From Aspen to Carbondale, these 11 top hotels invite you to rest your head in style.
Aspen Street Lodge’s penthouse living room.
This 88-room slopeside hot spot is a mix of old and new Aspen. Designed by local architecture firm Rowland+Broughton, the exterior is a modern interpretation of iconic ski chalets. Colorful, ubercontemporary interiors scream fun, while luxe guest rooms—some with custom bunk bed systems— offer respite. Rooftop WET Deck, including a pool, hot tub, fire pits, bar and DJ, is an all-season party scene. 550 Spring St., 970.431.0800
Cementing its reputation for high-level everything, this Relais & Chateaux hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain is a stunner. Seek out The Board Room, a private speakeasy hidden behind a bookshelf (you need a password to enter), the winter Wine Bar inspired by Paris, NYC and Beverly Hills bars, and dinner at Element 47. Lounge in the newly renovated Living Room by Luis Bustamante Interior Design of Spain. 675 E. Durant Ave., 970.920.4600
This low-key resort hotel (recently taken over by Salamander Hotels & Resorts) on the Aspen Institute campus embodies local Bauhaus character. Key buildings, including the Walter Isaacson Center, feature expanses of glass, cantilevered balconies and simple geometric shapes. Ninetyeight guest suites are slated for a refresh this fall by Florida-based Suomi Design Works. 845 Meadows Road, 855.516.1090
A recent expansion-renovation of Aspen’s historic 1889 crown jewel by Rowland+Broughton Architects included a new contemporary residential suites building, the redesign of the central courtyard-pool- dining area and the transformation of the neighboring historic Aspen Times Building into the popular Bad Harriet speakeasy. 330 E. Main St., 855.331.7213
Local architects Forum Phi designed the four-level lodge to mesh with its surroundings, specifying light stone and charred shou sugi ban wood for the exterior. Dallas interior designer Debra Owens outfitted the nine bedrooms and two-bedroom penthouse with uniquely playful furnishings. Amenities include a rooftop patio with a hot tub and pool. 200 S. Aspen St., 970.989.3090
Against a natural palette mixed with earthy wood tones, NYC-based Stonehill Taylor’s custom design detailing references Aspen’s active mountain lifestyle. Layered textures and natural materials combine with metallic accents. Hints of bright color add a contemporary aesthetic. In addition to all 126 rooms and suites, the renovation touches the lobby, bar and lounge. 355 S. Monarch St., 970.925.3025
Just steps away from Aspen’s signature slopes, this classic hotel features 179 alpine-chic rooms and suites with custom furnishings and marble bathrooms. Don’t miss the “rustic elegant” Velvet Buck restaurant or a dip in the “confluence” (warm and cool dip pools and waterfall walls) at the 1,500-square-foot Remède Spa. 315 E. Dean St., 970.920.6783
A recent multimillion-dollar renovation refreshed this ski-in, ski-out hotel from top to bottom. Guest rooms emphasize color and comfort; public spaces shine. Highlights include the new ayurvedic-focused Lupine Spa and tavern-style Stark’s Alpine Grill. The stunning Lobby Bar overlooks the village and slopes. 100 Elbert Lane, Snowmass Village, 888.236.2427
Wildwood’s new cozy-chic interior design concept features ’60s retro-style furnishings and an edgy color palette. A new restaurant and beer hall, aptly named Last Chair, was inspired by the alpine setting. Lounge seating, corner and fireside tables are popular. 40 Elbert Lane, Snowmass Village, 970.923.8400
W Hotel’s stacked queen bunk guest room
Elevating Snowmass accommodations to the luxury level, this ski-in, ski-out hotel’s LEED Gold certification also emphasizes its environmental consciousness. Original design by Denver’s OZ Architecture and Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston International suits the surroundings. Year-round amenities include the heated slopeside pool and Nest bar, a 7,000-square-foot spa and Richard Sandoval’s Toro Kitchen & Lounge. 130 Wood Road, 970.923.8000
Hotel Jerome offers an array of suites and guest rooms.
Within the sustainably minded craft Marble Distilling Company, this boutique luxury inn features five deluxe suites with all the comforts, along with contemporary details from rain showers to minibars. Make the 39-mile drive downvalley from Aspen for cocktails and spend the night. 150 Main St., Carbondale, 970.963.7008
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