Bundle of Love: Plan the Ultimate Romantic Getaway in Glenwood Springs
Love is in the air at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, where you’ll fall head over heels for our value-packed vacation packages.
Winter Edition: How to Spend Three Days in Glenwood Springs
One of Colorado’s most accessible winter destinations, Glenwood Springs, is a hub for cold-weather activities. Wondering what to do? Check out our three-day itinerary suggestions.
Santa’s Favorite Hotel Colorado Stocking Stuffers
Finding last-minute holiday gifts can be a source of stress during the chaotic days leading up to Christmas Day. At Hotel Colorado, not only do we have you covered for a winter vacation getaway, our gift shop stocks everything you need to finalize your gift-giving list.
5 Glenwood Springs Winter Workouts That Are Snow-good!
Exercise your options with these five ideas from Hotel Colorado. Don’t skip your workout while on vacation, switch it up instead with these cardio-centric activities.
A Not So Spooky Tour of Hotel Colorado
While Hotel Colorado does indeed have a haunted history, most of its ghosts are resting peacefully in the afterlife. However, the long departed have left behind riveting details and stories that continue to mesmerize visitors. Soon a self-tour will be available for hotel visitors to learn more about these hidden mysteries.
Hotel Colorado’s Haunted History
This time of year, the ghosts of Hotel Colorado’s past re-emerge as surely as Halloween candy and treats are tucked into trick-or-treater goodie bags on Oct. 31. Maybe the historic Glenwood Springs hotel is haunted, maybe it’s not. We tell the tales. You decide.
Wrap Up Autumn with Fall Packages at Hotel Colorado
Don’t let exquisite fall days pass you by without treating yourself to a mid-season getaway at Hotel Colorado. Our activity packages bundle the very best of Glenwood Springs during one of the most beautiful seasons.
Hotel Colorado’s Favorite Day Trips and Photos to Take Now
Fall is a picture-perfect time to get away and explore, especially while on vacation at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs! We’ve rounded up our favorite nearby destinations for three easy day trips, along with can’t-miss photo suggestions.
How to Host a Big Event at Hotel Colorado
Big events take expertise and time to plan—more of both than you think. The longer you wait, the higher the stress. Give yourself some cushion by taking steps to plan next year’s family reunion, wedding, retirement party or business meeting now. Hotel Colorado event staff can help every step along the way.
5 Ways to View Fall Colors in Glenwood Springs
Leaf-peeping season is on the way! In a few weeks, the mountains surrounding Hotel Colorado and Glenwood Springs will be radiant with fall colors you won’t want to miss. Check out a handful of our favorite autumn excursions, and make plans now for the upcoming September and October color season.
End Summer with a Big 5 Finish in Glenwood Springs
Fall is just around the corner. Before summer rolls to a close, Hotel Colorado recommends going all in with warm-weather activities in Glenwood Springs.
Famous Attractions Are Part of the Package at Hotel Colorado
Stay in style at historic Hotel Colorado and partake in one-of-a-kind recreation in the hot springs resort town. The hotel’s lodging packages make it easy to experience the best of Glenwood Springs every day of the week.
4 Scenic Routes to Glenwood Springs
Driving Interstate 70 from Denver is the most direct route to Glenwood Springs and Hotel Colorado, but there are several alternatives for those with time to spare. For a change of pace, why not take the scenic route to the hot springs and adventure town?
5 Sights to Look for While Rafting Glenwood Canyon
Rafting the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon is a prime-time summer activity in Glenwood Springs. Keep an eye out for these features as you paddle and float downriver toward town.
Hotel Colorado – An Ideal Hub for Strawberry Days 2022
Strawberry Days, Glenwood Springs premier summer event, is setting up at a new location in Two Rivers Park this year. Located within walking distance and on the free bus service route, Hotel Colorado is an ideal hub for the three-day weekend festival.
