A half-hour's drive north of Las Vegas, west on Route 157 and nearly 8,000 feet up in the gorgeous Toiyabe National Forest, the Mount Charleston Cabins are perched along the wall of a steep canyon. Each is postcard perfect, a romantic mountaintop retreat, with private decks, fireplaces, double-wide whirlpool baths and no television sets (well, a couple of cabins do come with satellite TV, but with views like this, you likely won't want to turn it on).
The Mount Charleston Cabins has over 20 condo-style log cabins. These offer private decks, fireplaces and whirlpool baths, plus a garage or carport, gated entry and, eventually, a heated lap pool and fire pit.
The centerpiece of the Mount Charleston Cabins is the large, rustic restaurant, which seats 200 around an open wood-burning fireplace; a a scenic outdoor deck is also a great spot to relax. The lounge is open until midnight and there are video poker machines at the bar.
The Mount Charleston Cabins has a wedding gazebo and can accommodate large receptions, corporate parties and retreats. It is also a base for horseback riding, backpacking and sleigh rides in the winter. Just up the road, there are numerous hiking trails and picnic sites, and a ski resort at Lee Canyon.
Toiyabe National Forest Website Link: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area