Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels in the USA

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With a portfolio of more than 550 exclusive luxury hotels across 63 countries, Relais & Châteaux has established itself as a leading hotel brand. The brand's properties can be found in places like the vineyards of Napa Valley and the beaches of Seychelles. Relais & Châteaux's association of hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs select luxury properties based on their unique location and their ability to uphold the brand's high standard of quality. Some properties focus on personal well-being with on-site spas, while others cater to food and wine lovers with tastings and cooking classes. Privileged guests can become part of Club 5C, which provides frequent customers with perks, such as room upgrades and invitations to exclusive Relais & Châteaux events. Many Relais & Châteaux properties appear on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Europe, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Canada rankings lists. The U.S. News-ranked Relais & Châteaux properties appear below.

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    Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 363 reviewsTripAdvisor (363)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    About a 30-minute drive north of San Diego, Rancho Valencia is a little off the beaten path. But that's why people love it. This Relais & Châteaux property brims with carefully manicured greenery on top of plenty of amenities and activities to woo any type of traveler. Visitors are complimentary of the respectful, thoughtful staff while guest rooms stun for their aesthetic. Accommodations here exude a Mediterranean ambiance with hacienda-style architecture, hardwood furnishings and colorful design accents, as well as deep-soaking tubs and private balconies or patios. For pampering, Rancho Valencia's spa offers indulgences such as herb-infused body wraps and a variety of massage therapies. The delicious cuisine served at the on-site Veladora restaurant complements the serene environment.

    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 363 reviewsTripAdvisor (363)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Twin Farms
    Barnard, VT
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 154 reviewsTripAdvisor (154)
    Free WiFi

    This all-inclusive resort in Barnard, Vermont, wows guests with its tranquil atmosphere, ample amenities and impeccable service. Situated nearly 80 miles southeast of Burlington, Twin Farms sits on 300 forested acres and offers just 20 rooms. Lodgers can explore the adults-only property via the resort's bevy of activities, whether it's downhill skiing on Twin Farms' six groomed trails or canoeing across the on-site Copper Pond. What's more, all activities are covered by the resort's all-inclusive rate, along with a host of other amenities, including all meals and alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi access and evening bonfires with s'mores. Other on-site features include a spa and fitness center, tennis courts and bicycles – perfect for exploring the nearby town of Woodstock. Along with the bountiful activities, reviewers were also impressed with the accommodations, which range from rooms in the Main House to multi-level cottages. No matter which lodging type you choose, you'll find your digs outfitted with at least one fireplace, a fully stocked refrigerator, satellite TV and a selection of games, movies, music and puzzles. While recent visitors raved about the experience of staying at Twin Farms, they also warned that there is a high price to pay for this luxurious seclusion.

    Barnard, VT
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 154 reviewsTripAdvisor (154)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Little Nell
    Aspen, CO
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 483 reviewsTripAdvisor (483)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting at the base of Aspen Mountain on the southern edge of town, The Little Nell caters to snow junkies with on-site services such as a Ski Concierge team (who can secure everything from lift tickets to ski rentals) and an equipment storage center. However, guests say that the hotel's proximity to powder isn't the only reason to book. The Little Nell's two in-house restaurants  element47 and Ajax Tavern  earn high praise for their artfully prepared plates, and the hotel spa is ideal for post-skiing relaxation. Although you won't be spending much time indoors, you can look forward to resting up in a spacious and inviting guest room, surrounded by warm, soothing cream-colored hues, a gas fireplace, a well-stocked minibar and a flat-screen TV. And, like they do at The Little Nell's sister property, the Ojai Valley Inn in California, recent guests give the customer service two thumbs up, saying that the hotel's employees were some of the nicest they'd ever met.

    Aspen, CO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 483 reviewsTripAdvisor (483)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn of the Five Graces
    Santa Fe, NM
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 705 reviewsTripAdvisor (705)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Unlike other hotels in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Inn of the Five Graces does not try to steep you in Southwestern culture. Rather, guests here are transported to the Eastern Hemisphere: The decor includes imported treasures from the Middle East and Asia, including tapestries and mosaic tiles. Previous visitors favorably described their rooms as cozy, exotic and bursting with color, praising the hotel's harmonious mélange of atmosphere and amenities (including complimentary Wi-Fi access). The same enticing combination can be found at the spa, where treatments are inspired by Tibetan and East Indian traditions. The hotel also excels in customer service; many travelers describe the staff as helpful and remark on the delicious breakfast waiting for them in the dining room, in the courtyard or even in their personal suites. Though breakfast is included in your room rate, you will have to pay for dinner at 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar (but guests insist that the French flavors are worth the relatively steep menu prices). And though you might feel worlds away at this Relais & Châteaux property, you're actually just a few blocks from the Plaza.

