Colorado has become famous for its beautiful nature and great outdoor activities, which invite snowboarders, skiers, hikers, kayakers, and other adventurous travelers from all over the country to explore this vast state.
If you are planning an escape to the mountains and forests of this US state, book one of the many boutique hotels in Colorado that will keep you cozy in the wilderness and give you a sense of the local hospitality.
Mountain House Lodge
At the Mountain House Lodge in Aspen, you get the best mix of the local town and the slopes along with access to the lodge’s comfortable, cozy rooms. The hotel is located among four huge ski resorts skiers can choose from to hit the slopes, while guests who want to explore Aspen are just a short distance away from Wagner Park, Isis Theatre, and the Mill Street Fountain. The in-room Wi-Fi and HBO, as well as the lodge’s hot tub, will help you rest and relax after a long day out and about.
Beaver Creek Lodge, A Kessler Hotel
If you love the outdoors but also like a little leisure, book a room at the Beaver Creek Lodge. The lodge is an all-suite hotel with spacious rooms, each featuring a separate living room, a kitchenette and dining area, and a grand fireplace. You can admire great mountain views from the hotel’s patio, and then start a full day of activity at the in-house ski and snowboard facility. Best of all, active travelers can enjoy the lodge year-round, as they can ski, ice skate, dogsled, and snowmobile in the winter, then hike, rivertube, climb and fish in the summer.
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera
For travelers who prefer relaxing vacations rather than active getaways, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is the perfect choice. This rustic property offers a wide array of amenities to guests to help them relax, including a full-service spa, five different golf courses, a sauna and pool. Prices start at $120 a night, which is a great value for everything The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers its visitors. If you do want to leave the hotel’s VIP treatment and enjoy the great outdoors, you can easily bike, fish, play tennis, or in winter, head to the nearby Beaver Creek Ski Area.
Travelers to Breckenridge will find VIP treatment in a cozy hotel with a right-at-home feel at the Wedgewood Lodge. Guests can choose anything from a studio to a three-bedroom suite depending on party size and budget, and enjoy either a beautiful fireplace or balcony with a view. A dry sauna and indoor and outdoor hot tubs will give you the greatest relaxation. The best part of the lodge is the location, as Historic Main Street is just a short walk away, and skiers will find the Snowflake Chairlift right across the street.
Murphy’s River Lodge
Travelers looking for a simple, comfortable hotel at a price that won’t break the bank should book a room at Murphy’s River Lodge. The rustic, wooden lodge provides guests spacious rooms with refrigerators and LCDs, and visitors can also use the indoor pool and spa tub. Look outside to admire Colorado’s stunning forests and wildlife.
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