Almost Heaven

Located 7,000 feet above sea level at Mount Charleston, Almost Heaven pampers guests with crisp pine-scented air and a lavish turn-of-the-century motif. Forty-five minutes northwest of Las Vegas (take Nev. Highway 157 W. from U.S. 95), this is a cozy place with just four suites. Maryjane Falls is the name of the honeymoon suite. The others are named Robber’s Roost, Charleston Peak and Bristlecone Pine. Each has distinctive decor that includes feather beds, elaborate floral tapestries, claw-foot bathtubs, fresh-cut flowers and in-room fireplaces. A 3,000-square-foot Victorian parlor is a gathering place for breakfasts and afternoon hors d’oeuvres. Personalized butler service and in-room dining are available for couples who prefer privacy. The entire 10,500-square-foot home–along with its service staff–can be rented for group gatherings or meetings. A spacious Jacuzzi room with marble flooring provides soothing relief after a day of skiing or hiking. A new 9-hole golf course and Alpine Village are just 2 miles down the road.