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Snuggle up by the fire at Colorado’s best ski hotels

From Aspen to Breckenridge, alpine inns worth lingering in

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The days of drafty, run-down lodges are long gone. Ski towns are all grown up now, with accommodations that range from hip Instagrammable hostels to ritzy five-star resorts.

Hotels in Colorado’s most popular ski getaways, like Aspen, Vail, and Telluride, have revamped traditionally stodgy offerings—think: complimentary breakfast, free shuttles, and hot tubs—and blended them with rave-worthy perks like ski concierges and bustling, affordable happy hours.

Alpine design is in the midst of a makeover, too. Hotels haven’t gone completely rogue from the traditions of the past, but yesterday’s dark woods and taxidermy now blend seamlessly with pops of color and playful textures. Some hotel lobbies feature lime green side tables next to Eames-inspired rockers, while others balance timber cathedral ceilings and towering stone fireplaces with velvet couches in a decadent cobalt blue.

Changes aside, hotels know what makes for a quintessential Rocky Mountain moment: a roaring fire, a hot drink, and a guitarist strumming John Denver songs. Here are the 13 best ski hotels in Colorado you’ll be happy to hunker down in when the flakes start flying.

Note: Properties are listed north to south.

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1. Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas

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2200 Village Inn Ct
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-2220
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You can’t beat the location of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, in the heart of the pedestrian base village and just steps away from the Gondola and Christie Peak Express ski lift. Even a small studio comes with a convenient, compact kitchenette, while the two-bedroom condos feature comfy red plaid sofas, dining tables for eight, and panoramic views of the slopes. The massive outdoor heated pool is a treat, but head to the rooftop whirlpool with its bubbling, hot jets to soothe your muscles.

A ski resort at night has white snowy ski slopes and a multi-story hotel in the foreground. Windows glow in the hotel. Courtesy of Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas

2. Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

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3530 County Rd 83
Tabernash, CO 80478
(970) 726-5632
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For the most unique lodging in Winter Park, drive 20 minutes out of town to the Western-themed Devil’s Thumb Ranch. This rustic-meets-luxury guest ranch sits on 6,800 acres with a choice of hotel rooms and multi-bedroom cabins decked out in reclaimed wood, plush bedspreads, and vintage ski touches like antique snowshoes. The onsite amenities are so good you may want to skip a day on the slope; the ranch offers nordic skiing, sleigh rides, fat biking, snowshoeing, and ice skating. Whatever you choose, end the day with a soak in the ranch’s geothermal hot tubs while you ogle the snow-covered hills.

The interior of a log cabin with a couch, arm chair, and coffee table centered around a stone fireplace. Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

3. Zephyr Mountain Lodge

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201 Zephyr Way
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-8400
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If you’re looking for ski-in/ski-out in Winter Park, head to the timber-clad Zephyr Mountain Lodge. The condo-style lodging offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units with spacious kitchens, soft leather couches, wood accents, and cozy stone fireplaces. You can watch skiers schuss down the mountain from four outdoor hot tubs, and the property’s ideal location in the base village lets you walk to ice skating, restaurants, coffee, and ski rentals. Pro tip: Ski lockers on the first floor can store your boots and skis so you don’t have to haul them upstairs.

A stairstepping condo complex sits at the base of a ski resort with snow covering everything. Courtesy of Winter Park Resort

4. The Sebastian

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16 Vail Rd
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 331-0698
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There’s no shortage of high-end lodging in Vail, but the boutique, pet-friendly Sebastian takes everyday ski experiences and makes them special. Hot chocolate isn’t just a packet of mix and some marshmallows, it’s a made-for-Instagram display of piping hot cocoa poured over a melting, gold-dusted candy sphere. The lobby features a fireplace, yes, but it’s a jet-black, two-sided gas version surrounded by funky sculptures and abstract murals from well-known Mexican artists like Manuel Felguérez. Rooms include beds with fluffy duvets and 400-thread-count Egyptian sheets, and the pool area is a stone wonderland of steamy hot tubs and backlit waterfalls. Worried that the hotel isn’t slopeside? A ski valet takes your gear at check-in and delivers it to the hotel’s ski-in/ski-out Base Camp lodge where you can put on your ski boots—and warm up with coffee—just steps from the lift.