Hotel Colorado Courtyard Refreshed and Ready for Summer Dining and Drinks
With flowers planted and menus updated, the outdoor bar and patio at Hotel Colorado are warm-weather ready to welcome guests to sit back and relax.
Top 5 Dog-Friendly Locales in Glenwood Springs
Not only are canine companions welcome at Hotel Colorado, but the hot springs town is also a friendly place to vacation with four-footed friends. From trails, parks and urban settings to off-road locales, these Glenwood Springs locations provide a tail-wagging good time for pets (and their owners too).
Uncovering Naval History Room by Room at Hotel Colorado
In the process of remodeling guest rooms, the nearly 130-year-old Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs has uncovered 16 original brick fireplaces once plastered over by the U.S. Navy in the 1940s. Now restored but in non-functioning condition, the fireplaces add even more character to the hotel’s historic charms.
Doc Holliday: A High Roller Brought Low
In addition to his precision with a pistol, Doc Holliday was a gambler at heart. Spending freely and risking the rest, he didn’t retain his winnings for long. In the end, this icon of the American West died of consumption and as a pauper in Glenwood Springs.
Hotel Colorado Honored to Be Your Locals’ Choice Winner
With a knack for making everyone feel right at home, it’s no surprise Hotel Colorado has rounded up a passel of accolades in the 2022 Locals’ Choice Awards. Whether just staying for dinner or a weeklong vacation, the landmark property is known for its laid-back and welcoming hospitality.
Ripple Effect: Vacationing with Purpose at Hotel Colorado
For conscientious travelers, making a positive impact on the communities they visit is an important priority. Your stay at Hotel Colorado begins a beneficial ripple effect that extends beyond lodging to tourism-related small businesses throughout Glenwood Springs.
5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Places to Visit in Garfield County
For a handful of fresh, new things to do, hit the road, the trails and the sites in Colorado’s Garfield County. With a base of operations at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, these easy, nearby day trips can expand your vacation options.
Spring Skiing and Other Fair Weather Fun in Glenwood Springs
Spring in Glenwood Springs is a dream season for skiers, soakers and sunshine lovers. When you stay at Hotel Colorado, you can enjoy a gorgeous Rocky Mountain setting and all your favorite outdoor pastimes!
4 Go-To Spring Break Itineraries in Glenwood Springs
Long considered an ideal spring break destination, Glenwood Springs offers something for everyone in the family. Whether it’s on or off the mountain, packed with adrenaline or playful pampering, or simply reconnecting with loved ones, you can create the itinerary that helps you make the most of this precious time together.
5 Romantic Date Ideas in Glenwood Springs
For Valentine’s Day, or anytime, Hotel Colorado is always a romantic destination for couples. Woo your one and only with our Romance Package, tailored for twosomes. But don’t stop there, impress your partner with a handful of passionate pastimes—Glenwood Springs style!
Colorado’s Best Ski Package Lifts Off at Hotel Colorado
For a classic ski package that scores big wins with families, nothing rivals Glenwood Springs’ Ski Swim Stay package with accommodations at Hotel Colorado.
Holiday Sweets: The Story of the Gingerbread Coffee Shop at Hotel Colorado
Every December at Hotel Colorado, Legend’s Coffee & Gift Shop becomes a life-sized gingerbread café. Learn the sweet story behind the confectionary architecture that delights visitors throughout the Christmas season.
6 Reasons to Holiday at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs
Merrier and brighter! As a relaxing, play-filled family visitor destination, Hotel Colorado and Glenwood Springs shine year-round, but never more brilliantly than during the holidays.
Holidays are a Winter Wonderland for Families in Glenwood Springs
For visitors to Glenwood Springs, the holidays are a truly magical time of year. Hot springs, cold-weather adventures and a roster of seasonal activities are just the tip of the iceberg in this Colorado town.
