Why Amangiri is the escape you need in 2020

In a wild and rock-carved Utah landscape, Amangiri Hotel is a sandstone hideaway at the heart of Navajo country – not the place you’d expect to find an incredible spa, excellent restaurant, and total indulgence.

The Location:
It is worth noting that this hotel is not easy to get to; the quickest way is a 4-hour drive from Las Vegas. I always feel like there is something great about how difficult a resort or vacation spot is to get to. It makes it that much more special; by the time you arrive, you feel like you have really earned it. 

At the hotel:
It is safe to say that this hotel wants for nothing boosting the following features – Swimming pool; spa with five treatment rooms, water pavilion, and watsu pool; steam and sauna rooms; fitness centre; communal living room; library and game room; desert lounge; DVD, CD, and book libraries; art gallery and boutique; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, bathrobes, signature Amangiri sage-infused bath products, minibar.

Activities Galore:
There are plenty of activities to keep you very busy at this resort. Including, but not limited to, guided hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, biking, boating on the lake, hot air balloon rides, a visit to the Grand Canyon or Zion National Park, spa treatments… you name it – they’ve got it. They even have an in-house expert team of guides that can teach guests the basics of GPS navigation, map reading, rope techniques, and desert travel, as well as provide an introduction to the ecology, geology, and human history of the area.

Must Do:
If you stay at the property with a significant other, a must-do is the “Sunset Trail.” It is a very short 5-minute walk to a private hillside spot reserved just for you. Set up beautifully with rocking chairs, delicious snacks, and champagne, imagine being in this setting while watching the sunset with nothing but the beauty of nature, silence, and each other.

When to go:
The best time to visit Amangiri and the American Southwest is during the shoulder seasons (late spring and late fall) when the temperature is moderate, the air crisp, and the crowds few.

Additionally, from personal experience, I would say that the best time to travel to Vermont and Maine is summer/fall. I loved it there during both seasons. I also did the Pacific Coast drive from San Fran to Oregon in the Fall, and it was beautiful.

Want to learn more about this hotel and other amazing domestic locations right in our own backyard? Give me a call at (888) 229-0082 (ask for Vanessa) or email me at vmassey@downunderendeavours.com.