With outside entry and upgraded amenities, these cool motels have become preferred pandemic lodging.

The wide-open spaces and natural grandeur of Colorado have made it a favorite destination for road-trippers easing out onto the highways this summer. Lucky for them, the state also happens to be home to some of the West’s best motels, a category of lodging that has gained in popularity over the past year due to the simple fact that rooms open straight outside, giving guests easy access to fresh air.

From the 2021 Gardening Issue

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