[Prime apres-ski spot at Fraser Crossing & Founders Pointe.] Tucked away on the north side of Berthoud Pass, Winter Park is a gem for tree skiing, expansive western views and affordable deals. There are hundreds of places to stay in town, with plenty of solid choices for a cool, clean hotel that satisfies.
One cool thing about staying in Winter Park is the myriad of reasonably priced vacation getaways. The crowds are thinner than in Summit County, and the distance from Denver, less than 1.5 hours, is the same. Consisting of the interconnected mountains of Mary Jane and Winter Park, Winter Park Resort boasts more than 3,000 skiable acres, and lift ticket coupons that can actually be found.
Probably Winter Park’s Best Hotel Accommodations
With over 200 hotels in Winter Park to choose from, it can be tiresome combing through the listings. There is both a Mountain Village and Downtown, separated by five minutes on Highway 40. And neighbor Fraser is an additional drive minutes from there. A free shuttle connects the three. Here’s our take on the traveler’s top choices for the best lodging in Winter Park, Colorado.
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Here’s our choices for the top hotels in Winter Park, in no particular order:
Winter Park Mountain Lodge – middle of the road
This hotel has everything you need and it’s in the middle of the action, between downtown and the Mountain Village. The Winter Park Mountain Lodge boasts a whopping 165 rooms, of which rates are affordable and varied. Choose between hotel rooms and mountain suites, which include a fireplace and kitchen.
It’s located directly across Highway 40 from the ski resort. The 3 star property has an indoor swimming pool, 2 hot tubs, sauna, underground parking. Delicious food and fun times are available on-site at the Moffat Station Restaurant & Brew Pub.
- Prices from $83 night (excludes taxes)
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Zephyr Mountain Lodge – ski-in/ski-out, as center as it gets
If you want to be in the heart of Winter Park Village, Zephyr Mountain Lodge is a prime choice with views of the slopes from your balcony. The Zephyr Express Chairlift is just out back of the hotel some 100 feet. Run by the Winter Park Resort Lodging, you have the option of staying either “slopeside” or “riverside”.
Choose condos from 1 to 3 bedrooms, all fully equipped to ensure an easy vacation. Amenities include 4 outdoor hot tubs, a gym, Front Desk, and several nice common areas. Shopping, dining, and adventure awaits outside the hotel in the Village. Condominiums are individually-owned so furnishings will vary between units, which are rated on silver, golf and platinum ratings.
- Prices from $144 night (excludes taxes)
- To book, check prices or availability for Zephyr Mountain Lodge
Vasquez Creek Inn – downtown alpine lodge
This charming accommodation in downtown Winter Park will exceed your expectations. It’s conveniently located by dozens of restaurants, shops, entertainment, the shuttle line and Hideaway Park. The Resort Shuttle picks up right outside the door. Overnight guests have access to a creekside hot tub and renovated rooms.
Caffé Giocondo and Volario’s are the two on-site restaurants, so warm, hearty Italian food is close by. Guests get $10 food and beverage credit per person per day at Caffé Giocondo. The Vasquez Creek Inn features a mere 15 tastefully decorated rooms, ideal for couples and families, with 2 rooms that can be adjoined. All rooms a have full bathroom with a big shower, as well as cable TV. Most have king beds.
- Prices from $99 night (excludes taxes)
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Best Western Alpenglo Lodge – dog-friendly, downtown, hot breakfast
Another downtown spot, the Best Western Alpenglo Lodge is well reviewed for its quality rooms and service, at a great value. It sits on the shuttle route to the resort. There’s even on-site ski and bike rentals through Beavers Sports Shop. The Lodge serves a complimentary hot breakfast everyday, with mountain essentials such as eggs, meats, fruit, oatmeal, waffles, coffee and tea.
You’ll have everything you need for a satisfying trip to Grand County. Clean, modern rooms have upscale amenities such as a LED TVs, wifi and in-room climate control. Choose between Accessible, Standard, Deluxe, and Deluxe Mountain View. Some are even dog friendly. A large 14-person hot tub satisfies your end of the day recuperation requirements. Free coffee and a computer with printer is available in the lobby.
- Prices from $104 night (excludes taxes)
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Beaver Village Condos by Staywinterpark – range of resort accommodations
This sprawling complex situated at the start of town, 1.5 miles from the ski resort. It features a campus ambiance with three sets of condo clusters and a large central clubhouse. It’s easy to get places from Beaver Village with its own Beaver Bus complimenting the free town shuttle.
Condo choices include 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units, as well as hotel rooms with 1 queen or 2 twin beds. The former comes with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, fireplace, balcony, full bath and master bedroom. Many Beaver Village Condominiums provide modern touches and personal amenities including granite countertops, in-floor heating, private garages, hot tubs, spas. Enjoy access to the clubhouse’s indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, lounge and laundry. It also has 1,500 square feet of meeting space and a connected catering kitchen, which can accommodate groups up to 100 people.
