As fall settles in, we are naturally turning our attention to the mountains.
From the aptly named town of Aspen to the spectrum of colors in Stowe, the possibilities for an indelible mountain vacation would appear to be limitless. However, Inspirato has not only curated the best luxury vacation homes and hotels to savor a long weekend amongst the changing leaves — we also have the inside scoop on the best fall activities for the whole family at each destination.
Below is a quick look at some of the experiences our members will be enjoying at a handful of our top mountain destinations.
Golf in Stowe, Vermont
Inspirato Members can wake up and greet the day from their balcony at Stowe Mountain Lodge, which takes in views of Mt. Mansfield and the surrounding hillsides. But the real autumn treat is a round of golf at Stowe Mountain Lodge Golf Course, where members can enjoy two different championship-level 18-hole golf courses. At the height of fall color (usually early October) the course is a contender for most scenic in America.
Hiking in Vail, Colorado
Situated on the mountainside facing Vail Mountain any of Inspirato’s 31 accommodations offers Vail’s best perspective on the changing fall colors, often right from the home’s beautiful patio. You’ll definitely want to get outside to be part of that view by hiking amongst the aspens. From a mellow walk along the Gore Creek Trail to a strenuous climb up to Booth Creek Falls, the Vail Valley has several ways to see the changing colors of the season.
Cycling in Aspen, Colorado
If you prefer a residence nestled in the mountainside or in the middle of the bustling town of Aspen, Inspirato can help arrange a full day outside. The best fall activity in Aspen has to be cycling throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. With warm days and spectacular autumn color in all directions, Aspen is pure heaven for road cyclists and mountain bikers alike. Head up Maroon Creek Road to see the iconic Maroon Bells, or take a lighter ride along the Roaring Fork River.
Fly Fishing in Deer Valley, Utah
Peace and tranquility define the autumn season in Deer Valley. There’s no better way to enjoy that than fly fishing on the scenic Provo River. Fall is an excellent time to seek out trophy-sized brown trout. Conditions are constantly in flux, but Inspirato can easily arrange a local guide to take members to the most productive waters.
Sailing in Squaw Valley, California
Inspirato can provide an ideal base of operations for a long autumn weekend away in any of our residences or with our partners at The Resort at Squaw Creek. The real treat is on the water sailing the blue waters of Lake Tahoe. While summer is the most popular time to take to the lake, fall is considered by many to be even better. Reliable winds, warm sun and — best of all — fewer crowds on the water, make it sheer bliss for sailing enthusiasts.