Sunlight Mountain Lodging

Sunlight Mountain Resort and Ski Area is a ski area located in the White River National Forest, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

The resort has surprising variety for its size, including easy beginner runs, cruiser runs, as well as a section of steep chutes. The area covers a north-facing below-tree line basin that funnels all runs toward a single base area. Sunlight's summit offers views of Mount Sopris and the Elk Mountains. These views are one of the features of the many accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rental and chalet rental in the resort.

Sunlight Mountain Resort is a unique winter outdoor play area that is affordable and family oriented. The summit on Compass Mountain in the White River National Forest has majestic views. Amenities in the resort include a restaurant, lounge, rental and retail shop, ski school, children's center, and snowmobile tours. There is an array of accommodations and lodging options ranging from family friendly vacation rentals and condo rentals to more chic chalet rentals. The resort has 67 named trails covering over 470 acres and is conveniently accessed by I-70, and is about 160 miles from Denver, and 80 miles from Grand Junction.

Close by is Glenwood Spring with endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Glenwood Adventure Company puts out an annual guide magazine to Glenwood Springs. The publication pin points all of the best activities for individuals and families and how to go about booking them. Glenwood Adventure Company specializes in whitewater rafting, kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, ATV tours, Off-road Hummer tours, Segway tours, world-class fishing, and accommodation, vacation rental and chalet rental stays in Glenwood Canyon.

Two rivers, the Colorado River and Roaring Fork River, converge in Glenwood Springs. Both are used extensively for recreation by locals, visitors and commercial outfitters. The waters of the Roaring Fork are "Gold Medal" fishing waters. For mountain bike enthusiasts there are quite a few noted mountain bike trails in the Roaring Fork Valley, all requiring fitness and stamina.

Visitors can take a tram up to the geological marvel that was formerly called the Fairy Caves now known as Glenwood Caverns. There is an entire recreation complex on top of the mountain with rides, children's activities, several eating options and an observation deck with a view of the valley. It also includes North America's first Alpine roller coaster, and a Screamin' Swing called the Giant Canyon Swing which swings riders out over the edge of Glenwood Canyon, looking down at the Colorado River, 1300 feet below.

No matter what accommodation you decide to stay in, from snow covered mountain side chalet rentals or more urban vacation rentals, Sunlight Ski resort and Glenwood Spring will not disappoint.

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  • Come & Enjoy a

    Come & Enjoy a

    Glenwood Springs: Vacation Rental
    • 6 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 16
    • #229904
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    Come & enjoy a relaxing time together, away from the hustle & bustle in an authentic mountain town. Glenwood is one of the last true mountain towns that still has the 'Old West' feel, but also has new delicious restaurants.. Christmas just became available - give your family the best Christmas gift ever by staying at the Sunshine Ridge Guest House for Christmas. Relax & have fun this year, without all of the cleaning and rushing. Let us do the work and you can have all of the fun memories. We have had 11 years of experience of making our renters happy; every year is better and better. See our reviews and compare. The house sleeps 18 in beds comfortably but see rates below. 4 King beds and 2 Queens (& a few others). Ask us about discounts for smaller groups of 10 people or less. Also note that the town of Glenwood Springs is getting more exciting every year; you just may see celebrities in town on their way to Aspen (most recently George Clooney) because it is so cool. Make Glenwood your home for a week or weekend & stay at a great mountain home with your family & friends. Very family friendly. The restaurants, shopping & conveniences of Glenwood Springs are just 5 miles away. If you are skiing, the house is on the same road to Sunlight Mt resort, just a few miles down the road. Our 40 acre property is part of a conservation easement protected by the Aspen Valley Land Trust. The house is within a 5 minute drive of Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort, White River National Forest, and unlimited recreational activities from white water rafting to mountain biking to world class fly fishing. Glenwood Hot Springs is only 10 min away as well as the Glenwood Caverns & Amusement Pk. Any time is our favorite times to enjoy Glenwood Springs because of the fabulous colors, great temperatures and... The hot springs & caverns/adventure park are open year round. Of course everyone loves summer because of the sunshine and so many outdoor activities. They also love winter because skiing at Sunlight Ski Mountain is a blast & family friendly. It is our family's favorite place to ski in Colorado. The Sunshine Ridge Guest House is great for an intimate wedding, birthday gift, book club retreat, yoga retreat, corporate retreat, mens golf outing, hiking group, hunting trip, bike tour and of course family gathering. Sit by the fire & play games with family or friends. LOCATION Glenwood Springs was listed as one of the top seven ski towns in Rand McNally & USA Today's issue of 'Best of the Road'. Also... Read what Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Blogger, Mandy Gauldin, Public Relations guru has to say... 'There’s a reason Glenwood Springs was named the Most Fun Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today. It really is fun, and that makes it a great destination for spring breakers. Whether you live on the Front Range and need a staycation, or are coming from out-of-state for your Colorado ski trip, we hope you’ll consider Glenwood Springs. (Any time of the year) here’s a look at what you can do in Glenwood Springs: *In the off-season, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has smaller crowds than you’ll find here in the summer. Our Winter Fun Pass will still be available, and it’s an incredible deal. For just $31 per person, you get a round-trip ride on the Iron Mountain Tramway, or a bus in inclement weather, a 70-minute guided Cave Tour, and unlimited access to the Alpine Coaster, 4D Motion Theater and Laser Tag Arena. You can add lunch at the Lookout Grille.
  • Get the Best of

