Get away for a weekend of pampering, relaxation and fun outdoor activities at one of these great hotels, inns and lodges near Denver, Colorado. Quick weekend trips from Denver include Estes Park, Evergreen, Minturn, Idaho Springs, Niwot and other beautiful Colorado towns. You may also like: Boulder, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Aspen, CO.
1. Wild Horse Inn - 1 hour 30 minutes from Denver
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Reminiscent of the grand mountain lodges built at the turn of the 20th century, the Wild Horse Inn is handcrafted from 400-year old logs and moss covered rock, and it boasts grandiose windows that look out over the valley. This beautifully rustic inn is the perfect winter escape with luxurious log cabin rooms, crackling fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms with showers and jetted tubs, and private balconies or decks. Guests are treated to a full gourmet breakfast each morning and can enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies all day.
A comfortable reading and DVD library serves as the perfect place to relax with a book and a glass of wine, and there is free high-speed Internet throughout the property. The Wild Horse Inn is surrounded by incredible natural landscapes that offer an array of activities to partake in, from hiking, mountain biking, and climbing to boating, rafting and fishing, and various snow sports in the winter. The inn is located 1 hour and 30 minutes from Denver.
1536 County Road 83, Fraser, CO, 80442, 970-726-0456
2.Frisco Lodge - 1 hour 45 minutes
© Frisco Lodge
Located on Main Street of the charming historic mining town of Frisco, Colorado, the Frisco Lodge Bed and Breakfast has been greeting guests with comfort, luxury, and old-world hospitality since 1885. A range of opulent rooms with refined furnishings will make you feel pampered and relaxed, and the beautiful cozy living room with a piano and fireplace will allow you to meet some interesting people and have a chat or a glass of wine in the afternoon.
Just minutes out of the lodge is all the action you could possible want, from boating on Lake Dillon to hiking or skiing in the Eagles Nest Wilderness or they nearby famous Colorado ski resorts. Let Frisco Lodge be your base for a memorable Colorado visit.
321 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443, 800-279-6000
3. The Silver Lake Lodge - One hour drive from Denver
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Tucked away in the Rocky Mountains in Idaho Springs, the Silver Lake Lodge is a cozy log cabin-style lodge that offers a relaxing and luxurious mountain retreat. Artfully blending rustic luxury with warm Colorado hospitality, the lodge boasts plush guest rooms with private bathrooms, modern amenities, and delicious, home-cooked cuisine. Guests can choose from a variety of retreats that cater to different size groups, from romantic one-bedroom cabins to family-sized lodges.
The Silver Lake Lodge is situated in the place where the gold rush began in the 1800s, and the area is dotted with fascinating remnants to explore. There is also an abundance of activities to enjoy close by, including hiking, mountain biking, wildlife, and bird watching and snow-based sports in the winter.
336 Crest Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, 303-567-9299
4.Niwot Inn - 45 minutes from Denver
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The Niwot Inn and Spa offers a tranquil and relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Centrally located in historic downtown Niwot and set on a beautiful tree-lined street, the welcoming inn is shaded by large cottonwood trees and features a bubbling natural stone fountain on the main deck to set the mood.
There are 14 individually decorated guestrooms, each furnished with rustic décor and modern amenities. Floor-to-ceiling natural stone fireplaces create a cozy ambiance, and handcrafted beds and lush linens beckon you to try them. Relax in the comfort of your room or enjoy a pampering in-house massage before heading out into town to enjoy an exceptional dining experience at one of the many local restaurants.
Niwot Inn, 342 2nd Avenue, Niwot, CO 80503, 303-652-8452
5.Romantic Getaways in Colorado: Golden Leaf Inn - 1 hour 30 minutes
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If you want to get away from it all and let nature and quiet luxury heal and rejuvenate you, head for the Golden Leaf Inn, a small boutique Bed and Breakfast located on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park just minutes from the charming Rocky Mountains town of Estes Park. A beautiful 1922 Arts and Crafts building houses five delightful rooms with all the modern luxuries you could imagine.
The inn is known for its spectacular mountain views, organic breakfasts, and endless opportunities for recreation just minutes away. Go skiing, rafting, snowshoeing, ice climbing, horseback riding, or hiking along miles of well-maintained trails. And when you come back to the inn, soak in the hot tub or sit on the porch and watch the stars.
