Colorado Springs (roughly an hour drive from Denver) is home to The Broadmoor – a historic resort and Colorado icon, centered around the luxe pool area overlooking Cheyenne Lake. The five-star resort boasts golf, tennis, bowling, a spa, and world class dining options (including a wild-west singalong saloon). The resort recently opened a set of luxury cabins for a ranch-style experience, along with a wealth of outdoor activities that take in everything from fly fishing and rock climbing to ziplining and falconry. There's also top quality shopping and The Broadmoor traditional gallery, with its collection of nationally and internationally renowned artworks – so there really is something for all tastes.
Colorado is the 8th largest state in the United States, boasting a geography and cultures as diverse as its 104,093 square miles. From the desert southwest with Mesa Verde’s ancient cliff dwellings to ski resorts in the snow-covered Rockies, there’s no shortage of places to explore. We’ve checked into the state’s finest lodgings, from historic inns to modern boutique hotels, focusing on those that offer luxury, service, hospitality, and amenities that make the spaces uniquely Colorado and not a boxy cookie-cutter.
Mountain destinations like Vail and Aspen, which offer luxurious accommodations whether you’re visiting during ski season or enjoying the bountiful summer activities of the region, like biking, hiking, horseback riding, and white-water rafting, are in the mix, as are a small clutch of resorts that are a destination all their own. Many options are the perfect place to hang your hat on a road trip of the American West – with glorious spas and surroundings to rest your feet while you recharge.
And of course, we couldn’t round-up the state’s best hotels without including Denver, Colorado’s capital city. A mile above sea level, this booming urban oasis is welcoming record numbers of new residents and visitors alike, eager to explore the Mile High City’s abundant offerings – from culinary hotspots to nightlife, sporting events, and cultural attractions. The hardest thing you have to do now is just decide which one to go to first.
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