Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

Hotels in Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

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.

Situated on 210 private acres in Snowmass Village, this member-owned condominium development has a Jim Engh-designed, 18-hole golf course and views of Mt. Daly. Established in 1968, the property is minutes from Two Creek Lift ski area at the base of Snowmass Mountain.

On a private mountain west of Vail Village, this 56-room property—part of a 7,000-acre gated community—has been giving guests the quintessential Colorado experience for two decades.

Breckenridge is long past its gold rush days, but the town still booms in winter, when one of Colorado’s best-regarded mountains draws skiers from across the globe. Valdoro Mountain Lodge is located only two blocks from the Beaver Run lift, and a ½-mile from downtown.

One of the area's two full-service hotels (the smaller Inn at Keystone is the other) this rare non-condo sits on Keystone Lake with views of mountains and well, condos. Still, a $2 million renovation has helped liven this mainstay lodge.

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.

Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado’s Vail Valley, this sprawling, 72-suite property is known for its contemporary take on the area’s rustic, mountain vibe.

Since the Four Seasons Resort Vail opened in 2010, its peaked roofs have served as glittering beacons to skiers to the foot of Vail Mountain. All of the 121 rooms are spacious, and 20 are being converted to connecting rooms to accommodate families or large groups of friends.

Ski bums, take note: at the base of Beaver Creek Resort, this 47-room hotel is the closest ski-in, ski-out hotel to a chairlift in North America—it’s just 20 feet away. But that’s not all there is to this slopeside gem.

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

Housed in a traditional wood-and-stone building, this ski-in, ski-out lodge is located at the base of Winter Park Ski Resort, just over 100 feet from the lifts.

179-room brick hotel between Aspen Mountain's 2 main ski lifts. Suites come with butler service.

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 Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Hearthstone House is located on East Hyman Avenue, just two blocks from the Wheeler Opera House and the Aspen ski lift. The small lodge has 22 rooms, each with European down comforters, views of Aspen Mountain, and some with whirlpool spa bathtubs.