For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, one of the greatest payoffs can come after dinner – a view of a zillion stars, constellations, coursing meteors and psychedelic auroras. This month, the editors at the Hideaway Report have shared their 12 best destinations and hotels for stargazing: The Santa Lucia Mountains block the Big Sur coastline from the lights of Monterey and San Luis Obispo, providing plush darkness over the Pacific. At Post Ranch Inn, 39 luxurious accommodations hang from the cliffside, and astronomy-loving staff treat guests to stargazing sessions on the deck beside Sierra Mar restaurant. Viewed through the 20-inch lens of the inn’s Meade telescope, space is all the more spectacular, especially with a cocktail in hand. In winter, the Orion Nebula, a fiery interstellar cloud, hangs off the belt of the hunter constellation. Spring brings glimpses of Mars, Saturn’s rings and the storms that rage on Jupiter. Shooting-star watchers can book their stays to coincide with meteor showers that look as if they’re raining into the ocean: the second week in August for the Perseids, mid-November for the Leonids and the middle of December ...