If you want to bring your pet on vacation with you in Colorado, you’re in luck, because the Rocky Mountain State offers a host of outstanding hotels and resorts that are pet-friendly, including these top options.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs (Prices & Photos)
Cheyenne Mountain Resort not only provides an escape that includes awe-inspiring mountain views, decadent dining and luxurious rooms, but it welcomes up to two dogs under 80 pounds and even has a “Bed & Biscuits Club” that includes information on other pet-friendly businesses throughout the area and more. The property also features a 35-acre lake for water sports, five indoor/outdoor pools, a spa, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and a fitness center. If you want to take part in outdoor adventures,the resort offers an extensive list of recreational activities, including fishing trips, rock climbing classes, and jeep tours.
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs (Prices & Photos)
Set along the shores of Cheyenne Lake at the edge of town, The Broadmoor Hotel was built in the late 19th-century and offers the ultimate in a luxurious escape as well as the Pitty Pat Club, to be sure both you and your four-legged friends are well attended to. Fido will get an in-room bed, bowl, welcome treats and even 24/7 room service that includes healthy pet favorites like chicken liver bars. This sprawling resort includes just about everything you could ever want in a getaway too, including eight onsite restaurants, a spa, three championship golf courses and all sorts of other outdoor activities like paddle boating and fly fishing. There’s also an outdoor infinity pool, where you can enjoy refreshing cocktails at poolside while taking in magnificent views of the lake and the jagged peaks of the Rockies.
Gateway Canyons Resort, Gateway (Prices & Photos)
Located in the stunning red rock canyons of western Colorado, the Gateway Canyons Resort, founded by the creator of the Discovery Channel, welcomes up to two dogs of any size. It’s ideal for adventurous travelers who want to take part in activities like hiking, horseback riding, kayaking jeep tours, fishing and even looking for dinosaur bones. For the ultimate ranch adventure, book the multi-day Palisade Ranch special which includes daily guided rides at the base of Uncompahgre Plateau, cattle drives, roping lessons, daily meals for two and more. The property also hosts a spa with massage therapy and a variety of treatments on the menu, as well as a number of onsite restaurants.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa (Prices & Photos)
This modern lodge overlooks scenic Beaver Creek Mountain and welcomes two pets up to 70 pounds each. Here you can cuddle up with your four-legged friend, or friends, while being mesmerized by the iconic mountain vistas, and take advantage of the resort’s prime ski-in, ski-out convenience to the slopes. Enjoy two dining options, the 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill and Café, as well as relaxing at the Allegria Spa, indulging in tasty s’mores around the outdoor fire pits and soothing sore muscles in one of the saunas, steam rooms or hot tubs. Kids will love it too, with a game room, ice skating rink and a heated outdoor swimming pool.
Hotel Jerome, Aspen (Prices & Photos)
The historic Hotel Jerome, set in the heart of Aspen, has been indulging guests with personalized service, exceptional accommodation and understated elegance since 1889. And, surprisingly, it’s pet-friendly too. Modern and strikingly picturesque, Hotel Jerome is famous for not only for its spacious, beautiful guest rooms, all a minimum of 525-square-feet, decked out with plasma TVs, in-room iPads, down bedding, luxurious linens, espresso makers and oversize baths, but its world-class spa and fine dining. Unwind under the alpine sun in one of two hot tubs or alongside the heated pool, and get a great workout in at the 24/7 fitness center and yoga studio overlooking Mount Sopris. Visit the spectacular Auberge Spa to indulge in a mineral salt invigoration body treatment, basalt stone massage and many other heavenly therapies.
Hotel Columbia, Telluride (Prices & Photos)
The Hotel Columbia is situated in the stunningly beautiful dog-friendly town of Telluride in southwest Colorado. It’s tucked along the San Miguel River at the base of the world famous Telluride Ski Resort, steps away from shops, eateries and some of the area’s most popular attractions. And, it even offers treats like gourmet biscuits and beds for your pet, along with recommendations for pet sitters, although many events, attractions and activities in the area will let you bring your dog along. You can look forward to plenty of personalized service yourself too, as well as rooms and suites that have a timeless yet modern feel.
Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen (Prices & Photos)
Aspen Meadows Resorts is surrounded by the breathtaking Rockies and offers a remote, tranquil atmosphere that feels like worlds away from civilization, yet it’s just minutes from downtown Aspen. It allows up to two pets per room, which all have floor-to-ceiling windows for plenty of natural light. When you aren’t hitting the trails or the slopes, you can enjoy swimming in the heated lap pool and working out in the gym that was once the home of the U.S. ski team. Guests can also borrow bikes and take yoga classes, or, in the winter borrow snowshoes or a sled in the nearby park. The property also features three restaurants right onsite, including the award-winning Plato’s, known as one of Aspen’s most scenic and romantic eateries.
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park (Prices & Photos)
The world-famous Stanley Hotel welcomes two pets, up to 50 pounds each in the lodge rooms and it makes an ideal base for exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, just minutes away, as well as being an attraction in its own right. Considered one of America’s most haunted hotels, it reportedly spooked horror master Stephen King so much that it became the inspiration for the setting of “The Shining.” There have been countless paranormal reports over the years, but staying here isn’t only about getting spooked. This historic property offers fine dining at the Cascades Restaurant as well as massage therapies and facial treatments at the Parlour Spa. Just beware that a former housekeeper who died here in 1911, may assist you by unpacking and storing their belongings if you stay in Room 217.