    Santa Fe, NM
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 705 reviewsTripAdvisor (705)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn at Little Washington
    Washington, VA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 580 reviewsTripAdvisor (580)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    As one of the most decorated hotels in Virginia, The Inn at Little Washington has a lot to live up to. But by most traveler reports, The Inn exceeds expectations. This intimate Relais & Châteaux property receives continual praise for its romantic atmosphere, exceptional service and top-notch accommodations (some include imported furnishings from Europe, four-poster beds, wood-burning fireplaces, hand-painted tiles and private balconies, among other features). Previous visitors also rave about the The Inn's popular cuisine (served under the tutelage of the proprietor and head chef, Patrick O'Connell). There is one drawback, however: Staying at The Inn comes attached to a hefty price tag. Also, keep in mind that accommodations aren't available on Tuesdays. You'll have to save your pennies to enjoy all that this Blue Ridge Mountain-adjacent property provides. If you're invited into Relais & Châteaux's prestigious Club 5C, you're eligible for free perks by choosing to stay here.

    Washington, VA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 580 reviewsTripAdvisor (580)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Meadowood Napa Valley
    St. Helena, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2094 reviewsTripAdvisor (2094)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sitting on 250 acres in quaint St. Helena, California, Meadowood Napa Valley resort automatically wins guests over with its serene landscape and isolation. The guest room decor embodies a rustic elegance, with cottage-like beamed ceilings, private terraces and, in most rooms, fireplaces. Although the cost of a stay here is admittedly steep, many travelers feel the exceptional service and on-site activities, such as croquet, tennis and golf, make the expense worthwhile. Guests will also find several pools and an extensive fitness center here. Meanwhile, those who splurged on a treatment at the on-site spa certainly didn't regret it, nor did they have second thoughts about repeat meals at The Restaurant. Should you stay at the Meadowood, you'll be close to the Castello di Amorosa Winery and Schramsberg Vineyards, both of which offer exceptional tours and tastings.

    St. Helena, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2094 reviewsTripAdvisor (2094)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Ocean House
    Watch Hill, RI
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 873 reviewsTripAdvisor (873)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    You'll feel like you stepped back in time once you've stayed at the Ocean House's classic New England retreat. This historic resort has been lovingly restored to its original design, down to window placements and interior wall hues. But recent guests don't visit for nostalgia's sake. Rather, they come for the courteous and attentive service staff and the secluded feel of the resort's grounds and beach. They also come for the luxurious accommodations, equipped with high-end amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, wooden furnishings and luxury toiletries. Recent guests also reported returning year after year to indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments at OH! Spa and to treat their taste buds to award-winning cuisine and signature cocktails at Ocean House's several dining venues (though many visitors said that food was expensive here). You'll find the Ocean House located in Watch Hill on the south coast of Rhode Island, about 40 miles south of Newport.

    Watch Hill, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 873 reviewsTripAdvisor (873)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Surrey
    New York, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2090 reviewsTripAdvisor (2090)

    This art deco-beaux arts boutique hotel sits on Manhattan's posh Upper East Side, tempting travelers to indulge in mouthwatering cuisine at Café Boulud, stroll around the property's private rooftop garden and sleep soundly in the cozy, intimate accommodations. Each of The Surrey's salons and suites comes appointed with extravagant extras, such as an iPod docking station, a sleek flat-screen TV, deluxe Sferra bedding and even a fireplace and private terrace (in select rooms). Most recent visitors praised The Surrey's location and ambiance, noting it exudes a true New York City experience rather than a touristy one. Past guests noted the prices are high, but many said the hotel's plush guest rooms and gracious staff made the cost worthwhile.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2090 reviewsTripAdvisor (2090)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
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    Triple Creek Ranch
    Darby, MT
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 308 reviewsTripAdvisor (308)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The Triple Creek Ranch located in the small, western Montana town of Darby boasts an atmosphere that caters specifically to lovebirds. This adults-only resort features 12 different types of private cabins, each of which sports a wood-burning fireplace, a king-sized bed and easy access to hot tubs. But just because you can spend most of your time in your cabin doesn't mean you should. Recent guests loved the amorous atmosphere found in the Main Lodge and the tasty food at the restaurant, as well as the variety of activities available on the property (such as horseback riding, hiking, dog sledding and fly-fishing). For a more relaxing time, book an in-room massage or lounge by Triple Creek's pool. Just note that room rates here are pretty pricey, but you can breathe easy knowing that meals, drinks and select activities are included. And because this is a Relais & Châteaux property, Club 5C members can take advantage of the loyalty program perks here.

    Darby, MT
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 308 reviewsTripAdvisor (308)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Lodge at Sea Island
    Sea Island, GA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 248 reviewsTripAdvisor (248)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    According to recent guests, The Lodge at Sea Island is Southern luxury at its finest. While staying here, travelers will have access to championship golf courses and multiple top-notch restaurants. After a day spent golfing or on the beach, guests can kick back in rooms that are outfitted with Oriental rugs, spacious bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs and rain-head showers as well as butler service. If you're having trouble deciding between The Lodge and its sister property, The Cloister at Sea Island, keep in mind that the latter often sees more families. On the other hand, previous guests say that the smaller Lodge's quieter ambiance might better suit couples. Another perk for romance-seekers is the on-site restaurant, Colt & Alison, which serves up prime cuts of beef and fresh seafood in an intimate atmosphere. The resort sits on the southern tip of Sea Island, Georgia, about 86 miles south of Savannah.

