If you’re looking for a posh getaway in the mountains this winter, there are few places as idyllic as Colorado. From skiing to snowshoeing to hiking, or simply enjoying great food and pampering at the spa, we share our favorite top luxe resorts for your stay below.
Location, location, location! At the entrance to the historic Vail Village and the base of Gondola One– from skiing, to shopping, to world-class dining– everything you need is only a short walk away. Add to that an award-winning spa and the option to stay in your own private residence, and you’re in for a memorable holiday.
Beaver Creek: The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch
Just 15 minutes from Vail Valley and cradled at the foot of Beaver Creek mountain in Avon, Colorado, this luxury mountain lodge is a great option. Hiking trails, kids activities, outdoor pool, ample spa treatments, and ski in/ski out privileges make this a versatile option for all.
Aspen: The Little Nell
This iconic hotel (with private residences, as well) is affectionately known by visitors as “the Aspen of Aspen.” With all the amenities of the picturesque town outside of the front door, and easy access to the mountain out the back, The Little Nell covers all your bases for your next 5-star getaway.
Crested Butte: Eleven Experience Scarp Ridge Lodge
If you prefer to get off the beaten path this winter– without missing out on charm and upscale amenities–look no further than Crested Butte. Plus, this European-style ski lodge is simply too darling to omit! Its unique features include 5 king-rooms and a kids bunk room, rooftop hot tub, indoor saltwater pool, and a custom snowcat to shuttle you from the lodge’s front door to the ski lifts each morning.
Telluride: Dunton Hot Springs
This is winter glamping at its finest. Nestled in an 1800’s alpine valley ghost town, Dunton Hot Springs boasts custom-named and designed cabins. From there partake in their saloon, spa, yoga classes, and robust “winter activities” package (think snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or a snowy sleigh ride followed by hot chocolate in front of the fire).
Steamboat: Highmark Steamboat Springs
Right across from the Steamboat gondola, these 23 full-service condos offer a beloved getaway at the base of Mt. Werner. Within walking distance to Steamboat’s resort village, the location of these luxury retreats lets you choose to either cook at home (in front of the gas fireplace or HDTV) or head out to dine and shop. Plus, if you’re there for a longer stay, the in-house washer and dryer are a real treat!
Winter Park: Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Named by USA Today as the top cross-country ski resort in North America, this accessible resort and spa is located just 75 miles from Denver and 15 miles from Winter Park. Blending the Colorado ranch experience (including horseback riding and rustic cabins) and luxurious accommodations, Devil’s Thumb is also a popular spot for retreats and weddings.
Colorado Springs: The Broadmoor
No list of top Colorado luxe hotels would be complete without The Broadmoor. A great choice if skiing isn’t your thing, this resort is located on 5,000 acres and is a long-time consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide five-star awards. Choose from a cottage or a suite, shopping or spa time in this self-contained, old-word gem.
Colorado’s a haven for luxury winter vacations. Here, you can enjoy the splendor of natural beauty from the comfort of world-class resorts. Colorado is the place to be this winter, and you can’t beat any of the resorts mentioned above.