10 Hotels in Colorado Similar to The Jane Motel from Motel Makeover
I’m not sure why, but I absolutely fell in love with Motel Makeover on Netflix. The show follows two Millennial hoteliers who purchase old motels and renovate them into a bougie, sexy and fun new aesthetic. These entrepreneurs are from Canada and the original Jane Motel is located on Prince Edward Island, yes the island where Anne Of Green Gables takes place. In the one season series, it follows their adventures in renovating a bigger motel that had seen its heyday in the early 70’s.
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What they didn’t know at the beginning of the show was that they would also be renovating their new motel during the beginning of a global pandemic. I’m now excited to visit Sauble Beach which is the location of the second motel. It looks stunning. It will be awhile before I can go because COVID won’t let us win so I thought I would share some hotels and motels in Colorado that have a similar vibe. Some I’ve stayed at before and others I know about. Enjoy the list!
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10 Hotels in Colorado Similar to The Jane Motel
One of my favorite things to do when I visit other places is to stay in unique spaces which are hopefully locally owned. After getting addicted to Motel Makeover, I thought that it would be fun to share 10 Colorado local hotels that I have stayed at or know of with a similar aesthetic to The Jane Motel
- The Bivvi Hostel in Breckenridge and Telluride, CO-The Bivvi Hostel is short for the Bivouac Hostel. I’ve stayed so many times that it’s a little hilarious to me how much I love this place. It now has two venues, one in Breckenridge, Colorado and the other in Telluride, Colorado. Because it’s a hybrid hostel/hotel with a splash of bouginess it strikes a wonderful balance between a beautiful ski mountain aesthetic and community. I’ve met amazing people on every stay soak in the hot tub (my favorite is the Breckenridge hot tube with a view of Breckenridge Ski Mountain) have a glass of wine in front of the fire place and get work done. The Breckenridge location also provides a cooked breakfast as part of the cost.
- The Stay Amigo in Salida, CO I’d heard about The Stay Amigo for a year or two before I drove down to Salida for a stay. It is the cutest place and like The Jane Motel is a renovated motel. I stayed during COVID summer 2020 and opted for one of the Airstreams. It was so cute and cozy and of course I had to soak in the hot tub. The Stay Amigo was a quick 10 minute walk to downtown Salida which has the largest historic downtown in the state of Colorado.
- Spoke and Vine in Palisade, CO I’m planning on taking my mom to the Lavender Festival this June in Palisade, Colorado. In addition to have fantastic Palisade Peaches that give Georgia Peaches a run for their money, there’s also a Lavender festival each year. Since I won’t be going to France for their lavender festival anytime soon, I’m looking forward to staying at the Spoke and Vine during this trip. I also love that they provide cruiser bikes for their guests.
- Kinship Landing Colorado Springs, CO I don’t visit Colorado Springs as often as you would think someone would who lives 45 minutes away. It’s a great town and has a lot to offer. The next time I have the crazy idea to do the Manitou Incline, I’m going to stay at Kinship Landing while I recover from the physical trauma. Or, I’ll stay for a night as I head down to The Royal Gorge Bridge and Colorado’s wine region. Yes, we have a wine region.
- The Pad Hotel Silverthorne, CO While I love the area in and around Silverthorne, I’ve never stayed in town. A new facility
- Gravity Haus-Breckenridge/Winter Park/and Vail-I’ve only stayed at the Gravity Haus Breckenridge location. What’s interesting about Gravity Haus is that it’s part of a membership community for outdoor enthusiasts. In the interest of full-disclosure, I’m a member of Gravity Haus. It’s likely that I probably won’t stay at the Vail location because I prefer other mountain towns to Vail. But, I am very likely to stay at the Winter Park location as well. These spaces are cute, cozy and really dog friendly. I’m not a huge pet person, but I do like dogs so this doesn’t bother me.
- The Armstrong Hotel Fort Collins, CO-I don’t visit Fort Collins often enough. It’s a beautiful little town that still reminds me of what Denver and Boulder used to be like when I was younger. For travelers looking to visit a smaller city and then access our neighbors to the north (specifically Wyoming and Montana) spending a couple of days in Fort Collins is a great place to start.
- Basecamp Hotel Boulder, CO Boulder is an interesting town as it sometimes feels like there are either 5 Star hotels like the St. Julian or weird divey hotels and motels that continue to exist despite how awful they are. Basecamp Hotel is within walking distance to Pearl Street Mall and well-appointed for visitors to Boulder. The prices and the experience in the space are competitive and I’m looking forward to going on a staycation there sometime this Spring.
- Vail Bunkhouse Minturn, CO I’m going to be honest and say that Vail isn’t one of my favorite mountain towns. I have that local’s preference and prejudice towards certain mountain towns. It’s a thing. But, I’m absolutely looking forward to a quick visit while staying at the Vail Bunkhouse which is a hybrid bougie hostel/hotel experience. I’ve only heard good things about it and I’m looking forward to checking it out.
- Basecamp 550 Ridgeway, CO If you’re looking for a glamping spot, Basecamp 550 located near both Ouray and Telluride, Colorado is on my must visit list. I’ve wanted to go glamping for awhile but was looking for the right location. This region of Colorado is actually my favorite part of the state and has so much to offer. The food is good too.