325 James St, Estes Park, CO 80517, 970-577-1766
6.Chalet Val d'Isere
© Chalet Val d'Isere
High on the mountain in a secluded small cove surrounded by aspen and spruce trees in Steamboat Springs, Chalet Val d'Isere is an esteemed, private bed and breakfast perfect for those romantic souls who like their peace and tranquility. The décor is elegant and comfortable, with shiny maple floors and soft oriental rugs, and rooms are full of small decorative pieces that have their own stories.
There are two modern comfortable and spacious rooms with their own bathrooms, and a lovely common room with a fireplace, a pool table, games, and a TV. You are just a short drive from all the action of Steamboat Springs, ski slopes in the winter, and bike trails in the summer.
2415 Val D'Isere Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, 970-846-7006
© Eldora Lodge
Tucked away in Wondervu in the heart of Golden, Colorado, Eldora Lodge is a lovely mountain ski lodge and retreat that offers comfortable accommodation and a plethora of outdoor activities. Guests can enjoy bed and breakfast lodgings in cozy log cabins, which are fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms and modern amenities, including climate control and flat-screen televisions.
Soak in the hotel’s hot tubs after a day of skiing or warm up in front of the crackling fire in the lounge before heading out to enjoy one of the many activities the area has to offer. Enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain biking, skiing, or snowboarding. Wildlife lovers will delight in all the birds and wildlife to be found in the region, and romantics can stargaze on clear nights.
33247 Hwy 72, Golden, CO 80403, 303-642-7181
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8.Romantic Getaways in Colorado: Abbett Placer Inn
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When the staff at the Abbett Placer Inn suggests that you consider the inn as your base for all your Colorado adventures, they mean it literally. Most of the shuttles to nearby attractions stop just across the street from the inn, and they can take you to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Copper Mountain, or to the Breckenridge gondola.
Alternatively, you can just stay at the Inn and enjoy the comfort and luxury of this lovely historic Victorian house with exquisitely appointed rooms and modern amenities. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast and lavish afternoon tea, sit in the beautiful garden with a book, or go explore lively Breckenridge with charming bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries.
205 S French St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, 970-453-6489
9.The Alps Boulder Canyon Inn
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The Alps Boulder Canyon Inn is an award-winning boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of scenic Boulder Canyon. Offering an unforgettable Boulder experience, the Inn features luxurious accommodations, excellent cuisine, and outstanding service. Surrounding by Boulder's magnificent mountain parks and just a short stroll from downtown Boulder and all its attractions, the Inn is an ideal place for both business and leisure travelers to take advantage of everything the town has to offer.
Luxurious guest rooms feature king or queen sized beds dressed in plush linens, private bathrooms with showers and baths, working fireplaces and flat-screen televisions with cable TV, and special touches such as deluxe bath and spa amenities and Godiva bedside chocolates. Some rooms enjoy signature private whirlpool tubs for two and secluded balconies with stunning mountain views. A hearty breakfast is served each morning, and complimentary beverages, afternoon tea, and an assortment of homemade treats, sweets, and cakes are available throughout the day.
38619 Boulder Canyon Drive, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-444-5445
10.The Ruby of Crested Butte - 4 hours
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At the Ruby of Crested Butte, your pooch will be treated like an honored guest. With six luxurious rooms all featuring private baths, a hot tub to warm up your bones when you come back from the skiing, a gourmet breakfast with famous hot cinnamon rolls, and a comfy bed for your dog, the Ruby will quickly become your base for the adventures in and around Crested Butte.
With lovely antique furniture and memorable hospitality, the Ruby is also an excellent and popular spot for romantic honeymoons.
624 Gothic Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224, 800-390-1338
11.Highland Haven - 35 minutes
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The romance of Highland Haven will embrace you the moment you cross the bridge over cool Bear Creek at the entrance to this fairytale lodging. Located on the foothills of the charming town of Evergreen just a half hour drive from Denver, Highland Haven offers almost decadent luxury, total privacy, and outstanding amenities. You can choose between Luxury Suites, Junior Suites, Cottages and Guest Rooms. All are exquisitely decorated with a mix of antiques, luxury textiles, and superbly crafted rustic wood.
The rooms have private entrance, some have private hot tubs and fireplaces, and all have magnificent views of unspoiled nature à la Colorado. Highland Haven is a great place for a romantic weekend, a honeymoon, or a corporate retreat. Highland Haven is located 35 minutes from Denver.
