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
On the one hand, it’s got a great location, it’s kept clean, it has a pool and hot tub, and the room had a refrigerator and keurig coffee maker. The staff is friendly. On the other hand, describing this place as “polished” is inaccurate. It has extremely dated, threadbare furnishings with color schemes from the early 1990s. It looks like everything could use at a minimum a deep steam cleaning or better yet full reupholstery. The bar was a joke, with just one beer on tap (“we have one beer and two ciders” - seriously?). The lounge was uninviting, with cheap foam kiddie-like furniture. No dedicated parking. Hidden “resort fee” not visible until near end of booking process. No air conditioning.
The facility has no AC in any rooms. The website doesn't say it. Worst hotel experience ever. We paid 300 for a room without climate control , no fan , just a humidifier. It was 80* in our room. I wouldn't ever stay again.
We stayed at this hotel for Jazz Fest this weekend. Yes it was last minute, but I should’ve known better being a travel agent. We walked into the lobby to check in, and it smelled so bad. There was no where to park, but that’s because of the festival I’m sure. We were told to park wherever we could and they gave us a sheet of paper to put on the dashboard so the car wouldn’t get towed. Got to our room and it was disgusting. This is the dirtiest hotel I have ever stayed at. Walked in the door, dirt and leaves everywhere. Sat on the bed, trash, popcorn, etc. under the dresser. There was a hole in the ceiling above the shower. The bathroom light didn’t work. I put my toothbrush in one of the plastic cups in the bathroom, didn’t take the wrapping off. Went to use my toothbrush this morning, a huge glob of black hair came out with my toothbrush. Wasn’t my hair or my friends hair, we’re both blonde. Paint coming off of the walls. The room was insanely hot. The hotel does not have air conditioning (which is stated on the website), but they don’t even crack a window to get the heat/stuffiness tolerable. The room was 76 when we got there, 75 when we left. That was after having the window open all night. This hotel is a glorified Motel 6 because of the area. I’ve stayed in Motel 6’s that are WAY cleaner and more comfortable. They also charge a $11.00 resort fee. For what? Obviously not to clean their rooms. As a travel agent, I will NEVER put anyone at this hotel. I will tell them to drive an hour away or to pay more money to stay somewhere else. It was horrendous.