The 20 Best Resorts In America

Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Oregon

Photo: The Allison Inn & Spa

Travel + Leisure‘s brand new list of best resorts in America proves you don’t have to stay at a palace in Hawaii to have a good time. Three of the top five resorts on the list are nestled in the mountains of Colorado — perfect for that ski trip you’ve always dreamed of.T+L compiled the list based on questionnaire results from its readers. Readers were asked to rate resorts based on rooms, location, service, restaurants and value. We’re looking at the top 20 from T+L’s lists of the best resorts in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

From golf courses to snowy slopes to sandy beaches, these resorts are the best in America.

#20 — Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

SCORE: 91.15

Rank in 2011: 48

#19 — St. Regis, Deer Valley, Park City, Utah

SCORE: 91.20

Rank in 2011: 10

#18 — Waldorf Astoria, Park City, Utah

SCORE: 91.43

Rank in 2011: N/A

#17 — Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah

SCORE: 91.60

Rank in 2011: 2

#16 — The Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Oregon

SCORE: 92.03

Rank in 2011: N/A

#15 — Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina

SCORE: 92.10

Rank in 2011: 17

#14 — Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

SCORE: 92.19

Rank in 2011: 3 (on Hawaii's best resorts list)

#13 — Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele

SCORE: 92.32

Rank in 2011: 4 (on Hawaii's best resorts list)

#12 — Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Tucson, Arizona

SCORE: 92.38

Rank in 2011: N/A

#11 — Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai

SCORE: 92.44

Rank in 2011: N/A (on Hawaii's best resorts list)

#10 — Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Chatham, Massachusetts

SCORE: 92.57

Rank in 2011: N/A

#9 — Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Avon, Colorado

SCORE: 92.58

Rank in 2011: 15

#8 — Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

SCORE: 92.62

Rank in 2011: N/A

#7 — The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, an Auberge Resort, South Carolina

SCORE: 92.65

Rank in 2011: 7

#6 — Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee

SCORE: 92.72

Rank in 2011: 1

#5 — Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island

SCORE: 93.14

Rank in 2011: N/A

#4 — Pines Lodge, Beaver Creek, Colorado

SCORE: 93.48

Rank in 2011: N/A

#3 — Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai, Big Island

SCORE: 94.75

Rank in 2011: 1 (on Hawaii's best resorts list)

#2 — The Sebastian, Vail, Colorado

SCORE: 94.37

Rank in 2011: N/A

#1 — The Osprey at Beaver Creek, Colorado

SCORE: 94.75

Rank in 2011: N/A

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