Some hotels simply offer a place to lay your head at night. Others, like Gaylord Rockies Resort near Denver’s airport, are escape-from-it-all staycation dreamlands that you never want to wake up from.
I arrived early to take advantage of every amenity. I lounged poolside, mai tai in hand. I relaxed in the spa’s steam room. I gaped at the stunning mountain views through the massive atrium windows. I enjoyed a roving dinner with stops at three of the eight on-site eateries.
And then I laid my head on a the fluffiest pillow in the world and drifted off to sleep.
– Lisa Truesdale is a freelance writer based in Colorado. She writes regularly about travel and tourism, food and drink, and healthy living topics for a variety of regional, national, and international publications.