4395 Independence Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439, 303-674-3577
12.Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast
© Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast
Would you like to stay in a historic red barn, a former milk room, or an original historic log cabin and get an idea of how the original Colorado settlers lived? Converted to the luxury Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast, this former 1885 homestead is a quaint reminder of the area’s adventurous past. With its main lodge building, old converted barn, and two log cabins, the Bed and Breakfast today offers rustic luxury and unparalleled comfort. The rooms are furnished with antique pieces and fireplaces, with luxurious bathrooms featuring claw foot tubs, conveying a sense of times gone by while providing entirely modern comfort and amenities.
Snuggled in a peaceful valley not far from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast is located along the picturesque Four Mile Creek just 8.4 miles from the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. It is surrounded by an expanse of green, natural space perfect for pleasant strolls. There are also plenty of comfortable outdoor sitting areas. A hot breakfast is offered in the morning in the main dining room. In the valley just a short drive away is Sunlight Mountain Resort Ski Area with great skiing in the winter and excellent hiking after the snow melts.
6471 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, 970-945-4004
13.Romantic Getaways in Colorado: Aspen View Lodge
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Only a short drive from lively Steamboat Springs, the Aspen View Lodge is tucked away on the edge of the Rabbit Ears Pass recreational area and Routt National Forest. Surrounded by mature aspens, the lodge fits in perfectly with its huge rough-hewn timbers and a wall of glass. The lodge can accommodate 35 guests in 12 contemporary, comfortable bedrooms with all the necessary amenities.
Energize yourself in the morning with an excellent breakfast buffet before hitting the slopes, going on a snowshoe exploration of the surrounding wilderness, or strolling through the cheerful streets of Steamboat Springs with its 60 bars and numerous fantastic galleries and museums.
33790 Sky Valley Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, 970-875-4318
14.Minturn Inn - 2 hours from Denver
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Nestled between Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts in Minturn, The Minturn Inn is an authentic Rocky Mountain lodge. Guests can choose to stay at one of two of the lodges – the first is a beautifully refurbished hewn log home on historic Main Street while the second rests on the banks of the Eagle River.
Guest rooms at both lodge buildings are tastefully decorated and fully equipped with the necessary amenities for absolute comfort, including private bathrooms with showers and soaking tubs, stone fireplaces, and flat-screen televisions. The inn is situated within walking distance of the town’s restaurants, bars, and clubs, as well as other entertainment and events that happen on a regular basis. The Minturn Inn is located two hours from Denver.
442 Main Street, Minturn, CO 81645, 970-827-9647
15. The Silk Pincushion
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The Silk Pincushion is a lovely Victorian bed and breakfast in the heart of Golden that promises an unforgettable stay. Three beautifully decorated Victorian-style guest rooms exude luxury and charm with large beds dressed in homemade quilts, private bathrooms with showers, deluxe toiletries and soaps, and other modern amenities such as free wireless Internet throughout the house. Homemade breakfast is served each morning in the bright and sunny dining room, where you can relax over freshly brewed coffee and chat with the owners.
Guests have the freedom to come and go via a keypad code to the house and can enjoy a number of things to see and do in Golden on their own. The Silk Pincushion is within easy walking distance of downtown Golden with a variety of museums, galleries, shops and restaurants to explore. The Golden Gate Canyon National Park and Red Rocks National Park are also close by.
1523 Ford Street, Golden, CO 80401, 303-278-8813
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16.Snow Queen Lodge
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The Snow Queen Lodge is a Victorian jewel built during Aspen's Wild West Silver Boom that was later converted to a family-run cozy bed and breakfast. It has nine charming rooms with private baths and tasteful Victorian details and a spacious loft at a different location. The lodge is located in downtown Aspen at the base of Aspen Mountain, walking distance from the gondola, world class skiing, and the free shuttles that will take you to other mountains such as Snowmass, Highlands, or Buttermilk.
Enjoy fantastic skiing without the lift lines. Savor your gourmet breakfast at the lodge before hitting the slopes, and soak your tired muscles in the lodge’s hot tub when you come back. There is a hot drink waiting for you afterwards in the Victorian Parlor.
