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“Nice remodel” 3 of 5 stars
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Aspenalt Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Basalt
Denver, Colorado
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114 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice remodel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We've been staying at this small motel in Basalt for over 20 years. The recent remodel of the rooms gives the property a fresh updating. Although the rooms are still a basic motel style, they are clean and fresh. Basic breakfast is included in room price. Be sure to ask for a room on the river side, ground level so you can hear the rushing water in the Frying Pan River. If you are fly fishing, be sure to stop in Taylor Creek fly shop for the latest on what's working in the river. Fantastic fishing!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the ground level, river facing.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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South Denver, CO
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have been staying at this hotel for over 25 years, my dad would take me and my brother to the area to fly fish, so many memories.

Get a room on the river if you can next to the hot tub, many a great afternoon sat in that hot tub, watching the river roll by tellign old fishing tales, great place to stay in the valley for any reason, my wife and I stay here when we go to concerts/snow shoeing in Aspen!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank statelax34
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seattle
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201 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Night clerk polite, staff responded well to battery low beeping from my fire detector. Property is tucked behind other businesses, weakly signed, and hard to find on a dark rainy night. Riverside Grill is right there for easy dining, but walk a block and look for the Two Rivers Cafe and Bar if you have the energy.
My rate of $109.00 plus tax was a bargain for the area, especially since I was stuck overnight from a cancelled flight and didn't want to pay a resort level rate.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Willmar
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I booked lodging at the Aspenalt Lodge through hotels.com. Hotels.com said there are no charges. Aspenalt had a 48 hour cancellation policy. I cancelled several days prior to the 48 hours. I was charged an inter-net booking fee. I called the hotel and told it was an inter-net booking fee. I emailed hotels.com and was told it was a hotel issue. Neither would take responsibility. Bottom line: Don't book at Aspenalt if you might have to cancell, unless you want to pay the inter-net booking fee. Don't use hotels.com as prices are just as good elsewhere and I have never had to pay an internet booking fee when cancelling reservations booked through other booking sites. Frequent Traveler GS

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

When you get a business rate, plan to deal with your room no matter the condition! When we used the toilet, water would leak on our feet. When explaining this to the night staff she simply said the owners are at a dinner party, can it wait until the morning, well to be nice and accomidating we said ok. (We were NEVER offered another room) So talking to the owners the next morning, she said, you already got a business discount, these things happen! GROSS! We never even received an apology! I will never stay there again, there are nicer hotels in Snowmass for cheaper prices.
If you stay there just plan on dealing with your room no matter the condition!
Also the breakfast was NOT very good either

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank sugnight2003
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Coral Springs, FL
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The Aspenalt Lodge is a great choice if you want to be near Aspen without paying Aspen prices. Aspen itself is a 20 minute drive down the highway, as is Glenwood Springs. The key to the Aspenalt Lodge is getting a room next to and facing the river. These rooms give you a great view of the running river (just steps outside your room door). The rooms are very clean, large , and seem to have been redone recently. While you don't have a/c, you do have a ceiling fan, and can open the windows (which lets in the cool evening mountain air and allows you to be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the river). Even with a room on the 1st floor we were not afraid to leave the window open at night. The other buildings of the hotel don't seem to have the same atmosphere as the river side rooms. The town itself is small, easily walkable and features great food (the Two Rivers Restaurant for breakfast is awesome!). If you are into biking, try the Basalt Bike and Ski shop ( you can walk there from the lodge) and go out onto the Rio Grande Trail. It's not difficult riding (especially heading downhill towards Glenwood) and adds to the fun of being in the mountains. The staff in the main office of Aspenalt were very friendly, efficient, and made us feel very welcome. This place (and this town) are a hidden gem!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Longears63
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Atlanta
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55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

As a graduation gift to two grandchildren, we toured part of Colorado. We did not make reservations in the Aspen area as we thought there would be lots of rooms available. However, they were having the annual food and wine festival and there were no relatively inexpensive rooms available. So I checked on TripAdvisor for the closest alternative. The reviews of this hotel in a town 18 miles from Aspen were good, so I booked two rooms on the river. What a delightful surprise. The rooms have been updated but still are not top-of-the-line. However, the back rooms are right next to a mountain river and the sounds of the rushing water are worth the small extra fee for river-view rooms. A family was playing soccor on the small lawn between the river and motel. The laughter of the small boys added to the enjoyment. There is an excellent restaurant next door, as well as other good restaurants within walking distance. Pros: comfortable beds and good linens; river, largish rooms, walking distance to everything in small town. Cons: parking lot in front (but a grocery store is across the lot which makes it convenient to buy fresh fruit, etc.), sparse continental breakfast and small room in which to eat it.

Room Tip: Pay the little extra for a room facing the river. Well worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Loucie
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Property: Aspenalt Lodge
Address: 157 Basalt Center Cir, PO Box 428, Basalt, CO 81621-8900
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Location: United States > Colorado > Basalt
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Basalt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Aspenalt Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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