7 Only-in-Colorado Places to Stay

After a full day of play on a Colorado getaway, there’s nothing more important than to relax in accommodations that fit your style. These seven places to stay in Colorado are a start to get your imagination going.

An aerial photo of the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs on a bright, sunny day. The buildings are beige and regal looking, and there is a small body of water sandwiched between the clusters of buildings. In the background are mountainous hills covered in green trees.
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs
The Little Nell hotel in Aspen, a regal-looking building with the golden glow of lights through the various windows. The pool is cut off from the bottom half of the photo, and there are several orange chaise-longues line the path around the pool. The sky above is cloudy and gray, presumably after sunset.
The Little Nell Hotel in Aspen
A broad, white-trimmed, red-faced barn sits comfortably in front of distant snow-capped mountains in Granby. On the top of the barn is a small, golden glowing star, underneath which are two "c"s. This is the C Lazy U Ranch. In front of the barn is a small group of brown horses eating from a trough.
C Lazy U Ranch in Granby
In the foreground is a large field of green field, which leads up to the craggy, tree-speckled, snow-capped mountains of Moraine Park Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. The sky above is a clear, dusty blue.
Moraine Park Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park

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1. Luxe Hotels

Just because you’re in casual Colorado, doesn’t mean you have to forgo frills. Check into The The Little Nell, Aspen’s only ski-in, ski-out five-star resort, to see a favorite playground for luxury lovers. Wishes for high-end amenities, like in-room massages or bottles from the award-winning wine cellar, come true at this mountain retreat. More Colorado resorts

2. Colorado Camping

Pitch your tent at Rocky Mountain National Park’s Moraine Park campground. Campers are surrounded by ponderosa pine forest and more than 300 miles of world-class hiking trails. (Note: Moraine Park will be closed until summer 2024 for updates.) Nearby, Estes Park’s shops, restaurants and family fun await. In the fall, the unforgettable mating calls of the resident elks can often be heard. More Colorado campgrounds

3. 10th Mountain Division Huts

Cross-country skiers and hikers should add the 10th Mountain Division hut system to their must-experience lists. Thirty high-altitude huts nestled in the Rocky Mountains are a welcome, safe respite for those traversing the 350 miles of trail between them. Similarly no-nonsense accommodations are available through Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s year-round yurt system. Read about other Colorado hut trips

4. Cozy Comforts

For an escape with a homey feel, check into The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens in Denver, which takes you back in time to experience the hospitality of the Victorian era in a home originally built in 1890. The Lumber Baron’s gourmet brunches include malted waffles, Scottish breakfast (grilled sausage served with eggs and baked beans) and bacon-infused quiche lorraine. More Colorado B&Bs

5. Happy Trails, Dude

Toasting marshmallows and singing campfire songs are just the start of family dude ranch experiences, which are sprinkled throughout the state and offer everything from get-your-hands-dirty, honest-to-goodness working ranches to ranch-gone-resort. C Lazy U Ranch in Granby has perfected the vacation balance with a renowned kids’ program that leaves adults with lots of alone time, while Latigo Ranch in Kremmling offers spectacular views of the Continental Divide and a historic log lodge with all the modern comforts. More about Colorado dude ranches

6. Historic Hotels

Come see what Calvin Coolidge missed! He was the only U.S. president who did not visit Denver’s Brown Palace hotel while serving in the White House since it opened in 1892. We appreciate the Brown’s luxury amenities, first-class service and luxurious spa, but it’s walking in the footsteps of those that have gone before that we crave. Many Colorado hotels including the Strater Hotel in DurangoNew Sheridan Hotel in Telluride and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs serve history along with a restful place to spend the night. More historic Colorado hotels

7. RV Parking Here

Perched on 23 acres along the Collegiate Peaks Scenic BywayArrowhead Point Campground and Cabins in Buena Vista offers RVers well-appointed sites that accommodate pull throughs and slide outs. Lounge under a zillion stars at the site that was an original 1800s Pony Express and stagecoach stop and get active at the resort’s putt-putt golf course, heated pool or playground. More about Colorado RV camping

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