Hotel of the week
The Elizabeth Hotel
Fort Collins, Colo.
This modern luxury property is a musician’s paradise, said Joshua Berman in The Denver Post. Besides having a live-music bar, the 164-room Elizabeth Hotel features a guitar-lending library full of high-end stringed instruments guests can strum in the lobby or sign out for a jam in their rooms. When my friend and I were in town to see a bluegrass show, we pregamed with some moonshine, a Heartland top-tension banjo, and a top-of-the-line, $5,500 Collings MF-GT F-style mandolin. “It’s hard to overstate the kids-in-a-candy-store feelings that were washing over us.”
theelizabethcolorado.com; doubles from $200
Last-minute travel deals
Springtime in Rhode Island
Check in at Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina in Rhode Island in May and get a big spring discount. Rooms start at $239 a night at the Goat Island property, compared with $629 a night during the high summer season.
Explore the Last Frontier
Save up to $4,000 on an eight-day cruise around Alaska’s Prince William Sound with Offshore Outpost Expeditions. A June 3 departure, for example, starts at $5,900. Mention The Week when booking, and call by May 15.
Greetings from Asbury Park
The Asbury Hotel, a boutique, rock-’n’-roll-themed property on the New Jersey shore, is offering free second nights through May 24. A two-night midweek stay in mid-May costs just $136. Book using promo code 2For1.