Run for the hills for an activity-filled getaway
Basecamp Hotel
The Basecamp Hotel's compact bar

We say "mountain vacation," and you automatically think "skiing." But the fall months are ideal for booking a wellness-inspired, high-altitude vacation at green boutique hotels--each featuring off-season prices.

Camp Rock: South Lake Tahoe's new Basecamp Hotel accents minimalist design with mindful, eco-friendly initiatives: recycling bins in the rooms, efficient heaters and more. During the fall months, venture outdoors for fly-fishing, hiking and kayaking. In the evenings, relax with a local beer at the hotel's cozy bar, enjoy a communal dinner on select nights using local ingredients, or roast s'mores at the outdoor fire pit. Rates from $99

Sky High: The green-minded Sky Hotel in Aspen received a face-lift earlier this year, which included tweaks to the guest rooms and outdoor pool. Hit the heights of the classic Colorado mountains with a leisurely hike or bike ride, or take in a rugby game at September's annual Ruggerfest. Unwind after an outdoorsy day with the hotel's nightly hosted wine hour, or try a craft cocktail in the 39 Degrees lounge. Rates from $159

Medal Stand: If you didn't make it to London this summer, trek to the setting of the Whistler Winter Olympics instead. Stay at the Green Key-rated, playfully designed Adara Hotel, which provides easy access to adventures like zip trekking, ATV tours and white-water rafting. Amble from the hotel to the village's many dining options. Rates from $129

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