Las fiestas navideñas son un paraíso invernal para las familias de Glenwood Springs
Para los visitantes de Glenwood Springs, las fiestas navideñas son el verdadero momento mágico del año. Aventuras en las aguas termales, el clima frío y una lista de actividades de temporada son justo la punta del iceberg en este pueblo de Colorado.
5 Big Reasons to Shop Small for the Holidays in Glenwood Springs
Live large and shop small in Colorado’s favorite hot springs town. Begin your holiday haul at Hotel Colorado’s Legends Coffee & Gift Shop, then venture out to see what’s in store at other Glenwood Springs retailers.
Decades-Old Blueprints Detail Hotel’s History as Naval Hospital
After collecting dust for nearly 80 years in the basement of Hotel Colorado, newly discovered blueprints shed light on the hotel’s three-year stint as a U.S. Naval Convalescent Hospital.
History in Motion: Union Station to Hotel Colorado Aboard Amtrak
Get a feel for Colorado history with train travel from Union Station in Denver to Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr.
7 Best Leaf-Peeping Locations in Glenwood Springs
When you stay at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colorado’s stunning fall foliage is right outside your guest room window. The beauty of autumn is on full display in the hot springs town. Check out the best spots for viewing fall colors.
Hotel Colorado Selected as a Rocky Mountaineer Choice Accommodation
With an overnight stop in Glenwood Springs, passengers aboard the Rocky Mountaineer “Rockies to the Red Rocks” sightseeing train route will extend their luxury travel experience with a stay at the historic Hotel Colorado.
Last Hurrah of Summer: Back-to-School Trip to Glenwood Springs
A family-fun getaway to Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs to send off summer is one item you’ll be happy to add to your back-to-school list of things to do.
Hail to the Chiefs: Presidential Visits to Hotel Colorado
Thanks to its grandeur and reputation at a time when fine accommodations in the West were few and far between, Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs has welcomed three U.S. Presidents to stay, dine and host events.
6 Summer Things You Have to Do in Glenwood Springs
Make the most of your stay at Hotel Colorado by exploring all there is to do in Glenwood Springs. For the best Colorado summer getaway, add these iconic local outings and activities to your vacation itinerary.
Meet Walter Devereux: The Man Who Built Hotel Colorado
If it weren’t for Walter Devereux, it’s unlikely Hotel Colorado and Glenwood Hot Springs Pool would have been built. A visionary, Devereux’s dream lives on every time a guest checks into the historic hotel in Glenwood Springs.
The Beat Goes On: Music Returns to Hotel Colorado and Glenwood Springs
Hotel Colorado is getting its groove back! Performers are slated to play at the hotel’s indoor and outdoor venues this summer. Guests can simultaneously enjoy meals and drinks while they soak up the sounds. All around town, musicians are tuning up to entertain audiences again.
Summer Retreat: Gathering Your Group at Hotel Colorado
Hotel Colorado is the perfect venue for business or pleasure get-togethers. Plenty of guest rooms, updated meeting facilities and an abundance of things to do keep everyone engaged from day one to departure.
A Grand Vision: Meet Hotel Colorado’s New Executive Chef
Executive Chef Franz Garcia brings his extensive culinary experience to Hotel Colorado. Rolling out a fresh menu for the warm-weather season is an order that is getting top priority!
Always Special: Mother’s Day at Hotel Colorado
Treat mom to a mini-getaway she’ll remember forever, one with all the bells and whistles including a stay in the iconic Hotel Colorado, chef-prepared brunch and dinner menus in her honor, and plenty of relaxing things to do about town from hot springs to hikes!
5 Ways to Enjoy the Suite Life at Hotel Colorado
Hotel Colorado signature suite rooms are one-of-a-kind vacation settings with distinctive style. In addition to the ambiance, these multi-room guest accommodations are an ideal option for couples, families or a group of friends traveling together.
3, 2, 1 … Countdown to Spring Break in Glenwood Springs
Plan today for spring break family fun at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Our trio of lodging-activity packages dials in all the best kid-approved activities from hot spring splashes to high elevation adventures.
