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.
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.
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.
Owner David Alford converted a homestead built by Norwegian immigrants into this country-estate bed-and-breakfast overlooking Blue Lake and the La Plata Mountains.
Trappers Cabin, a private house at Beaver Creek Resort, in Colorado, with four bedrooms, a personal chef, a housekeeper, and a roustabout (general man Friday).
Curl up by the lobby fireplace in this rustic, airy, sumptuous lodge with panoramic views of the ski area. All rooms have custom-crafted lodge furnishings and secluded private decks.
Just a short walk from the ski lifts at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, this rustic-chic lodge is ideal for families and small groups. In the lobby, a mountain landscape painting hangs above a stone fireplace, surrounded by wood paneling and tan leather couches.
To be a standout for families and spa-goers may seem an odd combination, but this 190-room, native-stone-and-timber Park Hyatt at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain (just 200 feet from the peak’s ski school) pulls it off with luxury to boot.
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.
In the Central Business District, the Hyatt Regency rises high in the downtown skyline with notable features like the glass-enclosed lobby, lounge, bar and restaurant, which mirrors the style of the adjacent Colorado Convention Center.
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.
This former bed-and-breakfast now serves as a rental house for families and groups on ski vacations. Built in the 1880’s, the red Victorian building is conveniently located just one block from Main Street, within walking distance of the Peak 9 ski lifts.