Time Travel in Glenwood Springs: Historic Hotels

Experiencing the past by bending the rules of time and space is easier than you think when you book a stay at the Hotel Colorado or the Hotel Denver, two of Glenwood Springs’ most historic hotels.

The Hotel Colorado was built to serve a wealthy, well-travelled clientele, particularly those looking for a European spa experience stateside. Today’s travelers can still enjoy the time-honored tradition of balneotherapy with the hotel’s Splash & Crash package. The Hotel Colorado was a favorite destination for President “Teddy” Roosevelt, the Unsinkable Molly Brown and Chicago gangster “Diamond Jack” Alterie. 

Time Travel Tip: Book one of the hotel’s historic rooms, either the Molly Brown Suite or the Roosevelt Suite, both decorated with memorabilia. 

The Hotel Denver
The Hotel Denver has grittier, but no less interesting origins. Located on Seventh Street across from the historic train depot, this block in Glenwood Springs has always attracted a crowd. In the early days it was lined with saloons and brothels. It was so unseemly, that President Taft refused to disembark the train for fear of sullying his reputation! During the prohibition years, legitimate hotels like the Hotel Denver replaced houses of ill repute. Today the Hotel Denver is enviably positioned amid the hustle and bustle of Glenwood’s “restaurant row.” One of the hotel’s more unique lodging packages is “A Room with a Brew.” 

Travel Tip: Sip a beer on the outdoor patio at the hotel’s Glenwood Canyon Brewpub. It’s a great place to watch people and trains coming and going. 

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For more information and to book reservations please visit; 888-445-3696. Glenwood Springs is located between Aspen and Vail, Colorado, 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Denver or 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Grand Junction on Interstate 70 off exit 116.

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Lisa Langer, Vice President of Tourism Marketing
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
Vicky Nash, Media Relations Representative
Resort Trends, Inc.