First Comes Love: Planning Your Wedding at Hotel Colorado
Celebrating romantic love is on the calendar every day of the year at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, especially for couples getting engaged or planning their upcoming Colorado wedding.
Creative Outdoor Options for Dining in Glenwood Springs
Relishing a good meal in Glenwood Springs is part of the Hotel Colorado visitor experience. With the pandemic still in play, visitors have more delicious and creative options for safe dining than ever before.
Romance in the Rockies at Hotel Colorado
Love is far less complicated than you might believe. If you want to sweep your partner off his or her feet, plan a couple’s getaway to Hotel Colorado, the most romantic spot in Glenwood Springs. To give love a boost, our Romance in the Rockies package adds the perfect finishing touches.
Top 5 Outdoor Winter Activities in Glenwood Springs
Cozy up to winter with a Hotel Colorado getaway. Glenwood Springs wintertime activities center around warmth of all kinds—from hot springs soaks to thigh-burner ski runs—grab a swimsuit and your mittens for a chill-chasing Colorado vacation.
Christmas Family Style Carry-Out Dinners for 2020
Make it a holiday to remember with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Family Style Carry-Out Dinners! Executive Chef Aaron Haga pulls out all the stops with mouthwatering holiday meals that can be enjoyed at home. To place carry-out orders for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner, call 970-928-3767 today.
A Winter Wonderland of Holiday Memories Awaits Visitors to Hotel Colorado
Enjoy all the magic of the holiday season at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Twinkle lights, themed displays and a very special lodging package are the secret ingredients for a holiday to remember.
2020 Thanksgiving-to-Go at Hotel Colorado
Carry on during the pandemic and carry out your favorite holiday traditions with Hotel Colorado’s “Thanksgiving-to-Go.” The take-home feast features chef-prepared Thanksgiving fare including fresh, slow-roasted Colorado turkeys and all your favorite sides. At a time when making positive holiday memories is more important than ever, let Executive Chef Aaron Haga do the cooking!
Fall Bliss: Hotel Colorado & Glenwood Hot Springs
Add a relaxing stay at Hotel Colorado with a restorative soak at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool to your bucket list of things-to-do this fall. A bounty of beautiful autumn days is in the forecast; make the most of them with Hotel Colorado stay-and-soak packages.
Hotel Colorado to Reimagine Holiday Festivities in 2020
Will still offer festive seasonal touches in keeping with its holiday traditions.
7 Alluring Reasons to Plan Your Fall Wedding at Hotel Colorado
Tie the knot in a fall wedding ceremony at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. It’s a season and a setting that’s ripe with romantic possibilities.
Hotel Colorado: Legend of the Teddy Bear
Hotel Colorado’s most famous guest, President Teddy Roosevelt is only surpassed in celebrity by the beloved children’s toy he inspired—the “teddy” bear. Learn the story of how a hunting expedition in Glenwood Springs, Colorado begat the legend of the historic hotel’s charming mascot.
Hotel Colorado is Open & Thankful to Firefighters
It’s been quite a week in Glenwood Springs where firefighters continue to battle the Grizzly Creek Fire. Their extraordinary efforts have kept the Hotel Colorado and Glenwood Springs safe from harm. As a place of respite and refuge, Hotel Colorado continues to welcome and reassure guests during this difficult time.
Hotel Colorado is Home Base for Glenwood Springs Activities
When you stay at Hotel Colorado, all your favorite Glenwood Springs activities are nearby and convenient. Don’t sit this summer out, there’s a way to stay healthy and have an action-packed Colorado mountain getaway. It all begins at Hotel Colorado!
Beat the Heat with Hotel Colorado Frozen Cocktails
We’ve mixed up a delicious remedy for cooling off on these hot summer days. Relax with frozen cocktails in our outdoor courtyard at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Our selection of new icy drinks is available daily as well as during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m.