A five-story hotel building has snow all around and light glowing from its windows. Trees in front are wrapped in white lights and in the background you can see snow-covered mountains. Courtesy of The Sebastian—Vail

5. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

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0130 Daybreak Ridge Rd
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 748-6200
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The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a sprawling, stately timber and stone building that fans out at the base of its own high-speed chairlift at Beaver Creek Resort. Upon arrival, valets in cowboy hats and leather duster jackets whisk luggage up to well-appointed rooms and condos—all with fireplaces, marble-filled bathrooms, and valley or ski views. The hotel takes fireside lounging up a notch with two options: A great room features a three-story stone fireplace and comfy velvet couches in rich gem tones, while an outdoor fire pit hosts s’more roastings nightly. Relax your muscles at four slopeside stone hot tubs set in a grove of aspens, and don’t miss the resort’s spa, where a dreamy, candlelit grotto offers lounge chairs, a waterfall-filled hot tub, and cucumber water to hydrate.

A wide shot of a large mountain hotel at the base of a ski area and four-person chairlift. The lodge is covered in snow and there are snowy hills behind the resort. Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

6. Mountain Thunder Lodge

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50 Mountain Thunder Dr
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 547-5650
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Within ideal walking distance to both Main Street and the BreckConnect gondola, Mountain Thunder Lodge is like renting an Airbnb with hotel-style conveniences; the spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominiums and townhomes feature gourmet kitchens with all the cooking gadgets you need, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. The log-cabin style accommodations are outfitted in rustic alpine decor (hello, antique skis on the wall), with cushy couches and moss rock fireplaces. The townhomes boast private entrances, garages, and plentiful parking for large groups, and hot tubs scattered throughout the complex mean that it’s possible to soak and stargaze all by yourself.

A large, lodge-style timber hotel sits on a snowy driveway with a purple sunset behind it. Courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort

7. The Bivvi

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9511 CO-9
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 423-6553
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The Bivvi costs a fraction of most ski hotels—especially if you opt for one of the hostel-style shared rooms—but it doesn’t skimp on style. Four-post timber beds, hip Navajo-print throws, and river rock fireplaces adorn the private rooms (all with ensuite baths), or you can pile onto sturdy wooden bunk beds with a pack of friends. Affordability doesn’t mean a lack of amenities, either; the Bivvi features a gear room with dryers for wet ski boots, a 10-person hot tub with views of the Ten Mile mountain range, and a complimentary breakfast bar. It’s also a top spot if you want to share your ski trip with your Instagram followers—just try to leave the hotel without snapping a pic of the blue antler chandelier; we dare you.

A four-post timber bed with white duvet and Navajo-print blanket sits in front of a stone fireplace. Courtesy of the Bivvi

8. Limelight Hotel Snowmass

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65 Wood Rd
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
(970) 924-5100
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One of the newest hotels to open in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Limelight Hotel Snowmass is a ski-in/ski-out stunner with bright, airy rooms outfitted in soft sheets and fluffy white duvets. There’s plenty of reasons to leave the room and head to the communal areas, where you’ll find Eames-inspired rocking chairs, double-sided fireplaces, and bright orange, hanging vintage ski lifts as seating. The lounge is the hotel’s bustling living room, serving a top-notch, complimentary breakfast with European pastries and fresh scrambled eggs, and switching in the evenings to live music and happy-hour pizza. Don’t miss the spacious pool, kids game room, rock-climbing wall, and ice-skating rink just outside the front doors. Prefer a spot in downtown Aspen? There’s a Limelight Aspen, too.

