Three historic hotels welcome a new generation of travelers with a fresh take on period decor.
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Guest rooms at downtown Fort Collins’ Armstrong Hotel are a little bohemian, a little modern and, despite a recent renovation, still clearly part of a 1923 landmark building. Mid-mod furnishings mingle with vintage textiles, macrame weavings pop against deep gray accent walls and jewel-toned Oriental rugs top the original hardwood floors. Downstairs in the lobby, Boulder-based Shalls Design Studio chose accents of patinated leather, metal and wood to complement antique tin ceilings, terrazzo floors and a cast-iron fireplace.
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When Haley Morgan and Shane Fuhrman left the Big Apple to transform Silverton’s 1902 Wyman Building into a boutique hotel, they brought a bit of the city with them. Guests can sip pour-over coffees at the lobby’s locally made black walnut bar and power up their Teslas at on-site charging stations. In uuber-Instagrammable guest rooms, blush-pink draperies and deep green velvet headboards pop against white walls. But The Wyman Hotel’s best touches are its oldest: antique tin ceilings, arched windows and the building’s original safe.
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A sweeping restoration of the Crystal River Valley’s Tudor-style Redstone Castle yielded nine guest suites with a pared-back take on Gilded Age decor. Embossed wallcoverings and crisp paint colors provide a bright backdrop for original antiques and design details including clawfoot tubs, light fixtures purchased from Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1902, and fireplaces clad with tile in vibrant hues–from hot pink to bright lavender–selected by coal-mining magnate John Osgood and his wife more than a century ago.