I know, I know, why on earth would anyone go to Aspen during the off season? Well, my wife and I did and had an amazing time. We stayed the week before Thanksgiving. There was no skiing yet but we were able to do tons of hiking and had a super relaxing time. Some things to note about Sky in the off season: the staff are way more relaxed - instead of stressed out / maxed out days and days, the whole environment was really chill. This was just what we were looking for - a quiet, mellow stay for a few days after some serious work in Denver. Secondly, check the Sky's 39 Degrees hours. They are not always open during the off season but the staff at Sky was willing to go anywhere in Aspen to pick up and deliver food for you - which they did for us, no problem. The pool was open, of course, and is a fun dip at 98º after a long hike. They also have some passes to the local health club and spa which is a nice addition to their fitness room, so be sure to take advantage of that. We had an amazing room with a fireplace that we hung out by when not outside dining, hiking, or shopping.
All in all, my not be what you picture when going to Aspen but if you have the time, it is a really great way to experience Aspen as it may have been before the onslaught of visitors. Let me say, being in Aspen when there are 10K people is much different than 75K. If you want a peaceful, almost serene stay, then Sky Hotel is a great choice in the off season. If you want to party and experience Aspen in all its glory, Sky too, would be my choice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sky Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, exemplifies the high style of Aspen. It perfectly combines old-world Rocky Mountain charm with contemporary luxury and taste. Serene surroundings marry with exceptional service, state-of-the-art comforts and a chill environment. Located at the base of Aspen’s ski area and two blocks from the center of town, Sky Hotel provides an unparalleled focal point for skiing, hiking, fishing, shopping, dining, people watching and lounging at the adjacent 39 Degrees Lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sky Hotel Kimpton
- Sky Hotel Aspen