Once again found out about this place by chance via tripadvisor.
DOWNSIDE......is it is so new it was really hard to find (we asked people and no one had heard of it). Finally got through to someone and even directions into the parking lot area were hard to figure out. We had to find the Snowmass Hospitality Office which owns/runs this hotel/condo along with several others). It was 6pm and the guy was about ready to leave for the night (he had two other reservations on the desk so I felt sorry for those people). We had come in to town from an all day drive from Telluride so if he was not there and we did not get the hotel then I have to tell you that this review would be different but.......
Since we got lucky and found the office and someone to give us a key.....
This place was really nice. Brand new of course. The Kitchen and appliances were beautiful. The room and decor was very nice. We only had a one bedroom but that was OK since the kids slept on the pull out couch. We felt that there was NO ONE THERE. We saw only two other lights/couples the entire 2 day stay. We were in building 1 and took the short cat walk over to building 2 to use the fitness room, pool table area and hot tub. They also gave us free access to the Snowmass Country Club (forgot the name). Even though we had to drive there that was a nice place.
In general we visited June 19 - 21 and Snowmass was DEAD. I mean barely anyone was there. We still thought it was a very nice place and the cost of staying there was so much less then staying in Aspen (we did not have a choice since most of Aspen was booked up for their annual Food and Wine Event). My kids thought it was so cool having the place to ourselves.
Bottom Line: Snowmass looks like a ski resort with ski runs made for families (especially young kids). Remember we went in the summer but checked out the runs/maps and there is a lot of green runs and programs just for young kids. There is a Kids Treehouse Camp place right next to the base of the slope. We will definitely go back to Snowmass one winter if we want to ever teach the kids to ski. If you want to visit/experience Aspen I would NOT recommend staying in Snowmass. It is easily a 15-20 minute ride to Aspen (compare to a place like Telluride where Mountain Village is just as far away but has a connecting free Gondola that runs down to Telluride and is really cool).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capitol Peak Lodge and Hayden Lodge are studio, one, two and three bedroom condos located at Snowmass' Base Village with easy access to skiing via the Village Express or Elk Camp Gondola. Restaurants and shopping are located within Base Village and a short gondola ride up to the Snowmass Village Mall for more dining and shopping experiences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Capitol Peak Hotel Snowmass Village