Situated at the foot of Jbel Toubkal — the highest peak in North Africa 60km from Marrakech, Morocco — Kasbah Du Toubkal is a quiet mountain retreat in a majestic setting. This hilltop Kasbah has been transformed using traditional methods, from the home of a Feudal Caid into an unprecedented haven for those seeking comfortable mountain refuge.
The Hobbit House is a unique guest resort in Trout Creek, Montana for those who love the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fans of Lord of the Rings can relax in a 1,000-square-foot guesthouse that is partially underground. The owners, Steve and Christine Michaels, spent about US$410,000 to build the Hobbit House and the entire miniature mystical Shire.
The 2011 HGTV Dream Home is located in Stowe, Vermont with breathtaking mountain scenery. This rustic mountain-style lodge with modern architecture and interior design inspired by the colours of Vermont offers casual luxury at its best. The natural colour palette of the interior space bursts alive as one enters.
Teetering over the majestic Vikos Gorges and Voidomatis River in Epirus Province in Greece, the Aristi Mountain Resort is an 18-room hotel on the highest point in town. Original architecture of the stone building is preserved according to local laws. The cozy rooms with hardwood floors and stone walls echo the reflect simplicity of the region.
During one of his famous ballooning expeditions in 1998, British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson discovered this breathtaking property located in the Atlas Mountains one hour’s drive from Marrakech, Morocco. He subsequently bought the property and turned it into a luxury retreat. The rooms and tented suites at Kasbah Tamadot are individually decorated using traditional Moroccan furnishings and antiques.
Located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, this mountain view chalet has a timeless design that features modern decor. The 6,000-square-foot retreat in a world class ski resort — and home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games — is built for family and outdoor adventure lovers. The open kitchen and heated outdoor living space, including a swimming pool, make this mountain chalet ideal for entertaining.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is a fairytale-like mountain paradise styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle. The grandeur of the resort blends seamlessly with its rustic alpine interior decor. The luxury spa and heated pool overlooking the mountains offer guests the ultimate relaxation. This fairytale castle in the mountains surrounded by spectacular sceneries lets you step inside a world of its own.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Resort in the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is a place to experience natural wonder in luxury. The interior design is charming with its rustic elegance. The whimsical details of the guest rooms perfectly complement the alpine decor.