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The Best Family-Friendly Hotels and Resorts to Visit in Colorado—Even if You Don’t Ski

written by LINDSAY COHN

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best hotels in Colorado for families"
best hotels in Colorado for families
Source: Tamara Susa and Jeremy Swanson via Limelight Hotel Snowmass
Source: Tamara Susa and Jeremy Swanson via Limelight Hotel Snowmass

Best known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation, Colorado is the ultimate family vacation destination for crews who like to get outside and explore. While most people instantly think of popular ski hotspots during the snowy season (and perhaps the peak-season prices!), we’re here to tell you that the Centennial State has evergreen appeal for families—and so does its accommodation scene. In addition to slopeside resorts, travelers will discover dude ranches that make cowboy dreams come true, glamping retreats, rustic lodges, and boutique city stays with mountain vistas.

Scroll on for the best family hotels and resorts in Colorado for your next trip with the kiddos. 

The Best Family Hotels in Colorado

1. Limelight Hotel Snowmass, Snowmass Village

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Families rave about Limelight Hotel Snowmass, a ski-in/ski-out lodging that’s moments from the gondola in Base Village. Kiddos will have a blast tackling the five-story indoor rock climbing wall, swimming, and playing with the toys, books, and games in the rec room. Parents might even find some time to sneak away to the spa for massages and fireside relaxation. Rooms are chic, comfortable, and easily accommodate crews. After a day hiking and biking through the wilderness, wood-fired pizzas take the guesswork out of what to eat for dinner.

2. The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

The Broadmoor is a dream vacation destination for families. Sprawling 5,000 acres at the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, the grand dame of Colorado Springs puts alpine adventures within reach no matter the season. The summer kids camps bring the fun with crafts, games, movies, falconry, tomahawk throwing, archery, gold panning, and outings to the on-site farm. Meanwhile, you certainly don’t need to visit during peak months to take advantage of the indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, movie theater, nanny services, and miles of hiking trails.

3. Aspen Meadows Resort

Surrounded by nature, but just a short drive from downtown Aspen’s restaurants and the gondola, is the all-suite Aspen Meadows Resort. The retreat boasts some of the largest snoozing setups in the area with family-friendly pluses like sleeper sofas and stocked kitchenettes. Featuring an outdoor lap pool, tennis, pickleball, and access to several hiking trails, it’s a year-round playground for active travelers. In the winter, the 40-acre property shines bright with snowman building, sledding, and holiday programming—from cookie decorating to festive crafts.

4. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail is the perfect place to bring kiddos for non-stop fun in all seasons. Bike rentals, hiking, and horseback riding are major draws in the warmer months. Winter means skiing and snowboard lessons, ice skating, and tubing. The team will happily coordinate babysitting services, baby-proof rooms prior to arrival, and even set up adorable in-room glamping tents upon request. There’s a teen center with air hockey, pool, and a TV lounge. Did we mention kids under 5 years old eat free?

5. Gravity Haus Breckenridge

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A modern-minded and totally kid- and pup-approved ski-in/ski-out base camp in one of Colorado’s most beloved mountain towns, Gravity Haus Breckenridge gives off fun family vacation energy. It’s also well located within walking distance of several trailheads, parks, and the giant, wooden Isak Heartstone statue. After a big day of alpine action, families can refuel with hearty mountain fare at Cabin Juice and unwind in the hot tubs. Youngsters go wild for the bunk rooms—and parents remark the beds aren’t just cool but super comfy, too.

6. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa may be one of the best hotels for traveling with infants and toddlers (hello, BEABA partnership), but it’s not as though it loses even an ounce of appeal once tots turn three. Between the Small World Play School, babysitting services, and ski lessons on the learning terrain at McCoy Park for kids (and parents in need of a refresher), everyone is guaranteed safe, age-appropriate fun. Afterward, a cozy night of indoor camping complete with a tent, sleeping bags, a faux fire pit, s’mores, as well as milk and fresh-baked cookies at turndown awaits.

7. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

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Luxury lovers flock to The St. Regis Aspen Resort. Inevitably, those same devoted and discerning guests return with their kids, much to the delight of everyone at the property who welcomes the next generation of travelers with warm hospitality, swish accommodations—including 25 spacious suites—and plenty of mountainside magic. Dinner on the terrace and complimentary s’mores by the fire pits are highlights for families. Ditto goes for seasonal amusements such as sledding, snowmobiling, and horse-drawn carriage rides through town.

8. The Rally Hotel, Denver

Prefer to skip the long drive to some far-flung mountain town or just need a kid-friendly place to stay in the Mile High City before an early morning departure? Situated across from Coors Field, The Rally Hotel feels contemporary and cool but approachable and not intimidating to bring children to. Standout amenities include rooms with twin-sized bunk beds and a 360-degree rooftop where families can roast marshmallows around the fire while soaking in the views. Grab some to-go lunchboxes for the flight rather than chancing it on plane food.

9. The Armstrong Hotel, Fort Collins

Fort Collins ranks among the most livable cities in the United States thanks to its heritage and college town vibes—which also make it a hit with traveling families. In the middle of all the lively Old Town excitement—toy stores, cobbled squares, and community events—sits The Armstrong Hotel. A boutique home-base with heaps of historic charm, this neighborhood fixture since 1923 earns a gold star from parents and offspring who like the walkable location, comfy beds, and crowd-pleasing breakfast dishes (try the pancakes) at Ace Café.

10. Solaris Residences, Vail

Solaris Residences, a member of East West Hospitality, is a luxury vacation rental property in the heart of Vail Village that offers proximity to shops, restaurants, and attractions and spacious units that are sized for multi-generational travel. Condos range in bedroom count and configuration—some even have bunk beds for extra kid cool points—and come with all the requisite comforts, large living rooms, and fully functional kitchens. A stay also comes with hotel-style perks such as use of the fitness center and having the concierge service arrange transportation, stock the fridge, and help with itinerary planning.

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