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
We just finished the Snowmass Trail Ragnar race and wanted a nice quiet place to stay. I wish I read reviews before booking. Front desk staff was short and rude. She was not made to be in hospitality. Entering the room it was extremely hot. Yes it was 70 degrees outside but the room was 85 and after running a 2 day race in the dirt I thought I would be walking into a cool room. I found out that none of the rooms have AC, instead they gave you a plug in fan..... Really! Of course needed to shower after the race and the bathroom floor titles were missing or cracked. This made me look more around the room to see what else was broken to make sure I'm not getting charged. The wooden blinds pull system was broken, the ribbon that holds the blinds to each other was shredded, the curtains wouldn't close all the way, and some of the outlets didn't work at all. As the night progressed we hoped that the room would cool down with the fan. Not the case. It never got below 80 degrees. On top of a hot room you had to listen to other drunk guest fighting until 2 am saying "F You" because you couldn't shut the windows due to the room being extremely hot. The bed, bedding, towels, lighting, and a room as a whole is old, out dated, and needs to be upgraded. I would never stay here again. Worse night ever. I was to a point of leaving at 11pm due to the drunk guest fighting and the hot room
Not the most ammenity filled place, but reasonable for the price. I mostly just need a place to rest my head at night and this place does the job. The bar is decent and has pretty decent food. Location is great for skiing of course.
When I went to check in at the Wildwood I was ill after travelling and needing to lie down, only to be told (by very nasty and rude staff) that because my brother had booked our rooms and not listed our names on the booking, only he could check in. When my brother called my mobile to speak to the staff they said they would only speak to him if he called the hotel land line?? Which he didn't want to do (he had free roaming data, but calling a landline is really expensive). I was told this was a "safety policy", and made to sit in the lobby. I was SO unimpressed and angry by how the staff handled this. Turns out I would be angry every day of our stay over a variety of other things and how unhelpful the staff were. Not going to stay again and would not recommend.
How I wish I had taken a picture of the brown smelly water in the hot tub. Or the dismissive expressions on the faces of the management when we complained. And I won’t forget funky smelling first floor room that they tried to put is in. The hotel cleaning staff were awesome. The management- not so much. If you’re coming for the pool or hot tub, think twice.
It was dirty (and run down to the point of not-being-cleanable, see pics), it was loud (you can hear the cell phone VIBRATE in the room next to you), they don’t clear snow between the westin and wildwood and I fell on the ice.
We were there for my husbands work conference, there were a block of rooms for the conference through the Westin but the block had sold out so we ended up at Wildwood. We begged the Westin for any kind of slight discount off their $500/night which we could not afford, my husband had to give a presentation the next day and we couldn’t sleep well (due to noise). We thought they might make some kind of accommodation given the Westin and Wildwood are affiliated but they refused (they did have rooms available).
We will never stay at a Westin property again!