If getting to Bavaria is just too much of a haul, visit Taos, New Mexico, for the next closest thing. Voted Top 10 Mountain Getaways by Mountain Living, The Bavarian Lodge and Restaurant brings German comforts to you, at the base of the Taos ski valley. With the robust European wood furnishings, hand painted ceramic tiles lining the central oven, and vintage ski mural walls, you’ll forget you’re still in America.
Hit the Taos ski slopes, right outside your door, and when you’re legs are burning and your nose is chilly, warm up with traditional brats and beer on the sunny deck or inside the cozy lounge. Several lodging options can accommodate parties large or small and offer a subtle European flair with modern amenities.
Room rates start at $355/night. Visit the website for more information and booking options.
Photo Source: The Bavarian