Hidden Meadow Ranch Honored by Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Travel Guide

Hidden Meadow Ranch, an Arizona mountain hideaway, has been selected as the winner of prestigious 2010 Awards for Excellence - earning title of "Most Excellent Ranch" for the second time in three years.

Greer, AZ, February 25, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Hidden Meadow Ranch, a White Mountains hideaway in northeastern Arizona, has been named a winner of the 2010 Awards for Excellence, a program of Condé Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide from the most trusted name in travel publishing, Condé Nast Publications Ltd. The program honors outstanding properties throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.

The 2010 Awards for Excellence covered 31 categories, including Most Excellent Resort, Most Excellent Hotel and Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway. Hidden Meadow Ranch won the category of Most Excellent Ranch for the second time in three years.

Hidden Meadow Ranch is nestled on 150 pristine acres surrounded by two million acres of national forest, boasting 975 miles of trails. The Arizona mountain hideaway is home to 12 well-appointed log cabins that offer guests 900 square feet for R-&-R. Beyond cabin walls, guests enjoy gourmet meals at the lodge and activities such as horseback riding, fly fishing, snowshoeing, archery, skiing, hiking, horse-drawn sleigh rides and more.

“We’re thrilled to be listed among the 2010 award winners and to keep company with such an outstanding list of luxury destinations,” said Jane Lenci, Hidden Meadow Ranch general manager, lodge and club operations. “We’re very excited to bear the Condé Nast Johansens endorsement once again, knowing how it resonates with the world’s most discerning travelers.”

Votes for the 2010 Awards for Excellence were cast by hotel guests and the Condé Nast Johansens inspection team, as well as readers of the Luxury Travel Guide and other guides in the Condé Nast Johansens collection.

“Condé Nast Johansens recommends only properties that meet our standards, which means the Awards for Excellence winners represent the very best of the best,” said Lesley O’Malley-Keyes, vice president and publishing director of The Americas. ”Our readers are discerning, sophisticated travelers who know what they want when they travel - outstanding accommodations and exceptional service.”

The Luxury Travel Guide, as well as the other guides that make up the Condé Nast Johansens collection, features an easy-to-use format simplifies the independent traveler’s task of selecting and booking accommodations. All guides in the collection have attracted a loyal readership in the United States by guaranteeing that each Recommended property undergoes a rigorous annual inspection process to ensure exceptional quality is maintained.

The Condé Nast Johansens Web site (www.condenastjohansens.com), a vital part of the Condé Nast Johansens offerings, allows visitors to find a hotel by country, state, island or by keyword search. The site can send a reservation or availability request directly to hotels, and features a venue-finder, special and seasonal offers, online gift certificate purchasing and late-availability options.

About Hidden Meadow Ranch
Hidden Meadow Ranch is an exclusive boutique ranch hideaway featuring rustically elegant log cabins, exceptional amenities and service, and the year-round family-friendly activities of the mountain west. This premier guest ranch - situated at 8,500 feet in the pine and aspen forest above and beyond Arizona’s desert heat - provides an escape from everything urban, thoughtfully mixing creature comforts and Mother Nature’s amenities. A variety of ownership opportunities are available through The Club at Hidden Meadow Ranch, the state’s only high-end custom log home community with fractional ownership cabins and custom homesites. 866.333.4080, www.hiddenmeadow.com.

About Condé Nast Johansens
Condé Nast Johansens is owned by Condé Nast Publications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advance Publications and Condé Nast International, which publishes a portfolio of magazines worldwide, including Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, The New Yorker, GQ, Tatler, Vanity Fair, Brides, Glamour and Wired. The Condé Nast Johansens international collection of guides is available at select bookstores nationwide, including the 2010 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific. The Guide Web site, www.condenastjohansens.com, offers exclusive seasonal discounts and complimentary access to the international database of luxury accommodations. Consumers may purchase Condé Nast Johansens Guides by calling 800.564.7518 or online at www.condenastjohansens.com. Gift certificates are also available at the Web site.

Hidden Meadow Ranch
Amanda Fier