Originally built in 1889, this former church rcectory underwent a transformation into a boutique hotel in 2012. Sandwiched between the tiny town of Green Mountain Falls and the Pikes Peak foothills, the location is just about ideal, and the rooms are stunners as well. History meshes nicely with contemporary touches, with well-chosen antiques alongside modern art. The staff is hands-off: Guests pick up their keys from a lockbox, and may never encounter an employee face-to-face. The low-key approach works nicely, as this is a place designed for relaxation, from the wraparound porch, lined with rocking chairs, to the fire pit, surrounded by recycled chairs and aspen trees.