Rustic Retreats, Luxurious Style

Take a tour of chic cottage-, farmhouse- and lodge-style hotels. From the slopes of Vail and Aspen in Colorado to the Great Smoky Mountain foothills in East Tennessee, escape the everyday and bring the sophisticated style home with these inspirational ideas.

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.

Nestled in the idyllic Smoky Mountain foothills, just 30 minutes outside of Knoxville, Tenn., sits this 4,200-acre property dotted with luxuriously appointed cottages and guest homes. Each lodging is uniquely decorated with high-end finishes and country comforts. Here in the Farmstead Cottage, a swinging daybed beckons guests to unplug and curl up with a good book or enjoy a catnap. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas

Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass, Colo.

Kick back fireside in the cabana or enjoy an apres-ski dip in the year-round heated saline pool at this resort located just seven miles from downtown Aspen. Image courtesy of Viceroy Snowmass

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.

Built on-site using reclaimed lumber from a two-century-old Pennsylvania barn, the resort's massive 14,000-square-foot bank-style barn is both a picturesque addition to the pastoral landscape and a reminder that the resort really is a working farm. Within, Blackberry's renowned chefs turn the farm's bounty into award-winning cuisine. The Barn is also the setting for epicurean events featuring celebrity chefs and vintners, plus culinary arts classes for guests. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas

The Sebastian, Vail, Colo.

A relative newcomer to Vail's celebrity scene, this luxury boutique resort opened in late 2010 with a modern take on Rocky Mountain lodge style. The lobby's centerpiece is this cozy conversation area, with a sculptural stacked-wood fireplace, warm colors and high-backed tufted sofas. Image courtesy of Oyster.com

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.

With 62 singularly designed accommodations, repeat guests of the resort need never stay in the same space twice. Each lodging features a unique design theme and an eclectic mix of antiques, modern pieces and regionally sourced custom touches. In the Hill Cottage, richly stained board-and-batten walls warm up the soaring bedroom and sitting area, where plaid, paisley and floral fabrics work together to add a touch of English country charm. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas

Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass, Colo.

Rich autumnal colors and organic textures create a glamorous setting in Eight K, the resort's renowned restaurant. A modern gas fireplace surrounded by a variety of stained wood planks warms the private dining room while bundled aspen boughs frame the rustic entrance. Image courtesy of Viceroy Snowmass

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.

A restrained black-and-white color palette boosts the glam factor in this cottage bathroom. The Calacatta marble vanity top and tub deck are a sophisticated juxtaposition to the hand-scraped oak floors and wood-clad ceiling and walls. Photos of the property's roses add a charming touch. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas

Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass, Colo.

The Rocky Mountains aren't just for winter sports. With average summer highs in the low 80s and an abundance of hiking and biking trails, the resort is a popular destination for outdoorsy families year round. Image courtesy of Viceroy Snowmass

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.

Chef Joseph Lenn and his award-winning culinary team delight guests of The Barn, the resort's fine-dining restaurant, with multicourse farm-to-table fare using ingredients produced at the farm's own bakery, butchery, salumeria, creamery and 8,000-square-foot wine cellar. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas

Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass, Colo.

Unlike typical apres-ski hot spots, the Nest Lounge, designed by Kelly Wearstler, is bright and airy without a stacked-stone fireplace or leather club chair in sight. The striking torch-like chandeliers are a nod to midcentury mod while the geometric wooden wall panels are art deco-inspired.

Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass, Colo.

Breathtaking mountain views aren't the only natural element in each of the guest rooms. The resort, which opened in 2009, is the first luxury hotel in Colorado to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Architect and designer Jean-Michel Gathy used low-VOC paint, stain and flooring in each of the rooms to eliminate toxic off-gassing. Other green improvements include LED lighting and motion sensor-equipped thermostats so unoccupied rooms don't waste electricity. Image courtesy of Viceroy Snowmass

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.

Country comfort meets high-tech features in the resort's Farmstead Cottage. Botanical renderings were hand-printed onto waxed parchment to create an antique-look folding screen that elegantly conceals a recessed 42-inch flat-screen TV. Repetition of the room's soft neutral palette in the board-and-batten ceiling, floral fabrics and diamond-patterned sisal rug creates a polished and restful space. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas

The Sebastian, Vail, Colo.

Spicy red walls, caramel leather barstools and a cut agate bar that curves sinuously around the massive floor-to-ceiling circular wine vault combine to make the resort's farm-to-table restaurant, Block 16, the place to warm up with a post-ski snack. Image courtesy of Oyster.com

Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass, Colo.

Bare aspen boughs and a stacked-slate column create a dramatic backdrop in the resort's fine-dining restaurant. Designer Jean-Michel Gathy added contemporary touches like the graphic striped table and sculptural armchairs for a sophisticated and decidedly masculine look. Image courtesy of Viceroy Snowmass

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.

A low glass bowl filled with crabapples and silver cups filled with sprays of peach rosebuds, both gathered on the property, create a simple yet elegant centerpiece in the resort's iconic Farm House. Limoges china, European linens and crystal stemware complete the formally set table. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas

The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Vail, Colo.

An elegant stacked-stone fireplace anchors the European chalet-style lobby. An ornately detailed coffered ceiling, a massive wrought-iron chandelier and cozy leather furnishings complete the luxury lodge look. Image courtesy of Oyster.com

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.

The atmosphere is luxurious hunting lodge in the subdued Vintner's Cottage, where a custom-painted wall treatment resembles sun-bleached pine. Cut damask draperies frame a contemporary desk set into a window niche, while rich espresso leather panels on the bed's headboard and footboard add a masculine touch. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas

The Sebastian, Vail, Colo.

Located within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants of upscale yet family-friendly Vail Village, this boutique hotel features classic alpine architecture in step with surrounding shops. The hotel's exterior features stacked-stone and timber construction, four hot tubs and a year-round heated pool. Image courtesy of Oyster.com