This is the authentic Aspen experience. From the minute you step foot into Jerome Wheeler's hotel, it is like stepping back into the boom days of 19th Century Aspen, where silver was king and the railroads were suddenly making making the massive open areas in the American West accessible to the rest of the country and attractive to those with the courage and ambition to set out and test the unknown.
The staff is always attentive and friendly. Our waiter on Friday evening made us sidecars, even though they were not on the menu. One of the other guys who worked at the bar came over and talked to us and actually thanked us for giving him the opportunity to learn how to make a sidecar - super nice guy. I hate to say it, but these were actually better than the ones we get at the Broadmoor - and the sidecar was Spencer Penrose's favorite drink!
Our waiter was very friendly as well, asking us where we were from and having a polite conversation. I could tell that providing good service was absolutely top of mind for him.
Even if you are not staying at the Hotel Jerome, it is a must see for any visitor to Aspen. There are a couple other great places to eat and have drinks in the hotel besides the J-Bar. Any one of those dining options is absolutely first class.
Thank you to all of the staff at the Jerome for being awesome!
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