Aspen Meadows Resort
What We Love
- Bucolic setting on the Roaring Fork River
- Romantic restaurant good enough to draw in visitors from the happening downtown Aspen dining scene
- Large outdoor hot tub overlooking the Roaring Fork River and Red Mountain
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What To Know
- Downtown Aspen is a 1.5-mile walk away, but the hotel provides free shuttle service every half hour
- The resort doubles as a conference center and is often booked with corporate events or weddings
- Pet-friendly, with a $25 nightly fee
- A resort fee of $18 (plus tax) per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On 40 acres just outside of downtown Aspen, this 98-room Bauhaus-style hotel looks like something you might find in downtown Miami, not smack in the middle of the Rockies. Aspen Meadows’ campus of six two-story buildings was designed in the early 1950s by Austrian architect Herbert Bayer, and its stark geometric facades, glass walls and white exteriors manage to fit in perfectly, complementing the mountain vistas, quivering aspen groves and the gurgling rivers through their complete aesthetic detachment from the ecosystem.
Bed & Bath
The hotel’s 98 guestrooms start at 550 square feet, but they feel even roomier, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and large balconies or patios. The sleek whitewashed rooms feature midcentury modern furniture, including Eero Saarinen desks, but accoutrements like flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwave ovens and wired work desks are definitely of the 21st century.
Year-round outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs are a good place to relax after a day spent shredding slopes. After your soak, dinner is served in the airy, window-lined Plato’s. Chef Jason Thompson, one of Aspen’s most highly regarded chefs, serves contemporary American dinners featuring many Colorado-grown ingredients that draw locals away from downtown Aspen’s sceney restaurant hub.
In the Area
When the white stuff flies, Aspen is a mecca for pro skiers and snow bunnies alike. Whether you want to take wide open turns in Highland Bowl, speed down a World Cup downhill course, carve perfect corduroy or hit the X-Games’ halfpipe, Aspen’s four mountains offer terrain for all types of snow riders. Aspen Mountain is a short (and free) shuttle ride from the resort, and a free resort bus service can connect you to Snowmass and Buttermilk, a littler farther down valley. Several notable pieces of art are just a short stroll from your pad, including Bayer’s 19-piece marble garden and a now-unused Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome. Pick up an “experience guide” at the hotel’s front desk. From a modern seat in the Aspen Historical Society’s electric-powered History Coach, you’ll get an info-packed tour of the town’s colorful past as you ride through the streets of downtown and Aspen’s gorgeous West End, including a stop at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum, housed in a Queen Anne–style former mansion.
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One of my favorite stays so far! So beautiful and surprising. Loved everything from the room, to the courtyard. Not to forget the delicious breakfast!! Everything is so clean and staff was super friendly! Hope to stay again soon
The Meadows is a great place to visit. My stay was excellent. It is a great place to enjoy the setting and be a peace. The staff is great. Food is fabulous. wonderful to meditate, think and just be. I look forward to my next visit.
A true escape surrounded by acres of trees and nature. If you like nice views and a tranquil environment this place is for you. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, simple in design. Comfortable beds and nice bedding. Floor to ceiling windows bringing the outside in. Occasional wildlife viewings a plus. Complimentary 24 hour shuttle was really great. Tracy Mosher and Liz Pellerin were excellent to work with. Friendly welcome from Andreu and very kind exceptional service from Angel.
An unusual and very special place to stay.
It was snowing/raining when I checked in and the valet took me to my room in a large covered golf cart. The free shuttle took me down town. The room was spacious. the buffet breakfast was worth the price and they gave me the best table in the house so I could look at the snow covered mountains the next morning.
Our stay was excellent but our reservation was either lost or delayed by a 3rd party (Hotels.com) making check-in very inconvenient. The staff however was very accommodating and offered us coupons for complimentary drinks.