Bristol is one of the best known hotels in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A boutique hotel with a homey atmosphere, it was built by – and named after – Evertt Bristol, a local bigwig, in 1948. Its distinctive clapperboard exterior is soon to disappear, however, according to the Steamboat Pilot & Today. The plan is to replace it with a bricks-and-mortar facade, which will make it more in keeping with the rest of the buildings on Lincoln Avenue. The work is being carried out by the Mountain Architecture Design Group, though the lobby and rooms, in Western style, will remain.