Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

Hotels in Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

Located on the Keystone shuttle route, this hotel has a warm, rustic vibe that begins in the lobby, decorated with mounted antlers, framed landscape paintings, and plaid armchairs set beside a working fireplace.

With its own high-speed lift steps from the hotel and Wolfgang Puck's only Colorado outlet, the Ritz-Carlton—a giant lodgepole-and-timber cabin built in classic National Park-lodge style—is Beaver Creek's answer to convenience and luxury.

An affordable, comfortable option in Breckenridge, the Hyatt offers all the mod-cons a skiing family might need.

This 125-year-old Aspen icon has a storied past: in the 1970’s Hunter S. Thompson was a regular at the hotel’s J Bar; 19th-century silver miners used the property as a boarding house; ghosts are said to haunt the place. Now a multimillion-dollar overhaul opens a shiny new chapter.

Based in the ski resort town of Steamboat Springs, this vacation home rental company specializes in luxury châteaus in the surrounding area.

A sprawling property designed in Bauhaus style, Aspen Meadows is best known as the home of the venerable Aspen Institute.

It’s hard to get much closer to the powdery slopes of Vail than at The Sebastian’s Base Camp ski center. And once you’re there, it’s easy to actually get going, thanks to the many valets who tend to everything from your car to your bags to your bikes in the summer months.

When you meant to book St. Anton’s Hotel Post but couldn’t find the time to head across the pond for a ski vacation, the Sonnenalp in Vail is a close second.

Inspired by Aspen’s classic Victorian architecture, the Hyatt Grand Aspen is easily recognizable by its brick façade and turrets.

Serious skiers have long been drawn to Vail’s vast bowls and wide-open slopes, but the town itself was in a decades-long deep freeze—until now.

The premier accommodations on offer at the Lodge at Vail, the Game Creek Chalet is an ultra exclusive retreat for skiers seeking additional luxury and privacy.

Set on the banks of the Fraser River, this ski-in, ski-out lodge is about half a mile from the base of Winter Park Ski Resort. Beyond the brick-and-stucco exterior, the complex includes one- and two-bedroom condos, all of which are privately owned.

Set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs caters to outdoor adventurists visiting the Yampa Valley to ski, snowboard, hike, and fish.

Marrying the convenience of a ski-in, ski-out resort with the architectural flair and plush amenities of a European ski chalet, the Arrabelle at Vail Square is a mountainside gem. Its peaked roofs help define the skyline at the base of Vail Mountain in Lionshead Village.