The Best Destinations for a Mountain Bachelorette Party
Escaping to the mountains with your bridal party for an elevated getaway is a versatile idea for those who want a cozier bachelorette weekend. A mountain bachelorette party is versatile for all types of groups, especially those seeking a DIY bash at a lodge or cabin (think: mimosas and brunches, mountain views at dinner, s'mores and hot tubs). Hard-partying bachelorettes will enjoy certain towns like Aspen and Park City.
Whatever the vibe, a mountain bachelorette party is ideal for the nature lover. The mountains provide year-round options for outdoor activities, while popular destinations are often surrounded by shopping, nightlife and fine dining. Itineraries will vary depending on the chosen location, so bridal parties will want to prioritize their must-haves. Whether it's exploring a national park, glamping, horseback riding, or white water rafting, what's clear is a spectacular mountain bachelorette party is on the horizon. Here are seven mountain destinations to help you throw a top-tier event.
Park City, Utah
Park City, Utah, is the place for groups who want to ski or snowboard during their bachelorette. Park City Mountain (the largest ski and snowboard resort in the US) offers multiple restaurants, private lessons (some of your friends might need them) and RockResorts Spa for those who want to attempt a yoga class or prefer a spa day to alleviate the tension. The Westgate Park City Resort & Spa also offers bachelorette party packages, while entrance to the famed Après Lounge (located in a luxurious yurt) is included in a stay at the nearby Montage Deer Valley.
If a mountain rental is more your vibe, this Airbnb is an elevated rustic option. Getting out of town means exploring Historic Park City's Main Street, where bridal parties will find more than 100 boutiques and 50 restaurants. We suggest dining at 501 On Main or Butcher's Chop House & Bar, then heading to The Cabin or O.P. Rockwell for live music and cocktails. Don't forget the party favors, matching tumblers and bridal party T-shirts while taking on the local bars.
Asheville, North Carolina
North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains is home to Asheville, a city with much to offer for any mountain bachelorette weekend. The Omni Grove Park Inn is a trusted option for stays as it's home to top restaurants and bars, including the surreal Sunset Terrace and Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar. Asheville offers different types of lodging options at a variety of price points, ranging from home rentals to cozier cottage and cabin bookings.
Groups may want to book a tour with Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours, where bridal parties will visit three rooftop bars and have a sample cocktail (or mocktail) at each. If the group prefers wine, the Biltmore Winery on George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre estate for a wine tasting is a memorable experience. For those who want a bit of everything, cycling around Asheville (BYO-style) is offered through Amazing Pubcycle. Dinner reservations are encouraged at Hemingway's Cuba, especially for panoramic mountain views.
A mountain bachelorette party guide isn't complete without Aspen, a renowned skiing destination with activities for all seasons. Book a stay at the W Aspen, Limelight Hotel Aspen, The Little Nell, the Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen or the St. Regis Aspen Resort. For rental homes (and Aspen has some gorgeous options), Airbnb and VRBO are recommended booking sites.
If the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids want to ski or snowboard, head to Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass or Buttermilk. Groups will enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at the Lost Forest, an alpine adventure park offering zipline courses, an alpine coaster, a high ropes course, a climbing wall, fishing activities, disc golf and paintball. Dining options include the acclaimed Chefs Club at St. Regis, where Dante offers an all-day menu. Dinner is served at Joonas, which features a menu inspired by the owner's childhood in Mauritius, Kenichi Aspen or J-Bar at Hotel Jerome. Afterward, bridal parties will want to explore the Aspen club scene at Escobar Aspen or the Caribou Club.
Arizona isn't the first state that comes to mind for a mountain bachelorette party, but Flagstaff certainly fits the bill. Groups will want to browse Flagstaff's rental property offerings, including this luxury cabin in the woods or this option with a renovated backyard, hot tub, pool table, bocce ball court, fire pit and an outdoor bar. Little America and the Twin Arrows Casino Resort are among several hotels in the area.
Hop around the city by renting a party bus or limo through Party Bus Flagstaff. If you'd rather pedal with your beverages, book a party bike tour and tour historic downtown Flagstaff with Alpine Pedaler. After the sun goes down, groups will want to head over to the Museum Club, a "Route 66" dance club with a storied past. There, they'll enjoy live country-western music and late-night entertainment. Did we mention that Flagstaff is within driving distance of the Grand Canyon? Book a same-day train ride with the Grand Canyon Train (it departs from Williams, Arizona) for an unforgettable bachelorette experience.
Stowe, the "alpine Ski Capital of the East," is a popular mountain destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Groups will want to stay at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, where you can throw a spa party. Groups may want to reserve a stay at Spruce Peak, a four-diamond resort and Stowe's only slopeside destination.
More secluded retreats are offered by Airbnb (options include this luxury cabin). In town, Mexican cuisine and margaritas at Tres Amigos are a must. Plus, the restaurant hosts live events on the Rusty Nail Stage. There's also Cork Restaurant & Natural Wine Shop, Stowe Bowl, an elevated bowling alley and eatery, as well as Sushi Yoshi and Doc Ponds. If your crew loves an ice-cold beer, visit Idletyme Brewing Company or Von Trapp Brewing. Add an outdoor activity to the itinerary by browsing the offerings from Sunrise Mountain Guides. June through October, bridal parties can even soar above Vermont on Stowe's Gondola SkyRide.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Head to Jackson for a taste of the Old West with your girlfriends. Jackson Hole, a valley encompassed by the Teton Range, sees more than 2.6 million visitors each year and has activities and excursions for all interests and seasons—including skiing, snowboarding, wildlife safaris, access to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. There are also numerous spas, whitewater rafting, breweries, boating, gastronomy and more.
For your bachelorette weekend, great options include a stay at the Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or an Airbnb, like this sprawling, picturesque property with seven cabins for large groups. (This townhouse is also a nice, more affordable option.) Must-do activities include a scenic cruise of Jackson Lake, a trip to the Town Square and a night at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. You can also do a boozy brunch at Cafe Genevieve, where they offer "bottle service mimosas," as well as bellinis, bloody Mary's and margaritas.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Rounding out our list is the destination of Hot Springs located in the Ouachita Mountains. Highly-rated hotels and resorts in the region include the Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa and the Waters Hotel Hot Springs. If you're looking for a rental instead, Airbnb may be your preferred choice because it has a slew of rental properties that exude mountain vibes (refer to exhibits A and B).
When you're building your itinerary, book a private bachelorette event at Splash Wine Bar. If your group is outdoorsy, you must visit Hot Springs National Park, plan a hike on the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, or cruise on a pontoon with Captain Jack's Lake Cruises. For something more relaxed, book a spa day at the Quapaw Bathhouse + Day Spa. Dine at popular eateries like Luna Bella and Fisherman's Wharf Steak & Seafood. Late night, depart to a local hotspot like the Ohio Club, the Copper Penny Pub and Maxine's Live.