Lodge & Spa at Cordillera
On a private mountain west of Vail Village, this 56-room property—part of a 7,000-acre gated community—has been giving guests the quintessential Colorado experience for two decades. The updated ski-lodge ambience comes with pampering amenities (dozens of fireplaces, indoor and outdoor pools, and mountain-inspired spa treatments), and every room has mountain views. Golfers can book tee times on championship courses; fly fishermen get their own 1 1/2-mile stretch of the Eagle River. And about 20 miles east of the hotel, there are two of the country’s most challenging ski resorts—Vail and Beaver Creek—and the lodge provides complimentary shuttle service to get there.