On a cool evening or a snowy winter’s day, there’s no better way to soak up Colorado’s scenery than from a bubbling hot tub. Long day hiking or on the slopes? An in-room Jacuzzi will help soothe your body from top to toe.
This grand lakeside AAA Five Diamond resort in Colorado Springs has a long list of amenities to keep you busy, including more than 10 restaurants, a classically styled spa and three championship golf courses. After exhausting all of the options, be sure to take a dip in one of the two 14-person outdoor whirlpools, which are open all year round. Both boast views of the surrounding mountainous landscape.
Whether you are looking to relax after a day of adventure, or relaxation is the adventure of the day, take advantage of this sophisticated hotel’s outdoor heated hot tub. The whirlpool is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking Aspen Mountain. There is also an outdoor heated swimming pool at the AAA Five Diamond resort. Food and drinks can be served to the pool area from June to October, weather permitting.
Whether you’re a homesick Brit or an Anglophile, this quaint family-run British-inspired hotel in Broomfield promises to charm. The 16 rooms are named after towns in the UK and offer comfy beds and fireplaces. Bigger suites feature Jacuzzis, which are big enough for two people and perfect for relaxing in after hitting the nearby mountain trails. Refuel at the Burns Pub with traditional English fare and more than 500 whiskey varieties on offer.
The ultimate mountain playground for winter or summer adventures, this hotel is set amid 3,000ac (1,214ha) of easy-to-expert ski terrain. There are 103 spacious rooms with neutral furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows. For the best views and to relax after a long day on the slopes, head to the hotel’s rooftop hot tub overlooking the resort and the surrounding peaks.
Located on the doorstep of Steamboat, one of North America’s largest ski mountains, this is a top spot for winter sports fans. In the summer months, other popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing and golf. The luxury hotel boasts a host of amenities, including a spa and a fine-dining restaurant – but a real highlight for guests is the year-round heated outdoor pool and two hot tubs, one adults only. The sprawling penthouse suites also feature in-room whirlpools.
Priding itself on in being one of the first tourist attractions on Vail Mountain, this luxurious alpine-style resort was founded in 1962 and continues to draw travelers back. There are endless activities on the doorstep, with skiing being the most popular winter activity; in summer, enjoy hiking, biking, rafting and Jeep tours. A year-round highlight at the hotel is the spa decked out with seven massage rooms, steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools.
This luxury ski-in, ski-out hotel destination is at the base of Mount Crested Butte, meaning you can roll from bed straight on to the slopes. Keep your energy levels up at the 9380 Tavern Restaurant and Bar, which has an online ordering system so you can skip the queues. After a day on the mountains, head to the full-service spa or mix it up between the heated indoor pool and three outdoor hot tubs boasting fantastic views of the surrounding peaks.
This recently opened hotel, in the quaint ski resort town of Snowmass Village, features 99 stylish rooms and 11 residences. After a day exploring the slopes, the two open-air pool spas are the perfect place to decompress. Post-dip, you can park yourself in a spa-side cabana and keep cozy by the outdoor fireplace. Plush bathrobes make your trip to the hot tubs even more agreeable.