Take a look at the nine Colorado hotels to make Travel+Leisure's Top 500!

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    Vail Cascade Resort & Spa

    You could spend as much as $1,600 per night- or as little as $400 per night at Vail Cascade-- but most rooms come with a private balcony (for free) and two ski rentals per night; and they offer special "Colorado Resident" rates! I would be interested in seeing "The Infinity Pool" while having a snow cone!

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    Sonnenalp Resort of Vail

    Another treat in Vail, Old World style awaits at Sonnenalp- the staff wear lederhosen!

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    The Ritz-Carlton Denver

    The name speaks for itself. This location-in the heart of Denver would make a for an unforgettable, yet close getaway! The hotel also features one of John Elways restaurants- ELWAYS!

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    The Hotel Teatro

    Celebrating its 100th year- The Hotel Teatro's motto is: "Where Luxury Is A Performing Art". Did you know that the hotel features performing-arts memorabilia? Plus, the staff-upon request- can take you on a guided 10-mile run around downtown Denver!

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    The Broadmoor

    Legendary. It's hard to believe I've lived here all my life and have never stayed at The Broadmoor. Maybe because I don't golf- they have great golf- maybe it's because I don't play tennis- they have great courts. A wonderful getaway- just down I-25!

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    Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

    This is the hotel/resort that I, myself, am setting my sites on! Located about 2 hours and 45 minutes away at Beaver Creek in Avon, this Ritz-Carlton IS Colorado! A "majestic mountain resort" indeed! High wood beams, plenty of room... year round activities.. and just plain rustic. I looked into booking a room for my birthday in February- rates START at $814- per night!

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    Park Hyatt at Beaver Creek

    Another wonderful resort in Avon at Beaver Creek. Epic and exquisite. Hard to believe- but the resort is known for its catering to families! Bring the kids and let them create their own s'mores each night while you relax in one of the two "Adults-Only" hot tubs!

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    St. Regis at Aspen

    Just saying the word- "Aspen" will cost you $200... so if you are ready to really treat yourself-head to Aspen and The St. Regis Aspen Resort! To me, a place it fancy when they don't feel the need for a fancy name of their restaurant- St. Regis' is "The Restaurant"- the PDF menu doesn't even show prices! I'm not prepared for that at all! You could spend-- almost $3,999 per night at St. Regis! It MUST be worth it!

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    Little Nell at Aspen

    This is it- #1 for Colorado in Travel+Leisure's Top 500 for 2011 - as determined by its readers. Hard to believe that the folks that have the kind of huge dollars it takes to stay at Little Nell would take the time to fill out a survey! I ventured to the site to see how much a room would be in February- I didn't have any luck. I think they must be able track my computer- see that I live in Loveland- "nope-that man does not have the cash'-and I got rejected. Just kidding. I will have my assistant call them after the 1st!