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21 Best Resorts in Colorado

Colorado is a place of rugged landscapes, towering mountains, vast deserts, and a friendly culture with plenty of vacation spots for the whole family. 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 some of the most epic resort destinations in Colorado to consider staying at when you take your next trip to this exciting region.

The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail
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The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail

Vail is one of the best places to visit in Colorado if you’re looking for a luxury getaway, as there are plenty of things to do throughout the year. One of Colorado’s most luxurious spa resorts, The Hythe 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. On-site, 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 on-site breakfast options, while there’s also a pub and casual pizza place at the resort.

Key Amenities:

  • Ideally located at the base of the mountains

  • Condominium-style lodging with fully-equipped kitchens and kitchenettes

  • Full-service spa, fitness center, and pool on-site

  • Multiple dining and drinking options on-site

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs The Broadmoor
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The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

The Broadmoor is another excellent Colorado resort for couples looking for a romantic getaway. 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 multiple on-site restaurants, cafes, and lounges to choose from that emphasize fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in rooms, suites, cottages, private cabins, or brownstones

  • Multiple on-site restaurants, cafes, and lounges

  • Pet-friendly rooms

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Beaver Creek Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Beaver Creek

One of the best ski resorts in Colorado, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa overlooks the beautiful Beaver Creek Mountain and is a luxury resort that’s a year-round 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 spacious guest rooms, including luxury suites, and is dog-friendly. The 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill serves delectable meals, while guests can also enjoy private treatment rooms and romantic couples’ suites at the Allegria Spa.

Key Amenities:

  • Spacious and dog-friendly guest rooms and suites

  • On-site spa, golf course, dining, and multiple swimming pools

  • Ski-in/ski-out access available

The Peaks Resort & Spa, Telluride The Peaks Resort and Spa
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The Peaks Resort & Spa, Telluride

Telluride is a beautiful little mountain town that belongs on every Colorado traveler’s bucket list. In a picture-perfect landscape, The Peaks Resort & Spa is a top hotel in Telluride and offers ski-in/ski-out and golf-in/golf-out access, depending on the season. The Altezza Restaurant and Bar is here for on-site 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 on-site fitness center offers group fitness classes, yoga and Pilates studios, a lap pool, and personal training.

Key Amenities:

  • Ski-in/ski-out and golf-in/golf-out access

  • Full-service spa and bar restaurant on-site

  • On-site fitness center with group fitness classes, personal training services, and a lap pool

The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen The St. Regis Aspen Resort
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The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen

The St. Regis Aspen Resort 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 top-rated Aspen 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.

Key Amenities:

  • Within walking distance of the Aspen Mountain gondolas

  • Home to one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S.

  • Rooms feature Ralph Lauren-designed desks and custom furnishings

Limelight Hotel Snowmass Limelight Hotel Snowmass
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Limelight Hotel Snowmass

With chic hotel rooms and spacious residences, you’ll have easy access to the gondola for winter and summer fun at the Limelight Hotel. This popular Snowmass hotel puts you in the center of all the action, set in the middle of Snowmass Base Village. There’s a lounge on-site that serves European-inspired breakfasts and delicious wood-fired pizzas. There are also daily après-ski specials and live music. This is a perfect basecamp for your adventures and comes with various amenities, including pool spas, a kids’ playroom, a climbing wall, a fitness center, ice skating, and pet-friendly rooms.

Key Amenities:

  • Complimentary breakfast

  • Après-ski specials and live music

  • Family-friendly activities, including a climbing wall and ice skating

Beaver Creek Lodge, Beaver Creek Beaver Creek Lodge
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Beaver Creek Lodge, Beaver Creek

The Beaver Creek Lodge is a top Colorado resort for a ski-themed vacation. It is a ski-in/ski-out hotel in Beaver Creek Village and has an on-site rental shop for gear, as well as ski and snowboard lessons available. Plenty of year-round fun awaits you here, too, including an outdoor heated pool, fitness center, hiking trails, and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. You can upgrade your stay to one of the guest suites with a kitchenette, private master bedroom, and cozy fireplace. Packages are available here that include breakfast and fun family activities.

