Unique Places To Stay While Visiting Winter Park, Colorado
Winter Park is one of Colorado’s favorite mountain playground! Located in the Central Rockies, there are plenty of snow activities. But that doesn’t mean the other seasons aren’t just as fun in Winter Park. There are plenty of summer festivals, fall colors to enjoy, and so much more to do throughout the year. No matter what time of year you plan to visit Winter Park, Colorado, you are sure to have a great time staying active or relaxing and enjoying the views.
We are all very familiar with hotels, motels, and suites. How about trying something different? In Winter Park, Colorado, there are many options for accommodations. Below are 3 unique places to stay while visiting Winter Park, Colorado.
The guest ranch experiences in Winter Park are truly extraordinary. Take the environmentally friendly Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, for instance, with its rustically upscale accommodations, fine dining and array of outdoor and wilderness recreation. C Lazy U, which has been in operation for 90 years, is an authentic dude ranch with a rich history, rustic elegance, legendary cuisine and signature 5-Spur Service™.
Drowsy Water Guest Ranch in nearby Granby is nestled into 700 private acres in a beautiful mountain valley and offers horseback riding, ranch activities, kids programs and much more.
B&B’s, Inns, Cabins
There’s something charming about staying in a B&B or inn, and the Winter Park area has two fabulous options. Wild Horse Inn in Fraser offers distinctive rooms and cabins – some of which are even pet friendly. It’s a perfect combination of comfort, style and rustic elegance, combined with amazing food and hosts. At Winter Park Chateau, visitors enjoy a prime downtown Winter Park location that is walking distance to most restaurants and nightlife. Boasting Victorian charm, the accommodations here include eight guest rooms, some with balconies, fireplaces and jetted tubs. There is also a hot tub, gazebo, terraced back landing area and an entertainment living room for all guests.
Yurts & More
I admit it. I had to look up the definition of a Yurt. Here it is: a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey. Yes, Winter Park has a yurt village. What a fun place to stay. The 12 elevated yurts at Snow Mountain Ranch are available for rental year-round, but be warned, they are not heated, so you may want to avoid the winter months. Yurts can accommodate up to six people, with one queen bed and two bunk beds. A bathhouse is located in the yurt village that has flush toilets, hot showers, hair dryers and a coin-operated washer and dryer. The High Lonesome Hut on Berthoud Pass sits within a 160-acre meadow and spruce forest, surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest. The hut is located at the end of a 2.5-mile trail that can be accessed by any non-motorized method. It features electricity, running water, an indoor toilet and shower and room for up to 12 guests. Arapaho Valley Ranch is surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest and is located in one of the most beautiful wilderness areas of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. It offers luxurious “glamping” tipi and tent accommodations, as well as old-school campsites. There are also a number of other RV parks and campgrounds from which to choose.
As you can see, Winter Park has something for every taste and budget. Click here to learn more or book a stay.