Did you resolve to travel more in the new year? Treat yourself and book a room at one of five Colorado hotels endorsed by Conde Nast readers.
Two Colorado resorts were named among the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, while a third has been named among the Top 25 Hotels in the United States and two more landed on the Top 15 Hotels in the West list.
C Lazy U Ranch in Granby came in at No. 13 on the list of top resorts worldwide.
“This Colorado dude ranch offers the American West experience for families, with horseback riding, white water rafting, fly fishing, ice skating, skiing, and sleigh rides,” Conde Nast writes. “On 8,500 acres, the ranch does it all—programs for kids and luxurious spa treatments for adults. Log cabins have been renovated in recent years, and with their indoor, heated riding area, visitors can ride horseback year-round.”
Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway snagged the No. 92 spot on the worldwide list.
“Located in Unaweep Canyon near the Utah border, this resort and spa is situated on 500 acres of land with majestic red rock views,” Conde Nast writes. “In addition to its spa services and western activities like horseback riding and skeet shooting, Gateway has an auto museum featuring 60 historic cars to celebrate the American automobile. Some of their lodges also have outdoor patios with fire pits, allowing guests to enjoy the outdoors into the evenings.”
Pictured: St Julien Hotel