Hotels in Colorado

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In the quiet part of town, three blocks from the Aspen Mountain ski lifts, the Gant consists of 120 privately owned condos with one, two, or three rustically styled bedrooms. A stay here may feel much like being at home, thanks to the well-appointed kitchens, dining rooms, and balconies.

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.

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.