What We Love
- Kitschy retro-mod design and art throughout
- Steamy outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs for après soaking
- Steps from Snowmass Village Mall and ski lifts
- The house bar serves the full line up of Colorado-brewed New Belgium beers
What To Know
- A $20 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- This new hotel is a $12 million top-to-bottom renovation of a 1970s lodge
- Lower floor rooms pick up some ski boot clomping noise in mornings
- Expect a few kinks while this new hotel hits its stride; still service is DIY — no ski valet or room service and bellhop is hit or miss
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Designers Carlton DeWoody and Eric Adolfson, the men behind the Wildwood’s funky style, studied ski lodges from the 1960s through the 1980s – what they considered the iconic decades of ski lodge design culture. The result is a hip new boutique hotel that’s half western lodge and half 1970s rec room, with natural wood beams and light fixtures complementing blocky turquoise, blue and green furnishings, and Pueblo-inspired patterns. Special attention was paid to a large open lobby lounge and bar area where it’s all about hanging out – there are board games and shelves lined with old pictorial history books and eclectic interpretations of traditional ski photography and mountain landscape paintings.
Bed & Bath
The retro design scheme continues in guestrooms, with a single strip of bold blue splashed across walls hung with wonderfully kitschy faux art. Digs are a tad small, especially when traveling with snow gear, but feature creative built-in ski and snowboard storage and a small table with chairs; large flat-screens and iPhone / iPod docks are standard. Beds are accented with western-patterned pillows atop silky soft duvets, while colorful curtains efficiently block light if you’re not rising early for a powder day. Frill-free Bathrooms get the job done.
Separating the two large lobby lounge areas, the very blue Bar at Wildwood doubles as the house restaurant, serving innovative pub fare (try the pizza with braised short ribs, mushrooms and spinach) and a host of New Belgium Brewing Company beers on draft. Fat Tire is standard issue, but don’t be afraid to dive into the hoppy Ranger IPA Imperial or the deliciously heavy Coffee Chocolate Stout (10% ABV!). Another bonus: The outdoor swimming pool is heated and remains open year-round, while two hot tubs offer post ski soaking under the stars.
How to Get There
I am giving this hotel a 2 because the bed was okay & the view was pretty. This hotel is badly need of a renovation. There is no air conditioner so you cant close the window to drown out the street noise. The bathroom was a mess. Huge scratches in the tub, old rusted soap holder, & a big hole in the floor. The lighting on the outside of the room was really poor.
I’ve stayed at Wildwood several times while visiting the Village, and each time has been slightly disappointing. The rooms look cheap and aren’t all that clean, and, apparently, the hotel doesn’t have AC (which isn’t mentioned on their website or upon check-in). This wouldn’t be a problem in the winter, but a stuffy, 80 degree room in the August heat is a no-go. Overall, I’d suggest biting the bullet and paying a little bit more to stay at one of the surrounding hotels. Wildwood is disappointing.
We had a Groupon for our stay, and we did not read the reviews here until it was too late cancel. Based on the reviews, we did not expect too much; but we were pleasantly surprised. The location is great; the staff was helpful and friendly; the room was clean with amenities like a refrigerator, a Keurig coffee maker, a hair dryer, etc.
I think we were lucky in that our room was located on the 4th (top) floor and on the side nearest the public parking lots, making it quiet with a view of lovely aspen trees.
The Wildwood is getting sort of old and could use a little modernization – like air conditioning in the summer – but we found it to be a very pleasant place.