At Select Registry, we pride ourselves on the exceptional listings of inns and bed & breakfasts we have acquired for discerning travelers looking for the best accommodations. As enormous fans of the state of Colorado, where you can find some of the most superb natural beauty in the world, we have targeted five inns that you’ll find cozy no matter what the season.
The Lodge at the Stanley Hotel
Located in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado, this newly remodeled boutique inn is right next to the famous Stanley Hotel. The Stanley Hotel is known for its starring role in Stephen King’s novel, “The Shining, ” and still stands as one of America’s most haunted hotels since it opened in 1909.The Lodge at the Stanley Hotel features 40 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites where you can enjoy all the amenities you could ask for. Previously known as The Manor House, The Lodge features several hospitality areas that are perfect for any type of gathering. The exceptional library, complete with fireplace and warm wooden accents can accommodate up to 75 people for a private banquet. The Ranch Room, with its Western style décor, is perfect for casual meetings. For offsite corporate meetings, booking the entire Lodge is possible, making for an exceptional experience in an atmosphere conducive to both work and play. There is nothing like enjoying this establishment’s sumptuous American-style continental breakfasts in Manor Hall. Mouthwatering homemade blueberry scones, almond croissants, and other exceptional baked goods, in addition to fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, and cereals, are a great way to get your day started. Then later, enjoy an afternoon tea complete with home-baked cakes and cookies.
The Lodge at the Stanley Hotel is dog friendly and includes a unique “pooch package” with treats, bedding, and more! Only six miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, you can take your four-legged friend on the many great outdoor activities that await. Then take a stroll around the town, enjoying the varied galleries, boutiques, cafes, and spas.
Blue Lake Ranch
Just outside of Durango, Colorado, this remodeled bed & breakfast sits on a private 200-acre estate that makes you feel like you are far, far from city life. With a mere 30 minutes to Mesa Verde National Park and 10 minutes to all the year-round mountain activities and off-road adventures you could want, Blue Lake Ranch is considered a Southwest treasure and one of the top bed & breakfasts in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, to name a few. Quiet with a sophisticated ambiance that invites you to relax in style, this bed & breakfast gives you all you ask for and more, with the exquisite mountain views and other magnificent vistas. Take a walk through the gardens in spring and summer, or sip a tea as you look at the snow-capped peaks in wintertime. No matter the season, you can immerse yourself in all the beauty nature offers whether you are inside or out.
Blue Lake Ranch offers guests sumptuous breakfasts, gorgeous rooms featuring all the amenities you need, and proximity to culture, history, and great outdoor adventure. A favorite for outdoor country weddings and receptions, the Inn’s Ridgewood Event Center and Ranch house are perfect locations for celebrating important occasions and events.
The Historic Castle Marne Inn
An American castle built in 1889 by architect William Lang, this Denver, Colorado bed & breakfast is known as the area’s grandest historic mansion, according to the National and Local Historic Register and is listed in the Dupont Registry of American Castles.
The Inn boasts some features that have been maintained since its construction, such as an original bathroom located in one of the nine rooms. Updated to contemporary standards, you can take advantage of exceptional amenities, like in-room Jacuzzi tubs and outdoor romantic hot tubs for two on private balconies.
Luxurious and iconic, The Historic Castle Marne Inn is a hand-hewn rhyolite stone building with a four story tower, a stained glass Peacock window, balconies, and hand-rubbed woods to give the interiors a warm and inviting glow. Fit with period antiques and family heirlooms, the Victorian feel is as inviting as it is aesthetically pleasing. A game room and English garden add to the old-world appeal, making guests feel enveloped in a world far from their own.
Three generations of Innkeepers help to create an atmosphere of inviting hospitality. This makes the Historic Castle Marne Inn a perfect location for weddings, elopements, luncheons, teas, and special dinners.
The Romantic RiverSong Inn
In Estes Park, Colorado one would never know that this beautiful inn sits on a secluded 27- acre spot at the end of winding country road. Designed as refuge for wildlife, it also is a refuge for humans seeking a place far from civilization. With ponds, forests, hiking trails, tree swings, and all of the wildlife you can spot, including deer, elk, coyotes, bobcats, Abert squirrels, rare birds, and more, guests feel like they have managed to arrive at a kind of utopia.
The Romantic RiverSong Inn gives guests a choice of guest rooms or separate cottages with fireplaces. The ten private guest rooms are named after wildflowers, including ‘Paintbrush’ with a suspended bed that rocks you to sleep and ‘Mountain Rose’ with a rooftop shower that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain peaks. No luxury is spared. Accommodations include radiant heated floors, jetted tubs for two next to a fireplace and surrounding nature on a grand scale. A full country breakfast greets you in the morning, and for dinner you can choose a candlelit five-course meal prepared by the Inn’s chef.
Old Town GuestHouse
In Colorado Springs, Colorado, this three-story 1859 brick boutique bed & breakfast was rebuilt in 1997. Located in the Old Town, near alluring galleries, boutiques, antique shops, and restaurants, it is just a hop over to beautiful Minitou Springs where you can spend the day enjoying all the area has to offer.
With its upscale amenities including thoroughly soundproof guest rooms with their romantic and private porches overlooking Pikes Peak, you will enjoy the feeling of being pampered, whether it is for a few days or longer. Revel in a delicious breakfast to start the day, sit under an umbrella on the patio to enjoy an afternoon wine and beer, and meet fellow guests during the evening reception. You will understand what it means to just enjoy the present.
Old Town GuestHouse features a private conference center that can accommodate more than 40 people, making it perfect for business meetings and retreats. With modular furnishings, the center works for any type of gathering, and includes video-conferencing and other high-tech elements.
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No matter what the weather, Colorado offers some of the most beautiful scenery and coziest inns. For more information on these and other Colorado bed and breakfasts, the United States, and Canada, please contact us today.