As summer winds to a close, temperatures will begin to drop and the leaves will begin to change. Before fall arrives, one last summer getaway is in order—and Labor Day is the perfect opportunity. This Labor Day, head to these idyllic mountain resorts to celebrate the last days of summer and get back in touch with nature.
Where to Stay: Antlers on the Creek Bed and Breakfast
This secluded mountain retreat is perfect for a couple’s getaway or quiet family vacation. With a gourmet three-course breakfast and complimentary happy hour, you’ll feel relaxed in no time.
What to Do: Mesa Verde
After exploring quaint downtown Durango, take a quick 40 minute drive to Mesa Verde, the ancient dwelling of the Anasazi Native Americans.
Where to Stay: The Steamboat Grand
Offering four world-class restaurants and a full-service spa, this resort is the definition of luxury. Relax with the family by the pool or snuggle up by the fire in your suite.
What to Do: Strawberry Hot Springs
Enjoy the natural mineral baths—coming in at 104 degrees—surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. You can even indulge in a massage in one of the private massage huts or a watsu therapy in the private pool.
Where to Stay: Hotel Jerome
This historic hotel melds modern luxury with mountain authenticity to create a blend that is uniquely Aspen. When you’re not enjoying the spa or the restaurant, you can participate in activities like wine tastings, cooking classes, and even stand up paddle board yoga.
What to Do: Maroon Bells
This Colorado favorite is a bucket-list worthy destination. Take the bus or dare to hike to our state’s most Instagrammed location.
Where to Stay: The Broadmoor
Whether you’re on the golf course, at the tennis club, or in the spa, the Broadmoor Hotel offers more world-class amenities than any other in Colorado Springs.
What to Do: Garden of the Gods
These majestic sandstone formations are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Explore the park on foot or sign up for an open-air Jeep or Segway tour to get the whole experience.
Where to Stay: Sonnenalp
Experience all the elegance of Europe right here in Colorado at the Sonnenalp. The hotels Swiss-inspired suites and residences will make you feel as though the Alps are just outside
What to Do: Betty Ford Alpine Garden
Enjoy the beauty of nature without the heavy lifting of hiking or biking. This little-known botanical garden is a lovely spot to picnic, enjoy the water features, or simply relax.
Where to Stay: The Hotel Denver
Located in the heart of Glenwood Springs, the Hotel Denver has a unique mountain charm. The hotel even has a brewpub for Colorado’s craft beer lovers.
What to Do: Hanging Lake
The 2.8-mile hike to Hanging Lake is certainly a workout—but the breathtaking lake at the top is worth breaking a sweat. Marvel at the pristinely blue water, but be sure not to go in.
Where to Stay: Grand Lake Lodge
This rustic lodge is the perfect setting to enjoy all Grand Lake has to offer. Enjoy a meal at the full-service restaurant or relax on the veranda with a spectacular view of the lake.
What to Do: Boating or Jetskiing
Grand Lake’s best feature is, of course, its lake. Rent a boat or jetski to spend the day floating, swimming and relaxing on the water.