Issue 5: Aspen

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  • A lobby at the Hotel Jerome. Photograph by Galdones Photography
    A lobby at the Hotel Jerome. Photograph by Galdones Photography

    Issue 5: Aspen

    Built in the 1880s, this gorgeous brick hotel is an Aspen landmark. With stellar views of snowy peaks, a sort of rustic luxe vibe, and an attentive staff, Hotel Jerome embodies all that is Aspen. Don’t miss the cheeseburger at the J-Bar—a hangout of local chefs and visiting celebrities alike—which also boasts the dubious honor of once being the de facto office of Hunter S. Thompson.

    Dining at the Viceroy. Photographs by Galdones Photography
    Antler chandelier.
    The cozy lounge at the spa.
    A pretty pillow.
    A room at the Limelight. Photographs by Galdones Photography
    Part of a suite at the Limelight.
    A do not disturb sign.
    • Issue 5: Aspen

      With spectacular views of Aspen Mountain, a beautiful outdoor pool, some of the sweetest service in town, and a great range of amenities, The Little Nell is a classic. Look for impressive touches such as mountaintop yoga at 11,212 feet, in-room spa services, cruiser bicycles, and a private plane available to rent for leaf-peeping excursions in the autumn.

      • Issue 5: Aspen

        Pretty as a picture in winter—its snowcapped façade resembles a gingerbread house—the St. Regis is equally luxurious in all seasons. Its rooms are warm and inviting, with great mountain views, and the staff is very attentive. Stop by the Shadow Mountain Lounge during your visit; if you ask for a demo of how to saber a bottle of champagne, the bar director might guide you through it! It’s an adventurous way to end an adventurous trip.