    Sea Island, GA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 248 reviewsTripAdvisor (248)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Blackberry Farm
    Walland, TN
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 612 reviewsTripAdvisor (612)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    One of the most celebrated hotels in all of Tennessee, Blackberry Farm has mastered Southern hospitality and impresses couples, groups and families alike. A working farm, Blackberry earns plenty of praise for its fresh cuisine and expansive wine list at the on-site dining venues, The Barn and The Dogwood. Recent guests are also bowled over with the considerate front desk staff, and the renovated spa is a standout thanks to its relaxing treatments. Accommodations range from historic rooms to multi-bedroom houses. Book a spot in one of the Hill Cottages to be treated to some indoor-outdoor fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. And because Blackberry Farm is a member of the Relais & Châteaux brand, Club 5C members can enjoy free perks by choosing to bed down here. You'll find this hotel in Walland, Tennessee, within view of the majestic Smoky Mountains and about 200 miles east of Nashville and 30 miles south of Knoxville.

    Walland, TN
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 612 reviewsTripAdvisor (612)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Wailea
    Wailea, HI
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1331 reviewsTripAdvisor (1331)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Hotel Wailea in Maui, Hawaii, stretches across 15 acres of expertly manicured tropical gardens. Offering just 72 suites, this adults-only hotel's calling card is its secluded atmosphere and its spacious lodging options (rooms measure 720 square feet). All suites have separate bedrooms and living areas, plus furnished lanais (balconies), kitchenettes, deep soaking tubs and Wi-Fi access. Venture out of your room to explore the grounds and partake in activities like canoeing, kiteboarding and yoga. When it's time to cool off, take a dip in the outdoor pool. Although Hotel Wailea is removed from the beach, the hotel arranges complimentary shuttle services to and from Wailea Beach, where guests have access to lounge chairs, umbrellas and bottled water. And if you're hoping to stay on the beach for lunch, the hotel's restaurant will prepare and pack a picnic for you. The property's AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, called The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, wins favor from visitors for its Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Recent guests add that with its relaxed and quiet atmosphere, this hotel makes for an ideal couples getaway. The only drawback for some travelers is the added daily resort fee.

    Wailea, HI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1331 reviewsTripAdvisor (1331)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Lake Placid Lodge
    Lake Placid, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 475 reviewsTripAdvisor (475)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This rustic lodge set on the shore of Lake Placid in the Adirondacks is stunning inside and out, according to recent guests. Typical of most Relais & Châteaux properties, accommodations are exquisitely designed with rustic objets d'art, custom-made beds crafted from tree limbs and the occasional private balcony overlooking the waterfront. And then there are the hotel's romantic cabins, which offer couples a more secluded (but still lavish) retreat. Travelers love dining at Artisans Restaurant and Maggie's Pub but are split on service. Some said the hotel staff members go above and beyond to provide first-rate service, while others encountered slow dinner service and less-than-impressive wait staff during recent stays. Keep in mind that if you frequent Relais & Châteaux and are part of the hotel's exclusive Club 5C, you are eligible to receive extra perks, such as complimentary room upgrades, for choosing to stay here.

    Lake Placid, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 475 reviewsTripAdvisor (475)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Fearrington House Inn
    Pittsboro, NC
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 281 reviewsTripAdvisor (281)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Guests love this hotel's proximity to the local boutique shops and restaurants of Fearrington Village, which is about 35 miles west of Raleigh, North Carolina. But you don't have to stray far from The Fearrington House Inn to have a good time. Surrounded by manicured gardens and rolling pastures, the Spa at Fearrington is an ideal hideout for R&R-seekers staying at the 32-room inn. And if you're looking for a little romance, guests highly recommend dining at The Fearrington House restaurant, which serves up savory portions of local cuisine. Visitors also extol the inn's attention to detail, noting that each guest room features its own iteration of Southern decor alongside amenities like 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, Molton Brown bath products, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access and fresh flowers. Additional perks that guests of this hotel receive and touches recent visitors appreciated include complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and port wine along with homemade truffles at turndown.

    Pittsboro, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 281 reviewsTripAdvisor (281)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Planters Inn
    Charleston, SC
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2158 reviewsTripAdvisor (2158)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting smack-dab in the heart of downtown, this beautiful hotel claims to be the "heart and soul of Historic Charleston." And guests agree, citing the homey atmosphere and Southern charm as major reasons to stay here. Decked out in beautifully carved furniture accented by rich neutrals and cozy curtains, Planters Inn exudes an Old World aura, but it also embraces modern standards of luxury. The hotel offers nightly turndown service (with macarons and a weather card to help plan your next-day activities) and spacious Italian marble baths. And you can enjoy some true low country cooking at the on-site Peninsula Grill. Because Planter's Inn is a Relais & Châteaux outpost, Club 5C members can earn or redeem complimentary perks here.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2158 reviewsTripAdvisor (2158)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi