Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Antlers
The Best Western Antlers, owned by the Simmons family for more than 30 years, sits on 5 landscaped acres in the mountain burg of Glenwood Springs. The hotel is just a short walk from the center of town and its famous hot springs—a popular spot since the late 19th century.
- Take a dip in the indoor hot tub.
- Free breakfast of waffles, eggs, fruit, and more
- In-room amenities: cable TV with HBO, coffeemaker, and free WiFi
- Driving time to Vail and Aspen ski resorts: less than an hour
Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Small Town with Hot Springs in the Rockies
In 2011, Rand McNally and USA Today named Glenwood Springs the Most Fun Town in America. The tiny town—once known as Defiance—has certainly had a reputation for adventure from the start, when its streets were lined with rowdy saloons and gambling joints frequented by Doc Holliday and other outlaws.
Nowadays, Glenwood Springs has grown into a popular destination for outdoor adventure, thanks largely to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains. Two of Colorado’s most popular ski resorts, Aspen and Vail, are less than an hour away. When the snow melts, head to Glenwood Canyon, where hiking trails wind through aspen groves and past rocky coves with hidden waterfalls.
More than 3 million gallons of hot water flow through the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, making it the largest geothermal swimming pool on Earth. The same water runs through the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, where it turns into mineral-enriched steam. Descend into the caves’ humid subterranean chambers to breathe in vapors infused with healing sulfate, nitrate, zinc, and potassium.