Hotel at a Glance: BEST WESTERN PLUS Eagle Lodge & Suites
The Best Western Plus Eagle Lodge & Suites is surrounded by some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the United States. This newly renovated hotel is right off the highway, making it easy to take day trips to Vail and Beaver Creek (just 30 minutes away) and Aspen (about 90 minutes away).
- Swim laps in the indoor pool, or soak away stress in the hot tub.
- Wake up to a free hot breakfast buffet each day.
- Work out in the onsite fitness center, complete with treadmills, free weights, and stationary bikes.
- Sit by the fire in cushy leather chairs in the lobby.
- Enjoy the free wifi and free on-site parking.
- What’s nearby: restaurants and downtown Eagle
Eagle, Colorado: Quaint Mountain Town Minutes from Hiking and Biking
Surrounded by mountains on all sides, Eagle sits smack-dab between the posh ski resort of Vail 30 miles to the east and the outdoor haven of Glenwood Springs. Vail is known as one of the most legendary ski destinations in the western United States, but there’s plenty to do after the snow melts, from mountain biking to hiking miles of alpine trails.
After a day on the mountain, explore Vail Village, which looks like a Bavarian hamlet thanks to its alpine architecture. Bronze sculptures of bears, bighorn sheep, and skiers decorate the village’s pedestrian pathways.
On the 30-mile drive westward to Glenwood Springs, winding byways pass through Glenwood Canyon, which was carved out by the Colorado River. In the warmer months, bicyclists can pedal on 16 miles of paved trails alongside the river, where mighty rapids whizz past mountain faces freckled with aspens. After a long day of hiking or playing catch with boulders, feel free to relax at Glenwood Hot Springs, where natural hot-spring mineral water is pumped in from the adjacent Yampa Hot Springs.