Denver resorts range from resort hotels to full-blown resort destinations, and since there are a variety of options, travelers should have little trouble finding one that fits their needs. A great resort hotel, the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center is worth considering, as is the Omni Interlocken, while nearby mountain resorts such as Winter Park are verifiable playgrounds for the outdoor enthusiast. Winter Park is one of the most popular Denver ski resorts, partly because of the fact that it is just 67 miles west of town and easy to reach on a day trip.
Down along the Front Range, those who are looking to stay at a Denver luxury resort can always book a stay at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Center (pictured). It only takes twenty minutes to get to Downtown Denver from this top area resort hotel. In addition to tasteful rooms and suites that feature excellent amenities, the Inverness Hotel and Conference center also has a par-70 championship golf course, a spa, and a fine collection of restaurants, and more. The location of this Denver luxury resort is the suburb of Englewood, so guests will be close to Denver proper. They will also be within easy reach of smaller area cities such as Aurora, Centennial, and Lakewood.
One of the fastest growing cities in the Denver area is Broomfield, and travelers who are looking to stay at one of the Denver resorts won't want to overlook it. This is where the Omni Interlocken Resort can be found. This Denver luxury resort has an immaculate golf course, and it is comprised of 27 total golf holes. With the Rocky Mountains as a back drop, the Omni Interlocken Resort boasts a spectacular setting, and when guests aren't golfing and savoring the views, they can visit the spa, swim in one of two heated pools, or indulge in their many in-room amenities. Denver and its fantastic attractions will be just a short drive away along Interstate 25. The Denver luxury resort choices aren't extensive, but between the Inverness and the Omni, visitors should find that the choices are good.
A stay at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in nearby Colorado Springs can also be worth keeping in mind for those who are interested in Denver resorts. The Mile High City and the Denver International Airport are only about an hour's drive away, and the Colorado Springs Airport will be even closer if guests prefer flying into Colorado Springs. Getting to the resort as soon as possible leaves more time to enjoy all the fantastic amenities, which include a Pete Dye-designed, championship golf course, restaurants, a complete fitness club, swimming pools, tennis courts, and a 35-acre lake that is ideal for fishing and boating.
As for the Denver ski resorts, there aren't any in Denver proper, though a handful of world-class ones lie in the nearby Rockies. It only takes about an hour to get to the Winter Park Resort, which is good news for Denver visitors who want to go skiing or snowboarding. Other great resorts, such as Copper Mountain and Beaver Creek, can also be reached on a day trip. Keystone and Breckenridge are just two more renowned resorts near Denver, and when spring rolls around, there is often still plenty of snow at Arapahoe Basin. In addition to hotels to fit most budgets and tastes, these Denver ski resorts boast shops, restaurants, bars, and free transportation options that visitors can take advantage of once they arrive in town.
The Denver mountain resorts are best enjoyed in the winter and the summer. While skiing and snowboarding are top winter activities at the area resorts, popular summer activities include hiking, horseback riding, white water rafting, and fishing. As for getting to the mountain resorts from Denver, it is possible to rent a car, take a taxi, arrange for a shuttle transfer, or hire a luxurious limo. Arranging a flight to one of the mountain airports, such as the Eagle County Airport, is also an option when trying to get from Denver to the highlands for some recreational fun.