The Dancing Bear Aspen is getting a new building and construction should start any minute. The property is part of the uber-luxurious Timbers Resorts collection, which counts the Sebastian Vail (one of our Essential 38 hotels) and One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs in their portfolio. Curbed Ski has all the details on what the second round of Dancing Bear is going to look like, so do take a look.
The Dancing Bear's first phase opened in 2009 but construction stalled on the second building soon after due to financial problems with a previous developer. Much of the structure was built, including the foundation, steel beams, and floor plates.
The new phase of Dancing Bear will build eleven fractional residences for ownership in a building (called the Mountainside building) next door to the existing property. Most of the units will be 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms with an average of 1,814 square feet, but the gem of the property will be a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom penthouse residence that will have 3,900 interior square feet and 2,700 square feet of outdoor space.
All residents will have access to a spa, grotto, a full-service restaurant and bar, a below-grade parking garage, and ski locker room. These new amenities complement the existing amenities in the current Dancing Bear building (called Parkside), which include a private screening room, game rooms, wine cellar, fitness center, and rooftop lounge with breakfast bar, hot tubs, and fire pits. Construction won't be finished until Summer 2015, but fractional ownerships are available now and start at $760,000 for a 1/8th interest.
· Dancing Bear developers say construction will restart [Aspen Daily News]
· Free Rooftop Stargazing Series at Dancing Bear Aspen [Curbed Ski]
· All Aspen Coverage [Curbed Ski Archives]