New England country inn meets European grand hotel.
In winter, the intimate living room and bar are full of well-heeled skiers. Summers, a cosmopolitan crowd, jetting in for the Aspen Music Festival and the International Design Conference, gathers for drinks out by the alpine pool. With its location at the base of Aspen Mountain, this ski-in, ski-out property is one of the most popular in the area. Each of the 92 elegantly decorated guestrooms and 15 suites has down-filled sofa cushions, oversized beds and a gas-log fireplace. Most have balconies with mountainside or town views. The gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain is just a few steps away, and there's a ski concierge to fine-tune guests' ski equipment. The award-winning in-hotel restaurant, Element 47, serves soulful American cuisine. The walnut-paneled Wine Room is reserved months in advance for private dining. A 24-hour room and concierge service caters to guests' every whim. Pampered pets enjoy a doggy menu of beef tenderloin or grilled chicken breast.