Key Amenities:

  • Ski-in/ski-out hotel access

  • On-site rental shop for snow gear

  • Suites with kitchenettes and fireplaces

Sonnenalp Vail Sonnenalp Vail
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Sonnenalp Vail

Sonnenalp is a luxury resort in Vail, Colorado that is filled with European elegance. It has 112 suites and 15 hotel rooms for guests – all of which have views of Vail Village or Gore Creek. With a central location, this is an excellent place to stay for guided adventures, a spa, a ski concierge, and four award-winning restaurants. Rejuvenate your mind and body at the spa and look into the spa specials to celebrate something significant. There is a heated indoor and outdoor pool here, as well as whirlpools, a golf course, a kids’ club, and room service.  

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple award-winning restaurants on-site

  • On-site spa with spa specials

  • Kids’ club for little ones

Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass Viceroy Snowmass
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Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass

You can stay at this luxury resort in Snowmass, Colorado and be surrounded by majestic peaks on vacation. It has a 7,000-square-foot spa, outdoor pools, restaurants, and ski-in/ski-out access for the winter. The wellness spa is inspired by Ute Native American traditions, and this is an eco-friendly hotel that you can feel good about staying at. Viceroy is a four-season resort that offers space for meetings, weddings, and other events. There are special packages here to celebrate a romantic trip and ones that include breakfast.

Key Amenities:

  • Ski-in/ski-out access

  • Spa with Ute-inspired treatments

  • Romance and other packages are available

Dunton Hot Springs Resort, Delores Dunton Hot Springs
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Dunton Hot Springs Resort, Delores

Here’s a romantic resort in an 1800s ghost town that offers day and overnight packages. It is a small and exclusive resort in the San Juan Mountains and Colorado Rockies. This old mining town is the perfect backdrop for a weekend getaway and offers opportunities to soak in the soothing hot springs. You’ll enjoy the rustic vibes of these authentically restored log cabins and the health and wellness add-ons available. Spa treatments include hot stone massages, glow body scrubs, facials, and meditation and yoga sessions.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodations in historic log cabins

  • Mineral hot springs on-site

  • A spa and saloon on-site

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
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The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa is a beautiful resort in the Colorado Rockies and near Vail and Beaver Creek Mountain. It has a relaxing dining spot in the lobby, a Starbucks café, and four seasons of activities ranging from mountain biking to sleigh rides. You can upgrade your stay to book a suite with a kitchen and fireplace. The Valley View Studio Suites on floors seven, eight, and nine all have balconies with town views, while the ones with mountain views look out over the pool or Beaver Creek ski area.

Key Amenities:

  • Direct access to skiing Beaver Creek Mountain

  • Award-winning spa on-site

  • An outdoor saline lap pool and infinity hot tubs

Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort, Colorado Springs Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs
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Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort, Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is a great place to be if you enjoy the resort lifestyle while on vacation. There are quite a few top resorts in Colorado Springs, but one of the best is Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs. There are spacious guest rooms and suites to choose from, as well as 200 scenic acres that you can explore. There are multiple Colorado-inspired dining spots, a spa, an 18-hole golf course, multiple indoor/outdoor tennis courts, and a huge fitness center. To get in the water, guests can use the 35-acre lake for water sports and the multiple 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.

Key Amenities:

  • Spacious guest rooms and suites

  • Spa, fitness center, and 18-hole golf course on-site

  • Multiple Colorado-inspired dining on-site

  • Access to multiple indoor/outdoor swimming pools and a 35-acre lake for water sports

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, Gateway Gateway Canyons
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Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, Gateway

Located in the stunning Palisades of Western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa 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.

