For many people, the draw to visiting Colorado is to enjoy a relaxing vacation with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. There is nothing better than waking up and peering out your window at rugged, snow-covered peaks, babbling brooks, and pine and aspen forests.
Not all hotels in Colorado offer you this idyllic view. So if you are coming to Colorado and want a great mountain view, you need to pick your hotel wisely. In this article, I offer 13 of the best hotels in Colorado that offer amazing mountain views.
The Top Hotels in Colorado With Mountain Views
Beautiful mountain views, luxurious accommodations, and lots of activities.
The Garden of the Gods is a unique natural area located on the west side of Colorado Springs. This area is known for its unusual rock formations, high desert ecosystem, and amazing views of Pikes Peak and the southern Rocky Mountains.
The Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is tucked among the rock formations and scrub oak. It offers its guests a retreat based on wellness and active living. Each room at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort offers you a stunning view of the mountains and the rock formations that make this area so amazing.
Amenities at the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort include access to golf, guided fitness classes, exceptional dining, and beautiful rooms. Rooms have fireplaces, patios, steam showers, and luxurious soaking tubs. It is the ideal place to relax and focus on yourself.
A perfect mountain retreat no matter the season.
Four Seasons Resorts are one of the best-known names in luxury accommodations. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail is no exception to this standard of luxury. Each room in the Four Season Resort and Residences is furnished for your comfort and a level of relaxation you won’t find at many other resorts.
The Vail Four Seasons is conveniently located at the base of Vail ski mountain. It is steps away from the lifts and is very popular during ski season. However, this resort is also an amazing spot for the rest of the year. Most rooms provide you with at least a glimpse of the surrounding mountains and the ski area. From your window, you can enjoy the Colorado views that change with each of the four seasons.
Amenities at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail include a variety of room options, on-site dining, a spa, ski valet and storage, and a helpful concierge that will assist with activities, reservations, and other needs.
Beautiful resort with views of the Grand Mesa.
Gateway Canyon Resort offers visitors a completely different look at the mountains of Colorado. Here you will experience the beauty of the Grand Mesa and the unique sandstone rock formations that have evolved over the millennia.
The Gateway Canyons Resort is a retreat that focuses on the health and well-being of its visitors and the environment. The resort was built to green building standards and incorporates some of the traditional building features that have been used by Native Americans for hundreds of years.
At Gateway Canyons Resort every room has a magical view of the mesa and sandstone monuments. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the miles of hiking trails around the resort or try their hand at one of the many guided activities that are offered.
Quiet cabins with views of the Continental Divide and Rocky Mountain National Park.
When most people think of Colorado’s mountains the vision that comes to mind are the towering peaks that are the centerpiece of Rocky Mountain National Park. The desire to be up close to these massive peaks is what brings most visitors to Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Landing at Estes Park offers visitors a peaceful retreat with views of the mountains that surround the town, on all sides. From this location, you will have amazing views of the mountains that await you in Rocky Mountain National Park. Many of the cabins also sit along Fall River, so you are able to enjoy the view along with the peaceful sounds of the river.
The Landing at Estes Park offers three different accommodation types. Cabins and Villas offer creekside spaces and serene mountain views perfect for families. The Landing also has adult-only suites that have great views, and amenities that are different for each unit.
Understated luxury and mountain views from every room.
The Cheyenne Mountain Resort located near Colorado Springs offers guests a traditional resort-style experience. Here you will be able to enjoy amazing views of the Rocky Mountains whether you are playing a round of golf, sitting on your private balcony, or relaxing by the pool.
The resort offers guest rooms and suites that are comfortably furnished and include coffee makers, plush bathrobes, and extra-thick mattresses for a great night of sleep. Guests are also able to take advantage of the numerous fitness and sports facilities at the resort. Play a round of golf or tennis or spend some time in the fitness center.
6. Tivoli Lodge
A family-owned, Vail institution with perfect mountain views.
If your idea of a great mountain vacation is to tuck into a cozy room in a boutique hotel, leaving behind the bustle of corporate chain hotels, then a look at Tivoli Lodge is worth your time. This beautiful and recently rebuilt hotel is one of the original hotels at Vail Mountain and has been family-owned and operated (by the same family) since 1968.
The Tivoli Lodge offers guests beautiful views of the Vail ski mountain and the surrounding valley. The Lodge is filled with European charm and feels much like an Austrian chalet. You will find a variety of units at the Tivoli Lodge, ranging from standard guest rooms to multi-room suites. All rooms are filled with luxurious amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Boutique hotel with a focus on comfort and simplicity.
Surf Hotel and Chateau is one of the most unique hotel concepts in Colorado. This simple and serene hotel offers visitors to Buena Vista a place to stay that focuses on comfort. The concept here is to offer high-quality, often locally sourced furnishings, that are simple and create a peaceful escape. You will find that this concept of comfort and simplicity stretches through both the hotel and the chateau.
The Surf Hotel and Chateau is located along the Arkansas River in the South Main neighborhood of Buena Vista. Rooms offer guests either riverside or mountain views. From mountain view rooms, you will enjoy stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks range that towers over the town. The South Main area is filled with boutique shops, restaurants, and even a craft brewery.
8. Gateway Inn
Lakeside lodging at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Gateway Inn is a log cabin-style hotel located in Grand Lake. This quaint hotel sits along the banks of Grand Lake, the largest natural lake in Colorado. Here you will experience some of the most impressive views of the Continental Divide as it crosses through Rocky Mountain National Park. The contrast of the serene lake and the rugged peaks makes for a peaceful getaway and some amazing pictures.
The Gateway Inn offers mountain or lake views in each of its rooms. Rooms are decorated cabin style and are cozy and comfortable. All of the furniture in the Gateway Inn is handmade by local craftsmen. The Inn also has an onsite Tavern where you can catch a meal or a cocktail at the end of the day.
