Renovations were well overdue for the nearly 50-year old Inn At Aspen at the base of Buttermilk Mountain—the only ski-in/ski-out lodging at the resort. Especially compared to the Aspen Skiing Company's ongoing $10M in base area improvements and new children's center, the Inn was looking a little tired. First opened as a Holiday Inn in 1969, the hotel recently received a major renovation of the lobby, adjoining bar and the onsite restaurant. Highlights of the $3M redesign include a 24-foot-high grand entryway leading out to the ski slopes, which also brings light into the formerly dark lobby and allows for views of Buttermilk's X Games Superpipe.
So what else has changed? The large outdoor firepit serves as a new après-ski gathering place. The old restaurant was replaced with McKenny's, a brightly lit, Irish pub-style restaurant. The lobby, restaurant and bar all received new modern furniture and an open floorplan with a statement four-sided fireplace. While the focus was on the common areas, the Inn also underwent $1.8M in renovations to individual rooms (the Inn is managed by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, but the units are individually owned). The HOA board for the Inn At Aspen is looking ahead to additional updates on the pool and jacuzzi while Aspen Skiing Co. continues the base area improvements with construction starting on a new skier services building this summer. The focus is on modernizing the Inn At Aspen without losing the charm and affordability, a rare commitment for the ritzy ski town.
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