Nothing says summer adventure quite like a foray into one of the 63 national parks within the United States. While many travelers choose to camp or stay in the parks’ rustic lodges, you don’t have to rough it in order to experience the beauty of the parks. The Inspirato Collection includes several luxury accommodations within an easy drive of incredible national parks. Below, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorites.
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Though it’s popular among Californians, Joshua Tree National Park is still a hidden gem to many Americans. It’s where the Mojave and the Colorado Deserts meet, home to a flourishing ecosystem of bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes, and the park’s namesake Joshua tree, a twisting, brittle desert tree. The park is particularly attractive to rock climbers, astronomers, and hikers. Stay in nearby Palm Springs—just a 50-minute drive away—at one of our four homes and hotels.
Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana
Visit one of the newest national parks to join the club when you stay in Lake Michigan/Harbor Country. Indiana Dunes National Park boasts soaring sand dunes that tower above a natural swim beach, where the salt-free water is refreshing and inviting. Choose from 50 miles of hiking trails that wind over the dunes, across sunny prairies, and through wetlands. The national park is just 15 miles away across the Indiana-Michigan border from our flagship home, Grand Beach Estate. (There’s still availability left this fall!)
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Granby, Colorado is a quaint mountain town about 30 minutes from Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain’s less crowded western entrance. Make your home base the historic C Lazy U Ranch, and enjoy quick excursions into Rocky Mountain National Park, whether you’re hiking or wildlife-watching in the warmer months (the western half of the park is home to a sizable moose population), or snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter.
Haleakalā National Park, Maui, Hawaii
Watch a spectacular sunrise from the 10,000-foot summit of Haleakalā within Haleakalā National Park on Maui, whose name means “House of the Sun” in Hawaiian. Or, opt to hike along a waterfall-laden trail in Kīpahulu, the remote coastal district of the park, only accessible via the winding Road to Hana. The park entrance to the summit sits about a 70-minute drive from Wailea, where we offer 18 accommodations across three oceanfront resorts.
Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming
Jackson Hole is one of the most famous national park gateway towns in the U.S. The rugged ski town sits just 5 miles from the entrance to Grand Teton National Park, where you can hike around scenic Jenny Lake, bike through pioneer-era ruins at Mormon’s Row, and scout for wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, moose, and bison. Inspirato offers a wide range of accommodations in Jackson, including three homes and two resorts.