Washington School House Hotel, Park City

The 12 rooms and suites inside the Washington School House Hotel, occupy former classrooms constructed from limestone mined at a local quarry in the late 19th century. The striking building elevates the cookie cutter ski town experience by adding an element of old-school elegance. Note the heated outdoor pool terraced into a hillside thick with aspen trees and blue spruce, fireside après-ski lounge exclusive to guests, and French antiques littered about. Park City's Town Lift is a quick walk out the door as are all the boutiques, breweries, and restaurants of Main Street. [Rooms from $295; washingtonschoolhouse.com]