17 Rooms with Spectacular Views

If you’re lucky enough to live on the water or in a mountain range, I hope you have a room with a view. But even if you live on the prairie, you can enjoy pretty views outside your window. Here’s a collection of 17 rooms with spectacular views that will take your breath away!

Mountain Views

My first trip to the Rocky Mountains involved lodging at a camp that had a spectacular view of the mountains the moment you stepped out the cabin door. If you’re going to live in a mountainous region, you might as well enjoy a room with mountain views.

Neutral Living Room with a Mountain ViewPhoto by Pearson Design Group

Neutral Living Room with a Mountain ViewPhoto by Locati Architects

Rustic Living Room with a View of the MountainsPhoto by Brooks and Falotico Associates, Inc.

Vermont Living Room with Mountain ViewPhoto by Zehren and Associates, Inc

Waterfront Views

If given a choice, I think most people would opt for a waterfront view above all others. Not everyone of course, but there’s something so soothing about the sight and sound of water. It’s one of the reasons I have a pond and waterfall in my backyard. 

Coastal Style Sun Room with Waterfront ViewPhoto by Marsha Jones Interior Design, Ltd.

Dining Room with Lakefront ViewPhoto by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects LLP

All I can think of when I see this bathroom photo is waving to the boats from the bath tub as they sail by!

Freestanding Tub in a Bathroom with a Lake ViewPhoto by McClellan Architects

Coastal Style Sun Room with Waterfront ViewPhoto by Battle Associates, Architects

Dining Room with a Lakefront View

Photo by Vivid Interior Design – Danielle Loven

City Views

A friend of a friend livea in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. You know, the same neighborhood as Oprah. He graciously gave us a tour of his high-rise apartment which was fabulous. He enjoyed both a city view and a lake view depending on which window you were looking out of. It was a bit magical, to be honest.

Mid Century Living Room with City ViewPhoto by Lindye Galloway Interiors

Industrial Style Living Room with City ViewPhoto by Chinc’s Workshop

Scandinavian Style Living Room with City ViewPhoto by B Interior

Traditional Dining Room in the CityPhoto by Sutro Architects

Forest and Garden Views

The last category when it comes to rooms with spectacular views is forest and garden views. A garden view is something you can create for your own home if you don’t enjoy seeing water, mountains, or cityscapes out your window.

Traditional Dining Room with Garden ViewPhoto by

Transitional Kitchen with a Garden ViewPhoto by L. Newman Associates/Paul Mansback, Inc.

Living Room with Garden ViewPhoto by Fraerman Associates Architecture

Farmhouse Dining Room with a View of the GardenPhoto by Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

If you could have your choice of any of the above, what view would you most like to wake up to every day?

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  1. The mountains with a stream, i have relatives that live on properties that have little streams of clear water and mountains in the background, i love to visit them. Thanks for these beautiful pictures.

  2. All the views are amazing, but I would have to choose a water view. While I love trees and mountains and all aspects of nature, bur some reason I’m drawn to water. I guess my very very early ancestor was a frog. 🙂

  3. I love all views but I think my most favorite is forest/garden views for there is always something going on whether it be butterflies, birds or silly critters like squirrels. I live in the suburbs of a city and I have lots of entertainment with all that nature has to offer which surprises me everyday.

  4. For me now it is mountain or lake view.. When I was young I lived in an ocean front apartment building for a short time. I found I didn’t like it. The view is always the same.. I found it dreary in the winter. Now I prefer mountain or lake views as the landscape changes with the seasons and offers different views, all beautiful. I love vacations with an ocean view but for living in, give me a mountain view, ideally with some water feature lol.

  5. Jennifer,
    I can’t thank you enough for the joy you bring to me every day when I see your blog in my mailbox. You have endless lovely ideas and inspiration. It is a gift!
    Wishing you good health, peace, joy and love for 2023.

  6. Since Boulder is in the foothills we have great mountain views. I always joke that I wish we could add a lake in front of them. All beautiful photos.

  7. Jennifer, thank you for the past year. Yours is the one blog I can be guaranteed of reading. You have brought be so much joy and inspiration, even though I am at the other end of the world. Have a wonderful 2023. My current view is of a huge old poinciana tree. I love this tree with its seasonal changes. Today is is in full bloom with red flowers providing food and shelter to a multitude of birds. The lorikeets will arrive in a few weeks to get drunk on the nectar. Until I moved here I had been looking for a hillside suburb with city views. I love the city view at night but am glad I went for the tree. I bought this house because of the tree. Ultimately I would like a snow capped mountain and lake view (not greedy at all!) however I would need to move country to achieve. I agree with Debra about the ocean view as it does get monotonous plus it is a constant job to keep the salt spray off the windows.

  8. I love all of the views in these photos. It sure looks like the Mackinaw Bridge in the one picture.
    Blessings and thanks for sharing.