Glenwood Springs lodging stats up through winter months
Glenwood Springs joined its upvalley tourism neighbors in recording a solid mid-winter and early spring season when it came to occupying local lodges with visitors.
The winter months typically pale in comparison to Glenwood’s summer tourism season. However, Glenwood Springs hotels and motels that are included in the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report saw 60.5% occupancy through the first three months of 2019.
That was up from 56.5% occupancy for the first quarter of 2018, according to the monthly report provided to Glenwood Springs tourism officials.
Overnight stays this winter also brought in more dollars than last year. The report indicated the average daily room rate was $132.76 this season, compared to $128.98 for the first quarter of 2018.
Actual revenue per available room was $80.36 per night, compared to $72.83 for the same period last year.
In March alone, Glenwood Springs had 70.1% of its rooms occupied, which was in the ball park with Vail (74.5%) and even higher than Telluride (63.2%), according to the RML Report.
In April, after the Glenwood area’s only ski resort, Sunlight Mountain, had closed for the season, the occupancy rate fell to 53.7%.
That was still better than all of the more-traditional ski resort markets in the RML Report, including Aspen (45.1%), Vail (33.6%), Steamboat Springs (38.5%), Telluride (34.3%) and Breckenridge (40.9%).
For purposes of reporting, Glenwood Springs is not included along with the resort markets. Rather, it is listed among markets including Grand Junction, Craig, Durango, Estes Park, Longmont, Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
We’re encouraging everyone to support our local small businesses by shopping and dining safely this fall and winter at our local boutiques and restaurants. By supporting local businesses, you’re helping our economy to grow and…