Colorado is famous for its skiing and snowboarding, but the state offers a wide variety of activities for visitors to enjoy year round. And with an abundance of resort towns, there’s never a shortage of activities and dining options to entertain guests.
Garden of the Gods Club and Resort
About five miles northwest of downtown Colorado Springs and at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, sits the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort. Guests can enjoy the four-star resort amenities and gawk at the beauty of the region anytime day or night on their very own private balcony. Or enjoy the view from the hotel’s heated infinity swimming pool. An abundance of activities makes it a great place to visit during the summer, such as tennis courts, biking and hiking trails, and a 27-hole championship golf course. And at rates as low as $139 a night, it’s one of the most affordable places to stay in Colorado Springs.
Limelight Hotel Aspen
There’s never nothing to do in downtown Aspen, and the Limelight Hotel Aspen is a great place to stay no matter when you visit. During the winter months, there’s world-class skiing and snowboarding at three nearby mountains. During the spring and summer, whitewater rafting, golfing, stand up paddleboarding, hiking, and fishing attract outdoor enthusiasts. The Limelight offers king-size beds and heat, air conditioning, and humidifier controls, which allow each guest to create his or her own oasis in which to recover after a day on the mountain. Located on the bottom of Aspen Highlands Mountain, the resort has shuttles to the other two mountains in the area, and guests can enjoy Aspen’s unique culinary culture and sites, such as its opera house.
Magnolia Hotel Denver
The Magnolia Hotel Denver is centrally located just three blocks from the University of Denver, less than one mile from Coors Field and the Pepsi Center, and less than two miles from City Park, which houses the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science. The sophisticated hotel features a cozy lobby decorated with magnolia bouquets and a crackling fireplace with sinky leather sofas. Staff serves milk and cookies before bed. And a 12-story atrium surrounds the courtyard, encapsulating a waterfall. Rooms give guests courtyard or city views, and both self and valet parking are available on site.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Durango
No matter the time of the year, Durango has something to offer. The small city in the southeastern corner of Colorado sits just south of the San Juan National Forest and at the foot of the San Juan Mountains, about 80 miles from the Four Corners monument. The city is famous for its fly fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. Beautifully situated along the Animas River is the DoubleTree by Hilton Durango. For convenience, the DoubleTree offers guests a free airport shuttle. Rooms are equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and guests can take advantage of the fitness center and hot tub. And of course, all guests are greeted with a warm cookie when they check in.
The BlueSky Breckenridge offers guests a unique Breckenridge experience: the opportunity to come home after hitting the slopes to a fully-equipped condominium. The condos include full kitchens, fit with full-size refrigerators, cookware and utensils, and appliances. The condos also include washers and dryers, sitting and dining areas, and balconies or patios. A shuttle will take skiers to the mountain or ski straight from the property on one of the trails. And when you get back, take a dip in the hot tub and pool to soothe those sore muscles. During the summer, enjoy some of the town’s excellent dining.
While the five hotels above are great options for most Colorado vacationers, if you’d like to explore all your options, check out Hipmunk’s different hotels in Colorado.