These five hotels will help you push your boundaries and softly encourage staying true to your 2021 resolutions, at least through the month of January.
Spend more time outside
As a rule, overnight bus trips aren’t the stuff memories are made of—at least not pleasant ones. But the Cabin moving hotel, which runs on a high-tech, low-impact bus between Los Angeles and San Francisco, promises a boutique experience: private pods, real beds and slick design.
Overcome your fear of heights
Park Inn, Berlin
Elevators schmelevators. A Base Flying facility at Berlin’s tallest hotel invites guests to leap from a platform 410 feet high—possibly the only time you’ll check out at terminal velocity. Don’t forget to tip the guy in charge of the tethers
Go (slightly) out of your comfort zone
Urban Cowboy Lodge, Catskills, New York
For wannabe cowpokes who find dude ranches a bit too rugged, this slick rural retreat offers Western ambience
minus the grit. You might not do much wrangling here, but you will get to sip craft beer below a set of elk antlers while working on your screenplay for A Fistful of Bitcoins.
Manage your stress levels
El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas
Along with providing tepees, yurts and songwriting workshops, this hippie-friendly desert retreat invites guests to partake in the art of doing nothing. Restorative napping is encouraged, as is aimless wandering, and creating your own Zen garden by pushing dirt around with your big toe. As the old saying goes: Give ease a chance.
Overcome your fear of grizzlies
Great Bear Lodge, British Columbia
OK, a fear of grizzlies might make sense, particularly if you’re close enough to hear them sharpen their claws. That said, a visit to this spectacular lodge wouldn’t be complete without a bear tour. They also offer wilderness meals—try not to become one.