Bed-and-breakfasts and small inns in north central Colorado vary from old-fashioned fluffy cottages to sleek, modern buildings with understated lodge themes. If you want some pampering, there are guest ranches and spas.
In Estes Park, Grand Lake, and other nearby towns, the elevation keeps the climate cool, and you’ll scarcely need (and you'll have a tough time finding) air-conditioned lodging. For a historic spot, try the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, which dates to 1909 and features 160 guestrooms. The park has no hotels or lodges.