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12/08/2014 08:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Splurge-Worthy U.S. Resorts

These luxury resorts across the U.S. will have you fantasizing about your next big trip.

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Utah: Amangiri

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What appears as a mirage in Big Water's desert is this breathtaking luxury resort. Built around the natural landscape, Amangiri blends seamlessly into its surroundings. Take note of the big rock in the middle of the pool--it's 150 million years old.

California: Rancho Valencia

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Rancho Valencia. Hacienda-style villas and suites. Fresh-squeezed orange juice delivered daily to your door. Eighteen tennis courts and chance to take a lesson with U.S. Open champion Robin White. Porsches for guests to drive. An incredibly gorgeous indoor-outdoor spa. A 5,000-square-foot private guesthouse (where Tom Cruise vacationed with Suri). Need we say more?

Vermont: Twin Farms

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Built in the 1700s, this hotel on 300 acres of land in the mid-state town of Barnard (ten miles from Woodstock) was once the farmhouse of Nobel Prize-winning writer Sinclair Lewis. History, plus a private ski run and rooms with Jacuzzis next to fireplaces overlooking snow-covered hills, puts this posh estate at the top of our list.

Hawaii: Travaasa Hana

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This secluded resort in the tiny town of Hana on Maui is a true getaway. Rooms come sans Internet, radio, clocks and TVs, forcing guests to unplug. Get a taste for local Hawaiian traditions with lessons in bamboo-pole fishing and lei making. Bonus: The lava-rock soaking pool at the spa overlooks waves crashing on the bluffs.

Tennessee: Blackberry Farm

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It may look like a simple, century-old barn from the outside, but this country oasis in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains has all the amenities of a five-star luxury resort. The hotel stocks 180,000 bottles of wine, and star chefs, such as Hugh Acheson and Michael Mina, come here to teach cooking classes.

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