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