Love Where You Live Series: Top 10 Colorado Mountain Town Resorts

Jun 6, 2016

Living in Colorado gives us access to one of the most beautiful sights in America: The Rocky Mountains. Having the mountains in our backyard allows us to escape busy city life and relax. Not all mountain excursions need to be in the back trails, though. Check out the top 10 luxurious resorts for your mountain escape:

Viceroy Snowmass


Known as Snowmass Village’s number one ski-in ski-out hotel and number one spa, Viceroy Snowmass is the perfect melding of family getaway and luxurious retreat. Cozy up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate or take a dip in the expansive pool among the mountains. The resort is also known for its commitment to the environment, built responsibly and run green.

The Little Nell


The Little Nell in Aspen is a popular destination for a reason – prime skiing, a concierge team to cover everything from lift tickets to ski rentals, and a spa for relaxation afterward. Not to mention the resort boasts two in-house restaurants serving world class food in a setting you can only find here.

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa


Named the #2 Resort US Mainland by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa sits in a picturesque location in the heart of Vail Valley. Not only does this resort provide access to excellent skiing during the winter months, but plenty of year-round mountain activities.

The Broadmoor


The Broadmoor is a favorite among couples and families alike, providing activities and amenities everyone can get behind. This Colorado Springs vacation includes tennis courts, a spa, three championship golf courses, waterslides, and an entire children’s program. On-site eateries and a beautiful pool allow everyone to slow down and take in the view.

Vail Cascade Resort & Spa


The epitome of luxury, the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa offers hotel rooms and suites, condos, and private homes. Enjoy a ski-in ski-out location with onsite chairlift and equipment rental and storage for the mountain lovers and a 78,000 square foot spa and fitness center for the runner and yogi alike.

The St. Regis Aspen


The St. Regis has an outstanding reputation, and the Aspen location lives up to it. Having undergone a $40 million dollar redesign, the impeccable experience is now complete with spacious guest rooms, video game systems, digital music players, and stone fireplaces.

Peaks Resort and Spa


Looking for a resort for family fun that doesn’t compromise on comfort and relaxation? Look no further than Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride. The ski-in ski-out location also features an indoor pool with water slide and a children’s day spa.

Lumière Telluride


The quintessential winter vacation experience, Lumière offers great skiing and complimentary cookies and cakes to indulge in beside a cozy fireplace in the evening. Hardwood floors and leather upholstery set the scene, but the resort is especially applauded for its bar and eatery.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort


The Cheyenne Mountain Resort sits just next to Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Front Range and arranges itself in eight residential lodges across the grounds. Views aren’t the only thing this resort offers – it a 35 acre recreational lake with a beach and boating rentals. Here you can also find a championship golf course, spa, five swimming pools, tennis courts, and a health and fitness center.

Gateway Canyons Resort


Travel west for something a bit different at the Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway, Colorado. The resort bills itself as an adventure center and offers, among other things, horseback riding and trap shooting. The grounds always feel private and breathtaking views abound – including from your private outdoor shower.

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