The hotel re-opened after a complete renovation in December 2012
Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen ski lift is a six-block walk — or a free SUV ride — away
A $33 resort fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout; includes parking and WiFi
Parking on site
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An Aspen legend pairing Victorian details with eclectic art, primo service and farm-to-table fare
This Victorian hotel brought a touch of glamour to this rough-and-tumble mining town when it opened in 1889, and it sparkles even more today. A multimillion dollar 2012 renovation changed nearly everything — save the red brick façade, the beloved J-Bar and a handful of heritage pieces — but the overall effect is traditional. That huge portrait of Jerome P. Wheeler that resides over the refurbished wood and marble fireplace wasn’t there before — but it might have been. And modern artworks, such as The Water Boy, a rendering of the ghost said to haunt the hotel, blend seamlessly with antiques, including a vintage American flag and century-old mining helmets.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are refreshed, from the wood moldings down to the carpets, but they maintain a mining-era feel, thanks to old-fashioned luggage trunks that double as dressers, tweed wallpaper and burnished leather beds. Oil paintings of local scenery and black-and-white photos of Native American chiefs add a sense of place, and every room comes with all the necessary mod cons: iPads, Nespresso machines and flat-screen televisions discreetly hung in gold frames. The bathrooms, with double vanities, deep soaking tubs and separate showers, are palatial and come stocked with custom products infused with artemisia and black spruce.
The J-Bar, with its tin ceiling, Chippendale chinoiserie bar and saloon-like vibe, is Aspen’s favorite watering hole, and the place to go for a burger and a beer — or for the legendary Aspen Crud: five scoops of vanilla ice cream and three shots of bourbon whipped into a milkshake and served in a tin mug. For après-ski, the swanky but still casual Living Room steals a page from Ralph Lauren with plaid and paisley aplenty. Dominated by a vast pear mural, the cream-colored, 65-seat Prospect applies the farm-to-table ideology to hearty mountain grub, such as meatballs with polenta and Sunday gravy. There’s also a game room, with Yahtzee, Monopoly, an XBox360, PS3 and a decent-size gym on the second floor, plus a tiny but excellent spa in the basement.
In the Area
Matsuhisa Aspen, just across the street from the Jerome, has the best sushi in town, plus miso black cod and Chilean sea bass with black truffles. Book a table well in advance during peak season. The sleek, Bentel & Bentel–designed Element 47, the new restaurant at the Little Nell, pairs prettily plated locally grown fare (such as anjou pear agnolotti with Colorado Kobe) with a stellar wine list. Grab a seat at the kitchen bar to watch the action at the Chef’s Club, a collaboration of a rotating roster of chefs, Food & Wine and mixologist Jim Meehan. For strong margaritas, more than 100 tequilas and mezcals, and Latin dance parties, hit Jimmy’s. If you want to work for your calories, sign up for a ski tour out to Pine Creek Cookhouse for smoked trout, wild game and raclette.
Hotel Jerome, An Auberge Resort
330 E Main Street
Aspen, Colorado 81611
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Hotel Jerome, A RockResort is Aspen, CO (ASE-Pitkin County) - 5 km / 3.1 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.