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
- 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
This is probably the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. I was here for 5 nights for a conference. I had no heat the first night- had to call in the middle of the night to have maintenance come. Once it was fixed, I couldn't adjust the heat the entire time I was there, The room looks like it hasn't been changed in 50 years. Peg boards are used for the headboard. Cords everywhere running up the wall to connect to the light over the table. The bed had an old worn wool army surplus blanket on it. No duvet or comforter. My bathroom had no shower curtain. I stopped by the front desk and asked to have one put up. The front desk person said she'd let housekeeping know but she couldn't guarantee anything. Seriously?! Sure enough no shower curtain came. Day 3 I finally found the maid and she brought me one. The outside walkways were filthy- I had a dirty bandaid outside of my room door the entire week. My colleague had a powdered donut outside of his room for all 5 days. He also had a large bucket in his bathroom that collected dripping water from the ceiling. The elevator was also rickety and dirty. The walls are very thin. I could hear my neighbors- not just hear them but make out every word they were saying. When it came time to leave there were 20 plus people who had all signed up for the shuttle to the airport. The shuttle stops first at the neighboring Westin resort. When it pulled up to our hotel it was already full. What's the point of making a reservation if they don't take into account the number of people needing a ride? People were pretty unhappy and Uber was 30 plus minutes out. I would never stay here again. Terrible hotel and terrible customer service.
The only reason this place gets any business is because of the lower prices. What they don’t tell you is they slap on $200 worth of fees at the end of your stay without telling you. We were surprised to learn we had to pay $15 per day for parking when we arrived, but accepted it. Each day we were left with a parking ticket on the window, even though they had our license plate number. They need a better system. Upon arrival they moved us to a “better” room because they weren’t busy, which was pretty old and rundown. There were hairs on the shower walls and it smelled. Overnight we were awakened multiple times by loud banging, which we decided was the heat kicking on and the pipes shaking. We were never told about complimentary breakfast. It advertises that it is ski in/ski out but that is not the case... it was a hike across the village to the slopes. The only good thing about this place was the pool/hot tub. We will NOT be returning.
This is one of the poorest hotels I have ever stayed at. The cost per night is exorbitant at the least. Rooms are basic to put it nicely. If I compare the accommodation one can get for the same price elsewhere the wildwood is not even in the same league. The only thing keeping this place going is it’s position to the ski slope. I cant actually believe the owners can sleep at night charging what they charge for what you get.
Terrible, we arrived a day late due to east coast storm. We were part of a larger group for ski racers. We called ahead to tell them not to book our room as we would be there one day late. Yep, they did anyway and acted rude about getting us a room. OK, we got a room nowhere near the rest of our group. We arrived to find the tub full of water, hmm. Clean, probably not. The next day, no towels and had to call. Snow removal on main walkways not done in many places. The place is kinda trashy and the service is lax at best.
Day 3, arrived after a full day of skiing to find our door unlocked and open slightly. Our room had been cleaned and serviced. Staff could not explain why. Wow, really don’t come here.
Very basic hotel for a lot of money. Location is great, but expect to pay additional for resort fee and parking. Great and friendly staff but place is run down; uncomfortable bed. Stay with eyes wide open.