A contemporary hotel room with a white bed, modern fireplace, TV, orange arm chair, and views out to the ski slope outside. Courtesy of the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

9. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

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315 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-3300
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The St. Regis Aspen wows from the very beginning: An elegant facade made from 800,000 Colorado red bricks stands out against the snow-covered hills, and a chandelier-filled lobby features arched windows, oversized sofas, and a crackling fireplace. Ralph Lauren leather beds complement classic whites, creams, and reds in the serene guest rooms, and if you book a suite, a private butler will unpack your bags, deliver complimentary coffee and tea, and press wrinkled garments. Need to wind down? Throw on a fluffy robe and relax in the massive circular heated pool or three hot tubs nestled into the hillside. Even the daily Champagne toast is over the top—guests gather around a knife-wielding staff member who opens the bottle with a saber in a bubbly flourish.

A view of a red brick hotel on a corner at twilight, with the building covered in snow. Trees are wrapped in white lights and planted on either side of the building. Courtesy of The St. Regis Aspen Resort

10. The Little Nell

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675 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-4600
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As Aspen’s only five-star, AAA five-diamond hotel, the Little Nell is the hotel of choice for celebrities and the private-jet crowd. Locals and guests alike rub shoulders with Hollywood’s elite in a hot apres scene; head to the slopeside, sun-drenched patio at Ajax Tavern for a casual snack or to the Chair 9 bar for high-top tables, cocktails, and—if you’re feeling flush—VIP bottle service. Rooms were renovated in 2017 in a fresh palette of blues, tans, and grays, and if you can escape the cloud-like beds, you’ll be rewarded with steamy hot tubs and snow-covered aspens in the pool area. Oenophiles take note: The Little Nell’s onsite restaurant, Element 47, has earned a Wine Spectator Grand Award every year for over 20 years. Ask for a private tasting in the cellar from one of 50 sommeliers on staff—you’ll pay a premium for the wine, but there’s nothing quite like the hotel’s intimate, wine-filled underground vault, bathed in funky red lighting.

A cream day bed with a striped blue blanket sits in a light and airy living room. Beige couches are on either side of the bed, and beyond the bed there is a window with views of a ski slope. Photo by Shawn O’Connor, courtesy of The Little Nell.

11. The Lodge at Mountaineer Square

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620 Gothic Rd
Crested Butte, CO 81225
(970) 349-4000

A quaint main street filled with candy-colored Victorians and timber-clad mining-era buildings has earned Crested Butte the reputation as America’s last great ski town. When we’re itchin’ for powder, our go-to lodging choice is the Lodge at Mountaineer Square, a multi-story hotel located three miles from town at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Accommodations can sleep a couple or a crowd in one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites, and full kitchens and washers and dryers add the conveniences of home. Enclosed heated parking is an under-the-radar perk, and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs are just the thing when it’s cold. Most importantly, you can’t beat the ski access (the Red Lady ski lift is 100 yards away), and it’s a short walk to Crested Butte’s free bus system, which will ferry you downtown in a matter of minutes.

A multi-story condo hotel complex with white snow on the roofs and blue sky in the background. Courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort

12. New Sheridan Hotel

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231 W Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-4351
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Belly up to the carved mahogany bar at the New Sheridan Hotel and you’re transported to a bygone era. One of the oldest watering holes in the West features brass chandeliers, filigree light fixtures, and lead glass room dividers that date to the brick building’s 1895 construction. Hotel guests have changed from miners to skiers, but an ideal location on Colorado Avenue—not far from the gondola—makes the New Sheridan a proven bet. A 2008 restoration overseen by British designer Nina Campbell reaffirmed the hotel’s Victorian authenticity; 26 hotel rooms feature wainscoting, rich damask upholstery, diamond beveled white tiles, and archival photographs. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at the well-reviewed, onsite Chop House restaurant, and you’re steps away from the town’s best coffee and shops.

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13. Lumière with Inspirato

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118 Lost Creek Ln
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 369-0400
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You can’t get much closer to the lifts than the ski-in/ski-out Lumiere, a boutique, pet-friendly hotel perched above downtown Telluride at 9,450 feet in the resort’s Mountain Village. There are just 11 hotel rooms and 18 residences in the building, and all of the residences are giant—the one-bedroom clocks in at a whopping 1,050 square feet. Dark-wood floors and exposed beams contrast with light grays and blue ikat pillows, and steam showers, soaking tubs, and herbaceous smelling lotions transport you to spa heaven. If you can tear yourself away from the rooms, a ski valet takes care of equipment rentals and fittings, and an on-site concierge can arrange everything from restaurant reservations to transportation. Want to head into Telluride for dinner? The Lumiere is a short walk from a free eight-mile gondola that descends into town and provides 365-degree views of the snow-capped San Juan mountains.

