America's Wildest Hotels
Dream vacations often call to mind sandy beaches, frosty cocktails and poolside massage service, but adventurous travelers can opt to wrangle cattle, sleep in trees, run zip-line courses and ski trails accessible only by helicopter.
Some 2,000 wild bison roam the grounds of this 100,000-acre ranch bordering Colorado's Grand Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Visitors ride alongside the herd on horseback before coming back to the ranch for dinner by chef Mike Rosenberg, who has cooked for the Carnegie family. Some dishes even include bison. From $985 for a minimum of three nights; zranch.org.