Hotel at a Glance: Glenwood Suites
Glenwood Suites offers you family-friendly amenities near some of the area’s top attractions, including the Glenwood Hot Springs pool and the Glenwood Springs Mall. In between adventures, guests can rest up on pillowtop mattresses and recharge with a complimentary hot breakfast the next morning.
- Rise and shine with the hotel’s free hot breakfast.
- Pillowtop mattresses keep you comfy in the guest rooms, which also feature free WiFi.
- 24-hour fitness room equipped with cardio and strength-training machines.
- Distance from Glenwood Hot Springs pool: about 10 minutes by car
- Distance from skiing in Vail and Aspen: about 1 hour each
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.
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