If you’re looking for a taste of that community-oriented small town Americana, look no further than Minturn. It’s a different sort of scene than what you’ll find at the neighboring resorts in Vail Valley. Everything here is unapologetically funky and quirky, and the Minturn hotels are no exception. While the accommodations aren’t as large-scale as others in Vail Valley, they’re full of personality and charm. Meet new friends over home-cooked breakfasts at charming beds and breakfasts housed in historic homes. Step outside of your hotel room and have all the downtown shops and restaurants practically at your fingertips. How large is your crew? One Minturn hotel option includes renting out an entire inn, which would let everyone pass their vacation in spacious comfort. Maybe you just need a place to rest your head. Minturn offers the only hostel in Vail Valley, giving you a bunk or private room along with assorted amenities. Or if you still want to live large but not at the level of other Vail Valley resorts, Minturn hotels can veer toward the higher end as well.
Minturn Hotels Go Off the Beaten Path
Vail Valley has a reputation as a resort area; however, the towns of Minturn, Edwards and Eagle are where you’ll find accommodation options if you aren’t drawn to the resort vibe or you’re looking for more accessible prices than those at resorts. If the resort activities do interest you, though, and you’re okay with not actually staying there, you’re never more than a 10-minute drive to Vail or Beaver Creek from a Minturn hotel. Staying in Minturn is an experience in and of itself. For example, yes, train stations are cool, and in Minturn you can spend your vacation in a much more comfortable version at old timey railway-themed hotel room. Or enjoy the quaint and rustic vibe of an Old West lodge as you wrap up in a patchwork quilt next to the main room’s roaring fireplace. See what we mean? Minturn’s charming and communal nature make its accommodations ones you won’t forget.