SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

December 09, 2014 12:00 ET

Unique Places to Count Sheep in Colorado

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - Colorado offers a wide variety of unique accommodations that can be the highlight of any trip. Below are just a few distinctive lodging offerings for visitors to experience on their next trip to the state. For more information, visit

Chautauqua (Boulder). The Colorado Chautauqua is a historic 26-acre compound made up of 100 cottages, a restaurant, an auditorium and a large park at the foot of Boulder's mountains, the Flatirons.

Cloud Camp (Colorado Springs). The Broadmoor's luxurious new Cloud Camp is located 3,000 feet above the storied hotel on Cheyenne Mountain. For a truly unique experience, stay in the Fire Tower Suite, a suite located at the top of the historic Colorado fire tower.

Far View Lodge (Mesa Verde). Mesa Verde National Park is a one-of-a-kind destination in itself, but staying at the Far View Lodge will enhance that experience even more. Located 15 miles inside the park, the Far View Lodge is a true western adventure.  

Tennessee Pass Cookhouse (Leadville). Accessible by cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking, guests at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse enjoy a delicious four-course meal while viewing the sunset over the mountains. Tennessee Pass Cookhouse also offers sleep yurts.

The Bivvi (Breckenridge). Staying at a hostel is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime, and the Bivvi in Breckenridge is the perfect place to try. The mountain lodge has four rooms designed to serve as a contemporary hostel.

The Crawford (Denver). The Crawford Hotel has a unique vibe with three different styles of rooms, including "Pullman" rooms modeled after the luxury private railroad sleeping cars, the "classic" rooms with tall ceilings and large windows, as well as "loft" rooms with exposed wood timbers and contemporary designs.

The Curtis (Denver). Denver's only pop culture hotel, The Curtis - a Doubletree by Hilton, recently underwent a $7 million property renovation. The hotel created "hyper themed" suites that include a Star Trek Enterprise suite, a Ghostbusters suite and a Talladega Nights suite.

The Outlook Lodge (Green Mountain Falls). Situated northwest of Colorado Springs, the six-room Outlook Lodge is known as a Victorian style, private, hidden escape. A sister property, The Little Beaver Inn, will open in early 2015 as a five-room private property.

The River House at Smith Fork Ranch (Crawford). At Smith Fork Guest Ranch, visitors can stay in historic buildings which have been lovingly restored and furnished with American primitive antiques, and original art and crafts from the hands of the best western and Native American artisans.

Two Rivers Winery & Chateau (Grand Junction). Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, this ten-room chateau offers upscale lodging with stunning views of the Colorado National Monument, the Bookcliff Mountain Range and the Grand Mesa.

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