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Serenity Now

by Janet O'Grady | Aspen magazine | September 26, 2012

THE LOWDOWN: Located near the Utah-Arizona border, Amangiri is set on a 600-acre expanse of wilderness that was home to Navajo and Hopi tribes for centuries. Small may be beautiful, but not in canyon country, where it’s all about big views: Gaze out on stunning 200-million-year-old mesas and rock formations. Expect the Aman’s singular combination of subdued luxury and sense of place with stellar service.

WHICH ROOM: There are 34 suites, but for something special book the Girijaala or Amangiri Suites, with private pools and secluded outdoor sky terraces.

WHAT TO DO: The resort is a luxe base for excursions to Lake Powell, Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, and Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. After hiking or biking, relax at its 25,000-square-foot spa.

Rates: Start at $600.
Contact: 1-877-695-3999,