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MOUNTAIN & HIGH DESERT HIDEAWAYS
Author: Gladys Montgomery
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Jun 2005
Showcases 35 of the most enchanting retreats in the mountain & high desert regions of the United States, Canada, & Mexico. Presents an impressive list of treasures small & large, old & new, & is the perfect guide to creating an unforgettable getaway. 200 color photos; 9x9 inches, 224 pgs.
A hideaway is a place where architecture and landscape, amenities and ambience conspire to delight-the glow of red rocks and adobe at dawn, a horse and rider, a desert sunset, a ski lodge dwarfed by a rugged mountain backdrop, a soaring atrium of Ponderosa pine and stone, a Navajo blanket covering a bed, a fire burning in an adobe kiva
Mountain & High Desert Hideaways highlights the distinctive architecture and lifestyle at the most stunning and spectacular thirty-five resorts, dude ranches, inns, spas, and lodges in the southwest and mountain areas of the United States, Canada, and Mexico--regions where the grandeur of the landscape is the true star of the show, where buildings harmonize with breathtaking vistas to create a profound sense of place. While every retreat shares a deep respect for the environment, there are striking and strong regional and individual features specific to each venue. The book is also a resource for the wonderful array of activities available--hiking, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, white-water rafting, mountain biking, swimming, yoga, tennis, and golf--and amenities that each destination offers.
With more than two hundred photographs, Mountain & High Desert Hideaways presents an impressive list of treasures small and large, old and new, and is the perfect guide to creating an unforgettable getaway.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Gladys Montgomery is a freelance writer who has contributed to such publications as Yankee, Country Living, and Early American Life. She lives in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.