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Heat Map: Ski Country's Wildest Hotel Penthouses

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If you're at the top of the hotel-booking food chain, nothing will satisfy the lodging needs of a insanely expensive and luxurious vacation outside of booking the penthouse suite. To that end, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful, amenity-packed, and wildest penthouses in all of ski country, from The Little Nell in Aspen to the Lumiere in Telluride to yes, the Elvis Suite at the Horizon Casino in South Lake Tahoe.


-with help from Katie Shapiro

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1. Mount Solitude Residence, Four Seasons Vail

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1 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 477-8600
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Taking up a whole wing of the 10th floor and overlooking the Four Seasons' pool and Vail Mountain, the 4,400 square foot Mount Solitude Residence is simply enormous. Four king beds and two doubles, five full limestone bathrooms and a powder room, a huge furnished terrace, and a huge kitchen and dining table for ten. Get ready to be balling out of control (if you're down with teal).

2. Viceroy Snowmass

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30 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81611
(970) 923-8000
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The Viceroy's four-bedroom penthouse suites range from 2200-2600 square feet and sport contemporary interiors by renowned designer Jean-Michel Gathy, Egyptian cotton linens, gas fireplaces, and custom Italian cabinetry. Ensuite meal preparation by a private chef can be arraigned as well.

3. The Paepcke Suite at The Little Nell

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675 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-4600
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Spending your holiday in the penthouse of The Little Nell is the epitome of Aspen’s extravagant allure. The guest rooms received a contemporary mountain makeover from award-winning interior designer Holly Hunt in 2009, but its two VIP suites (Paepcke and Pfeiffer) are still in the works. Scheduled for a fall renovation, the two and four bedroom, top floor suites will feature custom furniture and lighting from her collection. And even though the beds are overflowing with goose down pillows atop Fila D’Oro linens, you’ll want to wake-up early – Aspen Mountain is just steps from your room. In the meantime, you can check-in just on the other side of the Silver Queen Gondola at the Residences at The Little Nell, which are also available for nightly rental. 2,800+ square feet, big decks, grand fireplaces, deep soaking tubs, gourmet kitchens, a sleek rooftop pool, custom finishes – the works. It’s like living at The Little Nell…and that’s the point.

4. Wilson Penthouse at the Lumiere Telluride

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118 Lost Creek Lane, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 369-0400
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Named as one of the top 101 hotel suites worldwide by Elite Traveler magazine, this 3,718 square foot five-bedroom penthouse at the base of Telluride at the Lumiere packs loads of flatscreens, a chef's kitchen with Wolf and SubZero appliances, as well as a private deck with hot tub and dinner table with views of the San Juan Mountains.

5. Tip Top Penthouse at The Peaks

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136 Country Club Drive, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-6800
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While the decor won't win any awards, what you really get with the Tip Top penthouse at The Peaks Resort is space and views. The four bedrooms spread across two floors, each floor with their own washer/dryer and decks, while the main living room and kitchen sits on the top 10th floor with 270 degree panoramic views of the mountains that peaks at sunset. A deck wraps around all three sides, too.

6. Snake River Lodge & Spa

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7710 Granite Loop Road, Teton National Forest
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 732-6000
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Snake River's three bedroom + loft penthouse encompasses 2,800 square feet at the base of Jackson Hole with a sizable fridge, floor-to-ceiling glass in the living room with tons of entertaining space. When you count that one of Curbed's 10 Hottest Hot Tubs is downstairs, it's starting to sound like good living at the base of the Tetons.

7. Elvis Suite at the Horizon Casino

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50 Highway 50, Toiyabe National Forest
Stateline, NV 89449
(775) 588-6211
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The King is back! Elvis was a regular performer at the Horizon when it was known as the Sahara Tahoe, and the suite was designed in his honor. A yellow leather-lined wet bar, juke box, life-sized Elvis cutout, heart-shaped master bed, pool table, and small gym combine with loads of other Elvis memorabilia to pay tribute to the ultimate swooner. Elvis impersonators can be hired for shotgun weddings, too!

8. Tuscan Suite at Montbleu Resort & Casino

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55 Highway 50, Toiyabe National Forest
South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
The Montbleu's Tuscan Suite has above-average decor for a South Lake casino, and will should fit all the needs of seriously discerning skiing gamblers. The 1200 square foot suite comes with its own wet bar, which the hotel can staff with a bartender if need be. The suite's complimented by amazing views of Lake Tahoe, but having to pay for wifi after all that? Come on, guys.

9. Rainforest Suite at Nita Lake Lodge

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2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler
BC V0N 1B2, Canada
(888) 755-6482
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For a one-bedroom, the 1,400 square foot Rainforest Suite at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler is pretty baller. It has its own private entrance and private elevator, and a giant living room and dining room with a gourmet kitchen - private chefs are available for hire as well. The master bedroom features a double soaker tub and rain shower.

