Amazing US Lakes for Summer Vacation
Suttle Lake in central Oregon earns top marks in all three categories. The glacierformed lake is undeniably a stunner. But oddly even at the height of summer Suttle never feels mobbeddespite being one of Oregons more accessible mountain lakes (U.S. 20 skirts its northern shore). But luxury is where Suttle really scores. Its sevenyearold resort is a modern take on Mt. Hoods Timberline Lodge big on roughhewn beams and wroughtiron chandeliers. The spa offers couples massages; the Boathouse Restaurant serves surprisinglyambitiousforbeingoutinthe wilds Northwest cuisine like grilled salmon with charmoula cumin sauce and buttermilksoaked trout and chips. Theres a long list of activities you can participate inkayaking canoeing flyfishing hiking. But if you just want to sit on the lodge lawn gazing off at the lake and thinking only about each other thats fine too.