Limelight Hotel, Aspen

The Limelight Hotel offers loaner snowshoes for traipsing the trails of the nearby White River National Forest, dog-friendly rooms, free daily breakfast, and complimentary cruiser bikes for getting around town. And those are just a few of the perks available at this 1950s-era ski lodge that was reborn as a 126-room boutique hotel in 2008. Spacious rooms have windows that open to Aspen Mountain views. The laid-back but efficient vibe of the straight-from-an-REI-catalog staff and affordable-luxury price point make for a welcome departure from Aspen's more uppity addresses. [Rooms from $176; limelighthotel.com]