5 Spring Break Activities to Do in Glenwood Springs
It’s spring break at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs—that means a much-needed respite from school and work. Make the most of your time off with these can’t-miss spring break things-to-do.
Polo: A Sport for the Rowdy and the Regal at the Hotel Colorado
The bar at the Hotel Colorado is flanked with photographs of polo matches once played in Glenwood Springs. Soak up the sense of place with a signature cocktail and imagine what it must have been like to be a polo player back in the day.
Peak Experience: Sunlight Mountain Resort and the Hotel Colorado
Make the most of optimal winter conditions on and off the slopes with new terrain at Sunlight Mountain Resort and a Ski Swim Stay package at the Hotel Colorado.
Holiday Window Dressing: Artistry at the Hotel Colorado
Angela Drake, also known as Angie the Artist, is as much a Hotel Colorado holiday tradition as the tens of thousands of lights that illuminate the courtyard throughout the Christmas season in Glenwood Springs.
The Hotel Colorado and the Brown Palace: Linked by History
Two venerable historic Colorado hotels—one in Glenwood Springs, the other in Denver—though hundreds of miles apart, have a lot more in common than you might think.
Merry & Bright: December Happenings at the Hotel Colorado
Make memories together at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, where holiday magic comes to life in a flurry of family-friendly events throughout December.
Furry Friends Welcome at the Hotel Colorado
You might not expect one of Glenwood Springs’ most elegant and historic hotels to be four-legged friendly. Like many surprising facts about the landmark property in Glenwood Springs, the Hotel Colorado welcomes traditional bi-peds and their furry companions to stay in style.
The New Place to Meet: The Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs
With gorgeous, newly refurbished meeting rooms, Glenwood’s most venerable historic venue, the Hotel Colorado, is the newest place to go in the hot springs town for meetings, parties and gatherings of all varieties.
Your Colorado Fall Color Trip Begins at the Hotel Colorado
Colorado’s high-country colors are expected to peak soon. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs is ideally situated for fall foliage hikes, bikes and drives.
5 Reasons Glenwood Springs is Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing Destination
Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a fly fishing paradise. An abundance of rivers and lakes make for ideal conditions, whether you have years of experience or are just starting out in the sport. Make memories to last a lifetime when you combine your Glenwood Springs fly fishing excursion with a stay at the historic Hotel Colorado.
Things To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School
Even though stores are packed with school supplies, evenings are a bit chillier and school sports teams have been practicing for a month already, summer isn’t over yet. Make the most of what’s left of everyone’s favorite season at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.
Insiders Guide to Hiking Hanging Lake
Along with staying at the historic Hotel Colorado in the heart of Glenwood Springs, hiking to Hanging Lake is one of the top things to do while in town. In order to preserve the natural environment, create an optimal hiking experience for all and prevent overuse, permits are now required to hike to Hanging Lake.
Running On 100% Renewable Energy
The Hotel Colorado has returned to its historic roots as a clean energy lodging destination. Among the first entities to use hydropower in the late 1800s, the historic hotel is once again powered by enviro-friendly sources thanks to the recent switch by Glenwood Springs from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable electricity.
Hospitality and Community are Top Priorities for Hotel Colorado Owners
Renovating a historic hotel is no task for the faint of heart. With a successful track record in the hospitality business, the Melville family, who purchased the Hotel Colorado in 2018, is wasting no time making improvements to the 126-year-old property, while simultaneously preserving its historic integrity.
Hotel Colorado Hosts Pikes Peak Community College Students
A group of young students from Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) in Colorado Springs gathered at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs to learn valuable skills, practice networking and enjoy a much-deserved study break.
Clear Out The Cobwebs With Spring In The Mountains
It’s been a long andy snowy winter in Colorado and everywhere else — one of the wettest on record, in fact! With all the snow and clouds we’ve had, you’re probably itching to get back outside. Well, spring is finally here! We put together a few ideas for outdoor activities you haven’t been able to do while you’ve been cooped up all winter.
