Known as The Legend for its long ski and ride season, Arapahoe Basin is one of the more popular ski resorts in Colorado. People from all over converge here during the ski season to enjoy the 1,400 acres of skiable area. However, one of the main drawbacks of the ski resort is that there are no hotels in Arapahoe Basin as there is no town here. There are plenty of options for hotels near Arapahoe Basin though.
You’ll find a number of small towns at a reasonable distance from the resort with good accommodation. Some of the other popular ski resorts in Colorado with a wide range of hotel options are also within easy driving distance from here. Our list of hotels includes some of the best hotels from different towns near Arapahoe Basin to give you a wider choice.
The Keystone Lodge & Spa
The upscale Keystone Lodge & Spa is one of the more popular hotels near Arapahoe basin because of its location and competitive pricing. Located close to Interstate 70, it offers an easy commute from the Arapahoe Ski Resort, just a little over a 10-minute drive away. Its location close to the Keystone Mountain ski lifts gives you a choice of either resort.
You can expect some beautiful mountain views from the ski lodge which sits between the highway and Lake Keystone. Dining patios on the ground floor and a rooftop terrace provide guests with great views of the surroundings. Lodge-style rooms with pine furniture, carpeting, and large windows also provide great views of the mountains or the river.
The lodge has an outdoor hot tub and pool that are connected to the spa’s indoor pool and hot tub through a passageway. You’ll also find a sauna and steam room in the spa. Other amenities that guests can enjoy are tennis courts, three restaurants, and a bar, as well as a huge meeting space and conference center.
Quality Inn & Suites Summit County
About 20-minutes drive from the Arapahoe Ski Resort you’ll find the Quality Inn & Suites. Many popular hotels near Arapahoe Basin are located in the town of Silverthorne and this hotel is one of them. Located just off Interstate 70, Quality Inn is a good base for those wanting to hit the slopes of Arapahoe or any of the other ski resorts in the vicinity. This no-frills accommodation is especially great for people on a budget.
Overlooking downtown Silverthorne, it’s a short walk to the outlets at Silverthorne shopping center. The guest rooms are clean and comfortable with amenities like a microwave and refrigerator in each room. The hotel also has an indoor/outdoor hot tub, an indoor heated pool, and a fitness center.
Hampton Inn & Suites, Silverthorne
Another popular family hotel in Silverthorne about 20 minutes from Arapahoe Basin is the Hampton Inn & Suites. The hotel’s location just off I-70 and a little over a kilometer to shopping and dining in Silverthorne make it a convenient base for Arapahoe Basin.
Guests can enjoy several amenities here, from complimentary hot breakfast to free wifi, a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center. Guest rooms fitted with modern conveniences feature ensuite bathrooms. You can also pick from a range of standard guest rooms to more spacious suites.
Mountain Thunder Lodge Breckenridge
Breckenridge maybe a little further away from Arapahoe Basin but the staying and dining options in the town are plenty. That’s one of the main reasons why skiers looking for hotels in Arapahoe Basin choose to stay here. It’s about half an hour’s drive from Mountain Thunder Lodge to the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, but with the amenities here, it’s worth the effort.
Guest accommodation ranges from individually owned condos to townhouses. The decor in the condos is relatively consistent throughout with large stone fireplaces and balconies offering beautiful mountain views. Townhomes are also bright and luxurious with large kitchens and separate sleeping and living spaces.
Another big draw here are the other amenities such as an outdoor year-round pool, three jacuzzis, and two fitness centers. If this is not enough, guests can also use the amenities at One Ski Hill Place. Although there are no onsite restaurants, dining options are within easy walking distance from the lodge.
The Belvedere Silverthorne
The Belvedere is a beautiful four bedroom holiday home in Silverthorne, perfect for a family. It’s a good alternative if you’re a family or a large group looking for hotels in Arapahoe Basin. It’s about a 20-minute drive from here to the slopes of the A-Basin and about ten minutes from Dillon.
The property has a beautiful deck offering lovely views. However, in winter you’ll probably prefer to admire the view from the floor to ceiling windows. A fireplace and covered hot tub are the perfect end to a day on the slopes. You can also enjoy a movie in the theater room. Guests can also make use of the gas grill to enjoy a BBQ.
Comfort Suites Summit County Dillon
Dillon is another good option for hotels near Arapahoe Basin. It’s about a 20-minute drive to the ski resort from here. Summit County offers a free bus service to Dillon for A-Basin so getting there is relatively easy even if you don’t have your own vehicle. Comfort Suites Summit County is conveniently located near I-70 in Dillon and offers sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains. It’s also close to Dillon Lake and Silverthorne. Restaurants and shops are also within walking distance from here.
