Rest of Colorado
Hotels in Rest of Colorado
The Altitude: 8,000 feet.
The Perch: The aptly named Far View Lodge sits in Mesa Verde National Park, on the same soaring bluff where Ancestral Pueblo Indians made their now ancient cliff dwellings.
At first glance, the abandoned shell of an 1800s mining town nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies seems less like a travel destination than a page out of history.
The ranch’s authentic western look owes much to its working history, but there are also updated luxury touches like a hot tub, feather beds, and hand-crafted soaps. American antiques and hand-made quilts decorate the rooms, and the buildings boast original, log cabin-style walls.
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.
The Asian plains may be thousands of miles away, but that’s no hindrance to spending some time in a yurt at this year-round Rocky Mountain retreat.