We had the misfortune to break down in Aspen and needed a last minute hotel while the car was being fixed. The auto bill ended up being sky-high, so we were looking for budget options. While calling around, we mentioned this to the person who answered here. She turned out to be the owner and was so friendly and understanding that she knocked a large portion of the price off the room! When we arrived, we were given a large room with a small TV with cable and a mini fridge. The bathroom was not en suite, but a sign on the door said it was for our room only.
The shower was very tiny (it is a very old home after all) so shaving my legs required some daring feats of acrobatics. They had a nice strong blow dryer available as well. Our stay included breakfast which was very good (cold cereal, oatmeal, bagels, English muffins, yogurt, bananas, and coffee - though I agree with another poster that if you like your coffee strong you might want to grab a cup somewhere else). They also allowed us free reign in the full kitchen to use the fridge, oven, microwave, spices, etc etc.
Overall very friendly and charming with an at-home feel. A 5 minute walk and you're in the heart of Aspen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Historic Snow Queen Lodge was established during Aspen's Wild West Silver Boom and continues to sparkle with Victorian charm.Our family run lodge is conveniently located at the base of Aspen Mountain, in the center of downtown Aspen. We specialize in western hospitality at affordable prices. Start your day with breakfast & good conversation, and then walk to the Gondola & Ski, the world class terrain of “Ajax”(Aspen mountain), or catch a free shuttle to Aspen's other legendary mountains: Highlands, Snowmass or Buttermilk. Enjoy our world class skiing without the lift lines! Later, relax in our hot tub & take in the mountain view, or enjoy après ski in our Victorian Parlor with a hot beverage. At night, let us steer you to one of Aspen's many renown restaurants, affordable local favorites, or numerous entertainment options. Even in the warmer weather, we are still an Aspen travel hot spot! In the summer, experience Aspen's unsurpassed arts offerings or escape into unparalleled scenic beauty. No matter what time of year you come to stay with us, in no time you will see why our satisfied guests keep coming back year after year… because at the Snow Queen Victorian Lodge . . . we treat you like family! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Snow Queen Hotel