Take a swim in the year-round heated outdoor pool, then warm up beside your in-room fireplace at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch (from $195), where lodge-inspired rooms feature stone detailing and dark wood beams. You'll save around $70 a night by booking this month rather than prime ski season in December. Stop into the hotel’s three-year-old Spago outpost for a pre-dinner cocktail between five and seven, when well drinks are just $3.
Escape mountain kitsch at the Park Hyatt (from $159), a 190-room hotel that underwent a $26 million overhaul in November 2008. Off season nightly rates are $50 to $100 lower, on average. The minimalist rooms are done up in neutral shades of gray and beige, while a massive elk-horn chandelier in the lobby lends a rustic feel.
Find little Germany in the midst of the Colorado mountains at Sonnenalp, a sprawling hotel that includes hand-carved furniture, windowsill flower boxes, and a staff clad in Bavarian dirndls and wool vests. Though rates can climb over $400 a night in December, rooms start at $245 in the off-season. The spot provides welcome winter-weather perks, like heated bathroom floors and plush goose-down Frette duvets.