Whether you only have $200 or a plush $20,000 to spend per night on a vacation rental, you're not looking for something ordinary when you vacation in ski country. The best alpine rentals combine picturesque mountain scenery with an appreciation for architecture and design. In honor of Renters Week 2015, we've rounded up 10 drop-dead gorgeous retreats that range from top-dollar mansions to secluded cabins on 52 pristine acres. The best part? There's still plenty of time this summer to enjoy these high-country getaways.
↑ Jackson Hole, Wyoming: This 1940s log home set into the hill on the slopes of Jackson's local ski area, Snow King, is just so damn cute you can't help but fall in love. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and beds for 10, it's a reasonable $700 per night and just the right size for a family getaway.
↑ Aspen, Colorado: Aspen has so many gorgeous vacation rentals in can be hard to choose. But if there was ever a time to spend the big bucks, Aspen is it. Take this over-the-top abode adjacent to Aspen Mountain; formally listed for $45 million, the 7 bedroom, 18,750-square-foot estate is rented out to stars like Rihanna to enjoy multiple pools, an ice skating rink, a bowling alley, target range, arcade, and two tennis courts. So how much for this pricey pad? It rents out for $10,000 to $100,000 per night depending on the season and number of nights.
↑ Park City, Utah: One of the few ski towns that can compare to Aspen in terms of expense and luxury is Park City. The pros at Resorts West have a whole slew of properties from which to choose, but one of our favorites is this 30,000-square-foot, 12-bedroom, 19-bathroom mansion that starts at $16,000 per night. The "Another World" chalet is located in the heart of the mountains with a theater, a eucalyptus steam room, and a game room complete with shuffleboard and arcade basketball hoops.
↑ Bozeman, Montana: Don't have $100K to drop on a vacation rental? Don't worry, there are plenty of places that won't break the bank. Take this two-person carriage house in Bozeman, Montana. With access to 100 acres of hiking and biking trails, we just can't get enough of the reclaimed wood French doors and simple styling. And at only $195 per night, it's a steal.
↑ Whistler, Canada: Whistler in the summer is something special. Warm days, mild nights, and hours of sunshine allow for endless recreational opportunities, so treat yourself and stay at the Akasha chalet. With room to sleep 12 and views galore, this getaway boasts an indoor lap pool and steam room complete with totem poles designed by First Nations artist Rick Harry. The pool is fed by a stream and opens up to a hot tub, all starting at $2,700 per night.
↑ Warren, Vermont: Located in the picturesque Mad River Valley, this David Seller-designed 2-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental is nicknamed the "Archie Bunker." For about $700 per night you can enjoy funky custom woodwork, concrete sculpture, an outdoor pool, sleeping space for 8 and a break from cliché mountain design.
↑ Telluride, Colorado: If fancy schmancy rentals aren't your thing and you want something a bit more remote, check out this 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath only 25 minutes from Telluride Ski Resort. It may only have 1,100 square feet, but it costs under $300 per night. You'll also enjoy a private trout swimming pond and 52 acres to explore.
↑ South Lake Tahoe, California: Just a short walk from the beach and the Heavenly Ski gondola, this contemporary vacation home was artfully designed with Italian marble, river rocks, Brazilian mahogany, glass railings, and floating staircases. The home sleeps 10 and starts around $350 per night.
↑ Beaver Creek, Colorado: The location of the Trappers Cabin in Beaver Creek doesn't get much better. Nestled among aspen and pine trees at 9,500 feet, the cabin sleeps 10 people and offers hiking and mountain biking trails right out the door. Rates start at about $1000 per night.
↑ Taos, New Mexico: Taos may not always look like your traditional mountain getaway (hello, desert), but we just can't get enough of the vistas and views from this iconic town. One of the prettiest vacation rentals on the market is the Querencia Guesthouse, a 2 bedroom retreat 5 minutes from downtown Taos and 30 minutes from Taos Ski Valley. With private gardens and an outdoor hot tub, this place is a steal at around $300 per night.
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