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.
Guests can wander the private 10,000-acre island (with 10 square miles of undeveloped wilderness) on foot, by bike or in a canoe. For more structured adventures, naturalists lead groups on late-night owl prowls, creek-fishing excursions and outings to watch sea turtles spawn on the beach. From $550; littlestsimonsisland.com.