In the calmness of western Colorado lies a wildlife retreat where urban dwellers can reconnect with nature in a most luxurious setting. Here, a 23,000-acre parcel of unspoiled land belongs to the all-inclusive Kessler Canyon, lying in the shadow of the magnificent Rocky Mountains and less than an hour east of Grand Junction. Intimate rooms with a contemporary western flair are divided among a collection of guesthouses and a singular homestead, with many enjoying views of the placid lake, creek or hillsides. Evenings are spent with fellow guests around the outdoor fireplace that dominates a cozy wraparound porch. On chilly nights, find your way to the hot tub or enjoy an aperitif while swapping stories with other Kessler Canyon dwellers.