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Hotel Jerome Ski

Aspen, United States of America

Steeped in history and character, the luxury, Hotel Jerome has been welcoming guests since 1889 to the heart of Aspen, and offers a glance back to the days of the 'Wild West' silver boom.

At a Glance

  • This historic hotel in Aspen's town center is a little gem, full of charm and character

  • The style is 'Grand Western' with lots of original features

  • Rooms are traditional Wild West, grand and generously proportioned

  • Enjoy a pre-prohibition cocktail in the refined Library Bar, or for an authentic saloon experience, head straight for the J-Bar

  • Relax after skiing in the heated outdoor pool and hot tubs

Honeymoon, Ski, Culture, Family

Insider's View

During prohibition, the men used to drink Aspen Crud (a whisky milkshake) in the bars while the women waited in the glass ceilinged atrium of the lobby. Because women of repute did not wear makeup in those days, the glass was rose-tinted to flatter them!

Oliver Evans

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Hunter S Thompson used to ride his horse into the J-Bar. Enough said!

Oliver Evans

Insider's View

The hotel is reputedly haunted with a few resident ghosts. We didn't encounter any during our stay but it certainly makes the hotel even more atmospheric.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

The J Bar is where everyone in town wants to be, so try and head down early for a table.

Charlotte Smith

Insider's View

If you love cocktails and the wild west then this hotel is perfect for you.

Kate Newman

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The Spa here offers treatments that reflect on the local traditions and healings practised for years in the roaring forks valley. A great way to end a day of hard skiing on Ajax.

Kate Newman

Insider's View

Ask to see the drawer in the J-Bar, signed by every single bar staff member since the 1900s

Lucy Hunt

Insider's View

Ask the bar tender to make you a martini – he’ll do whichever you want. The espresso martinis are the best in town

Lucy Hunt

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Look out for the walls in the lifts, all made with leather belts

Lucy Hunt

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Hotel Jerome Ski


Walk into the Hotel Jerome and you'll be warmly greeted in true Colorado style by bellmen in cowboy hats and boots! Many original features remain, from the original front desk to the gold ceilings in the Library bar and J-bar. Walls are plastered with framed pages from old newspapers, offering a fascinating insight into life in Aspen in the early 1900s, and makes for entertaining reading on the way to your room! You'll be in good company - guests who have stayed at the hotel include John Wayne and Gary Cooper, and Hunter S Thompson was a regular at the J-Bar.

The Jerome's rooms and suites have all been recently renovated but are still uniquely decorated incorporating the grand Western style of the 1900s with modern quirks.

Head to J-Bar in the evening for a lively and authentic saloon experience, or for a more refined atmosphere, relax in a cosy armchair in the Living room and enjoy a pre-prohibition cocktail with some tapas or a light bite. The newest restaurant is the Prospect which offers hearty contemporary dishes using the mining era as a strong influence in its food.

After skiing, soothe tired muscles in the hotel's own outdoor heated pool and hot tub and the new Auberge spa. The new hotel spa has a wide selection of treatments and uses some great products local to the area. Alternatively guests have access to The Aspen Club & Spa, a private sports club and rejuvenating spa, with 34 treatment rooms offering a variety of massages and treatments.

Whilst there are no specific childcare facilities, the Jerome is very family friendly. And we thoroughly recommend the hotel for couples or older families looking for Rocky Mountain authenticity.


The hotel features 93 guest rooms. Those on the Historical side of the hotel offer mountain and town views. The North Wing offers residential views and benefit from a quieter position. All rooms and suites offer a soulful, Western authenticity with historically inspired furnishings, updated bathrooms and modern-day luxuries. Thoughtful, custom touches, like the honour mini bar designed as a leather campaign chest and the burnished-leather bed frames, are the standard in every room. Custom wall coverings, extensive millwork, and bespoke furniture, such as leather writing tables, enhance the grandeur of the hotel’s already spacious guest rooms. Contemporary artwork commissioned for the hotel by regional artists hang alongside archival pieces reproduced from Aspen Historical Society collections.


The hotel is child-friendly but there are no specific children's facilities available at Jerome.


From Aspen’s favorite watering hole, the J-Bar, to the acclaimed culinary offerings by the Restaurant, Hollywood starlets, guests and locals alike have flocked to Hotel Jerome to satiate their appetites for more than 100 years.

Newest addition Prospect, an upscale bistro serving traditionally inspired, but modern cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, there are some great hearty dishes which are perfect after a day on the slopes. Complimenting the cuisine is a rich and varied wine program. Prospect is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also benefits from a great terrace from which to enjoy a few rays.

The J-Bar is the iconic spot in town to grab a drink, it is a very social place to enjoy an après drink but also fairly chilled.


Resort activities include skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, dog sledding, and powder tours – off piste powder guiding and snowmobiling. As well as all the winter sports there is lots to see in the way of Art galleries and museums. We would recommend a hot air balloon ride over the mountains. There is a brilliant children's center in Snowmass, the Treehouse, which caters for children aged 12 months and upwards.


Twice daily housekeeping service; personal concierge service; complimentary local transportation;small outdoor heated pool and two Jacuzzis; full service spa; complimentary wireless internet access; privileges at the Aspen Club & Spa.

Location & Directions

Aspen, United States of America

On Main Street, in Aspen town center. A 10-minute walk to Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen Gondola or just steps away from the resort shuttle bus stop to Buttermilk and Snowmass.

When to go

The ski season in the United States is longer than that in Europe. Most resorts open sometime in November, with Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in that month) being a common opening time, and stay open until mid to late April. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado have the highest peaks and due to the semi-arid climate, have abundant snowfall with some great powder. The exceptionally high altitude means December through to February can be extremely cold, with temperatures sometimes reaching as low as -12C, although the skiing conditions remain very good. Warmer temperatures in the Spring mean more variable skiing conditions and softer, forgiving snow.

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