Where to Stay in Aspen, Colorado: Aspen Meadows Resort
Last fall we took a 10 day trip to Colorado and had the best time. Our itinerary included stops to Boulder and Buena Vista, and we ended our trip in Aspen. I’m planning to share a full post on Aspen soon, but first I wanted to share where we stayed.
We stayed at the Aspen Meadows Resort, which is located just outside of the main downtown area. It also home to the Aspen Institute, which is a policy studies and educational institution based in Washington, D.C. However, they have ‘campuses’ in Aspen and Wye River, Maryland for conferences. The hotel was built in the 1950’s when Herbert Bayer, a famous Bauhaus architect was commissioned to create “a secluded destination where business executives and other leaders could take a step back from their hurried lives and careers to speak candidly and reflect upon a variety of important issues they faced- uninterrupted and amidst the Aspen landscape.”
In addition to the Bauhaus architecture, the grounds are filled with artwork and outdoor sculptures by world-renowned artists such as Andy Goldsworthy.
There are so many beautiful hotels in Aspen, but we were happy with our choice to stay at the Aspen Meadows Resort. It’s located just outside of the main downtown area with gorgeous views on every side. The hotel has a pool/hot tub, gym, tennis courts and bike rentals for exploring the trails or heading into town. They also offer a free shuttle to take you into town.
There are 98 guest rooms with varying layouts. They all have floor to ceiling windows and a modern feel. Our room was large with a sleeping area, a breakfast nook, large closet area, etc. It also had a small kitchenette area with a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and sink. Our room looked out to trees and a hillside.
My absolute favorite part of our stay was the natural beauty. There’s no question that the scenery is stunning. I loved how the hotel had so many paths and outdoor “attractions”/outdoor artwork. It was nice to be able to come back from town and feel like we had escaped into our own oasis. We typically went into town for meals, so during our downtime, it was nice to come back to the hotel, relax, and just stroll around the grounds. Not only is there natural beauty, but combined with the world-renowned architecture and art pieces, it was really something special. It felt like we were staying in a modern art museum.
The pictures truly speak for themselves.
Have you ever been to Aspen? Where did you stay?