7 Luxurious Colorado Getaways to Explore This Winter

From the snow-covered mountain peaks of Aspen and Vail to the streets of downtown Denver, Colorado is chock-full of places to go to escape the mundane
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Trying to beat those winter blues? Colorado has the cure. At each of these luxury resorts from across the state, guests can find exciting skiing or snowboarding slopes, delicious dining and pampering spa trips all in one place. But each location has its own unique charm, too. Which will you choose?

Scarp Ridge Lodge
Crested Butte

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As Eleven Experience’s flagship property, Scarp Ridge Lodge combines the charm of a European ski chalet with a character unique to the Rocky Mountains. Each morning, a custom-designed snowcat will carry guests to more than 1,000 acres of exclusive ski terrain in the nearby town Irwin, and guides will direct skiers toward the deepest powder runs and wide open alpine bowls.

The lodge offers five king rooms with en suite bathrooms and a children’s bunkroom with seven bunks and a connecting nanny room; an indoor saltwater pool; a steam room and sauna; a gym equipped with elliptical machine and pilates reformer; indoor and outdoor hot tubs; a media room; an oxygen-enriched air system; individual lockers for gear storage; and a personalized in-room retail bar.

The Peaks Resort & Spa
Telluride  

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This resort boasts a rustic, comfortable feel and sprawling mountain views from every room, as well as a convenient ski-in/ski-out location at the base of Telluride Ski & Golf Resort. For the wellness-oriented, it’s also home to a renowned spa that features a full range of restorative treatments, a salon, heated indoor and outdoor pools and a multi-level fitness facility with state-of-the-art exercise equipment. 

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After a day of skiing and pampering, enjoy a meal at Altezza at The Peaks, a casual dining experience using regionally sourced ingredients, enveloped in a panoramic view of Telluride.

The Cloud Camp at Broadmoor
Colorado Springs

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At the Broadmoor, guests can hike through scenic trails and lush valleys and try their hand at authentic Western adventures from horseback riding and mountain biking to archery or canoeing on Cheyenne Lake. Guests seeking a more tranquil retreat can enjoy our resort pools and pampering treatments at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Broadmoor Spa. The resort is also home to 17 restaurants, cafes and lounges, legendary golf, a world-renowned tennis program, 19 distinctive retail outlets on the main campus, and an array of resort programs for guests of all ages and interests. 

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Its Cloud Camp is situated atop Cheyenne Mountain, this retreat has unobstructed 360-degree views that showcase Pikes Peak. Touted as Broadmoor’s highest Wilderness Experience at 3,000 feet up, guests have the option of getting there from the Broadmoor resort via a ride in a Cadillac Escalade, a mule or for the more adventurous, a three-hour hike with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet, starting at The Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun to the camp’s location at the summit of Cheyenne Mountain.

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Though you may be staying high above the Broadmoor itself, its five-star amenities are still just a phone call away. Enjoy award-winning dining, golf outings, spa treatments and meeting space, all accessible by shuttle.

The Little Nell 
Aspen

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The Little Nell is Aspen’s only five-star, five-diamond ski-in/ski-out hotel. It features luxurious amenities, personalized service, breathtaking mountain views, renowned dining and spacious accommodations. Known for its slopes and mountain views, Aspen offers a great variety for skiers and snowboarders; guests at the Little Nell will have access to a range of on-mountain experiences, such as skiing on the mountain before it opens, learning to drive a snowcat, snowcat powder tours and sweeping the mountain at day’s end with Aspen Mountain Ski Patrol.

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The resort also offers concierge services, a health center, a pool and a hot tub and a chic boutique in its lobby. There’s also a wine cellar, where guests can experience a private cellar tasting or dinner hosted by one of the resort’s sommeliers, and the option to take an Audi luxury SUV for a complimentary test drive.

Four Seasons Hotel
Denver

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For an urban retreat in the heart of Denver’s city center, look no further than the Four Seasons Hotel. These 5-star accommodations include stylish, relaxing suites and upscale yet intimate dining, as well as a spa that features aromatherapy massages, cold-therapy facials, Emsculpt body shaping and more.

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Guests can also enjoy services from the Level 3 Salon, Downtown’s top destination for haircuts, blowouts and styles, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and rooftop pool. If that isn’t enough, it’s central location is across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex and three blocks from the Colorado Convention Center. It’s also a short walk from some of the city’s most coveted shopping, including the famed 16th Street Mall and the boutiques of historic Larimer Square, while complimentary town-car service will take guests to the chic Cherry Creek North. 

Three professional sports arenas are just minutes away, as are family-friendly attractions such as the aquarium, the botanic gardens and the Denver Zoo.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
Avon 

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Surrounded by pine trees, this mid-mountain resort is best-known for its year-round skiing, hiking, biking and golfing amenities, but it offers a wide range of luxury experience off the slopes and away from the green as well.

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The spa features holistic treatments inspired by nature, and dining includes Japanese cuisine and a restaurant highlighting Colorado mountain fare. 

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Visitors can venture into the heart of the Rockies with ski-in/ski-out access, and you can bring the whole family, too; this resort pays special attention to families, with programs including Ritz Kids, ski classes and in-room camping.

The Arrabelle at Vail Square
Vail

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Steps from world-class skiing in the heart of Lionshead Village, this luxury alpine getaway is picturesque and pristine. It offers 81 spacious guestrooms and private residences, as well as the award-winning onsite RockResorts Spa and comforting-yet-elegant dining options at the Tavern on the Square. 

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It also features a range of classic amenities, including massages, a ski concierge, a fitness room, a free local shuttle, slopeside ski valet, rooftop hot tubs and lap pool, a state-of- the-art fitness center and more.

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