The Inn at Aspen is located at the base of Buttermilk Ski Mtn.
I had a great time at the Inn and will be back.
The Inn is about 2.5 miles away from the airport and the Inn provides a free shuttle so it is great for getting to your accommodations quickly after a long day of travel. It is also nice when leaving because you don't have to get up too early or worry about lots of traffic.
Location Ski Mtns
It is great to be able to get on the lift feet away from the door. Also the lift ticket office and ski rentals are across from each other not very far from the lift. Near the ticket office there is the shuttle stop. Shuttles for Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Aspen (town) stop to drop off and pick up. Check shuttle times because they are different for the various ski areas. The Highlands Ski (mtn is about 7-10mins away) shuttle runs about every 15-20mins during peak times but Snowmass shuttle runs every hour (mtn is about 20mins away).
No car...no worries. The town and Inn makes it very easy to get around. The bus stop is yards away from the Inn. The Inn has a shuttle that runs until around 10pm and provides free rides to Aspen downtown on demand (if they don't have airport pick ups) but the bus also goes downtown for free, it takes about 10-15mins. The bus that runs until around 2am comes about every 20mins but check the schedule for off peak times. The bus also goes to Snowmass (you can take your skis) for free (takes about 20mins) so if you are going to the mtn for skiing and you miss the shuttle at Buttermilk you can walk across the street to catch the Snowmass bus.
The rooms are basic hotel size rooms. Some have double queens some have king beds. There are rooms that face the parking lot and rooms that face the slopes. Because the rooms have different owners they have different decor. Some have been updated others not but I think they are planning to have all of them updated.
Even some of the updated rooms need a little TLC. In the room I stayed in the bathroom door didn't have an inside knob to slide the door open, there is no soap dish and no room to place a shampoo bottle in the shower. It would also be helpful to have a towel rack to hang wet towels. Also there was no remote for the DVD player that we could find.
For the remodeled rooms there are flat screen TVs, DVD players, refrigerators, desk, love seat, microwave in our room (great!!!) and wireless internet (a little slow). There is a humidifier and I would suggest to use it because the air is extremely dry. The heaters work well but they can be a little loud.
The Inn has two floors and on the first floor there are ski lockers for one set of boots and skis. Because we rented our skis there at buttermilk they stored and transported our skis for free so we used the lockers to store boots. The common area is just OK...it is not very inviting but functional.
One of the best features of the Inn is the staff. They are very helpful and friendly! .The Van drivers can give you great tips about where to shop, dine and party. Some of them can give you some history about the town as well.
A breakfast buffet is included with the price of the room. They usually have bagels, toast, oatmeal, two types of scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, fruit, cereal and juice. I think breakfast last until around 10:30. It is a little chilly in the dining room so dress warmly.
Dinner is good and there is also a bar near the gas fireplace. I think there are two computers where you can check your email.
The best thing about this Inn is the location to ski mtns. It is at Buttermilk and access to other mtns is within less than 20mins. If you are staying in downtown Aspen it will take 25-30mins to Snowmass. If you are at Snowmass it will take 25-30mins mins to the Highlands.
We had massages in our rooms which was a nice treat. The therapist were recommended by the Inn.
If you want to do something else other than buttermilk you have to have transportation. This can be the downside but we didn't have any trouble with free public transportation and hotel shuttles.
The staff is great, the rooms are fine but could use a little more attention to detail.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated Inn at Aspen Hotel is the only ski-in, ski-out hotel at the base of the Buttermilk Ski Resort (home of the Winter X Games). The free guest shuttle will take you to/from Aspen (2 miles away), to any of Aspen's 3 other ski areas or the Aspen airport. There's an onsite restaurant, McKenney's at the Inn, serving breakfast, lunch, apres ski and dinner; free wireless Internet, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, health club, and courtesy airport shuttle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Aspen And Conference