The Best Hotels to Book Near the Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum, Colorado

The Elizabeth Hotel smashes together the traditional and modern to superb effect
The Elizabeth Hotel smashes together the traditional and modern to superb effect | Courtesy of the Elizabeth Hotel, Autograph Collection / Expedia
Matt Charlton

Learn about how the West was fed with a visit to this historic farm and museum, and find yourself a comfy lodging to return to at the end of the day.

The state of Colorado is all about the wide-open spaces. One of the most sparsely populated states, its diverse landscapes of deserts and canyons are punctuated by the natural wonder that defines the Centennial State: the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains. It is also a state of farmers, and there’s nowhere better to learn about the industry than at the Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum. Here are some of the best places to stay nearby – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Elizabeth Hotel, Autograph Collection

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

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This luxurious and tempting hotel smashes together the traditional and modern in the best way possible, with a light sprinkling of musicality. A 10-minute walk from the Global Village Museum of Arts, the tasteful chocolate-toned rooms have elegantly fitted bathrooms, and even a record player if you’ve thought to pack your vinyl collection in your carry-on. If not, they have a selection to choose from, plus an instrument lending library in case you feel the need to jam to ‘Rumours’.

2. The Armstrong Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Double bed in monochrome room at the Armstrong Hotel with radiator and two bedside lamps
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​​With a second Roaring Twenties currently underway (though, admittedly, not off to the most auspicious start), remind yourself of the decadence and glamor of the first at this impressively renovated 1923 building. With more stories to tell than your grandpa after a couple of Christmas whiskies, it retains many of its original features, and the classy, individually styled rooms are packed with classy touches and rich tones. Hotel facilities include complimentary bikes to borrow, a massage room and a very intriguing underground supper club.

3. Fernweh Inn and Hostel


Fernweh Inn room with large windows, shaggy rug and photography on walls
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If your idea of a hostel is of spartan-feeling dorms with squeaky metal bunks and basic facilities, forget everything you know. This beautiful clapboard house in the Fort Collins Old Town is as comfy as can be, with rooms sleeping no more than six (and generally between two and four), most with private ensuite ​​bathrooms. Downstairs, there’s a super-cozy lounge with a fireplace, wood-paneled walls and squishy sofas and chairs to lounge about in. There’s also a kitchen and games room.

4. Little America Hotel and Resort

Resort, Hotel

Two double beds with wooden headboards in room with light red carpet, cushioned chair, lamp and cream walls at Little America
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Anywhere else, 80 acres (32ha) would sound extensive. In Colorado, that’s just about your standard yard size, but nevertheless, this very attractive hotel is nestled within this sizable plot. The rooms are charming and luxurious, with an endearing touch of the old-fashioned. This is not to say they skimp on the modern luxuries, however – you’ll get free wifi, a 55-inch TV and a coffee maker. Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a cozy bar, hot tub and gym.

5. My Place Hotel Cheyenne

Budget Hotel

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Over the border in wide-open Wyoming, this friendly budget hotel makes for a great base from which to explore the local area. The clean, modern and functional rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free wifi, plus kitchenettes with coffee makers, fridges, microwaves and hot plates. As well as being only 35 minutes from the Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum, it’s just a couple of minutes from downtown Cheyenne with its Aquatic Center, Frontier Days Old West Museum and Botanic Gardens.

6. Fort Collins Marriott

Chain Hotel

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There’s no better feeling than slipping into a crisply made bed at the end of a long day. Here, though, it’s not just the beds that are freshly made, but the whole room. With all its guest rooms recently refurbished, drawing inspiration from the robust natural elements found in the surrounding landscape, such as hardwood floors, you can be among the first to snuggle down to enjoy those scenic mountain views.

7. Edwards House


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The adults-only Edwards House will welcome you with premium accommodations, a delicious hot breakfast and personalized service. It’s set in a charming Victorian clapboard house, and the owners have meshed classic and contemporary styles in a smart, luxurious way. The richly finished rooms feature premium wallpapers, bespoke paneling, hardwood floors and lashings of heavy fabrics. Some even come with fireplaces and claw-footed tubs in the bathrooms. The sauna isn’t an original period feature, nor are the heated bathroom floors, but we’re not complaining.

8. Remington Flats Hotel


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This charming place is a dream rendered in pastel – the bright-green house contains four friendly, colorful studios that include kitchens, living areas and dining tables, as well as flat-screen TVs, and some have terraces to recline on. They have loaner bikes and a communal garden with a firepit, and you’ll find locally sourced treats when you arrive in your accommodation, including a couple of beers, and maybe even some cookies and locally brewed coffee.

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