World's Best Hotels
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No. 21 Osprey at Beaver Creek, CO
The Osprey—a 45-room boutique hotel at the base of ski resort Beaver Creek—was renovated to the tune of $7 million in 2008 and now beckons with a warm mountain aesthetic. Locally sourced birch and onyx mingle throughout the high-ceilinged, firelit guest rooms, while oversize couches in rustic leather semicircle a large limestone fireplace in the property’s namesake lounge, popular for après ski cocktails and craft beers. Ski-sore guests will love plush touches like Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattresses, oversize marble showers with rainfall showerheads, and a heated outdoor pool. But it’s the property’s unparalleled proximity to the slopes (the high-speed Strawberry Park Express is a mere pole-push away) that earns The Osprey top marks among hard-core schussers as well as “closest ski-in/ski-out hotel in North America” honors.
See the full results of the 2012 World’s Best Awards.