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1. Mount Solitude Residence, Four Seasons Vail

1 Vail Road, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657
Taking up a whole wing of the 10th floor and overlooking the Four Seasons' pool and Vail Mountain, the 4,400 square foot Mount Solitude Residence is simply enormous. Four king beds and two doubles, five full limestone bathrooms and a powder room, a huge furnished terrace, and a huge kitchen and dining table for ten. Get ready to be balling out of control (if you're down with teal).
1 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657

2. Viceroy Snowmass

30 Wood Road, Snowmass Village, CO 81611
The Viceroy's four-bedroom penthouse suites range from 2200-2600 square feet and sport contemporary interiors by renowned designer Jean-Michel Gathy, Egyptian cotton linens, gas fireplaces, and custom Italian cabinetry. Ensuite meal preparation by a private chef can be arraigned as well.
30 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81611

3. The Paepcke Suite at The Little Nell

675 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Spending your holiday in the penthouse of The Little Nell is the epitome of Aspen’s extravagant allure. The guest rooms received a contemporary mountain makeover from award-winning interior designer Holly Hunt in 2009, but its two VIP suites (Paepcke and Pfeiffer) are still in the works. Scheduled for a fall renovation, the two and four bedroom, top floor suites will feature custom furniture and lighting from her collection. And even though the beds are overflowing with goose down pillows atop Fila D’Oro linens, you’ll want to wake-up early – Aspen Mountain is just steps from your room. In the meantime, you can check-in just on the other side of the Silver Queen Gondola at the Residences at The Little Nell, which are also available for nightly rental. 2,800+ square feet, big decks, grand fireplaces, deep soaking tubs, gourmet kitchens, a sleek rooftop pool, custom finishes – the works. It’s like living at The Little Nell…and that’s the point.
675 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

4. Wilson Penthouse at the Lumiere Telluride

118 Lost Creek Lane, Uncompahgre National Forest, Telluride, CO 81435
Named as one of the top 101 hotel suites worldwide by Elite Traveler magazine, this 3,718 square foot five-bedroom penthouse at the base of Telluride at the Lumiere packs loads of flatscreens, a chef's kitchen with Wolf and SubZero appliances, as well as a private deck with hot tub and dinner table with views of the San Juan Mountains.
118 Lost Creek Lane, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81435

5. Tip Top Penthouse at The Peaks

136 Country Club Drive, Uncompahgre National Forest, Telluride, CO 81435
While the decor won't win any awards, what you really get with the Tip Top penthouse at The Peaks Resort is space and views. The four bedrooms spread across two floors, each floor with their own washer/dryer and decks, while the main living room and kitchen sits on the top 10th floor with 270 degree panoramic views of the mountains that peaks at sunset. A deck wraps around all three sides, too.
136 Country Club Drive, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81435

6. Snake River Lodge & Spa

7710 Granite Loop Road, Teton National Forest, Jackson, WY 83001
Snake River's three bedroom + loft penthouse encompasses 2,800 square feet at the base of Jackson Hole with a sizable fridge, floor-to-ceiling glass in the living room with tons of entertaining space. When you count that one of Curbed's 10 Hottest Hot Tubs is downstairs, it's starting to sound like good living at the base of the Tetons.
7710 Granite Loop Road, Teton National Forest
Jackson, WY 83001

7. Elvis Suite at the Horizon Casino

50 Highway 50, Toiyabe National Forest, Stateline, NV 89449
The King is back! Elvis was a regular performer at the Horizon when it was known as the Sahara Tahoe, and the suite was designed in his honor. A yellow leather-lined wet bar, juke box, life-sized Elvis cutout, heart-shaped master bed, pool table, and small gym combine with loads of other Elvis memorabilia to pay tribute to the ultimate swooner. Elvis impersonators can be hired for shotgun weddings, too!
50 Highway 50, Toiyabe National Forest
Stateline, NV 89449

8. Tuscan Suite at Montbleu Resort & Casino

55 Highway 50, Toiyabe National Forest, South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
The Montbleu's Tuscan Suite has above-average decor for a South Lake casino, and will should fit all the needs of seriously discerning skiing gamblers. The 1200 square foot suite comes with its own wet bar, which the hotel can staff with a bartender if need be. The suite's complimented by amazing views of Lake Tahoe, but having to pay for wifi after all that? Come on, guys.
55 Highway 50, Toiyabe National Forest
South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449

9. Rainforest Suite at Nita Lake Lodge

2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2, Canada
For a one-bedroom, the 1,400 square foot Rainforest Suite at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler is pretty baller. It has its own private entrance and private elevator, and a giant living room and dining room with a gourmet kitchen - private chefs are available for hire as well. The master bedroom features a double soaker tub and rain shower.
2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler
BC V0N 1B2, Canada