When the lifts shut down in America’s mountain towns, out come the flip-flops, microbrews, and inner tubes. For a real recharge this summer, spend some time at our favorite high-altitude hotels, restaurants, and outfitters.
by Robert Earle Howells
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
With its downtown setting and Old West flavor, the Hotel Bristol is like walking into a Zane Grey novel.
The owners of the Sweetwater Grill used lottery winnings to create their dream restaurant on the banks of the Yampa River. Fresh local fare with ethnic flourishes.
When a world-class river flows through town, you’ve got to toss it a fly. A half-day float trip will set you back $325.
For details on MJ-endorsed hotels, restaurants, and outfitters in Truckee, California, click here.