Falling asleep after skiing or snowboarding might be one of the world’s finest feelings: Drifting away, still feeling that sensation of flying down the hill. In Red Lodge, you’ve got your pick of places to turn down, from historic hotels to cute bed and breakfasts to condos and lodges. Sweet dreams…
The Pollard’s subtle elegance may have you thinking twice about padding around in sweaty long johns (but do it anyway). Built in 1893 as the largest building in old-time Red Lodge, the Pollard is now a restored historic hotel with modern amenities (and a locally-prized restaurant). Ask about ski and stay packages.
If you love to have your own kitchen on your ski trip or just need a little space from your rowdy wee ones, stay at Chateau Rouge. The retro A-frame lodge on Highway 212 offers two-bedroom and studio condos with kitchens. Make a beeline for the two-bedrooms if 1) you’re a parent who needs a break from the kiddos or 2) you’re a ski bum trying to cram up to six people under one reservation, because there are beds and sleeper couches galore. After skiing, float around the pool, hop in the hot tub or relax in front of the giant stone fireplace.
Add a little romance to your ski trip or make some friends if you’re going it alone—stay at a 3-room B&B. Gallagher’s Irish Rose charms skiers with hearty breakfasts, cottage style, and either oversize showers or spa tubs to recover from shralping. If you’re traveling in a posse, consider renting out the whole B&B.
For lodgepole pine walls, lodgepole pine beds and lodgepole pine furniture, look no further than the Inn on the Beartooth, a rustic lodge that provides hearty country-style breakfasts, a large stone fireplace in the great room and several hot tubs for après-ski soaks.
If a pillowtop mattress sounds heavenly after a day on the slopes, head for Rocky Fork Inn, a rustic-styled B&B located right in Red Lodge, yet within earshot of a babbling creek. Less about Victorian antiques and more about country style, the Inn’s suites offer options like Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces to warm up frozen bones.
When it’s time to pray for powder and rest up for another day of giddy Red Lodge shredding, turn down in Red Lodge for a lovely, unique Yellowstone Country stay.