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.