Are you tired of staying at the same old run-of-the-mill chain hotel? Trust me; I know the feeling… And an amazing place like Colorado deserves a beautiful and memorable place to stay. If you are looking for somewhere new and exciting to rest your head, be sure to check out one of these 11 unique places to stay in Colorado:
1. Highland Haven Creekside Inn TreeHouse (Evergreen)
Remember that epic tree house you had as a kid? Yeah, it has nothing on the Highland Haven TreeHouse, which features an iron-and-stone fireplace, chandeliers, and a “champagne bubble” Jacuzzi (pictured).
2. Movie Manor (Monte Vista)
What could be more fun than watching a drive-in movie from the comfort of your own hotel room? Grab a tub of authentic movie-style popcorn, kick back, and enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.
3. Strawberry Park Hot Springs (Steamboat Springs)
Have you ever stayed the night in a covered wagon? How about a train caboose? I didn't think so. Make it happen by reserving a spot at this fabulous hot springs and resort!
4. Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower (Mancos)
Sitting at nearly 10,000 feet in elevation, this former U.S. Forest Service watchtower is the poster child for a "room with a view." Something to keep in mind: There are no elevators, so you must be able to climb 70 steps at a high elevation to reach the Tower.
5. The Little Nell (Aspen)
Welcome to the luxurious 5-star, 5-diamond Little Nell hotel, where even the "standard" guest room is anything but. (Seriously... are you seeing this room?)
6. Jellystone Park (Larkspur)
Be smarter than the average bear when you stay in a cabin, cottage or tipi at Jellystone Park! Don't forget to pack a picnic basket, as the park is surrounded by several hiking and fishing opportunities.
7. Dunton Hot Springs (Dolores)
I will be the first to admit that I'm not much of a camper... however, Dunton's all-inclusive, 5-star "glamping" accommodations are an outdoor experience that I fully endorse!
8. The Broome Hut (Berthoud Pass)
Live the back-country lifestyle in this spacious hut that comfortably sleeps 16. Light the pellet stove and cozy up for a peaceful experience you won't soon forget!
9. Latigo Ranch (Kremmling)
Howdy, partner! Reckon you could use a little time in the country? Then mosey on down to this authentic dude ranch to enjoy horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and hospitality you won't find anywhere else.
10. The Starlite Classic Campground (Canon City)
A vintage Winnebago, KenCraft, and Shasta Airflyte = pure nostalgia.
11. Snow Mountain Ranch (Granby)
The YMCA of the Rockies has lodging options for every preference and budget, but our personal favorite is the yurt; a spacious platform tent with a wooden frame (pictured).