Slopeside lodging in the heart of Vail Village.
We come back again to Vail, where the mountain views are easy to find. The Lodge Tower in Vail Village is one of the best spots for mountain views and affordable lodging. Aptly named, the Lodge Tower is taller than most resorts in Vail, so you have the opportunity for better views of the ski mountain and the Vail Valley.
The Lodge Tower offers visitors slopeside accommodations, that are just a short walk from the mountain base. In the summer this is an ideal spot for exploring on mountain bikes or taking a hike up the hill. In the winter, bring your skis for some of the best terrain in the world. The Lodge Tower offers gear storage for guests.
Rooms at the Lodge Tower range from guest suites to three-room condominiums. Guests have access to the hotel’s fitness center and mountainside pool and hot tub.
10. St Julien Hotel & Spa – King Mountain View with Balcony
Flatiron views are just 20 minutes from Denver.
You don’t have to spend hours in your rental car to experience some of the best mountain views in Colorado. The St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder sits at the base of the Colorado foothills, and has some of the best views of the iconic Flatiron rock formations.
The St. Julian offers visitors to Boulder a luxurious hotel experience in the heart of downtown. The St. Julian is just steps away from some of the best dining in Colorado, and Boulder’s famous Pearl Street Mall, an outdoor pedestrian mall that has small boutique shops and storefronts for outdoor brands like Marmot, Prana, and Patagonia.
The St. Julien Hotel and Spa has a variety of room options, but the King Mountain View with a balcony is by far the best option if you want to enjoy views of the Flatirons and the Rocky Mountains while you enjoy your morning coffee.
Magnificent natural surroundings and mountain views everywhere.
The Inn on Fall River is one of the most popular locations in Estes Park. This beautiful property offers a variety of accommodation options including suites, guest rooms, and cabins. Each unit provides guests with a view of the mountains and suites offer private patios that face Fall River.
The property that The Inn on Fall River now sits on, was once located in the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park. It has some of the best-preserved pine and spruce forests outside of the park. It is also a haven for the wildlife that call the area home, including the famous elk herds that live around and in the town of Estes Park.
Property amenities include rooms with fireplaces, private hot tubs at each cabin, and access to fishing and hiking trails. The Inn on Fall River is family-friendly, offering a variety of features to entertain the whole family including a playground, yard games, basketball, and more.
Ideally located for skiing and historic downtown Telluride.
If you are looking for a destination in Colorado that has everything in one place, then Telluride should be on your wish list. This beautiful, historic town has retained much of the charm of a Victorian-era mining town but is now home to world-class skiing and some of the most luxurious resorts in Colorado.
Hotel Columbia is perfectly situated in Telluride. It is just a few blocks from the historic downtown and main street, and it is mere feet from the Oak Street chair lift and gondola. This beautiful hotel also offers guests amazing views of the rugged peaks that surround the town of Telluride. The town sits at the end of a box canyon where granite mountains rise dramatically from the valley. The mountain views from downtown Telluride and its main street are iconic to Colorado and are seen in many photographs.
Hotel Columbia offers guests two room options; their standard suites and penthouse suites. The penthouse suites offer the best views of the surrounding mountains, which can be enjoyed from your private hot tub. Suites are also very nicely appointed with luxurious furnishings and plush linens. Hotel Columbia has on-site dining, ski lockers, and boot warmers, and is dog-friendly.
Beautiful views of Keystone Lake and the Rocky Mountains.
Keystone Lodge and Spa is one of the largest hotels in Keystone. It is located west of the ski resort village and offers a quiet retreat from the pace of the ski resort. Keystone Lodge and Spa also offers some of the best views of the Rocky Mountains that you can find in Keystone.
Keystone itself is tucked into a small valley so panoramic mountain views can be challenging unless you stay on the west end of the ski town. Keystone Lodge is one of the properties that offer the best views of the mountains. It also offers great views of Lake Keystone and Snake River, which eventually becomes part of Lake Dillon.
Keystone Lodge and Spa is a family-focused property. Parents can take advantage of luxurious spa treatments and there are lots of on-site activities that are kid-friendly. Keystone Lodge and Spa offers on-site dining with mountain and lake views from Bighorn Lounge where you can enjoy a meal or an apres ski beverage with an amazing view.
FAQs About Hotels in Colorado with Mountain Views
Before I close this look at the best hotels in Colorado with Mountain views, I would like to take a moment to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Colorado hotels with mountain views.
What is the best hotel to stay in Colorado with Mountain Views?
This is a difficult question, and for me, it is hard to pick just one great hotel with mountain views. If you are looking for the quintessential Colorado mountain view, your best pick is the Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Vail. Here you will be in the heart of the Rockies, and there is no better place for a mountain view.
HOwever, if you are looking for the best rated spot with great mountain views, I stick with The Garden of the Gods Resort. It is a beautiful resort with amazing mountain views and a wide variety of amenities.
What is the best family-friendly hotel to stay in Colorado with Mountain Views?
When it comes to spots that really accommodate kids, but also have great mountain views, my pick will always be in Keystone. The Keystone Lodge and Spa has family friendly activities, meal plans for kids and is located near one of the best ski schools in the country.
What is the most luxurious hotel in Colorado with Mountain Views?
What is the best budget-friendly hotel in Colorado with Mountain Views?
For budget friendly lodging in Colorado, I will almost always avoid the ski resort towns. These places tend to bump up their prices particularly during the ski season. If you are looking for budget friendly places to enjoy Colorado’s mountains, head to Estes Park.
If you are looking for an affordable spot with great amenities, check out the Inn on Fall River. This location has great views, affordable rates, and is close to Rocky Mountain National Park.