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Hearthstone House

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

What a wonderful place to stay for short or long stay. The ambience of the place is of overall friendliness, especially at breakfast & happy hour after skiing or walking or just shopping. Having said that, you can keep to yourself if you want, but regardless you will be welcomed. The staff are excellent, the rooms comfortable, the communal lounge and fireplace warm & friendly. The hot tub after a days skiing relaxes tired muscles. The icing on the cake is happy hour from 4:30 each afternoon, where over wine, biscuits, & a variety of cheeses, you can relay your days activities with other guests. In winter there is a log fire going to warm up the guests and conversation. Each morning breakfast consists of cereal, fruit, juices, coffee, eggs any way( try the Denver omelette) cooked to order, and fresh pastries. All said a perfectly comfortable package.

Amazing, comfortable and clean hotel in the heart of Aspen - the staff is super nice, too. The breakfast (included) is fresh and filling - perfect before a big day of skiing. The location is ideal, just a short 8 min walk to the gondola. This will be our new go-to.

This is an incredible place to stay in Aspen. We have been staying there for close to 20 years and the breakfast, the cocktail hour, the awesome rooms, the outside hot tub and inside steam are just wonderful. The staff are friendly and the place is so very centrally located . We go to Aspen in summer and winter and in summer we take friends and family

Visiting for gay ski week - the hearthstone is great because it is so close but NOT the limelight - the center of all craziness. Great location is town just a few blocks from everything. The ski area shuttles all stop just one block up. Friendly staff for sure, and the b&b vibe is great for meeting fellow travelers at breakfast - or during happy hour wine and cheese by the fire every afternoon. Omelets and continental options to start the morning = bliss. My 3rd year here - it’s been great every time. Bonus this time: the super retro 80s toilet in the room was retrofitted with a supersonic futuristic flushing mechanism snugly fit inside the tank. Because, replacing the toilet with something new just wouldn’t match the rest of the room’s 80s fabulousness. There’s an outdoor hot tub and a steam room too! Pic shows the view from my room this year at sunrise.

Hearthstone House is a cozy and comfortable place to stay right in the heart of Aspen, Colorado. The building has a Frank Lloyd Wright feel with a variety of rooms available. Each guest room has a coffee maker, refrigerator and private bathroom. There is a place to store skis so they don't have to reside in the guestroom. Outside is a hot tub that is perfect for relaxing after a day on the slopes. Upstairs is the Great Room where breakfast is served in the morning with a variety of breads, pastries, fruits and yogurt. In addition eggs and omelets are made to order plus a full assortment of morning beverages. In the afternoon this area is a nice social setting for the wine and cheese snacks. The location of this property in the heart of Aspen is just perfect. It's walking distance from the bus station and the base of Aspen Mountain. We found it unnecessary to even have a car during our stay since the town is very walkable. I would certainly return to this property on a future visit to Aspen.

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.

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 77 reviews