124 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, 970-925-8455
17.Colorado Getaways: The St Mary's Inn
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Centrally located in central downtown Colorado Springs, The St Mary’s Inn is a cozy turn-of-the-century guesthouse close to the Colorado College and all the downtown restaurants. Built in 1895, the quaint 14-bedroom inn has been beautifully restored to offer pleasantly done up bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and all the amenities you could want.
Bedrooms enjoy air-conditioning and central heating, mini refrigerators, and free Wi-Fi while private bathrooms have rain showers and Jacuzzi whirlpools. A delicious full English breakfast is served each morning in the inn’s elegant dining room, and lunch and dinner can be taken at the inn on request. The inn is within walking distance of several excellent restaurants in Colorado Springs as well as other entertainment.
530 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1106, 719-540-2222
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18.The Currier Inn
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The Currier Inn is a traditional and elegant bed and breakfast that offers luxurious accommodations in the heart of Greeley. Ideally located in the business district, the Currier Inn is perfect for both business and leisure travelers with its 10 beautifully appointed rooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, showers, soaking tubs, climate control, and high-speed Internet. Guests can enjoy a sumptuous complimentary breakfast of eggs, bacon, and all homemade delights each morning in the bright dining room or sip evening cocktails on the lovely 360-degree wraparound veranda and soak up the beautiful views.
The inn has a cozy sitting room with a crackling log fire – an ideal spot for unwinding with a good book. The Currier Inn is located in historic downtown Greeley, just a few blocks from the University of Northern Colorado, and it is close to quite a few restaurants, bars, and other entertainment.
1221 9th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631, 970-392-1221
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© Baldpate Inn
Boasting a rich history, cozy accommodations, delicious cuisine, and spectacular mountain views, the Baldpate Inn is a traditional mountain getaway that has been enchanting visitors for nearly 100 years. Built in 1917, the inn is located seven miles south of Estes Park next to the Rocky Mountain National Park and offers a variety of things to see and do. Well-appointed guest rooms are decorated with country mountain flair. You’ll find niceties such as handmade quilts and calico dust ruffles, and rooms also feature en-suite bathrooms and spectacular views.
Guests are treated to a delicious gourmet three-course breakfast every morning along with complimentary bedtime snacks. An intimate library and comfortable lobby offer the perfect place to curl up with a book, an experience that is even nicer when it’s done in front of a crackling fire. The adjacent Rocky Mountain National Park provides a variety of activities from hiking and mountain biking to mountain climbing, fishing, and wildlife watching.
4900 South Hwy. 7, Estes Park, CO 80517, 970-586-6151
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20.Winter Park Chateau
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Located in Lions Gate Drive in Winter Park, Winter Park Chateau is a boutique Victorian-style bed and breakfast ideally placed, as it allows visitors to easily explore the surrounding area. The Chateau offers well appointed, comfortable accommodation in the form of eight guest rooms, which feature king, queen, or double beds, designer décor, private bathrooms, and amenities such as flat-screen televisions and wireless Internet. Some of the rooms have fireplaces, jetted spa baths and private balconies with stunning views.
The house also features a hot tub on the second-floor deck, a modern entertainment living room with a large, flat screen television for movie watching and a lovely terraced back garden with a gazebo. Winter Park Chateau enjoys a prime downtown location within walking distance to many restaurants, cafés, and bars, as well as nightclubs. It is within walking distance of the ski mountain and close to four championship golf courses and Rocky Mountain National Park.
405 Lions Gate Drive, Winter Park, CO 80482, 970-726-2884
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21.Colorado Getaways: Georgetown Mountain Inn
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Ideally located within a few miles of the Loveland ski area, the Georgetown Mountain Inn offers a cozy alpine atmosphere with spectacular mountain views. Situated within walking distance of Georgetown’s historic downtown area and its eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, the inn features 33 comfortably furnished guest rooms with private bathrooms and modern amenities.
Rooms enjoy large beds, plush décor, kitchenettes with microwaves and fridges, and cable TV and free wireless Internet, and guests have access to a year-round indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor hot tub. Sip complimentary morning coffee accompanied by muffins in front a crackling fire in the inviting lobby before heading out to enjoy some of the many outdoor activities in the area.
