Fairmont Chateau Whistler
British Columbia, Canada
Two hours north of Vancouver along the magnificent Sea-to-Sky Highway, the village of Whistler is surrounded by natural beauty. During warmer seasons, get a close-up look at the local black bears, courtesy of tour guide Michael Allen, or step out the back door of the Fairmont into the Adventure Zone, where your inner child can run free on a rock-climbing wall, a trampoline with bungee harness, a luge coaster, and a trapeze. For those feeling especially daring, there's a clothing-optional dock on Lost Lake, which is an easy walk or bike ride from the hotel. Whistler has been rated the top ski resort in North America eight years running, and the Fairmont's grand chateau is right at the base of the mountains. It doesn't get much more romantic than strolling together through the brightly lit village at night. Rates from $158 USD; 604-938-8000.