Molly Brown — Hotel Colorado's Most Unsinkable Guest
Molly Brown passed away in 1932, but her legacy lives on in the Molly Brown Suite at the Hotel Colorado. Brown was one of the most famous guests in hotel history, and we’ve chosen to honor her with decor and artifacts reminiscent of her sumptuous tastes.
Ghost Stories of The Hotel Colorado
There’s more to this impressive hotel that meets the eye. Some say that the Ute Indians, when they were displaced from the land in 1880, put a curse on the land where the hotel now stands. Some say that the ghosts of guests who have died in the hotel over the years still roam the halls. In any case, the history of the hotel is filled with stories that defy a natural explanation.
What To Do Over Easter Weekend In Glenwood Springs (2019)
Easter weekend is right around the corner, and what better way to spend it than a fun-filled family weekend in the mountains? Spring has sprung, the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and it’s the perfect time to come visit! Here are just a few ways to spend your holiday weekend.
The 5 Best Hot Springs Destinations In Western Colorado
If you’re looking for a relaxing soak in a hot pool of mineral-rich water, Colorado is the place to be. Due to the lucky combination of several different geological factors, Colorado is a literal hotbed of natural hot springs scattered all over the state.
Where To Eat In Glenwood Springs
Choosing a restaurant can be a tough task — tastes vary, and everyone likes something different. But whether you’re after an intimate couples’ evening or a quick snack with family between outdoor adventures, Glenwood Springs has whatever your palate craves.
Plan An Enchanting Wedding At Hotel Colorado
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and you want every detail to be magical. But planning a wedding is notoriously stressful, and you shouldn’t have to pull your hair out over the little things when you can leave the planning to our legendary service instead.
Why You Should Spend Spring Break In Glenwood Springs
Maybe you want a vacation, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on travel. Maybe you want to have a relaxing week off work, but your kids want excitement and adventure. We’ve got good news: you don’t have to choose! If you spend your spring break in Glenwood Springs, you can have all of the above and more!
Off The Beaten Path — Unconventional Winter Activities In Western Colorado
We’re in the heart of winter now, and it can be hard to find new things to do for you or your family when the weather is cold and the days are short. But don’t worry! Cold doesn’t have to get in the way of a good time, and there’s more to the Glenwood Springs area than skiing and hot springs.
The Grand Dame Of The Rockies: A History Of Hotel Colorado
The 1890s were a thrilling time in the history of the American West — the western states were raw, wild, and cutthroat. In that environment, Walter Devereux decided that the small mining town of Defiance, as Glenwood Springs was originally known, needed a taste of European style.
A Recharge Getaway For The Whole Family
Your family is busy with the hustle and bustle of daily life, from school, play dates, and after-school sports to work, the gym, errands, and everything else. It’s hard to find time to spend all together as a family, free from obligations and deadlines.
Romance In The Rockies — 12 Ideas for Couples In Glenwood Springs
So you’ve booked your romantic getaway to Glenwood Springs — whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, a few days in this little mountain town will do wonders for your relationship.
The Surprising Health Benefits Of Vacationing In The Mountains
From the beautiful weather to the raw beauty of the Rockies’ craggy granite peaks, the mountains are the perfect setting for your next vacation.
Everything You Need To Know About Iron Mountain Hot Springs
The Glenwood Hot Springs have been used for therapeutic purposes for hundreds of years, from the Ute tribe before the arrival of Europeans to the construction of the world’s largest naturally heated pool in 1888.
Christmas In Glenwood Springs — What To Do And See
Glenwood Springs has lots to do in the summer, from hiking and biking to fishing and kayaking.
Beat The Traffic With An Amtrak Ride To Glenwood Springs
Weekend traffic to and from the mountains can be a real pain. Delays can add up to hours more spent in the car, not to mention the cost of gas.