1100 Rose Street, Georgetown, CO 80444, 303-569-3201
22.The Red Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast
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The Red Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast is a lovely country-style guesthouse nestled amongst five acres of ponderosa pines in East Parker. Located just a few minutes from Southlands and downtown Parker, the bed and breakfast features comfortable guest rooms with private bathrooms, amenities such as flat-screen televisions and wireless Internet, and an inviting lobby for relaxing and socializing with other guests.
A library full of books, DVDs, and board games is available for guests to enjoy and a crackling fire is lit in the lobby in winter and offers an ideal spot to relax with a book. A full hot, homemade breakfast is served each morning in the sunny dining room, and a fire pit in the backyard can be used for toasting marshmallows in the summer months.
11147 E. Bronco Drive, Parker, CO 80138, 303-840-6235
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23.The Ski Tip Lodge
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There is a sense of history in the meticulously renovated 1800’s historic stagecoach stop that has been converted to a rustic and charming bed and breakfast. All rooms are wonderfully decorated with period antiques and there are a variety of essential and pampering amenities, including plush down comforters. The comfortable lounging area with exposed beams and a stone fireplace lure you in for a relaxing moment, a nap, or quiet time with a book. The lodge offers more than just a fabulous breakfast.
Its legendary restaurant and Chef Jordan Alley serve memorable four-course meals with an excellent wine list. Located in lively Keystone, The Ski Tip Lodge is just minutes from great skiing or snowshoeing, and visitors can also stroll along the streets of this fun town with great shops, restaurants, and live music.
764 Montezuma Rd, Dillon, CO 80435, 970-496-4950
25 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways from Denver, Colorado
- Wild Horse Inn - 1 hour 30 minutes from Denver, Photo: Wild Horse Inn
- Frisco Lodge - 1 hour 45 minutes, Photo: Frisco Lodge
- The Silver Lake Lodge - One hour drive from Denver, Photo: The Silver Lake Lodge
- Niwot Inn - 45 minutes from Denver, Photo: Niwot Inn
- Romantic Getaways in Colorado: Golden Leaf Inn - 1 hour 30 minutes, Photo: Golden Leaf Inn
- Chalet Val d'Isere, Photo: Chalet Val d'Isere
- Eldora Lodge, Photo: Eldora Lodge
- Romantic Getaways in Colorado: Abbett Placer Inn, Photo: Abbett Placer Inn
- The Alps Boulder Canyon Inn, Photo: The Alps Boulder Canyon Inn
- The Ruby of Crested Butte - 4 hours, Photo: The Ruby of Crested Butte
- Highland Haven - 35 minutes, Photo: Highland Haven
- Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast, Photo: Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast
- Romantic Getaways in Colorado: Aspen View Lodge, Photo: Aspen View Lodge
- Minturn Inn - 2 hours from Denver, Photo: Minturn Inn
- The Silk Pincushion, Photo: The Silk Pincushion
- Snow Queen Lodge, Photo: Snow Queen Lodge
- Colorado Getaways: The St Mary's Inn, Photo: The St Mary's Inn
- The Currier Inn, Photo: The Currier Inn
- Baldpate Inn, Photo: Baldpate Inn
- Winter Park Chateau, Photo: Winter Park Chateau
- Colorado Getaways: Georgetown Mountain Inn, Photo: Georgetown Mountain Inn
- The Red Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, Photo: The Red Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast
- The Ski Tip Lodge, Photo: The Ski Tip Lodge
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of kiravolkov - Fotolia.com
Driving Distances from Denver
|From Denver, CO To ||Driving Time|
|Fraser, CO||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Frisco, CO||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Idaho Springs, CO||40 minutes|
|Niwot, CO||45 minutes|
|Estes Park, CO||1 hour 230 minutes|
|Steamboat Springs, CO||3 hours|
|Golden, CO||30 minutes|
|Breckenridge, CO||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Boulder, CO||50 minutes|
|Crested Butte, CO||4 hours 20 minutes|
|Evergreen, CO||40 minutes|
|Glenwood Springs, CO||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Steamboat Springs, CO||3 hours|
|Minturn, CO||2 hours|
|Golden, CO||230 minutes|
|Aspen, CO||3 hours 35 minutes|
|Colorado Springs, CO||1 hour 9 minutes|
|Greeley, CO||1 hour|
|Estes Park, CO||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Winter Park, CO||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Georgetown, CO||1 hour|
|Parker, CO||35 minutes|
|Dillon, CO||1 hour 20 minutes|