Inn at Lost Creek, Telluride, Colorado $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
Don't let the rustic design of native stone, weathered timber, and copper accents mislead you. The Inn's mandate is luxury. The service is Telluride's finest, exemplified by valet parkers who stock your rental car with bottled water and granola bars for the return drive to the Montrose airport. In fact, with only 32 rooms to look after, the ski valet, bellman, and concierge are usually free and eager to help with even the tiniest details. ("Sure, we can round up some waterproof gloves for you, miss.") Because it's located inside the Mountain Village, that ski valet gets usedski-in, ski-out service is the real deal. The spa's rooftop area can be reserved for total privacy, the ultimate province for honeymooners and romantics. But the finest touch here may be the fireplace in each suite, which is no small achievement: Burning permits here are rare and expensive.