Colorado has it all – choose from the arid desert, the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, or busy cities like Denver and Boulder. After a day of hiking, skiing or white-water rafting in the fresh mountain air, take your pick and lay your head in one of these cosy, quaint and historic B&Bs.
Unique touches abound at this eco-sensitive designed property. The rooms are uniquely themed, and the four suites are individually decorated by a local artist. Some have antique tubs, garden views, canopy beds, whirlpool tubs, original murals and gas or wood fireplaces. The locally sourced breakfast, with hot and cold dishes, is served each morning at the communal table or in the sunlit garden, from which many of the fresh ingredients are sourced. Chat with other guests over wine and cheese at the evening happy hour.
The garnet-red clapboard exterior welcomes guests to the aptly named Ruby, surrounded by mountainous peaks in historic downtown Crested Butte. The six warm-toned, comfy rooms all offer private bathrooms and robes, flat-screen TVs, 1,000-thread-count bed linens, white noise machines and fans. Favorites for the daily hot breakfast include the Ruby Cinnamon Rolls and Ruby French Toast. The cosy sitting room with its crackling fireplace will make you feel right at home.
Owners Gail Riley and Tom Statzell have enjoyed Highland Haven for more than 40 years. Surrounded by blue spruce trees, it’s within walking distance of Main Street and only a 25-minute drive from the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. The modern accommodations are varied with suites, cottages and guest rooms. The romantic TreeHouse Suite is two stories with a jacuzzi. Hot breakfast is delivered daily to be enjoyed in your room or on the private balcony. Feel free to add the mimosa package!
Relax and unwind at the boutique European-style inn’s in-house spa with a massage or facial treatment. The peaceful Reflection Room features lounge chairs, soothing music, a waterfall and a cozy fireplace. The comfortable neutral-toned rooms with warm pops of red are furnished with flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms and mountain views. Upgraded rooms offer private patios. Take in the fresh air on the deck or relax in the hot tub or sauna. A delicious hot breakfast special can be enjoyed in the Mt Royal Café.
With its attractive wrap-around porch, the inn is conveniently located a few minutes from the University of Northern Colorado, in the business district, with free parking. The 10 guest rooms are simple but comfortable with private bathrooms, flatscreen TVs and wifi. Some rooms offer soaking tubs, canopy beds, jetted tubs, roll-top desk and glass-enclosed showers. A complimentary hot breakfast is made to order every day.
The slate-blue Victorian-style B&B is in the heart of downtown Winter Park, only two miles (3km) from the ski mountain via a free shuttle. Weather permitting, enjoy the complimentary breakfast on the terrace or in the dining area. The simple but spacious rooms all have private bathrooms, TVs and mini-fridges. Upgraded rooms feature gas fireplaces and private balconies. Spend the afternoon admiring the mountainside views from the second-floor outdoor jacuzzi.
The red-brick Old Town Guesthouse was built in 1997 in historic Old Colorado City, with shops and restaurants just a few steps away. The unique guestrooms, with names like African Orchid and Victorian Rose, offer views of Pikes Peak, waterbeds, double sinks in the bathrooms and most feature fireplaces, hot tubs or steam showers. In-room amenities include a TV and DVD player, refrigerator, coffee machine, and wifi. Breakfast is served daily in the dining room.
Owners and Innkeepers Charles and Melissa Fletcher will be on hand to welcome you to the Victorian-style China Clipper, in the Switzerland of America. The richly decorated rooms, named after famous Clipper Ships, come with private bathrooms, Paya toiletries, spa robes, flat-screen TVs and wifi. Most offer mountain views. A hot, fresh-cooked breakfast is available daily on the covered porch or airy dining room. Make sure to sample the fresh muffins. Note the inn welcomes children of 12 years and older.
A perfect spot for families looking for a mountain getaway, several of the rustic mountain-chic rooms feature bunk beds or sofa sleepers. All rooms offer private in-suite bathrooms, comfy robes, a Keurig coffee maker, flatscreen TVs and free wifi. The owners take food seriously at the Antlers; a tasty three-course hot breakfast is served daily in the dining room, with private and communal tables, and an evening happy hour hosted by the innkeeper comes with a drink, snacks and appetizers.
Family-friendly Elk Trace is not only a B&B but also a working ranch with cows and horses. The warm-wood timbered cabin houses four rustic but comfortable rooms and a suite with shared bathroom facilities. The separate guest cottage offers a kitchen, bathroom with a shower and a fireplace. The Main House amenities include a hot tub, lap pool, sauna and pool table. A buffet breakfast is offered daily.
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