In 1893, Hotel Colorado arrived on the scene during a thrilling time in the history of America's West. With its European fashioned spa, the resort surfaced onto a land of prosperity; to serve the wealthy, to house the ailing, to offer a playground to society's elite. The Hotel Colorado‚Äôs originator, Walter Devereux, spared no expense in the creation of the "Grand Dame." The south court, the current courtyard, had a large pool in its center from which an electrically lit fountain shot a jet of water 185 feet high into the air, making an iridescent rainbow spray against the sunlight. These days some say the Historic Hotel Colorado is the Grand Dame of the Rockies. Others say it is like a home away from home, greeting guests with a warm welcome, time and again. Still others say, at a quick 160 miles from Denver, Colorado, it's an easy retreat for a night or a week! Cool mountain breezes encircle this Glenwood Springs Hotel and make the Hotel Colorado's halls a passageway for hikers easing their spent muscles, bikers back from a scenic mountain ride or loving couples taking in the history written on the walls. Step through our doors and find out for yourself why this place means so much to so many people.