Colorado

Hotels in Colorado

Set against the backdrop of the towering Rockies, the imposing edifice of the Peaks hugs the side of the ridge over Telluride, its honey-colored stucco walls and terra cotta roofs in harmony with hues of the surrounding landscape.

Located among forests and meadows on a ridge above Fraser Valley, this mountain lodge is constructed from 400-year-old logs, with light-toned wood lining the ceilings and floors.

If skiing is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Colorado, you're not alone. But this Business District is a perfect destination even in the steamy summer months. The Mile High City celebrates its height with a rooftop pool, crowned by a glowing spire.

When you meant to book St. Anton’s Hotel Post but couldn’t find the time to head across the pond for a ski vacation, the Sonnenalp in Vail is a close second.

Latigo is known for its fine riding program, individualized attention, and "nouveau ranch" menu. The Arapaho National Forest surrounds it on three sides, and trails take you through an array of aspen groves, pine forest, sagebrush, and open meadows.

An upscale ski-in, ski-out hotel at the foot of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, the Elevation Hotel & Spa provides a slightly more refined ski lodge experience.

A boutique hotel in Telluride village, Hotel Telluride has a somewhat quirky exterior, with a turreted tower, Swiss-chalet style wooden balconies, and contrasting textures of brick and stone on the face.

Recently and ambitiously renovated, the historic New Sheridan Hotel has retained its 1895 charm, but now has stylish rooms with iPod stations and heated bathroom floors.

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.

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.

Los Altos B&B is a charming inn with panoramic views; you’ll feel like you’re part of the mountains and valley.

The Sky Hotel is located at the bottom of the Silver Queen Gondola, which ascends to the summit of Aspen Mountain. Renovated by Kimpton Hotels in 2002, the Sky mixes bright colors and animal prints in its 90 guest rooms and suites.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Hearthstone House is located on East Hyman Avenue, just two blocks from the Wheeler Opera House and the Aspen ski lift. The small lodge has 22 rooms, each with European down comforters, views of Aspen Mountain, and some with whirlpool spa bathtubs.