An aerial view of a multi-story condo building with snowy roofs that sits in front of ski runs and trees. Courtesy of Lumière with Inspirato

1. Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas

2200 Village Inn Ct, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
A ski resort at night has white snowy ski slopes and a multi-story hotel in the foreground. Windows glow in the hotel. Courtesy of Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas

You can’t beat the location of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, in the heart of the pedestrian base village and just steps away from the Gondola and Christie Peak Express ski lift. Even a small studio comes with a convenient, compact kitchenette, while the two-bedroom condos feature comfy red plaid sofas, dining tables for eight, and panoramic views of the slopes. The massive outdoor heated pool is a treat, but head to the rooftop whirlpool with its bubbling, hot jets to soothe your muscles.

2200 Village Inn Ct
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

2. Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash, CO 80478
The interior of a log cabin with a couch, arm chair, and coffee table centered around a stone fireplace. Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

For the most unique lodging in Winter Park, drive 20 minutes out of town to the Western-themed Devil’s Thumb Ranch. This rustic-meets-luxury guest ranch sits on 6,800 acres with a choice of hotel rooms and multi-bedroom cabins decked out in reclaimed wood, plush bedspreads, and vintage ski touches like antique snowshoes. The onsite amenities are so good you may want to skip a day on the slope; the ranch offers nordic skiing, sleigh rides, fat biking, snowshoeing, and ice skating. Whatever you choose, end the day with a soak in the ranch’s geothermal hot tubs while you ogle the snow-covered hills.

3530 County Rd 83
Tabernash, CO 80478

3. Zephyr Mountain Lodge

201 Zephyr Way, Winter Park, CO 80482
A stairstepping condo complex sits at the base of a ski resort with snow covering everything. Courtesy of Winter Park Resort

If you’re looking for ski-in/ski-out in Winter Park, head to the timber-clad Zephyr Mountain Lodge. The condo-style lodging offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units with spacious kitchens, soft leather couches, wood accents, and cozy stone fireplaces. You can watch skiers schuss down the mountain from four outdoor hot tubs, and the property’s ideal location in the base village lets you walk to ice skating, restaurants, coffee, and ski rentals. Pro tip: Ski lockers on the first floor can store your boots and skis so you don’t have to haul them upstairs.

201 Zephyr Way
Winter Park, CO 80482

4. The Sebastian

16 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657
A five-story hotel building has snow all around and light glowing from its windows. Trees in front are wrapped in white lights and in the background you can see snow-covered mountains. Courtesy of The Sebastian—Vail

There’s no shortage of high-end lodging in Vail, but the boutique, pet-friendly Sebastian takes everyday ski experiences and makes them special. Hot chocolate isn’t just a packet of mix and some marshmallows, it’s a made-for-Instagram display of piping hot cocoa poured over a melting, gold-dusted candy sphere. The lobby features a fireplace, yes, but it’s a jet-black, two-sided gas version surrounded by funky sculptures and abstract murals from well-known Mexican artists like Manuel Felguérez. Rooms include beds with fluffy duvets and 400-thread-count Egyptian sheets, and the pool area is a stone wonderland of steamy hot tubs and backlit waterfalls. Worried that the hotel isn’t slopeside? A ski valet takes your gear at check-in and delivers it to the hotel’s ski-in/ski-out Base Camp lodge where you can put on your ski boots—and warm up with coffee—just steps from the lift.

