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“2013 ski trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Snow Queen Lodge
124 E. Cooper Street, Aspen, CO 81611   |  
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Ranked #13 of 36 Hotels in Aspen
La Jolla, California
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“2013 ski trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We book at the Snow Queen because of a friend and we found it charming... we stayed 10 days and 9 nights ..It is not the Saint Regis... but we were treated like family. It was like going to stay with your great aunt... The staff is the best and accommodated all our requests. The owner who is one of the famous Toni twins ( this is in the days of the 1930s) was great she had us all to a party to meet and greet all the guest. We made a lot of friends that day from around the world. In short my friends and I would never stay any were else. The snow queen is a gem.

Room Tip: The cooper lofts are nice..... In house the two friends room and the midnight room are the best in t...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Altos Hills, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Snow Queen Lodge for 4 nights/5 days over Christmas 2012. I carefully selected the lodge since the prices were some of the best in Aspen, since it has a great location, and had ample and cost effective accommodations for our needs. We were all round pleased with our stay!

I had been to Aspen 4-5 times before and know what a special place it is - Summer or especially Winter. It was cold in December (5-15 degrees at night and below freezing by day). However a wonderful white high Rockies alpine Christmas delight. We saved by not having a car-prefer not to drive the icy roads and you can walk around town (few blocks) and to the Ajax mtn. lifts (5 blocks) easily. Also ½ block from the Lodge you can jump on the extensive free shuttle bus system to all neighboring 3 ski resorts-which we took advantage of to get to Snowmass to ski one-day and to have a special Xmas eve dinner at Krabloonik restaurant again near Snowmass. ($15-$20 w/tip for Taxi to/from ASE).

We met the owner, down-to-earth and engaging “Norma” who has lived in Aspen for 40 years and still overseas things along with her friendly son Michael and his family. But the live-in Innkeepers Mary and Billy are also very sweet, accommodating and genuine---the best that hosts can be. They serve a relaxed and homestyle continental breakfast each morning along with hardboiled eggs. All you need in the morning to get rolling. One night they had an informal get together for guests to enjoy some wine and chat across international new friends. Plus Billy is a veteran base guitarist and openly invites guests to the many venues around Aspen where he frequently plays with his band. They are always there to inform, smile/laugh, chat and assist with anything one needs-but otherwise give guests a lot of privacy and time alone.

The place is very quiet, clean, a typical simple B and B accommodation and a perfect location. The Aspen Brewing Company is a few blocks away, a fondue/”Creperie” place we enjoyed 2x is nearby, as are all the shops, restaurants and the City Market is about a 10 minute walk (fridge in room). The Jacuzzi out front looks up at the runs on Ajax and is a wonderful way to relax, soothe sore muscles, and enjoy the amazing ambience and scenery.

We had the “Silverqueen” room in back on ground level and on a quiet driveway/backstreet-so we had a private entrance. Overall the Snow Queen is a nice value, no frills, and an ideally located accommodation. The “staff” as aforementioned are welcoming and like family. As I did they enjoy the international guests which were plenty. Next visit to top-notch Aspen we will surely stay here again!

Thanks very much for the special memory and overall holiday experience!

Room Tip: They all seemed private and ample-but we loved our "Silverqueen" room in the back and grou...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Snow Queen was a perfect place for us as a base to visit Aspen and the surrounding sights. Our room was cosy and comfortable and the staff and owner were hands-on, helpful, and friendly. Nice breakfasts included lots of conversation with them and fellow visitors. The location is great.... on a quiet block just a few blocks from the center of downtown. We walked everywhere. The most disruptive noise at night was a bear knocking over the dumpster!

Room Tip: Rooms on the back may be noisier due to parking and bears.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

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.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bonaire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We went on a family-skitrip this Spring and stayed in the upstairs Cooper Street Loft, an apartment next to the Snow Queen Loft. The apartment is very convenient located, on walking-distance to the center and the Gondola. The kitchen has all the tools you need to prepare a decent meal, everything was clean and well kept. 'M', the daily care-taker, was very friendly and showed us around, our sons could even use the whirl-pool next door after skiing. Norma, the owner and her son David are also very friendly, we had a nice glass of wine together. For Aspen standards this lodging is very reasonably priced. If you do not look for fancy or luxury but for personal and friendly instead; this is the place! If we would return to Aspen, we would definitely look for them again to say hi and we would also like to stay in one of the two Cooper Street lofts again!

Room Tip: The Cooper Street Lofts are separated from the Snow Queen Lodge in an apartment building right next...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I love the Snow Queen. This has been my favorite place to stay in Aspen for many years. If you want luxury, with room service and 1000 threadcount sheets, this isn't it, but feel free to check into the Little Nell or St. Regis and pay $650/night. However, for a fraction of the price, the location of the Snow Queen can't be beat and the accommodations are perfectly fine. The owners are lovely and "M", the innkeeper, is more than glad to help with any questions or requests. Best of all, breakfast is included in the price. "M" will happily cook your eggs to order to eat along with assorted pastries, cereals, English muffins, toast, oatmeal, fruit, juice, coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, and yogurt. There is always laughter and story-telling around the communal table in the kitchen each morning. It is a wonderful place to meet people from all around the world and to run into old friends, as happened to me this year. I am also looking forward to the new flatscreen TV coming for the lobby. It's nice to sit and visit with other guests in the lobby while enjoying that second cup of coffee. In the afternoon, the group moves to the hot tub located just a few steps out the door. The beverage also changes, but I won't go into details on that! Overall, the Snow Queen Lodge has everything you need for a wonderful visit to Aspen.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms with an outside entrance. I prefer these, although the ones inside are nic...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

To be fair, the staff were very friendly. But couldn't make up for the paper thin walls, bathroom wasn't clean and when I went to put items in the medicine cabinet, the shelf fell off. To make matters worse was we paid for 4 nights - which 3 of them happened to be next to the roadie from a rock band playing in town that week. He clomped home from the bars around 2am and had friends over until 6am. The walls were so thin that when a cell phone rang we thought it was ours...it wasn't. I complained to the owner that first day. Was told they left a note for the guy. Well....that pissed off the roadie even MORE so he was louder the next night. We didn't receive any compensation for this.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 124 E. Cooper Street, Aspen, CO 81611
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Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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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