Travel After 50: Six places to stay & unplug
Find the antidote for your digital overload at these tantalizingly low-tech Colorado getaways, where unplugging is the surest way to recharge your battery.
THE SHANGRI-LA INN AT GAIA’S FARM & GARDENS
Stop and smell the flowers at this sweetly bohemian B&B, nestled on an organic farm at the cusp of Poudre Canyon. Soak in a private hot tub, indulge in body therapies ranging from Reiki to aromatherapy and take in mountain views that offer their own form of holistic healing.
Don’t Miss: The rave-worthy gourmet breakfast featuring ingredients fresh-picked from the garden.
PASS CREEK YURT
Near Pagosa Springs
Trade the glow of your iPhone for insanely bright moonlight at this backcountry hideaway just below the Continental Divide, accessed by a one-mile hike or bike ride (or three-mile cross-country ski in winter from Wolf Creek Ski Area). There are no power outlets, the provisions are charmingly simple and it’s so quiet you could hear a pine needle drop. And with space for six, it’s perfect for a tech-free family vacay (sorry, kids).
Don’t Miss: The abundance of outdoor recreation — from mountain biking to snowshoeing — is like having your own personal state park.
CLAREMONT INN & WINERY
Blissfully removed from the guidebook go-tos, this 10-room inn sits in the remote, rolling hills of Kit Carson County, 150 miles east of Denver. Take your country breakfast in bed, sip small-batch wines handcrafted on-site or simply catch up on that book (or three) you’ve been meaning to read.
Don’t Miss: Cooking weekends let guests glean techniques from the in-house chef and make gourmet meals from scratch.
BADGER CREEK RANCH
Cowboy life calling you? Mosey onto this sustainable ranch, where you can join cattle drives, help ranchers check fences or take long, peaceful horseback rides through some of Colorado’s prettiest country. At night, cozy up on the front porch of the eight-guest bunkhouse to count shooting stars.
Don’t Miss: Cañon City is an angler’s paradise, and the fish are always biting in the nearby Arkansas River.
CHIPETA SOLAR SPRINGS RESORT
Who says off-the-grid can’t be luxe? Tucked away in the ruggedly beautiful San Juan Mountains, this adobe-style sanctuary has 29 handsome guest rooms, two spring-fed thermal pools and a full-service spa with cedar sauna and complimentary yoga for lodge guests.
Don’t Miss: Cocktails at the rooftop Sky Bar amid views that seem straight out of a Western, because they are: “True Grit” was filmed nearby in 1969.
THE HISTORIC POOR FARM
The founders of DRAM Apothecary, makers of wild-foraged cocktail bitters, recently gave this historic property a top-to-toe revamp. The result is a dreamy vision of the Old West spiked with modern comforts. Even better, guests get private access to the Arkansas River and Mount Ouray State Wildlife Area.
Don’t Miss: The DIY coffee and tea station stocked with DRAM products.
This article originally appeared on Colorado.com. Visit the site to learn more about things to see and do around Colorado.