Aspen, The Rockies
At a Glance
Landmark Aspen hotel recently revamped
J-Bar is Aspen's favorite watering hole, and the place for a beer and burger
Prospect Bistro with farm-to-table dishes designed for sharing
Outdoor swimming pool and fitness center
Petit but excellent Auberge Spa
Best time to Visit
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Aspen has an extreme continental climate with very cold winters and warm summers. Activities are very seasonal. Spring, from late April to June, is marked by mild days and cold nights, with some rain and occasional snow. Summers offer warm days and cool nights and a profusion of brightly colored wildflowers. Expect blue sky days with occasional short afternoon showers. Outdoor adventure and an abundance of art, culture and music events, many of which are free, attract visitors to Aspen in the summer. The first big event of the year being the Food and Wine Classic scheduled towards end of June, with events running through September.
In autumn, the aspen and cottonwood run gold and red displaying a spectacular fall show. The days are sunny, with cold nights. Rain eventually gives way to snow. Winter brings with it enough deep snow to keep a skier happy well into April.
To start planning your vacation to Hotel Jerome
Five-Star Hotel Jerome has been welcoming guests since 1889. With a multi-million dollar makeover, the hotel has splashed out on the most sumptuous decor and mod-cons, just like back in the days of the 'Wild West' silver boom.
Walk into the Hotel Jerome and you'll be warmly greeted in true Colorado style by bellmen in cowboy hats and boots. The hotel pioneered new levels of innovation and luxury when it opened in 1889 at the height of Aspen’s boomtown silver-mining era. Guests who have stayed here include John Wayne and Gary Cooper, and regular at J-Bar, Hunter S Thompson. Step into the Lobby and Living Room, and you get a sense of the hotels heritage. Vintage American Flag, black-and-white framed newspaper articles and restored mining lamps mixed with contemporary furniture and fabrics create a cool club-lounge feel.
Hotel Jerome's rooms and suites are uniquely decorated, with sumptuous fabrics and a heritage mining-era feel. Cashmere curtains, burnished leather beds, tweed fabrics and old-fashioned leather trunks complete the look. All offer mod-cons including iPads and flat screen TVs - many offer interconnecting doors for families or groups.
Head to locals' favorite J-Bar, for a lively and authentic saloon experience and Vintage Aspen cocktails, or for a more refined atmosphere, relax in a cosy armchair in the Living Room and enjoy some tapas or a light bite. Prospect Bistro honours the towns rich mining history. Serving plates that are meant to be shared, Bistro is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a sunny outdoor terrace.
After a day of outdoor adventure, whether it be hiking, biking or rafting, relax by the hotel's heated pool or soothe tired muscles in the new Auberge Spa, offering a full range of treatments. Alternatively guests have access to The Aspen Club & Spa, a state-of-the-art private sports club and rejuvenating spa.
The hotel features 93 guest rooms, including 15 suites. 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.
For families traveling with infants Hotel Jerome offers cribs, a diaper caddy, baby bath amenities, towel and signature Jerome rubber ducky. Interconnecting room options and spacious suites make the Hotel Jerome a premier family-friendly accommodation in Aspen.
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.
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. Complementing the cuisine is a rich and varied wine program.
Aspen is an incomparable summer destination with outdoor adventures, a passion for visual arts, music, and the written word, and some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world. The sun shines in this part of the Colorado Rockies more than 300 days per year, making Aspen an ideal training environment for world-class athletes and those who just want to get lost in the mountains.
The summer slopes offer adventures from down-hill mountain biking; hiking Aspen's classic Hunter Creek trails or the iconic Maroon Bells Peaks; adrenaline-inducing river rafting and kayaking; family-friendly cycling along a myriad of trails; premier fly-fishing or hot-air ballooning high in the sky.
Wednesday night Rodeo at Snowmass Village is not to be missed - whoop and cheer to the games and chow down on hot dogs and candy floss. There are plentiful horse-back riding operators and ranches for those that want to saddle up and live the cowboy dream.
For culture vultures, the Aspen Art Museum, designed by award-winning Japanese Architect Shingeru Ban, has just opened with three stories of gallery space, a theater, cafe and roof-top sculpture garden. Art enthusiasts visit the Anderson Arts Center where leading artists come each summer to get creative - enquire about lectures and courses open to the public. Enjoy Beethovan or Brahms at the Benedict Music Tent or Thursday night free music at Fanny Hill with top musicians and it's fun festival vibe.
Lucie Polwin (Staff)
I love this hotel because it is bursting with history and character with an interesting story around every corner. It is in a great location in Aspen on Main Street and so a range of shops and restaurants are just a short walk away. Following its renovation this unique hotel has managed to carefully blend in original features with modern luxury. There are exciting times ahead for Hotel Jerome as they will be opening a new pool and courtyard area in time for the summer season of 2018 as well as a speakeasy which will be exclusive to guests of the hotel.
Camilla Swift (Staff)
The Jerome is my favorite Aspen Hotel - It has an excellent location in the heart of town, a two minute walk from Aspen Art Museum, and oozes Western character. After being greeted by bellmen at the door wearing cowboy hats and boots, and stepping into the lobby, you instantly get a sense of the hotel's heritage.
I can definitely see why Hotel Jerome's J-Bar is one of Aspen's favorite spots for catching up with friends over a drink or two. It is known for its 'Aspen Crud' - a 'milkshake' type drink made with a healthy helping of whiskey, which was introduced to the menu during the Prohibition era a definitely worth sampling!
Location & directions
Aspen, The Rockies
On Main Street, in Aspen town center, the Jerome is perfectly positioned in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of Ajax Mountain.