Trailborn to launch debut brand in the Rocky Mountains

US: Trailborn, a hospitality brand under investment and development company Castle Peak Holdings, will open its debut property in the Rocky Mountains on 1 December 2023.

Trailborn Rocky Mountains is located in the centre of downtown Estes Park, Colorado, at the eastern entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The property has been designed by Venice Beach-based architecture firm Electric Bowery.

The campus includes 86 hotel rooms across two properties (Trailborn Rocky Mountains and Rocky Mountains Outpost), a restaurant, bar and cafe, two retail markets, two seasonal pools, and communal fire pits. 

Rooms come in a variety of layouts, including king, double queen, bunk, adjoining rooms and a deluxe suite. Each room is stocked with a lightweight portable cooler, a mini fridge, a Fellow tea kettle, Huck x Trailborn artisan instant coffee, Tivoli bluetooth radios, Grown Alchemist bath products, and Barebones lanterns. Select rooms have private balconies with additional seating.

The lobby lounges of both buildings feature fireplaces, books and boardgames, and outdoor communal areas. The Market in each lobby offers a curated selection of grab-and-go snacks and beverages, outdoor goods, and Trailborn-branded items. Complimentary branded bikes and additional concierge services are also available.

Casa Colina is the first bar and restaurant by Trailborn, serving a Mexican-American menu for breakfast and dinner. Whilst the restaurant will close during the afternoon, lunch to-go options will be available. 

“Trailborn was founded on the belief that life should be an adventure, and we’re making this a reality by creating one-of-a-kind hotels that are the perfect home base for exploring the most extraordinary outdoor destinations,” said Mike Weiss, co-CEO and co-founder of Trailborn. “Each Trailborn is rooted in its unique location – thoughtfully designed, brought to life by carefully-crafted touches and memorable experiences, and placed alongside national parks, beaches, mountain towns, and other natural wonders. We’re thrilled to officially unveil our first Trailborn property in a locale as iconic as Rocky Mountain National Park.”

Ben Weinberg, co-CEO and co-founder of Trailborn, added: “Outdoor travel and national park visitation have skyrocketed in recent years, but accommodations in these destinations have not kept up with travellers’ preferences. Trailborn is delivering something new – thoughtful design, curated amenities and activities, and vibrant  bar and restaurant concepts to provide a consistently amazing, yet locally-authentic experience at each of our hotels. We’re excited to be the first to introduce this type of hospitality experience in places where we know travellers are looking for it.”

A portion of proceeds from each reservation will be donated to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy to support local land conservation efforts. Additionally, in partnership with the town of Estes Park, Colorado, Trailborn Rocky Mountains and Rocky Mountains Outpost will source the majority of its energy from non-carbon, renewable sources.

Additional Trailborn hotels will follow in Mendocino, California; the Grand Canyon; Highlands, North Carolina; and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

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