Each year, we ask our readers to vote for the best hotels and resorts across the United States with 50 rooms or fewer. It should be noted that Post Ranch Inn has taken the top spot for the past seven years. Congratulations to all winning properties!
Big Sur, California
— Unique coastal resort set along a bluff directly above the Pacific in Big Sur, 45 minutes south of Carmel.
— Cosmopolitan resort terraced into a hillside overlooking Napa Valley vineyards in Rutherford, 90 minutes north of San Francisco.
Canyon Point, Utah
— Exceptional resort set amid 600 acres of stupendous desert landscape close to Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam.
— Sophisticated 500-acre cottage-style resort in the leafy foothills of Montecito, just outside Santa Barbara.
— Luxurious and intimate country retreat amid 300 acres of meadows and woodlands in an unspoiled valley, 15 minutes north of Woodstock.
— Stylish resort atop 7,000-foot East Gros Ventre Butte, 15 minutes from downtown Jackson.
— This smartly appointed country inn and gourmet sanctuary occupies an unassuming white building on the main street of Washington, a rural village in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
St. Simons Island, Georgia
— Tranquil golf-oriented oceanfront hotel situated at the end of an avenue of live oaks on the tip of St. Simons Island, adjacent to the spectacular 18-hole championship Plantation links.
— Tranquil 157-acre resort of 50 cedar-clad freestanding guest lodges, sister property to Auberge du Soleil, in a wooded canyon at the northern edge of the Napa Valley.
— Romantic mountain resort in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. Twenty-three log cabins overlook a rushing creek and fir forest.
— Tudor-style mansion set on 100 acres of grounds near Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Lake Placid, New York
— Classic waterfront lodge set into a scenic hillside affording lovely views across the lake to Whiteface Mountain, two miles from downtown village adjacent to the historic Whiteface Club.
Little Torch Key, Florida
—Tropical retreat occupying lush five-acre Little Torch Key (reached via launch from a shore station at Mile Marker 28.5), a half-hour north of Key West.
Rancho Santa Fe, California
— Spanish hacienda-style resort enclave 30 minutes north of San Diego in Rancho Santa Fe, an upscale residential community near Del Mar and La Jolla.
— Idyllic refuge set on a peninsula between a protected bay and a long, unspoiled Atlantic beach on Nantucket.
— With views of both alpine meadows and dramatic peaks, this is the only four-diamond eco-resort inside Grand Teton National Park, 45 minutes from the Jackson airport.
— Off a rambling country lane 10 minutes from the charming town of Kennebunkport, you will find the delightful enclave of Hidden Pond, with 36 cottages and bungalows nestled into 60 acres of seaside forest.
Saranac Lake, New York
— Evocative property formerly owned by the Rockefeller family, on Upper Saranac Lake 45 minutes from Lake Placid.
— This dramatic sanctuary in the Stags Leap District is perched on a hilltop providing spectacular views of the pastoral valley below.
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
— Gracious and charming re-creation of an original Victorian mansion-style hotel, with wide verandas, soaring mansard roof and 64 rooms and suites, all with sea views.
1. Post Ranch Inn - © Kodiak Greenwood
3. Amangiri - © Courtesy of Aman Resorts
6. Amangani - © Courtesy of Aman Resorts
7. Inn at Little Washington © Gordon_Beall
8. Lodge at Sea Island © Al Payne
9. Calistoga Ranch © Erhard Pfeiffer
11. Blantyre - © Sean McLaughlin
12. Lake Placid Lodge - © Claude-Simon Langlois
16. Jenny Lake Lodge - © Ernst Mutchnick
18. The Point - © Kindra Clineff
20. Ocean House - © Chip Riegel