Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail

Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail 2

For all of my Colorado-born life, skiing has meant several things: Getting up early, throwing the skis in the car, fighting the Interstate 70 traffic and then schlepping same skis from the car to the slopes. Skiing, in general, meant a lot of work. Of course, it was always worth it — powdery white snow, … Read more

The Ritz-Carlton: A Perfect Mountain Retreat in Bachelor Gulch

The Ritz-Carlton: A Perfect Mountain Retreat in Bachelor Gulch 3

Perched atop a sloping hillside above the town of Avon, Colorado, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch hotel melds luxury accommodations with the majestic spirit of the Rocky Mountains. Opened in 2002 with 180 rooms, The Ritz is nestled into Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain. Upon arriving, guests can cast off the winter chill in front … Read more

Regal Rocky Mountain Retreat at the St. Regis Aspen

Regal Rocky Mountain Retreat at the St. Regis Aspen 4

The grand manor style and luxury atmosphere is apparent at St. Regis Aspen. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain steps from world-renowned shopping and dining, the opulent property is a destination for the global citizen. From the fresh flowers in the plush lobby to the signature St. Regis Butler Service included with stays in … Read more

One Ski Hill Place: Luxury in Breckenridge

Downtown Breckenridge is the pride of Colorado mountain towns, offering a wonderful main street, fine dining, and shopping galore. Home to festivals and celebrations year round, the mountain community is known for its vibrant culture as well as its gentle skiing terrain. At the base of Peak 8 is One Ski Hill Place, an ultimate … Read more

Hotel Boulderado: 20th Century Luxury Going Strong

Boulder’s first luxury hotel survives today on a steadfast foundation of service and luxury that is over 100 years in the making. Located in the heart of Boulder, steps from the famous Pearl St. Mall, history and luxury intertwine in this shining star of Boulder at Hotel Boulderado. A stained glass atrium with period furniture, … Read more

Super Bowls and Back Bowls: Watch the Action at Ski Resorts

Over the Super Bowl’s 47-year history, I’ve viewed the game from all the usual TV venues. I’ve watched it from bars, dorms, homes, motels, hotels, airports and cruise ships. I’ve seen it at a church with fans cheering the team bearing the Christian-most quarterback. I’ve endured parties where women cackled during plays and men wolf-whistled … Read more

St. Julien: A Luxury Hotel Forging Its Own Responsible Path

“Environmental Preservation” and “Cruelty Conscious” are not often associated with the luxury hotel industry–a commerce that is notorious for using billions of gallons of water washing towels and serving delicacies of veal and lobster in the opulent restaurants around the world. St Julien of Boulder breaks the mold and surpasses even Boulder standards of being … Read more

Hotel Monaco: A Beautiful Boutique Mile High Experience

Boutique hotels are known the world over for providing character and elegance to the travel experience. Hotel Monaco is exemplary of the boutique hotel class, in the heart of cultural Downtown Denver. The urban adventure has just begun with a visit to this jewel of the Mile High City. Belonging to the Kimpton brand, Hotel … Read more

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park: Inspired Historic Luxury

Most noted as the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining, the historic Stanley Hotel has much more to offer than the motivation for a horror story. Situated in the scenic Estes Park area, The Stanley Hotel is an icon of the Estes Park region, a white beacon against the surrounding Colorado landscape. The original grandeur … Read more