An expansive sun deck with a hot tub provides great views of the surroundings. You can also unwind at the indoor hot tub or the indoor heated pool. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s signature complimentary breakfast which includes waffles. Cozy beds and suites outfitted with modern conveniences ensure a good stay. However, the decor is a bit dated.
Hyatt Place Keystone
Most of the hotels near Arapahoe Basin are quite competitively priced and the Hyatt Place in Keystone also falls into this category. Whether you’re planning to hit the slopes in the A-Basin ski resort or Keystone, this hotel is a good base. It’s less than ten minutes from A-Basin to the Hyatt so you won’t waste much time on the commute. Within walking distance from the hotel, you’ll also find several bars and restaurants.
The hotel features two rooftop hot tubs that provide expansive views of the mountains. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast or indulge themselves at the onsite-bar. You also have the convenience of storing your ski gear at the hotel. Rooms here are spacious with the comforts that you would expect from a Hyatt Place.
The Mountaineer Hostel, Silverthorne
About 20 minutes from the A-Basin ski resort you’ll find The Mountaineer Hostel. This no-frills hostel is one of the more popular hotels near Arapahoe Basin for those just looking for a good night’s rest after the slopes. It’s within walking distance from shopping, local brewery, and restaurants of Silverthorne. Two Summit Stage bus stops are also located within two blocks of the property.
This is not your regular hotel so don’t expect many facilities here, although you do have the option of a private room. You also have access to the amenities of the entire house. A pool table in the lobby and an outdoor hot tub are especially popular with guests. Guests can also enjoy a simple complimentary breakfast. The 5 bedrooms, 5 bathroom lodge is a great place for meeting new people.
Hotel Chateau Chamonix
Georgetown is another popular stopover point for those looking for hotels near Arapahoe Basin. It’s about a 25-minute drive to the slopes of A-Basin from the Hotel Chateau Chamonix in Georgetown and about 20 minutes to the hot springs in Idaho Springs. The hotel is located near the round-about of Georgetown, just opposite the creek. This location puts you within walking distance of a few local restaurants. It’s also a short drive to the town’s Historic Main Street from here.
Guest rooms feature a balcony or patio. Some rooms also have a private two-person hot tub on the balcony. However, guests can also use the large community hot tub. Guests are greeted with a glass of wine on check-in and a complimentary breakfast is also served in the room each morning.
One Ski Hill Place, A Rock Resort
For those who don’t mind splurging on hotels near Arapahoe Basin, the upscale One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge is where you should head. This is one of the most luxurious lodges in Breckenridge, featuring attractive condo-style units equipped with a host of comforts and amenities. It’s about half an hour’s drive to A-Basin from here but if you change your mind and decide to ski in Breckenridge instead, you have the convenience of a ski-in/ski-out experience.
Wood-framed windows, warm colors, high-end furniture, and moss stone fireplaces are some of the features that you can look forward to in the condo-style rooms. You’ll find plenty of other modern conveniences in the rooms for your comfort. Outside the guest rooms, there are plenty of other amenities to keep you busy. The property features two screening rooms with comfortable recliners, an indoor pool area, jacuzzi, a two-lane bowling alley, and an enclosed billiards room. Apart from this, there is also a sauna and steam room and three restaurants an apres-ski bar.
Gateway Mountain Lodge, Keystone
Located just off Highway 6, the Gateway Mountain Lodge, Keystone is at an easy driving distance of A-Basin. The lodge has a complimentary shuttle for guests to the slopes of Keystone. However, if you’re heading to Arapahoe Basin and don’t have your own vehicle you could take the Swan Mountain Flyer from River Run. It will drop you off at the parking lot of A-Basin.
The recently renovated space has quite a few amenities to keep you busy off the slopes too. An indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, in-unit gas fireplace, and full kitchen are all available for guests. Besides this, there is also an onsite-convenient store and a cafe.
Recommended Restaurants / Bars In Arapahoe basin:
- 6th Alley Bar & Grill – Located in the base area of the A-Basin ski resort, this restaurant is a great place to stop in for lunch & apres. With a wide selection of food and drinks, the 6th Alley is extremely popular.
- Black Mountain Lodge – Located mid-mountain in the Arapahoe Basin ski resort, this is another popular lunch destination. You’ll find house-smoked BBQ, fresh salads and grilled fish on the menu.