• Truly Distinct Places to Stay

     
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    Redstone Castle

    Redstone Castle
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    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    The Crawford Hotel

    The Crawford Hotel
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    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    Platte River Fort

    Platte River Fort
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    Collective Vail

    Collective Vail

Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort.

The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.

Constructed in 1902 for coal baron John Cleveland Osgood, Redstone Castle in Redstone was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and now operates as a unique event location and lodging property. The recently renovated facility has seven specialty suites.

Located along the South Platte River with hiking and cycling trails on property, Platte River Fort in Greeley can accommodate up to 37 guests in a variety of luxury suites, courtyard bedrooms and rustic bunkrooms. Adventurous guests also can stay in yurts along the river or in an upscale covered wagon.

In Monte Vista, Best Western Movie Manor is attached to a drive-in theater, providing guests the luxury of watching evening films from the comfort of their own rooms from mid-May to mid-September.

The Station on the Riverwalk hotel in Pueblo is repurposed and reinvented from the same building that once served as the town’s jail and police station. Guest rooms are known as “cells” and the speakeasy-inspired Clink Lounge is a hip spot for casual drinks or events.

Overlooking Vail Valley and surrounded by 1,000 acres of working ranchland at 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, Collective Vail has tent accommodations featuring en-suite bathrooms and plush king-sized beds.

Located in Denver’s historic Union Station, The Crawford Hotel provides guests with a bustling yet luxurious downtown experience. Enjoy a panoramic view of the cityscape, easy access to public transportation and all sorts of shops, bars, restaurants, and meeting and event space on-site.

When planning a gathering, make sure to check a destination’s calendar of events for festivals, concerts and noteworthy exhibitions. Leslie Heins and Lisa Cook, owners and event architects of Denver-based Affair with Flair, demonstrated how this can be done with a social occasion, which easily could have been a corporate event in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s recent blockbuster “Dior: From Paris to the World” that wrapped up in March 2019.

 

The commoditization of the live events industry causes concern and prompts discussion.

 

Located in one of Colorado’s neighboring states, these mountain meeting destinations are rich in options and appeal.