Unusual Hotels Colorado
Getaway Appeal: Perched on an exclusive mountainside steps from Beaver Creek’s ski lifts, the Ritz has perfected refined-meets-rustic luxury. From the moment you hand the valet your car keys, to the resonating “ahhh” as you sink into 400-thread-count linens, it’s obvious why the resort is consistently listed among the world’s best.
Cozy Factors: Cowhide-patterned chairs at Wolfgang Puck’s famed Spago and floor-to-ceiling fireplaces offer a homey Colorado-cabin feel. Enjoy complimentary access to the eucalyptus steam rooms and rock-lined grotto complete with cucumbers for tired eyelids. At night, roast marshmallows over the massive fire pit.
Snow surrounds The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, CO
Getaway Appeal: Personal attention and gourmet breakfasts have guests returning to this top-ranked inn year after year. The endearing dog-friendly bed and breakfast features six guest rooms gleaming with tiny twists of opulence, including heated bathroom floors and fluffy robes to wear to the hot tub.
Cozy Factors: Grab a fresh-baked cookie in the parlor and ride two blocks to Crested Butte’s boutiques and restaurants on one of The Ruby’s red cruiser bicycles. (Even in the snowiest months, it’s not unusual to see locals pedaling the well-maintained streets.)
Getaway Appeal: The Bradley is a cozy pocket of comfort in a city popular for its dining, shopping and a one-of-a-kind culture. No need to plan much here. With coffee, pastries, fruit and hot quiche prepared every morning, the Bradley also satisfies your afternoon snack with a wine and cheese hour. Use the complimentary membership at the One Boulder Fitness facility nearby to curb those inevitable epicurean ventures.
Getaway Appeal: This elegant 1898 Victorian hotel in Durango’s historic district emanates prestige. Dark woods and soft lighting complement carefully selected period decor. Walk to galleries, theaters and restaurants and enjoy close proximity to Purgatory (formerly Durango Mountain Resort).
Cozy Factors: Hot coffee and tea are offered in the spacious lobby and plush teddy bears greet guests in every room. Nightly turndown service with bedside chocolates gives a subtle nod to old-fashioned hospitality.
Cozy Factors: Browse the theatrical memorabilia lining the chic Renaissance Revival interior. Dine at on-site award-winning restaurants and retire to your room of rich gold tones and cherry wood with down duvets, a cashmere mattress and deep soaking tub