Vail Village, Vail, Colorado
This luxury boutique resort opened in Vail in 2010, and prices are often more than fair for what you get: Two great restaurants, including the farm-to-table Block 16, plus a chic lounge; an outdoor pool; four Jacuzzis; an upscale spa; and beautiful, high-end decor in the airy lobby and cozy (yet spacious) library -- no cabin kitsch here. The lobby has light stone walls, a barrel ceiling with wood beams, stylish furniture, and a sleek black fireplace with a surround of perpendicular stacked wood slats. The intimate library, by contrast, is a cozier area with comfy leather seating, dim lighting, and an extensive collection of books within its towering black bookshelves. Guests can also find free newspapers in the library every morning.