For those who want to enjoy the peaceful, scenic splendor of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains but aren’t interested in paying resort prices (or simply don’t enjoy the resort vibe), Minturn hotels are the place to stay. (You might also want to explore Edwards hotels and Eagle hotels, both of which offer non-resort accommodations within the Vail Valley.) If you do enjoy the vibe of world-renowned resorts such as Vail and Beaver Creek, then Minturn lodgings still provide a great option as they’re located only a 10 minutes’ drive to both of the neighboring resorts.
As with the town’s downtown shops and restaurants, there’s a quirky, local vibe to Minturn lodgings. From the Eagle River Inn, which requires that guests rent out the entire inn (not simply a room), to the boutique Hotel Minturn, the Vail Valley’s only boutique hostel (dubbed The Bunkhouse), upscale lodge accommodations at the Minturn Inn (which is temporarily closed), and the budget-friendly mini-suites at the quirky Turntable Motel, there’s a truly original flavor to each of the Minturn hotels.
Exploring the Vail Valley from Minturn Hotels
From any of the Minturn lodgings you’ll enjoy easy access to everything the Rocky Mountains and the Vail Valley have to offer, from summer and winter activities – including fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing – to stunning scenery, great restaurants and plenty of things to do in the form of shopping, dining and community events.
The Vail Valley is a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts, and as a result Minturn hotels fill up fast, especially in the summer and winter. While the so-called shoulder seasons of spring and fall tend to draw fewer tourists, it’s still a good idea to make reservations well in advance of your intended visit.