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5 Best Wilderness Lodges in North America

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These are the top spots for a fun wilderness adventure.

Whether you're looking for a secluded resort on par with luxury hotels or a true backcountry experience, add one of these destinations to your travel bucket list.

The lodges here are all far from the big cities in places where you can forget about the Wi-Fi and reconnect with nature.

Once you check-in at the main lodge of one of these places, you'll understand why they are so popular.

Sorrel River Ranch

Devour delicious farm-to-table meals, pamper yourself in the luxury spa, and take a horseback tour of the beautiful country at the Sorrel River Ranch in Moab, Utah. You can spot the filming locations of several westerns at this genuine red rock resort, and the options of daily activities are endless.

Old Faithful Inn

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Located inside Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful Inn is one of the oldest and most historic wilderness lodges in the country. The log cabin has no modern conveniences such as TV or air conditioning, encouraging guests to take advantage of the wilderness experience via boating, hiking, and guided tours. Another option with Yellowstone is Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins.

The Resort at Paws Up

This luxury wilderness lodge in western Montana features views of the Rocky Mountains on a 37,000-acre cattle ranch. Head out for horseback riding, fly fishing, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. You can also hit the sauna and enjoy gourmet meals in the high-end wilderness resort.

Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge

Perfectly situated by the Kachemak Bay State Park and the Kenai National Fjords of Alaska, this beautiful mountain lodge offers miles of beaches, saltwater coves, and plenty of views just footsteps away. Guests can also take advantage of Alaskan fishing charters, guided kayak tours, and wildlife photography outings.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

If you're up for leaving the USA, head to Canada for a getaway at the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in British Columbia. Inside the Pacific Rim National Park, this wilderness retreat is open from May through September and features canvas suite tents fully furnished with fine decor and top-of-the-line amenities.

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