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.
Modeled after Rome’s 16th-century Villa de Medici, this brick-and-sandstone hotel opened in 1893 as a resort for socialites and politicians, including former Presidents William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.
At the recently updated 5,000-acre ranch just 65 miles from Denver, kids can go candlepin bowling and play billiards while parents unwind in the new earth-toned Ranch Creek Spa, built from reclaimed pine and rockslide stones.
This 95-room hotel in Mountain Village, at the base of Telluride, changed ownership and was rechristened the Hotel Madeline in early 2011.
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.
Surrounded by the 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains and adjacent to more than 60,000 acres of national forest, Elk Mountain is like camp for grown-ups.
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.
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.
It’s a winter wonderland at this Bavarian-style mansion in northern Colorado, where impeccable service includes Steamboat Spring’s only slope-side ski valet (for storing your gear after a day on the mountain).
Located at the base of Snowmass Mountain, these luxury condominiums are vacation rentals with ski-in/ski-out access to Assay Hill and Elk Camp Gondola.
Guests enjoy free use of the mineral pools; book a facial or massage in the serene spa before retiring to your room with its western landscape paintings and contemporary mountain-rustic décor.
Located on the edge of Telluride village, the five-story, 32-suite Inn at Lost Creek has some of the characteristics of a lodge — fieldstone terraced outside, exposed beams, a stone-surrounded fireplace in the lobby, and onsite dining.
Renaissance Revival building filled with theater memorabilia, including a costume worn by Annette Bening in a Denver Center Theatre Company production.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Peaceful Valley is one of the oldest and largest ranches in Colorado, surrounded by open pastures, towering aspen trees, and the St. Vrain River.
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.