Between Aspen and Glenwood Springs

Boutique Mountain Hotel in Carbondale

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Get Outdoors

Western Colorado is nothing short of a mountain paradise, an area of unparalleled natural beauty filled with opportunities for outdoor adventures and infused with Wild West heritage. Over a dozen epic ski and snowboard resorts are located nearby our Carbondale hotel, from the peaks of Aspen to the fields of Snowmass and the slopes of Buttermilk.

Even city lovers will enjoy a stay at our hotel, an upscale mountain village with deluxe spas, gourmet restaurants, designer shopping, art galleries and museums. Head to nearby Glenwood Springs or Redstone Castle to learn about the frontier history of the area, or just relax and soak in the incredible natural scenery and hushed mountain lifestyle.

Be sure to explore charming downtown, a small mountain town with a busy main street, plenty of shopping and restaurants, excellent local park and a tangible community spirit.

Driving Directions

From Interstate 70 –

Head south on Highway 82 for 12 miles, until you reach Highway 133. Turn right on Highway 133 and drive 1 block to Cowen Drive and turn left. You will see our boutique hotel on the left.

From Aspen –

Follow Highway 82 north for 30 miles, then left on Highway 133 and drive 1 block to Cowen Drive and turn left. Our Carbondale hotel will be on the left.

Favorite hiking spots near the hotel

Avalanche Creek Trail

Avalanche Creek Trail

You can hike, run, and horseback ride on this friendly, 11-mile dirt trail. Avalanche Creek Trail is considered intermediate / moderate, and is also dog-friendly.

Thomas Lake Trail

Thomas Lake Trail

About 30 minutes from Carbondale, Thomas Lakes Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately-trafficked, dog-friendly trail that features a lake and is rated as moderate.

Red Hill sign

Red Hill & Mushroom Rock

The Red Hill Recreation Area is a series of short trails that lead to the Mushroom Rock overlook—a great hike or bike and a great view of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Valleys.

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Rocky Mountains, Colorado, West Elk Loop

West Elk Loop Scenic Byway

When traveling between Crested Butte and Carbondale, run along Hwy-133 south from Carbondale and then turn East on County Road 12 to follow a dirt road over the mountains into Crested Butte: This is the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway. It’s a beautiful way to experience the fall colors up close, and drive at a relaxed pace with incredible scenery.

Penny hot springs

Penny Hot Springs

The Penny Hot Springs sit on the banks of the Crystal River, a short drive south from Carbondale. Sitting at the mouth of the Narrows, a granite section of the canyon cut by the Crystal River, the springs are made up of 3 small pools. It is a free place to visit, but keep in mind that there are no amenities.

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Biking in Carbondale

Carbondale is a great place for biking, both on paved and mountain trails. The mountain biking trails in the Roaring Fork Valley are an exceptional way to find the best views and Carbondale sits in the center of it all.

Powers art center exterior

Powers Art Center

The Powers Art Center is a memorial to the life of John G. Powers and will showcase Jasper Johns’ works on paper.  In honor of his desire to bring art to everyone, the Powers Art Center is open to the public free of charge.

Thunder river theatre programs

Thunder River Theatre Company

The Thunder River Theatre Company includes an award-winning, year-round theatre season, with wonderful student and community outreach. More than 60 productions have graced their black box venue from playwrights including Shakespeare, O’Neill, Miller, Vogel, Mamet, Chekhov, and many others.

A steer at a rodeo

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo runs every Thursday, June 6 through August 22. It is run by a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering this great event. Comfort Inn is a proud sponsor of the Rodeo.

Colorado’s Hottest Summer Playground
in 2018 Bloomberg Travel dubbed Carbondale Colorado’s most exciting Summer destination. It’s unique local dining experiences, many outdoor activities and abundant creative energy make it a “refreshingly intimate alternative” to larger nearby towns.
10 Best Places to Live Now
Men’s Journal ranked Carbondale, CO of the 10 Best Places to Live Now in 2015. They cited the location, sense of community and passion for outdoor adventure.
15 Best Hot Springs in Ski Country
Penny Hot Springs in Carbondale was voted number 7 on this list by Curbed. Sitting on the banks of the Crystal River, just a short drive south from Carbondale, these primitive springs are hard to beat for pure, natural beauty.
7 Spectacular Small Town Getaways
Carbondale made this list from 5280 Magazine in 2015 for it’s access to outdoor adventure, thriving eateries, a lively arts community, and a friendly population.