Colorado is a place of rugged landscapes, towering mountains, vast deserts, and a friendly culture. This is also an ideal state to visit if you enjoy wide open spaces, snow sports of every kind, and incredible craft beer. But no matter what type of adventure you’re up for, Colorado has plenty of comfortable and luxurious places to stay to relax after long days of doing what you love. And they’re scattered all across the state!
These are 10 epic resort destinations in Colorado to consider staying at when you take your next trip to this exciting region.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs (Prices & Photos)
Colorado Springs is a great place to be if you enjoy the resort lifestyle while on vacation. There are quite a few top-notch resorts here, and one of the very best is the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. There are 316 guest rooms and suites here, as well as 200 scenic acres that you can explore. There are three Colorado-inspired dining spots, a spa, 18-hole golf course, 17 indoor/outdoor tennis courts, and a huge fitness center here. To get in the water, guests can use the 35-acre lake for water sports and the five indoor/outdoor swimming pools. Packages are offered for romantic rendezvous and spa retreats, and this Four-Diamond Southern Colorado resort destination also has lots of space for meetings, weddings, and other events. But this is really a recommended place for outdoor adventurers because rock climbing classes, fishing trips, off-road jeep tours, and many other activities are right here in the Pikes Peak Region.
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Nathrop (Prices & Photos)
Located in Nathrop between Salida and Buena Vista, the Mountain Princeton Hot Springs Resort is a lovely place for both romantic getaways and family vacations. The hot springs waters here are 100 natural and bubble from the ground at 120 degrees at the source. Day passes are also available if you just want to stop by to take a dip. Luxury cabins are available for large groups, while the lodge is in the center of all the action. Meanwhile, cliffside hotel rooms overlook the Rocky Mountains, and hillside rooms offer the best access to the hot spring pools. Dining options here include the Princeton Club Restaurant, poolside cabana bar, beer garden, club bar, and juice bar.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail (Prices & Photos)
Vail is one of the best places to visit in Colorado if you’re looking for luxury. This Marriott resort has the ambiance of a European ski chalet and is an ideal place to stay if you want to be at the base of the mountains. Onsite you’ll also find a full-service spa, fitness center, kitchens and kitchenettes, and a pool. Standard rooms, lodge rooms, and rooms with a view of the mountains are available for guests. Condominium lodging offers nice perks like stovetops, refrigerators, and dishwashers for visitors who like to cook their own meals. But to dine out, you can opt for the onsite breakfast options, which range from $25 to $33 per person. There is also a pub and casual pizza place at the resort.
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs (Prices & Photos)
The Broadmoore is another excellent Colorado Springs resort. This Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort is an ideal home base for zip lining adventures, horseback riding, and relaxing days at the spa. This resort has been welcoming guests since 1918 and offers cozy rooms, suites, cottages, a five-bedroom estate house, private cabins, and brownstones for guests. Pets are welcome at the resort as well. The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp, and Fly Fish Camp are the premier wilderness experiences offered by the resort, and the Seven Falls waterfall is less than a mile away from it. There are 10 restaurants and 10 more cafes and lounges onsite that emphasize fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients.
Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa, Gateway (Prices & Photos)
Located in the stunning Palisades of Western Colorado, this resort was built by the founder of the Discovery Channel, John Hendricks. Come here for a fun family vacation or a romantic retreat for endless adventures like horseback riding, rock climbing, and even discovering dinosaur bones. There’s a bed and breakfast package for guests and a Palisade Ranch package that includes daily guided horseback rides, cattle drives, roping lessons, meals, and transportation. The resort is located in Unaweep Canyon, a unique red rock canyon that is full of history and geological significance. The town of Gateway is known for its rich history of the Ute, Fremont, and Anasazi Native American tribes, as well as the cattle ranching and lumber milling communities of later settlers. Casitas, the Kiva Lodge, and the Kayenta Lodge are available for guests to stay in. And dining options here range from a poolside cantina to a vintage food trailer, southwestern cuisine, and al fresco views of the canyons.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Beaver Creek (Prices & Photos)
This resort overlooks the beautiful Beaver Creek Mountain and is a luxury resort that’s a year-around mountain escape. It’s a favorite among skiers because ski-in/ski-out access is available, but it’s also a great place to stay if you enjoy golfing, dining, and swimming pools. Other adventures to partake in include whitewater rafting, fly fishing, and sleigh rides. This highly-rated resort has 190 guest rooms, including 23 suites, and is dog-friendly. The 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill serves all three meals, the Antler Hall is a great place to enjoy a drink by the fire, the café services beverages and light fare, and the Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap is seasonal. Guests can also enjoy 23 treatment rooms and three romantic couples’ suites at the Allegria Spa.
Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, Colorado Springs (Prices & Photos)
The spectacular outdoor attraction of Garden of the Gods is one of the very best reasons to visit the Colorado Springs area. And when you do, consider staying at this resort if you love golf, spa days, and dining. This is an ultra-luxurious and romantic place to stay that has packages for couples and relaxation. There are 56 rooms here, and guests can enjoy views of the Garden of the Gods natural rock formations. This is an ideal place for golfers because of the 27-hole Kissing Camels Golf Course, driving range, practice green, pro shop, and sports club. But families that visit can also entertain kids at the toddler pool, children’s splash park, and playground.
Three Rivers Resort and Outfitting, Almont (Prices & Photos)
For a different kind of resort that showcases the outdoorsy side of Colorado, consider staying at Three Rivers Resort and Outfitting. It’s located in the mountain town of Almont on the Taylor River and offers cabins that date back to the 1800s. This is an ideal getaway to explore the Gunnison National Forest and use the resort’s outfitting service to go rafting and kayaking. Horseback riding, zip lining, and four-wheel drive tours are also available. In addition to cabins, which come as small rooms up to four-bedroom spaces, guests can also stay in the lodge rooms and vacation homes. Come to this resort if you want to spend most of your time in the great outdoors rather than relaxing indoors with luxurious amenities.
The Peaks Resort and Spa, Telluride (Prices & Photos)
Telluride is a beautiful little mountain town that belongs on every Colorado traveler’s bucket list. In a picture-perfect landscape, the Peaks Resort and Spa offers ski-in/ski-out and golf-in/golf-out access depending on the season. Tthe Altezza Restaurant and Bar is here for onsite dining, and there’s also a full-service spa. There are penthouses available that have amazing views, a fully-equipped kitchen, and an elegant design. The onsite fitness center offers group fitness classes, yoga and Pilates studios, lap pool, and personal training.
St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen (Prices & Photos)
The St. Regis Resort in Aspen is situated in an upscale red-brick building that’s just a few minutes’ walk away from the gondolas of Aspen Mountain. You’ll also be close to the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club when you stay here. The resort resembles a Gilded Age mountain manor, but has a contemporary appeal that brings culture connoisseurs and outdoor adventurers together under one roof. Ski packages are popular here, and Aspen’s Chefs Club has been named one of the top 100 restaurants in the country. Various room options are available for guests, all with leather beds and desks designed by Ralph Lauren and custom furnishings.