The act of standing above the world—on a balcony, on a mountain top, on an international space station—provides a simultaneous sense of freedom from and connectivity to everything in sight.
Here, 10 balconies from the Stash network.
Blue Haven Marina & Resort, Turks and Caicos
Blue Haven sits beside calm, mangrove-protected (and stunningly blue) waters. The view is perfection; all that’s left to do is kick back and and take in the breeze with a glass of whatever’s coldest. Away from your perch, the resort offers boat tours, cycling, horseback riding, and more.
Tetherow Lodges, Bend, OR
Take in panoramic views of the surrounding golf course and the far-off Cascade mountain range from your own private terrace. And behind the sliding doors, you’ll find your room to be just as peaceful, with a fireplace and supremely plush bedding.
Tower 23, San Diego. CA
The ultimate ocean view. Chill out and watch the action on the boardwalk. Take in the Mai Thai-hued sunset while sipping something sweet. Breathe in the cool sea air. Experience all this and more from the privacy of your ocean-view room and balcony, and then cozy up in your Tempur-Pedic bed.
Bourbon Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Bourbon Orleans offers front row seats to Mardi Gras and the usual Bourbon Street revelry. Classic French-style wrought iron barring enclose the balconies. And inside, the hotel staff is always willing to share their best-of-what’s-around list.
Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego, CA
Imagine the sweet photo you’ll have of you and your companion sitting on your private balcony at the Horton Grand, the blue and white Victorian ornamentation a perfect backdrop, the California sun a reflection in your stylish shades. Inside, antique furniture and marble-framed fireplaces sum up the timeless charm of late 19th century decor that fills the property. The lively and historic streets of the Gaslamp Quarter await below.
Vintage Villas Hotels & Events, Austin, TX
Bluff-top views of the twisting and turning Lake Travis run out into the expansive Texas Hill County, delivered straight to your balcony at Vintage Villas. Inside, each room differs. Some serve up cowboy artifacts, while others present in a Victorian tradition.
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey, CA
That square of blue you’re looking at extends well beyond the edges of the frame. Step outside the SoCal comforts of your suite to watch the sailboats bob in the bay. Pair the crisp sea air with a bottle of Sauv Blanc and call it a day.
Sportsmen’s Lodge, Studio City, CA
From your private balcony at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, you’ll feel like the director of a Hollywood film about a Hollywood hotel from the 70s. And while the view from above is nice, the call of the poolside vibe (and the promise of a tasty mojito) beckons.
Hotel Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
Beneath the terracotta roofing, behind the wrought-iron railing, atop parquet brick flooring, you find yourself looking out over you own private Mediterranean villa (in Silicon Valley). After your private balcony time (no rush), head down to the property’s on-site Greek gem of a restaurant, Dio Deka.
Alexandra Resort, Turks and Caicos
Among the many highlights of a stay in the four-bedroom penthouse suite at Alexandra (3,700 square feet), the terrace overlooking Grace Bay ranks at the top of the pile. Inside, you’ll cash in on two master bedrooms with king beds, two guest bedrooms with twin beds that can convert to kings, a living room with two queen sofa beds, a granite and stainless steel kitchen, a massive dinning room table, four and a half bathrooms, and all the amenities you could dream of (too many to list!). Outside, what you see is what you get—paradise.