50 Reasons to Travel in 2020

There has been some clarity about how little travel internationally will be occurring in the near future, possibly through Fall.  It’s not that other countries won’t be safe by then, but might still (rightly) be restricting incoming travelers from a caution standpoint.  However, travelers could start thinking about 50 reasons to travel in 2020, such as…. we have 50 states; Therefore 50 quick reasons to see the cities, sights, parks and spaces that might not have been marked off the list.

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Top Resorts Drivable from Denver

1.  Sonnenalp Hotel – Vail, Colorado

Set in the heart of Vail Village, the chalet-style Sonnenalp Hotel has brought a bit of the Swiss Alps to Colorado’s ski capital stemming back to Bavaria. Additionally, gas fireplaces add extra warmth to 127 suites with beamed ceilings and overstuffed furnishings. Charge your Tesla at one of the connector stations while you hit the slopes or the semiprivate golf course. The kids club keeps little ones engaged whatever the season. Join daily yoga and Pilates classes in the spa. Getting to the Sonnenalp has never been easier, with the Eagle County Regional Airport located a mere 35 miles from the hotel.

Spa – For some, it is an indulgence, for others, a necessity. However, for everyone, the Sonnenalp Spa is an exquisite resource to rejuvenate mind and body. We invite you to use all of our wonderful Spa facilities on the day of your service at no additional cost.

Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for two guests per bedroom daily in Ludwigs Restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit towards a selection of seasonal offerings ranging from a Sonnenalp guided activity, a lift ticket, ski rentals, spa, golf, personal trainer and other choices based on availability
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sonnenalp Hotel - Vail

2. Dunton Hot Springs – Dolores, Colorado

Located just outside Telluride the resort breathes new life into a 19th-century ghost town. The 13 rustic log cabins are all unique and surprisingly luxe, with heated slate floors and handpicked antiques; therefore, guests in the Well House enjoy their own hot springs. But others can soak weary bones in the old bathhouse or under the stars at the source. In addition, join a trail ride into the Rockies or fly-fish along a private stretch of the Dolores. Here you’ll find every conceivable winter sport, including heli-skiing. Farm-fresh meals and wine from the resort’s vineyard are shared over the Saloon’s long table.

Virtuoso Amenities

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily A La Carte Breakfast (all meals included in rates)
  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Bottle of Sutcliffe Wine in room upon arrival
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Dunton Hot Springs, Dolores Colorado

3. The Ritz-Carlton – Denver, Colorado

The Ritz-Carlton is the perfect downtown destination for crafting urban adventures. So, guests will enjoy innovative food and beverages, year-round sporting events, unforgettable arts, and world-class shopping. Inasmuch, its nestled in the bustling lower downtown neighborhood. The hotel is the city’s first and now longest-running AAA Five Diamond property, boasting luxuriously enhanced guest rooms, suites, meeting space, lobby and spa oasis. Additionally, the hotel offers the city’s largest guestrooms, an unparalleled and exclusive Club Level, and ELWAY’S Downtown, an elevated dining experience.

Hotel Tip: Denver is often referred to as the “Napa Valley of Beer.” Visit ELWAY’S Downtown, within walking distance of the property and sip beer from local craft breweries.

Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not valid on retail, not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Ritz Carlton Denver Colorado

4. The St. Regis Aspen Resort – Aspen, Colorado

Not surpisingly, you’ll find plenty to do at The St. Regis Aspen Resort. The year-round resort exudes a Gilded Age glamour that befits its prestigious location at the base of Aspen Mountain. After an adventurous day of skiing or hiking, treat yourself to an oxygen-infused facial and enjoy the elaborate amenities of Remède Spa, like the oxygen lounge, steam caves, cold plunges, hot tubs, fitness center, and the Confluence waterfall. So, indulge in one of the resort’s three food and beverage offerings, which include the Velvet Buck, the hotel’s signature restaurant featuring modern mountain cuisine; Chefs Club; and Mountain Social Cocktail Bar & Lounge.

Hotel Tip: Chefs Club features a seasonal, innovative menu features 20 signature dishes from 20 star chefs, including Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud, Mario Batali and Marcus Samuelsson, among others.

Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability.
  • Full breakfast daily in restaurant for two guests per bedroom, applicable in Velvet Buck restaurant only (max value of $60 per day).
  • Fresh fruit bowl and mineral water.
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid in Chef’s Club by Food & Wine)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
St. Regis Aspen Colorado

5. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – Beaver Creek, Colorado

Renowned for its ski-in/ski-out access on Beaver Creek Mountain and popular Ski Nanny service, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch sits between Beaver Creek Village and Arrowhead Village. These are both conveniently accessible via the ski slopes or a complimentary shuttle service. Additionally, this year-round destination offers a rock-lined grotto at The Bachelor Gulch Spa; Bachelors Lounge, an indoor/outdoor cigar and hookah lounge serving vaportinis and craft beverages. Buffalos restaurant, known for serving locally sourced menu items; and preferred tee times at Colorado’s highest-rated course at Red Sky Golf Club.

Hotel Tip: Four-legged visitors are welcome! If you don’t bring your own, be sure to take the opportunity to meet the resort’s resident canine ambassador: a Saint Bernard named Bachelor.

Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast credit of $70 for two guests per bedroom (excludes tax and gratuities)
  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate resort fee, tax, off-site activities, Beaver Creek Sports, Beaver Creek Lift Ticket sales, on-mountain future stays, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Beaver Creek

These are just a few of the wonderful places and experiences I can arrange for you. When you are ready, I am here for you.  TRAVEL on. Let’s all start dreaming and daydreaming, until our “new” dates are here! Please reach out if you to start a new plan for your 2021 vacation.  Reach me today by clicking here, or set up a complimentary consultation to discuss your next vacation.

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