After nabbing the No. 6 spot in 2012, this Wyoming resort has made its way up the list, claiming the title of 2013's Best Hotel in the USA. It's not hard to see how: Amangani crowns the breathtaking East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson Hole with grace and luxury. The resort's redwood ceilings, slate floors, and regional artwork achieve a mélange of elegance and naturalism. And opportunities for indulgence abound at nearly every corner. There's the heated outdoor pool with stunning views of the snow-capped Teton Mountains; the decadent spa that offers everything from mud wraps to massages; and the delicious Grill restaurant that serves local meats and fish and farm-to-table produce.
But Stuart Campbell, the hotel's general manager, said that the best thing about Amangani (which means "peaceful home" in Shoshone) is its staff: "Guest after guest tells me they feel like they've come home when they're here."