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Hearthstone House

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We heard about this place from a couple who stayed their in October and found it to be very reasonably priced. It's run by a couple of guys who offer great, personalized service. The included breakfast is a step up from your typical hotel chain hot breakfast, with a small menu of freshly made omelets plus fruits, toast, cereal and yogurt options. The rooms vary in size with some rather small and others quite spacious and offering different features to be sure to specify what features you'd like when making your reservation. It has a small number of parking spots available and is very close to the main downtown shopping area, just two block from the Hyman avenue pedestrian mall. We stayed there two days and never moved our car since we could easily walk to wherever we wanted to go. We look forward to staying here again on future trips to Aspen.

Your first impression of the Hearthstone is the lovely private sunken garden at the entrance, then the gracious greeting of the staff, who are helpful and pleasant. There is a spacious, lounge on the second floor, where wine and cheese are served in the afternoon, and a fabulous breakfast is served. The Hearthstone was designed by a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, and it is a lovely building. Because it dates from the 60's, the rooms are smallish, but they are comfortable. The hotel is 2 blocks from the Aspen Mall, a great location. The one drawback -- which of course the staff can do nothing about -- is noise. The floorboards creak terribly, so by all means ask for a room on the top floor. Also, there is no air conditioning, so if there is outside noise you must either close the windows or put in your trusty ear plugs.

With the continued gentrification of Aspen many of the smaller inns and lodges have either been replaced or turned into condos or private homes. The Hearthstone was one of the original “Gems of Aspen” a collection of privately owned lodges representing the intimacy of Aspen from generations past. While now down to about three properties the Hearthstone being one of them, if you desire to visit and stay in Aspen and your desires include a boutique style inn with a personal touch, this is the choice. Location: No matter the season the location is prime. While on a residential corner in the hot west-end neighborhood of downtown Aspen the Hearthstone is an easy walk to the center of downtown with the pedestrian walks and the dining/retail scene as well as galleries, museums and so forth. For skiers an easy walk to gondola. Yet what is appealing somewhat removed from the core area thus quiet at night. Amenities: There is a small hot tub on the grounds, literally the front yard below grade from the road so private and inviting. Summer offers bicycles for guests to use. Winter ski racks throughout. Rooms: charming, basic yet most comfortable with modern amenities i.e. flat-screen, satellite, high-speed wireless, clean and well kept. Baseboard (warm enjoyable) heat. Summer rooms have standing fans, no A/C however this is the mountains the building was designed to enjoy cross ventilation. Breakfast Service: Served in the 2nd floor social lounge. Nice simple spread with yogurts, breads, pastries, fruits, juices, coffees and a choice of omelets. Perfect option no matter the season and great to fill up before skiing or biking. Casual serve yourself yet again like Aspen of a generation ago. Teatime: There is afternoon wine and tea, nice year round. In winter must be great by the fireplace viewing southeast towards Ajax/Aspen Mountain. Parking: On site and street with permit available. Staff: Exemplary. I had to book a last-minute stay for one night and most of town was booked with multiple events. I explained to Shannon my predicament and how my wife would be arriving and I could be coming in later. The consummate professional took all info. Via phone, blocked the room and even advised options for late arrival. When my wife arrived after a busy and stressful day of events including a car breakdown, Shannon was welcoming and assisted in making a stressful day ease away. If you are looking for a luxury hotel with full amenities, probably not the best option, However if you desire a more boutique oriented lodging with a friendly professional atmosphere, premier location and desire to enjoy Aspen from a generation past, a great option and reasonable (by Aspen) standards tariff/rate.

Things I like about this place is the cleanliness, the decor, the breakfast (if it was made by Trevor). I also like the fire place in their communal area. It is super cozy to sip on hot chocolate and chill with other guests. Their cheese and wine event is definitely a nice touch. If you are a light sleeper, try to ask for a room on second level. I stayed in 10B and I could hear people from another room talking. Luckily the hotel guests were considerate. Everything went quiet after 10ish. While All staff were great, one guy from late afternoon to night shift was not welcoming. I arrived late at night after a long drive with no dinner. When I checked in, I had to ask him to show me where the room was because it was my first time there. He walked through my luggage and did not bother to offer any help. When I asked for no cheese in my omelette, he added cheese. Not a professional staff. Overall we are happy with everything else.

I LOVED my stay here. First of all the hotel itself is beautiful-designed in a Frank Lloyd Wright style, it really is a dream to stay here if you have any interest in architecture. They have amazing Aveda products, and the bathrooms were renovated and seemed like new. They also give you the BEST bathrobes that are so soft. It was all the little details that the hotel did however that made it memorable. They had a free wine happy hour every night, which was amazing, and they do a great breakfast brunch, with made to order eggs, omelettes, etc. I also was there in a snowstorm, and they mentioned that even though they were fully booked they next evening if my flight got canceled, they would call around and find me a room. I mean, AMAZING. If given the opportunity, I would stay at this hotel again over any of the bigger, fancier hotels in town.

This place just couldn't be any better. Great location in Aspen. Lovely rooms with loads of hot water. Housekeeping were brilliant everyday. A great choice at breakfast - the highlight being Tyler's eggs cooked as you like. Scott, Shannon and Victor couldn't be more helpful and make the best recommendations from where to ski to where to eat. The wine & cheese Hour (or 2!!) is really good. Sat in front of a roaring fire with loads of cheese, snacks and wine - it was the best way to get to know the other guests. Can't recommend this place highly enough :)

We absolutely loved the Hearthstone House and cannot speak highly enough of everything about it! From the service and accommodations to the other guests, this place is truly magical and absolutely made our stay in Aspen. We thoroughly enjoyed the wine and cheese afternoons in the lounge spent getting to know the other guests and telling tales of our daily activities on the mountains! We have already recommended Hearthstone House to our friends and will definitely stay again if we have the pleasure of visiting Aspen again!

This hotel was a fine place to stay. It is very well located: not far from the Aspen Bakery, the music tent, or downtown Aspen. The breakfast is made to order, the room was comfortable and well-appointed, the staff is friendly and helpful, the lounge area is great. We will stay there again.

Had a family reunion there, three siblings and significant others. It was fabulous. Breakfast cooked up by Tyler each morning. Wine and cheese served in the afternoon. Shannon the manager was very helpful with everything. Rooms were a little noisy with street traffic but the fan in the room helped drown out the noise. A very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere within walking distance to lots of restaurants.

Luv The Hearthstone House in Aspen ! Excellent management ! Warm friendly staff and guests. Perfect location ! Great breakfasts and wine and cheese reception après ski ! This was my fourth year staying at The Hearthstone House ! Wouldn't think of staying anywhere else !

134 East Hyman Ave. Aspen CO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Aspen Mountain
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Aspen Mountain is a short stroll from Hearthstone House, and other popular attractions like Buttermilk Mountain are within a few miles (5 km). This 16-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Centrally located in Aspen, the B&B is also a short walk from Wheeler Opera House and Mill Street Fountain.


Free continental breakfast is offered each morning. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All 16 rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport down comforters.

Property features

Hearthstone House features a spa tub, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 71 reviews