Hotels in Colorado
The Altitude: 8,000 feet.
The Perch: The aptly named Far View Lodge sits in Mesa Verde National Park, on the same soaring bluff where Ancestral Pueblo Indians made their now ancient cliff dwellings.
A little more out-of-the way and a lot more down-to-earth than the bigger Colorado ski resorts, Powderhorn doesn't have a huge number of trails or an upscale lodge. It does, however, offer affordable family fun, shorter than average lift lines, and incredible views.
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.
Based in the ski resort town of Steamboat Springs, this vacation home rental company specializes in luxury châteaus in the surrounding area.
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.
At first glance, the abandoned shell of an 1800s mining town nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies seems less like a travel destination than a page out of history.
Most business-oriented hotels are cookie-cutter bland.
Although the JW Marriott is located three miles outside of downtown, the hotel is still convenient to several attractions, including the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
The Asian plains may be thousands of miles away, but that’s no hindrance to spending some time in a yurt at this year-round Rocky Mountain retreat.
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.
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.
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.
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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.