    Get the Best of

    Glenwood Springs: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 12
    • #230483
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    Get the best of both worlds at this 3BR, 3BA (sleeps 8) Glenwood Springs house. It offers a quiet location just down the road from the Sunlight Ski Area. Desirable amenities like full-size appliances and wood-burning fireplace make it feel like home.. Get the best of both worlds at this 3BR, 3BA (sleeps 8) Glenwood Springs house. It offers a quiet location just down the road from the Sunlight Ski Area. Desirable amenities like full-size appliances and wood-burning fireplace make it feel like home. INSIDE THE HOUSE Pull up the gravel driveway and take in the view of mountains rising up beyond our home. Experience true peace and quiet on the swing overlooking the pond or let your stress melt away in the 6-person hot tub. The house is surrounded by porches and has several patio areas that offer plenty of spots to curl up with a good book or dine out al fresco. From the French doors on the back of the house, you’ll enter into the full laundry room with washer and dryer. The one-car garage with ample storage for ski and winter gear enters into here, too. Beyond that is the main living area, with handsome hardwood floors and seating for 6 around a 60” flat-screen TV. Flex your cooking muscles in the adjacent, updated kitchen with full-size appliances (including a fridge, electric stove/oven and dishwasher), granite counters and lots of counter space for prep. For meals, pull up a chair to the 4-person dining table. The kitchen island seating provides room for 3 more to sit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Off the hall towards the living room sits a powder room and across from it, the steps down to the basement. It’s finished and ready for fun with a den with TV and wet bar, as well as pull-out queen sofa sleeper and a full-over-full bunk bed for extra guests. Guests can also utilize the workout room with TV and large full bath with shower and tub combination. After a day exploring, unwind in the cozy family room, hosting a movie marathon on the 60” TV. Or, make it a quiet night in and cuddle up with a glass of wine in front of the wood-burning fireplace. Upstairs, the spacious master invites you to relax in the sitting area and sleep well in the king bed. Guests can rest easy too in the 2nd bedroom with queen bed and the 3rd bedroom complete with twin day bed and office space. The three bedrooms share a full bath with tub and shower combination and single vanity. OUR LOCATION Just 6 miles from the Sunlight Ski Area but in a quiet location, the condo offers both convenience and privacy. Glenwood Springs is just up the road, about 10 minutes away, with restaurants, bars and shopping. Great for fun and relaxation, the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool (12 minutes) is family-friendly and great for all ages. Experience the old wild west at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (15 minutes). In the warmer months, explore the mountains on numerous hiking and biking trails or unleash your adrenaline whitewater rafting down the Colorado River.

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