Lodging at Powderhorn essentially boils down to three areas: three on-mountain condo blocks, hotels in Grand Junction, and whatever home rental you can find in the greater Grand Mesa halo. Powderhorn is more remote than most other mountains in the state. While it is only 45 minutes from Grand Junction, there just isn't a whole lot to be found between Palisades and the mountain. You will notice there are a fair amount of homes on all sides of the Mountain, but the vast majority of those are full-time residents who commute into the city.
No worries on which place to choose, because there is only one ski in ski out lodging option at Powderhorn. It is the Slopeside at Powderhorn. It is undernew management and just twenty feet from the main lift, and also houses the only restaurant that serves past 600p. They are newly remodeled and ready to be skied into and out of.
There are two sizable condo blocks that are just steps from the slopes. Both are fairly similar in price, size, and amenities. Goldenwoods is just a little bit closer.
Goldenwoods is the next closest place to the hill. Just a short walk of a few yards up the hill and you are in the heart of Western Slope skiing. So close you might even mistake it for ski in ski out.
The Valley View Condos are just a few more steps down the hill from the Powderhorn Base, and all the convenience you can crave in 1 - 2 - 3 bedroom condos. Great for the family or just a couple's getaway.
Your best option here is to get into Grand Junction. PLENTY of hotel options in this good-sized town. Palisades is a little closer and will offer some more unique places to stay, since it is in the heart of Colorado Wine Country.
We are pretty surprised, but we could only find one place that was for rent on VRBO. It is very shiny and a good price for this much space. It'll be about a 2-3 minute drive (depending on traffic) to the mountain's free parking lots from this spot. This will be some of your best value and highest luxury in the area. Might try to grab it before getting anything else.