Hotels in Colorado
Colorado is home to some of the world’s most beautiful mountain hotels and ski resorts. But while ski resorts have become synonymous with Colorado hotels, the Centennial State offers plenty of other accommodations to suit the tastes and budgets of the diverse group of travelers who visit each year. Whether you’re staying at an all-inclusive ski resort, a charming B&B or a small rented ski lodge, you’ll start to feel that legendary Rocky Mountain High within minutes of checking into a Colorado hotel.
As two of the state’s must-visit cities, Denver and Boulder offer an even greater number of hotel options for travelers, including luxury accommodations like the Ritz Carlton and the Four Season, and reliable, chains with flexible prices like the Hilton, the Marriott and Embassy Suites. Travelers on a budget will also find a number of midrange hotels in Colorado.
For a romantic ski getaway, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs is the epitome of rustic luxury. Scattered across eight residential lodges, this Colorado hotel’s 316 guest rooms overlook some of the Centennial State’s most breathtaking mountain views, and you’ll find a number of activities right on the premises, including squash and tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, a pool, and yoga classes. The Broadmoor Colorado Springs is another luxury resort that offers romantic accommodations, perfect for couples. In addition to five-star rooms, this sumptuous getaway has a 54-hole golf course, a spa, tennis courts, three swimming pools, and an onsite shopping mall, movie theater and fitness center.
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.
Located just south of Cherry Creek, Loews Denver Hotel is only a 15-minute drive from downtown. Inside the glass-and-steel building, the lobby is designed to resemble an Italian villa, with large marble columns, Renaissance-style paintings, and vintage furniture set beside a fireplace.
Part of the Keystone Ski Resort, this affordable hotel is approximately 400 yards from the Mountain House ski base, the central hub for ski lifts and equipment rentals.
Aspen's singular ski-in/ski-out property is also its most glamorous address.
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.
Popular with groups and couples, this 10-room boutique hotel is set on a hillside just four miles from downtown and a short walk from the ski lifts at Mount Crested Butte. The public spaces are decorated in a classic ski lodge style, with high wooden ceilings and a large stone fireplace.
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.
A $30 million renovation in 2008 upped the ante at Vail Cascades, where a new deck looks onto an infinity pool, outdoor fire pits are surrounded by rocking chairs, and all spaces boast views of the mountain and Gore Creek.
A sprawling property designed in Bauhaus style, Aspen Meadows is best known as the home of the venerable Aspen Institute.
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.
Situated next to a small lake on 3,000 acres, the Broadmoor caters to active families: horseback riding, rock climbing, and fly-fishing are all nearby. An endless string of five-star ratings and a parade of celebrity guests decorate this 1918 Rocky Mountain resort.
Downtown landmark known for hosting American presidents; the property’s 1,320-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center and upper floors were rennovated in 2010.
The Limelight Lodge is centrally located across from Wagner Park and three blocks from the 1A lift at Aspen Mountain. Once a 1950’s folk bar, the four-story, 126-guest room property was renovated and reopened in 2008 as a ski lodge.
With an outdoor hot tub and ski-in location at the base of the American Eagle chairlift, Copper One Lodge is well-situated for ski season guests. The privately owned units range from studios to one- and two-bedroom condos, all decorated in varying styles.