Westin Riverfront

An ecocentric option that is worth the trip
Westin Riverfront, Avon, Colo.

Set along the banks of the Eagle River, the year-old Westin’s 210 rooms range from studios to three-bedrooms, with custom kitchens, marble bathrooms and gas fireplaces. Floor to ceiling windows let tons of light in—and keep heating costs down. Other green touches include recycling bins in guestrooms, low-flow faucets and showerheads and preferred parking for electric or hybrid cars. A 25-meter outdoor lap pool and infinity hot tubs use a saline-based filtration system that requires 90 percent less chlorine than a typical pool. True, it’s not slopeside: Skiers board the new Riverfront Express Gondola to Beaver Creek Landing, then a free shuttle to the village or Lower Beaver Creek chair. But the thought put into this new hotel makes it worth the journey.

$249–$1,400; riverfrontresortandspa.com