New Zealand is the best alternative with lots of incredible foliage, stunning vistas, and plenty of outdoor adventures. Base yourself at Stoneridge Estate nestled on the shores of Lake Hayes amidst acres of sprawling gardens and vines, with panoramic views over the sparkling lake and majestic mountain peaks, The artisan-crafted alpine retreat effortlessly combines a sublime scenery and warm, personalised hospitality.

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