The lure of mountain living has enticed humans throughout civilization, and is especially strong among Americans with centuries of pioneer culture. Diamond Resorts International® has a network of more than 370 properties worldwide, with some of their most impressive destinations nestled high in the mountains of the American West, including California’s Lake Tahoe, Utah’s Brian Head, and Arizona’s White Mountains.
Mark Twain famously wrote, “To breathe the same air as the angels, you must go to Tahoe.” The awe-inspiring masterpiece of sapphire blue Sierra Nevada Mountain water sits 6,200 feet above sea level, and is also the second deepest lake in the United States at 1,645 feet. Even at that depth, the lake is stunningly crystal-clear with visibility nearly unlimited. Every season is a good one for visiting Tahoe, according to Diamond Resorts Reviews, with year-round activities that range from boating, sailing, fishing and zip-lining to skiing, skating and snowshoeing. Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort on the south shore offers an ideal location for accessing everything the area offers. The charming lodge is surrounded by breathtaking woodland scenery adorned by groves of towering pine trees, while inside, the rustic-appearing lodge and cabins maintain all the modern comforts of home. The lodge is conveniently located adjacent to the Ski Run Marina and Heavenly Mountain Resort for an easy trip to the downhill runs, and not far away from the Nevada border with the glamorous allure of casino gambling and Vegas-style shows. Accommodations range from a studio standard to a two-bedroom deluxe, with full and partial kitchens. Many rooms include fireplaces. An indoor pool, fitness center and sauna round out the resort’s amenities.
Brian Head, Utah, location of Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa, is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination with natural beauty surrounded by majestic canyons, rock formations and the rugged landscape Utah is known for. It is situated 9,800 feet above sea level, the highest town in the state and the second-highest town in the entire United States. Year-round recreational activities abound, including world-class skiing, snowboarding and rock climbing. Diamond Resorts Reviews team recommends a trip to nearby Zion National Park which encompasses over 229 miles of dramatic canyons and high plateaus rich with wildlife and ancient beauty. Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa offers resort-style amenities, with spacious one- and two-bedroom accommodations. The property includes convenient snow ski check and storage as well as an on-site store for travel necessities. Unwind in the indoor heated pool, sauna, and steam room or in one of the popular hot tubs.
Escape to the stunning beauty of nature’s treasured hideaway in Arizona’s White Mountains with PVC at the Roundhouse Resort. Diamond Resorts Reviews loves the log-sided mountain homes’ rustic exterior which reveals a modern interior of cozy electric fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens, and covered porches to relax after a day exploring ancient Indian ruins, hiking, horseback riding or fishing. Other in-room amenities include whirlpool tubs, TVs with DVD players, and WiFi. You can also enjoy golfing, as well as downhill and cross-country skiing. On-site activities include basketball, miniature golf and racquetball/squash.