Aspen hotels for the outdoorsy

A great hotel makes a great trip.

by Rashmi Chugani

If you like to ski, you have got to visit Aspen. The world-class slopes are some of the best in all of North America. And once you’re there, stay in one of these hotels. They promise to be a treat once you’re done with the snow.

When it opened in 1889, the Jerome lured New York City socialites and European aristocrats with its mix of rough-and-tumble mountain swagger and “modern” amenities (plumbing and electricity).

- Afar Magazine

Hotel Lenado 74

200 S Aspen St

This small hotel... feels right at home in this old mining town, with natural wood beams, wood floors, handsome wood furniture, and a comfortable but upscale feel.

- Frommer's

Mountain Chalet Aspen 76

333 E Durant Ave

You'll find a friendly ski-lodge atmosphere at this family-owned lodging, open since 1954 just 1 1/2 blocks from the lifts.

- Frommer's

Aspen Meadows Resort 76

845 Meadows Rd

Surrounded by trees, brush, and the Rocky Mountains, the 98-room Aspen Meadows Resort is best known as the setting for Aspen Institute seminars -- think tanks about leadership and public policy.

- Oyster

Hotel Aspen 80

110 W Main St

The standard Aspen spot; outdoor heated pool/tub, huge views from every room, and steps from any outdoor activity.

- BlackBook

The Gant 81

610 West End Street

This longstanding condo resort is a good pick for those looking for room to spread out and convenience in their Aspen getaway.

- Frommer's

Viceroy Snowmass 81

130 Wood Road

Viceroy Snowmass is easily the most luxurious resort in Snowmass Village, and is packed with top-notch amenities, including a 7,000-square-foot spa with stunning relaxation room.

- Oyster

Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 84

709 E Durant Ave

With one of the hottest après-ski spots in all of Aspen, Sky Hotel exudes a youthful energy and party vibe.

- Afar Magazine

The Limelight Hotel 89

355 S Monarch St

This place, a more urbane, sophisticated version of the Sky Hotel and slightly wobbly Hotel Aspen, is fresh and trendy, professionally run, and is in a fine location in the center of the action.

- Star Service

The most iconic hotel in Aspen, the luxurious St. Regis is also centrally located, situated within walking distance of Aspen Mountain’s main gondola and smack in the middle of the historic city itself.

- Oyster

The Little Nell 94

675 East Durant Ave

Tucked away at the base of a mountain, the Five-Star The Little Nell provides a perfect location either to hit the slopes or roam the streets in search of Aspen's latest fashions.

- Forbes Travel Guide

Annabelle Inn 74

232 W Main St

The Annabelle Inn's individually decorated rooms feel like they belong in a cabin rather than a hotel.

- Oyster

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