16 Vail Rd
Vail, CO 81657

5. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

0130 Daybreak Ridge Rd, Avon, CO 81620
A wide shot of a large mountain hotel at the base of a ski area and four-person chairlift. The lodge is covered in snow and there are snowy hills behind the resort. Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a sprawling, stately timber and stone building that fans out at the base of its own high-speed chairlift at Beaver Creek Resort. Upon arrival, valets in cowboy hats and leather duster jackets whisk luggage up to well-appointed rooms and condos—all with fireplaces, marble-filled bathrooms, and valley or ski views. The hotel takes fireside lounging up a notch with two options: A great room features a three-story stone fireplace and comfy velvet couches in rich gem tones, while an outdoor fire pit hosts s’more roastings nightly. Relax your muscles at four slopeside stone hot tubs set in a grove of aspens, and don’t miss the resort’s spa, where a dreamy, candlelit grotto offers lounge chairs, a waterfall-filled hot tub, and cucumber water to hydrate.

0130 Daybreak Ridge Rd
Avon, CO 81620

6. Mountain Thunder Lodge

50 Mountain Thunder Dr, Breckenridge, CO 80424
A large, lodge-style timber hotel sits on a snowy driveway with a purple sunset behind it. Courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort

Within ideal walking distance to both Main Street and the BreckConnect gondola, Mountain Thunder Lodge is like renting an Airbnb with hotel-style conveniences; the spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominiums and townhomes feature gourmet kitchens with all the cooking gadgets you need, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. The log-cabin style accommodations are outfitted in rustic alpine decor (hello, antique skis on the wall), with cushy couches and moss rock fireplaces. The townhomes boast private entrances, garages, and plentiful parking for large groups, and hot tubs scattered throughout the complex mean that it’s possible to soak and stargaze all by yourself.

50 Mountain Thunder Dr
Breckenridge, CO 80424

7. The Bivvi

9511 CO-9, Breckenridge, CO 80424
A four-post timber bed with white duvet and Navajo-print blanket sits in front of a stone fireplace. Courtesy of the Bivvi

The Bivvi costs a fraction of most ski hotels—especially if you opt for one of the hostel-style shared rooms—but it doesn’t skimp on style. Four-post timber beds, hip Navajo-print throws, and river rock fireplaces adorn the private rooms (all with ensuite baths), or you can pile onto sturdy wooden bunk beds with a pack of friends. Affordability doesn’t mean a lack of amenities, either; the Bivvi features a gear room with dryers for wet ski boots, a 10-person hot tub with views of the Ten Mile mountain range, and a complimentary breakfast bar. It’s also a top spot if you want to share your ski trip with your Instagram followers—just try to leave the hotel without snapping a pic of the blue antler chandelier; we dare you.

9511 CO-9
Breckenridge, CO 80424

8. Limelight Hotel Snowmass

65 Wood Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
A contemporary hotel room with a white bed, modern fireplace, TV, orange arm chair, and views out to the ski slope outside. Courtesy of the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

One of the newest hotels to open in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Limelight Hotel Snowmass is a ski-in/ski-out stunner with bright, airy rooms outfitted in soft sheets and fluffy white duvets. There’s plenty of reasons to leave the room and head to the communal areas, where you’ll find Eames-inspired rocking chairs, double-sided fireplaces, and bright orange, hanging vintage ski lifts as seating. The lounge is the hotel’s bustling living room, serving a top-notch, complimentary breakfast with European pastries and fresh scrambled eggs, and switching in the evenings to live music and happy-hour pizza. Don’t miss the spacious pool, kids game room, rock-climbing wall, and ice-skating rink just outside the front doors. Prefer a spot in downtown Aspen? There’s a Limelight Aspen, too.

65 Wood Rd
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

9. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611
A view of a red brick hotel on a corner at twilight, with the building covered in snow. Trees are wrapped in white lights and planted on either side of the building. Courtesy of The St. Regis Aspen Resort

The St. Regis Aspen wows from the very beginning: An elegant facade made from 800,000 Colorado red bricks stands out against the snow-covered hills, and a chandelier-filled lobby features arched windows, oversized sofas, and a crackling fireplace. Ralph Lauren leather beds complement classic whites, creams, and reds in the serene guest rooms, and if you book a suite, a private butler will unpack your bags, deliver complimentary coffee and tea, and press wrinkled garments. Need to wind down? Throw on a fluffy robe and relax in the massive circular heated pool or three hot tubs nestled into the hillside. Even the daily Champagne toast is over the top—guests gather around a knife-wielding staff member who opens the bottle with a saber in a bubbly flourish.

