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Older property, with ski lodge decor and solid amenities
Situated on the Snowmass Village mountainside, the Stonebridge Inn has a staggered room layout that follows the slope of the hill and may seem a bit confusing at first.
The lobby, which is actually on floor four, has large sliding doors, stone accent walls, and a couple of couches. A somewhat dated mountain lodge theme pervades the space, which is adorned with old skiing pictures, and retired skis and snowshoes. This same decor can be found throughout the hallways.
The decor in the guest rooms looks like it hasn’t been updated in quite a while, either. There are two types of rooms at the Inn -- standard hotel and privately owned one-bedroom suites. The decor varies in the privately owned suites, but the standard rooms all have a rustic look, with simple wood furniture, plain red bedspreads, and wood accent walls. They are quite dark and look a bit dated.
While the Stonebridge Inn has offered a fitness center for years, they have recently revamped a new space for a more modern workout facility with two-story windows that provide lovely views of the outdoor pool and surrounding scenery.
Great perks include free Wi-Fi and free shuttle service to the Aspen Airport and around Snowmass Village.
In Snowmass Village, within walking distance of the Village Mall
The Stonebridge Inn sits a little below the Village Mall, which is the happening spot in Snowmass, and is one of the closest inns to it at just a three-minute walking distance. The drive to the Inn is up a long and winding mountain road, which in the winter can be a difficult trip, although it’s kept plowed.
Snowmass Village is a small town about nine miles outside Aspen. Snowmass has its own ski area with the most vertical feet of skiing in America, a large seasonal shopping mall (with coffee shops, restaurants and bars), and a shuttle system that runs back and forth to Aspen every 30 minutes until late night. The Village Mall is basically the top of the Village, with most lodging and hotels laid out below it, down the hill.
As for getting to Snowmass, most travelers fly into Aspen Airport directly and forgo the four-hour drive from Denver, but flights are often delayed due to winter weather.
Free Wi-Fi and mini-fridges, but dated decor
The Stonebridge Inn offers two different room types: standard hotel rooms and privately owned one-bedroom suites. Neither the standard hotel rooms nor the suites have kitchens, but all rooms do have mini-fridges. iPod docks and free Wi-Fi are also standard amenities.
The standard rooms are quite dark, with scant lighting provided by bedside lamps, a small window, and fluorescent bulbs above the bathroom sinks. They are clean, but the rustic furnishings look more dated than charming and some only offer tube TVs. Bathrooms have small tile shower/tub combos and toilets squeezed into limited space, with granite vanity sinks located just outside the bathroom doors. The space is tight, and hard to get the door closed if you’re already in the bathroom.
Since the suites are privately owned, no two will be alike in decor, but all have the same layout, with a living area, bedroom (which can be closed off from the living space with a pull-across wall), and narrow bathroom. One- bedroom suites also include balconies, which offer great views, especially from the sixth or seventh floors.
Renowned restaurant with seasonal cuisine featuring local ingredients
The Artisan is a renowned restaurant that offers a mix of menu styles, from French cuisine to Asian-inspired dishes. The restaurant and bar source local ingredients to create fresh, seasonal fare. The Artisan also offers an extensive wine list and local Colorado microbrews.
Located in the center of Snowmass Village, The Stonebridge Inn is just a short walk from the ski slopes and the bustling Village Mall. This mid-range property offers some solid amenities, including an updated fitness center, a year-round pool, and a renowned restaurant with an extensive wine list. These highlights make the Inn a great value, but the rooms are dark and could use updates.
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