Key Amenities:

  • Located in Unaweep Canyon

  • Multiple dining options on-site

  • Package deals available

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Nathrop Mount Princeton Hot Springs
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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Nathrop

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.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in cliffside hotel rooms or luxury cabins for larger groups

  • Easy access to the hot spring pools

  • Multiple dining and drinking options on-site

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
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Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado Springs

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 Garden of the Gods Resort and Club 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 plenty of luxury rooms here where 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.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with views of the Garden of the Gods rock formations

  • Access to the 27-hole Kissing Camels Golf Course, driving range, and pro shop

  • A toddler pool, splash park, and playground

The Springs Resort, Pagosa Springs The Springs Resort
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The Springs Resort, Pagosa Springs

Take a soothing soak in Pagosa Springs’ hot springs with a stay at this top Colorado resort. It is a resort featuring mineral-rich, geothermal waters in a picturesque mountain town. There are 25 steamy pools to enjoy containing 13 minerals that offer scientifically proven health benefits. When you stay here, you’ll have 24-hour access to the pools, plus an adults-only relaxation terrace. You can also book a spa treatment, such as a soothing facial or massage. Romance packages are available for couples.

Key Amenities:

  • Healing hot springs pools on-site

  • VIP access to adult-only relaxation terrace

  • Spa treatments and romance packages

The Village at Breckenridge The Village At Breckenridge
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The Village at Breckenridge

The Village at Breckenridge is located at the base of Peak 9 next to the Quicksilver Chairlift. There are restaurants and shops to explore along the town’s historic Main Street and the ski school and childcare center nearby too. The options for accommodations include hotel rooms, studios, and condos with one to four bedrooms. The condos have wood-burning fireplaces and balconies. You’ll be less than 250 yards from the lift and have easy access to the ski shop, ski storage, and laundry facilities. Other reasons to stay here are the outdoor pool, steam room and sauna, restaurant, bar/lounge, and outdoor hot tub.

Key Amenities:

  • Less than 250 yards from the lifts

  • Multi-bedroom condos with fireplaces and balconies

  • A pool, hot tub, sauna, and steam room

River Stone Resorts & Bear Paw Suites, Estes Park River Stone Resorts & Bear Paw Suites
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River Stone Resorts & Bear Paw Suites, Estes Park

For your trip to Estes Park, consider making a reservation at this top Colorado resort. River Stone/Bear Paw has resort rooms and suites and is an ideal Rocky Mountain vacation spot between mid-May and late October. It’s a charming place to stay that puts you in a great place for outdoor recreation. Top things to do in the area include horseback riding, water sports, rock climbing, hiking, and fishing. Many people stay here while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park.

Key Amenities:

  • Located near Rocky Mountain National Park entrance

  • Gas fireplace, jetted tubs, and outdoor hot tubs

  • Marina with watersports offering rentals

Origin Red Rocks, Golden Where the rocks are red, and the outlook is sky high
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Origin Red Rocks, Golden

Experience the iconic red rocks of Colorado with a stay at Origin Red Rocks. This hotel is just minutes from downtown Golden and blends rock and roll energy with mountain town vibes. Many people stay here when they plan to attend an event at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Enjoy tacos and tequila on-site, and head into the great outdoors with complimentary bikes to use from the hotel. There are pet-friendly rooms available, water bottle filling stations, a fitness center, and a concert shuttle service available through a local partner.

Key Amenities:

  • Concert shuttle service to Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • Complimentary mountain bikes with a repair station

  • Taqueria and beer garden

Zapata Ranch, Mosca Zapata Ranch
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Zapata Ranch, Mosca

To experience the old wild west side of Colorado, book a trip to the Zapata Ranch. Here, you can ride horses among the bison or in Great Sand Dunes National Park. The ranch is open between March and October and welcomes riders of all levels. There are 17 bedrooms in this lodge, which is an original ranch homestead built in the 1800s. There’s a restaurant on-site serving dishes that use local produce and meats. Also, look into the bison tours to learn more about these amazing animals and snap some epic photos.

Key Amenities:

  • Lodge in 1800s, original ranch homestead

  • Ranch education programs, hiking, horseback riding, and birdwatching

  • Gourmet, farm-to-table meals included

Three Rivers Resort, Almont Three Rivers Resort
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Three Rivers Resort, Almont

For a different kind of resort that showcases the outdoorsy side of Colorado, consider staying at Three Rivers Resort. 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 of 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.

Key Amenities:

  • Located near Gunnison National Forest and along the Taylor River

  • Accommodation in a lodge, vacation homes, or cabins

  • Outfitting services for rafting, kayaking, and outdoor adventures

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