As summer swiftly approaches, millions of Americans are itching to use their well-deserved PTO via a faraway escape to a slightly-isolated yet undeniably gorgeous destination, such as Colorado’s White River National Forest or New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There’s never been a more enticing time than right now to escape the city’s clutch en route to a mountainous region or desert landscape. Whether you’re looking for a substantial vacation home to host that upcoming family reunion, off-site board meeting, or monumental anniversary party, the good folks here at Elite Destination Homes are here to help. We boast an eclectic selection of luxury vacation home rentals throughout the U.S. (and beyond), many of which rest well off the beaten path.

Luxury Vacation Home Rentals: 4 Unique Destinations

The need for a secluded outland getaway has never been greater. Thus, large families, corporate leadership, small organizations, and even bachelorettes (or bachelors) are beginning to think outside the box for their upcoming gathering. As you might imagine, sizable luxury vacation home rentals remain at a premium. Thankfully, the team at Elite Destination Homes is always available to match your large group with a unique locale that suits your size, style, and budget perfectly. To learn more about four of our prized luxury vacation home rentals, please read further.

Forge Lake Lodge, North Carolina

Photo of One of the Prettiest Luxury Vacation Home Rentals on Lake Nantahala.

North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest is arguably the most beautiful stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rolling, densely-forested mountains coat the land. Hidden among the towering eastern hemlocks and red spruces are several genuinely tranquil lakes. The prettiest lake of them all is Lake Nantahala, home to Forge Lake Lodge, one of the most luxurious log homes in the Appalachians. The home features four fireplaces, four terraces, seven televisions, an exercise room, a dock, an outdoor hot tub, distinct character, and, of course, breathtaking views of Lake Nantahala.

Adobe Zen House, New Mexico

Photo of One of the Premier Luxury Vacation Home Rentals in New Mexico.

On the other end of the country lies the charming, immaculate Adobe Zen House (as pictured above), a beautiful amalgam of Spanish architecture, Japanese tranquility, and modern glamour. The three-acre estate rests at the foothills of awe-inspiring San Antonio Mountain. The property is surrounded by boundless New Mexican wilderness. Most guests arrive via horseback and venture into the wild during the daylight. Adobe Zen House is ideal for those with a penchant for seclusion, stargazing, and classic Southwestern flair.

Garnet Lodge, Wyoming

Photo of One of the Best Luxury Vacation Home Rentals in Jackson, WY.You might be surprised to discover that one of our finest luxury vacation home rentals lies along the southern rim of the Grand Tetons. Garnet Lodge is widely celebrated for its dazzling great room, which features a glamorous chandelier, colossal stone fireplace, high-end furnishings, and backcountry forest vistas. Yes, the nine-person lodge is in the heart of Wyoming ski country, but you’ll quickly find that Jackson also boasts a spectacular golf scene to go along with the countless top-reviewed hiking trails in the nearby Grand Teton National Park.

Vail Ski Home, Colorado

Photo of the Mountain View from One of the Best Luxury Vacation Home Rentals in Vail.Vail, Colorado, remains one of the true four-season hidden gems near Denver. Not only will you discover an array of luxury vacation home rentals near the world-class ski area, but the downtown is home to a thriving culinary scene, sleek bars, top-notch breweries, and high-end shopping. The ski home itself provides unobstructed views of the rolling mountains and the neighboring village. Guests can utilize the free shuttle into downtown, but don’t be afraid to branch out into the surrounding wilderness for a bit of backcountry hiking, birdwatching, or fly fishing.

Elite Rentals | Fractional Home Ownership

As you might imagine, we’ve received many calls about last-minute vacation rentals (as well as secluded vacation homes). But it’s worth noting that Elite Destination Homes is also one of the Midwest’s premier fractional ownership management companies, which goes hand in hand with our countless luxury vacation home rentals spread across the globe. Please give us a call today at 651-389-3843 to inquire about our elite homes (or check availability online).