You just can’t beat summer in Nevada. From a slew of sexy Las Vegas hotels to horse ranches and cozy, mountain resorts, Nevada has no shortage of staycation offerings that will allow you to enjoy a refreshing summer holiday—all within the comforts of your own state.
The Retreat on Charleston Peak
Contrary to popular belief, even in the heart of Nevada—just 45 minutes outside of the Las Vegas Strip—locals can indeed find solace and the space to reset at The Retreat on Charleston Peak. Settled within the neighboring mountain range and sitting at an elevation of 6,700 feet, the rustic, 62-room lodge boasts beautiful terrain views, untouched natural land available to explore via a number of outdoor activities, elegant accommodations and even on-site food offerings at the Canyon Restaurant or Gaming Bar. Las Vegas might not have a reputation for its mountain escapes, but with the Retreat on the pristine Charleston Peak, perhaps it should.
Mojave Desert Glamping
Desert camping isn’t for everyone—but desert glamping? That’s a whole different adventure that’s equal parts fun and comfortable—especially if it’s Enchanting Tipi Glamping in the heart of the Mohave Desert. This quirky accommodation is based on a working ranch in Las Vegas and provides an authentic staycation experience like no other. Cozy into the two-person tipi that’s adorned with Native American artwork, dream catchers, an outdoor shower space, a full kitchen and pristine views of the Nevada night sky that makes for superb stargazing opportunities.
Perhaps best of all, a portion of all proceeds through summer bookings will go to The Native Wellness Institute—an institution which exists to “promote the well-being of Native people through programs and training that embrace the teachings and traditions of ancestors,” according to the website.
The Venetian Hotel
Arguably the best part about a staycation in Nevada is that even if you can’t embark on that international trip of your dreams, you can still enjoy some foreign flair right in the heart of Las Vegas. The Venetian Hotel is famous for its Old World aesthetic and Italian opulence—brought to life via luxurious pillars, grand hallways, romantic decorations and, of course, world-famous gondola rides that are offered daily and on-site at the property. After all, who needs to the canals of Venice when there’s Vegas?
Plus, if you book your summer escape by June 6, visitors can get an exclusive discount of up to 25 percent off top suites—perfect for staycationers and tourists, alike.
Zephyr Cove Resort
Lake Tahoe might have its ties to California—but make no mistake, Nevada is just as much of a hub for the area’s abundant ski, water, mountain adventure and general outdoor offerings. And Zephyr Cove Resort is full proof of that. The Tahoe-based estate has it all—lodging, cruises, snowmobiling, horseback riding, beach access, a marina and even luxurious boat cruises that give visitors a whole new glimpse of the jaw-dropping region. While visitors can opt for a more rugged staycation with basic trailer hookups and campsite offerings, Zephyr Cove Resort also has expansive lodging options—including lakeside cabins and lodge rooms that are as cozy as they are comfortable.
Just in time for summer, travelers can save 15 percent on their staycation booking with the Advance Purchase Rate offering on the lot’s lakeside cabins.
Cottonwood Guest Ranch
If you’re looking to indulge in a more Western-themed staycation, Nevada has no shortage of options there, too—though we’d argue that the Cottonwood Guest Ranch is one of the best. Located in Wells, the horse ranch is home to a spacious guest lodge that boasts luxurious rooms with private baths and unmissable views of the sun rise over the neighboring mountain ranges. While The Lodge at Cottonwood Guest Ranch is well-suited for any experience—whether it be a daytime excursion or weekend staycation—the property is really a can’t-miss destination for detaching from the outside world and connecting more with nature in the process. From wilderness hunting and horseback riding, there’s desert fun for visitors of all ages!
Paris Las Vegas Hotel
In a single stay, visitors are transported to the City of Lights, all without ever having to leave the States. OK, so perhaps you aren’t physically transported to the heart of Paris, but the Paris Las Vegas Hotel is about as close to mirroring the inimitable flair of the French city as you can get. For a more romantic staycation excursion, you can’t go wrong with booking a room at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel—complete with a romantic ambience throughout the property that’s brought to life via exquisite dining offerings, a spacious casino (arguably The Strip’s most elegant), and replicated views of the world-famous Eiffel Tower.
Best of all: summer rates are in full-swing, just in time for visitors to book their seasonal staycation. If you book prior to June 6, guests can enjoy an additional 25 percent off suites and reserve a room for as low as $47.
Vacations might be all about sightseeing and constantly being on the move, but we’d like to think that staycations are the slower, more relaxed alternative to their more touristy counterpart—which means that a destination like Canyon Ranch is a must-do staycation experience for anyone looking to immerse themselves in a more wellness-focused weekend. The wellness sanctuary—conveniently located in the heart of Las Vegas—seamlessly brings together spa, fitness and food experiences that are crafted to replenish the soul and reposition visitors on a more thoughtful journey. Canyon Ranch’s world-class facilities are rooted in over 40 years of integrative wellness research, and capitalize on a wide variety of proven therapies that emphasize rejuvenation and spiritual rebirth.
Edgewood Tahoe Resort
This photogenic, Alpine escape gives a whole new meaning to “summertime fine.” The Edgewood Tahoe Resort—settled conveniently on the waters in northern Nevada—embraces the majesty of Tahoe’s wilderness through thoughtfully incorporated design techniques that make the resort as much of a luxury accommodation as a natural escape into the corner most portion of the state. From elegant rooms to three, on-site dining offerings, luxurious outdoor activities—like barbecues and potlucks—weekly summer community experiences and a plethora of water sports, Edgewood Tahoe Resort ensures that all guests will be able to unwind and kick back into their full staycation mode in style.
Through October, guests can capitalize on their summer staycation fun with the help of the Tahoe Tap-in Stay & Play package—which offers a luxurious stay in the Lodge plus two rounds of golf with a cart at Lake Tahoe’s only public lakefront golf course. The American Century Championship is also set to take place at the property in early July—and will bring together over 80 of the brightest stars in sports and entertainment, all while offering specially discounted rates for the occasion, too.
The Luxor Hotel
Ever dreamt of staying in a pyramid? Even the greatest structures of Egypt can’t even offer that kind of hospitality—but MGM’s Luxor Resort definitely can, and it boasts a wide array of other adult activities, too. Sure, you can unwind in the resort’s classic suite offerings—but The Luxor is now also home to Our Stay Well rooms, which combine wellness technologies from Delos, the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Deepak Chopra, all in an effort to make your stay that much more comfortable and meaningful.
As it turns out, you can get the outdoor adventure of camping in Nevada without the actual hassle of camping—thanks to a wide variety of glamping options, that is. The Tented Glamping Cabin in Fallon boasts a convenient location to Reno and takes living (or rather, staycationing) simply to a whole new level. With an outdoor Coleman shower, two Adirondack chairs, a picnic table and a cozy fire pit, the spot keeps it light with all of the basic amenities needed to ensure your stay is comfortable—while still tapping into the simplistic, rugged fun of camping.