315 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 81611

10. The Little Nell

675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
A cream day bed with a striped blue blanket sits in a light and airy living room. Beige couches are on either side of the bed, and beyond the bed there is a window with views of a ski slope. Photo by Shawn O’Connor, courtesy of The Little Nell.

As Aspen’s only five-star, AAA five-diamond hotel, the Little Nell is the hotel of choice for celebrities and the private-jet crowd. Locals and guests alike rub shoulders with Hollywood’s elite in a hot apres scene; head to the slopeside, sun-drenched patio at Ajax Tavern for a casual snack or to the Chair 9 bar for high-top tables, cocktails, and—if you’re feeling flush—VIP bottle service. Rooms were renovated in 2017 in a fresh palette of blues, tans, and grays, and if you can escape the cloud-like beds, you’ll be rewarded with steamy hot tubs and snow-covered aspens in the pool area. Oenophiles take note: The Little Nell’s onsite restaurant, Element 47, has earned a Wine Spectator Grand Award every year for over 20 years. Ask for a private tasting in the cellar from one of 50 sommeliers on staff—you’ll pay a premium for the wine, but there’s nothing quite like the hotel’s intimate, wine-filled underground vault, bathed in funky red lighting.

675 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

11. The Lodge at Mountaineer Square

620 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO 81225
A multi-story condo hotel complex with white snow on the roofs and blue sky in the background. Courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort

A quaint main street filled with candy-colored Victorians and timber-clad mining-era buildings has earned Crested Butte the reputation as America’s last great ski town. When we’re itchin’ for powder, our go-to lodging choice is the Lodge at Mountaineer Square, a multi-story hotel located three miles from town at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Accommodations can sleep a couple or a crowd in one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites, and full kitchens and washers and dryers add the conveniences of home. Enclosed heated parking is an under-the-radar perk, and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs are just the thing when it’s cold. Most importantly, you can’t beat the ski access (the Red Lady ski lift is 100 yards away), and it’s a short walk to Crested Butte’s free bus system, which will ferry you downtown in a matter of minutes.

620 Gothic Rd
Crested Butte, CO 81225

12. New Sheridan Hotel

231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
Courtesy of the New Sheridan Hotel

Belly up to the carved mahogany bar at the New Sheridan Hotel and you’re transported to a bygone era. One of the oldest watering holes in the West features brass chandeliers, filigree light fixtures, and lead glass room dividers that date to the brick building’s 1895 construction. Hotel guests have changed from miners to skiers, but an ideal location on Colorado Avenue—not far from the gondola—makes the New Sheridan a proven bet. A 2008 restoration overseen by British designer Nina Campbell reaffirmed the hotel’s Victorian authenticity; 26 hotel rooms feature wainscoting, rich damask upholstery, diamond beveled white tiles, and archival photographs. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at the well-reviewed, onsite Chop House restaurant, and you’re steps away from the town’s best coffee and shops.

231 W Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435

13. Lumière with Inspirato

118 Lost Creek Ln, Telluride, CO 81435
An aerial view of a multi-story condo building with snowy roofs that sits in front of ski runs and trees. Courtesy of Lumière with Inspirato

You can’t get much closer to the lifts than the ski-in/ski-out Lumiere, a boutique, pet-friendly hotel perched above downtown Telluride at 9,450 feet in the resort’s Mountain Village. There are just 11 hotel rooms and 18 residences in the building, and all of the residences are giant—the one-bedroom clocks in at a whopping 1,050 square feet. Dark-wood floors and exposed beams contrast with light grays and blue ikat pillows, and steam showers, soaking tubs, and herbaceous smelling lotions transport you to spa heaven. If you can tear yourself away from the rooms, a ski valet takes care of equipment rentals and fittings, and an on-site concierge can arrange everything from restaurant reservations to transportation. Want to head into Telluride for dinner? The Lumiere is a short walk from a free eight-mile gondola that descends into town and provides 365-degree views of the snow-capped San Juan mountains.

118 Lost Creek Ln
Telluride, CO 81435