12. Zephyr Cove Lodge
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Why it’s cool: Forget the cabins and lodge that line the south shore of Tahoe. What you want is one of two Scandinavian-style log cabins off the main trails at Spooner Lake State Park, accessible only by hiking or mountain biking. Opt for the Wildcat Cabin for the sweet lake views above. When you do decide to mingle with the commoners, you'll find a mile-long beach with cocktail service, plus rentable pontoons equipped with a BBQ and waterslide.
Perks! A hefty supply of firewood and hot chocolate. Plus 2 gallons of drinking water per day, which sounds like whatever, but this is Nevada -- it's gonna come in handy.