Each year, the Sunset Travel Awards celebrate the best of travel in the West. This year, we received over 600 entries in all categories (a record number). The 2023 winners are these hotels and camping sites. What to stay: The best lodging for nature lovers category. Click here to see the full list. To view our travel guide to the West, please click here.
Best Lodgings for Nature Lovers
The classy Colorado camp brings Burning Man right to your doorstep. It offers a unique blend of art, history and architecture, as well as recreation and community building. Owners have turned a 1942 historic mining town into a desert oasis.
The Victorian-style historic landmark in the heart downtown Boulder is surrounded by the Rockies and boasts a mountain-style modernity. Live jazz is played at the charming hotel, and there’s a speakeasy with the name License No. 1, given its name for being one of Boulder’s first liquor licenses after local prohibition ended in 1967.