What We Love
- Ski-in, ski-out spa treatments (30 minutes or less), complete with a breezy lunch
- It’s the first luxe property in Colorado to gain LEED Gold status
- Complimentary pick-ups and drop-offs from Aspen Pitkin Airport
What To Know
- The residences here (except studios) are equipped with washer/dryers
- The year-round heated pool is available for sunrise and late night swims
- Most rooms have gas fireplaces and private balconies
- The hotel’s executive chef leads cooking and cocktail lessons, for an additional price
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Though there’s a distinctly kid-friendly vibe at this slope-side hangout (full service kitchens give families room to spread out and settle in), it’s clear the Viceroy didn’t sacrifice style for utility. The handsome mountain residences, sprinkled with sophisticated accents like faux-fur blankets, motion-sensor thermostats, and rainwater shower heads, are the works of Amanresort alum Jean-Michel Gathy. That unfussy elegance is also on display at the hotel’s two restaurants: Eight K incorporates locally sourced and organic ingredients for its elevated comfort food, while Nest Public House, nestled between the slopes and the pool, offers more a casual pub-style experience and serves up over 50 Colorado craft beer varieties. Another creative example of its lean green conscience: the hotel swapped minibars with stainless steel thermoses and offers free refreshment stations across the property. But rest assured, not all the après-ski options are so sanctimonious: the 7,000-square-foot chrome-and-glass spa offers an encyclopedic menu of Native American-inspired treatments.
In the Area
Snowmass and its newly developed village, a growing collection of shops and restaurants, are a far more laid-back alternative to the glitz and glamour of Aspen, though the latter is just a 25-minute (free) shuttle bus ride away. But you’re likely here for the star player, the resort’s eponymous 4,400-foot mountain, littered with 91 trails, 21 chairlifts, and a dizzying variety of glades, steeps and half-pipes. If you’re summering here, outdoor adventures include hiking or biking through the wildflowers and Aspen groves of the Central Colorado Rocky Mountains—or exploring via hot air balloon, if you’re feeling especially flush.
How to Get There
I have stayed at the Viceroy for 4 years now. From previous years I was blown away by the staff, facilities, and food. It would be fair to say that I have high expectations when going to this hotel. I even talked up the services to fellow co-workers who would be attending with me. This year was disappointing. On check in we noticed that our co-workers were sitting with their luggage in the lobby. they told us that their room was not ready. When we tried to check in our room was also not read, but, we were assured that it was "priority". As we all sit in a full lobby with other guests and their belongings it is clear that all of us are "Priority", so might as well get comfortable waiting with our luggage. Our room was clean but did not feel as aw inspiring as in years past with shining surfaces. A bath rug with a turned up coroner was in the entrance to the guest room in our suit (We just through it in the closet rather than deal with it as a tripping hazard). the final straw that made me think that things were going down hill was on a catered lunch provided by Toro. some of the meat that was brought in was undercooked and raw. with me being 5 months pregnant I did not appreciate that I could have consumed raw meat that was smothered in BBQ. Thankfully the issue was addressed and no one in our group ate raw chicken, but we ended up just eating snacks in our room rather than a catered meal. something must have changed at the Viceroy and if I go back next year I will be brining backup food just in case we have the same issue.
Room was well equipped and laid out. View of construction. The room service food was very poor. To top it off we had a package that included breakfast. Had to fight numerous times in order for the hotel to charges for the breakfast off our bill. The manager was argumentative and difficult. Would not stay here again--instead the Limelight next door.
The hotel was very warm and cozy despite not being in season. I only wish I could have seen the area during its peek season. If in the future I have an opportunity to return to Snowmass, I will definitely be staying at the Viceroy.