- Prices from $90 night (excludes taxes)
- To book, check prices or availability for Beaver Village Condominiums
Hi Country Haus – riverside owner-rented condos
The Hi Country Haus features a wide range of owner-rented condominiums. The wonderful community is secluded on the Fraser River, offering a peace, tranquility, and great fishing for your getaway. Each independently-run building has common ares for its occupants. Condos come in a variety of sizes, all uniquely furnished.
The amenity list is long and impressive: swimming pool, 2 indoor hot tubs, 1 outdoor hot tub, men’s and women’s locker rooms, free wifi, lounge/game room with Smart TV, fireplace and pool table, kid’s center, gym, laundry room, sun deck, picnic pavilion, horseshoes, volleyball and a playground.
- Prices from $112 night (excludes taxes)
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Valley Hi Motel – bang-for-your-buck, dog friendly
If you’re someone who spends the majority of their awake hours outside of their hotel room, you’ll enjoy the Highway 40 convenience of this downtown lodge. It’s a fan favorite place to stay in Winter Park for its budget friendly rates and pet friendly rooms.
The 2 star Valley Hi Motel offers everything you truly need for your vacation shelter: free high speed internet, a hot tub, cable TV with HBO, pet friendly, locked ski storage and a bbq grill. All rooms are clean, comfortable and come with a full private bathroom.
- Prices from $85 night (excludes taxes)
- To book, check prices or availability for Valley Hi Motel
Fraser Crossing / Founders Pointe – heart of the village
If you’re coming for a ski vacation, these thoughtfully decorated modern condos will delight. All the condominiums, which range from studios to three bedrooms, are full-equipped with a kitchen and gas fireplace. It’s superbly situated in the pedestrian village, just 150 yards from the base of the mountain resort.
Each property at Fraser Crossing and Founders Pointe features a huge community deck, with lockers, a hot tub, bbq, fireplace and ski slope scenery. Heated underground parking is available in the winter for an additional fee. Alpine paradise surrounds you at this Village accommodation.
- Prices from $118 night (excludes taxes)
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The Vintage Hotel – 3 star local landmark
Opened in 1986, the Vintage Hotel is another worthy choices for Winter Park accommodations. Centrally located, it’s easy to access the region’s many activities. It’s housed in a 5 story building that was renovated in 2006. It’s a traditional 3 star hotel, with a 24-hour front desk, shuttle service and housekeeping.
There are 114 non-smoking rooms, features include cable TV, a sitting area, work desk, gas fireplace, computer, microwave, dishwasher and a stove. Choose from classic hotel rooms, studios or suites. The Back Bowl Soup Company cooks up American dishes on-site, and the hotel’s bar is fun place to shoot pool before you start your night on the town.
- Prices from $99 night (excludes taxes)
- To book, check prices or availability for The Vintage Hotel
Americas Best Value Inn – easy stays, easy rates
This pet-friendly, budget 2 star is a reliable national chain offering “cozy stays at affordable rates”. Americas Best Value Sundowner Motel is another solid choice for those adventurers who only need a clean, relaxing place to stay, with quick access to all the action. Non-smoking rooms are basic, but complete, with cable TV, microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, free local calls, wifi, private bath and a continental breakfast from 7am to 10am.
There’s an indoor pool and jacuzzi open year round, as well as a picnic area and guest laundromat. There are ample bars and restaurants nearby, such as Randi’s Irish Saloon, Smokin’ Moe’s, and Ditch on 40. You’ll remember all the action of your Winter Park trip with plenty of money saved.
- Prices from $88 night (excludes taxes)
- To book, check prices or availability for Americas Best Value Sundowner Motel
The Viking Lodge – iconic downtown property since 1953
Featuring convenient access from Highway 40, the Viking Lodge is an iconic Winter Park lodge. It opened in 1953 and has been providing a warm place to stay for those recreating in nearby Rockies. It’s a bare bones type of 2 star hotel with reasonable prices and years of charm.
The Ski Shop on-site offers ski, snowboard, snowshoe and boot rentals, as well as easy access to overnight tuning. This is a super comfy lodge with small, clean rooms. The downtown location provides everything you need from trails to grub, within walking distance of your room.
- Prices from $79 night (excludes taxes)
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Iron Horse Condominiums Association – Mary Jane ski-in/ski-out
With ski-in/ski-out access to a both Mary Jane and Winter Park ski ares, the Iron Horse Resort is probably the top choice for resort access. Located slopeside, guests receive complimentary access to Iron Horse amenities: fitness center, locker rooms, wet saunas, indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, heated parking garages, wi-fi, picnic area, horseshoe pit, gazebo, two-story lobby, business center, conference rooms, laundry facilities, and ski storage.
Condos range from sport studio, to one and two bedrooms. With the resort’s on-mountain location, nature is close at hand. The excitement of the pedestrian village is walking distance away, making it a perfect hotel for a summer or winter vacation. You’ll be well fed at the Altitude Cafe at Iron Horse, which offers breakfast and dinner.
- Prices from $84 night (excludes taxes)
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Did we miss any cool places to stay in Winter Park? Share them if you would below. Thanks for reading our list!