perhaps it is better to keep hidden gems out of the eye of too many others as you don't want to be disappointed when next time all rooms are gone...
anyway let me state that we enjoyed 17 days of january winter vacation in Aspen with the lodge as our base.
the key words are value. value and value...previous years we stayed in Zermatt, Beaver Creek and also Aspen in hotels with daily rates of at least 3x the Tyrolean one- with often an added "resort supplement".
of course the more expensive hotels had more amenities and lots of staff, but we always had our disappointments: mostly the view from the room( except for Zermatt).
our room in the lodge had no view, but as you can choose the room at booking/ reservation, we know what to do next time; we will keep this secret to ourselves; anyway the view of any of the 13 rooms is not very much better, but the location of the hotel and the value are winners.
amenities totally adequate; nice kitchenette with handy appliances for a quick breakfast and refrigerator for storage; i think the batteries of the smoke detector were gone as we were not punished for our unintended cremation of bacon...
bathroom totally adequate but showed results of the battle of water with pressed wood.
beds and specially bedding could use an update; sheets were of lingerie lightness and transparency; blankets were of ancient synthetic material (plus holes) and generatated nice static fireworks in the dark of the night. we considered buying some linens and perhaps pillows at the hard -and software store at the other side of the road.
housekeeping was provided on a daily base but with limitations and persistent idiosyncrasies: second blanket was never folded but always thrown around; from 1 shelve in the bathroom our belongings were always moved to another; again and otherwise: very adequate
room interior: indeed funky but with good storage facilities; nice big map of Colorado and some interesting photos.
not many staff members seen but the very friendly gentleman who we saw most often in the reception made us feel welcome and appreciated; he was very helpful and attentive , specially when our flight out of Aspen was cancelled because of a tiny snow storm.
Tyrolean provides super lodging in Aspen and- with the saving on room rates- provides you with unexpected extra funds to spend elsewhere in this nice city; we enjoyed Pyramid- excellent 'vegetar
ian" cuisine-, Explore bookshop !!!, Pinons restaurant, the nice bakery on the other side of the street with a friendly community table for breakfast.
with the disappointing "restaurants on the mountain' we will deal in another review: Cloud nine has beautiful views but frozen duck confit (2010) and ice cold elk ossobucco with texture insipred by the recent finding of mammoth remains (2011) in Snowmass....
we will come back to the nice Tyrolean lodge and are thankful for the excellent stay. the place felt better the longer we stayed and was the main ingredient of a very warm Aspen experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tyrolean is a classic small Aspen Lodge, family owned and full of ski history. Rooms are clean, well maintained, surprisingly spacious and have new fully equipped kitchenettes. Each room has 2 queen beds, 1 twin bed and sleeps 1 to 5 people. Our sixteen comfortable hotel rooms are ideal for the budget minded, economy traveler in search of a hidden gem. The Tyrolean is Aspen's most affordable quality lodging. There is an antique Ski Museum and Aspen History throughout the hotel. All rooms are non-smoking. Centrally located on Aspen's Main Street, within easy walking distance of the bakery, brew pub, downtown shops, restaurants, bars, Aspen Mountain and the Music Festival. The free skier shuttle to all four ski areas stops in front. For value and tradition, come visit the Tyrolean Lodge. ... more less
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