Why go: Fans of mid-century modern style will love the Hearthstone, built in 1961 by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and feeling more home than hotel. The furnishings—Stickley mission style in the upstairs living room, simple and streamlined in the rooms—and elements like large picture windows and muted tones throughout reflect Wright’s signature aesthetic. King and queen deluxe rooms are the most spacious and include oversized leather easy chairs and large baths with whirlpool tubs. All 16 rooms have coffee makers and mini-fridges. You’ll likely gravitate to the living room—with its ’60s-style brick fireplace, books, games, and computers—to socialize with fellow skiers and partake of the daily wine-and-cheese spread. Continental breakfast (plus eggs) is served in a small adjacent dining area. Soothe tired quads après ski in the herbal steam room and an outdoor hot tub.
Best-kept secret: The Hearthstone offers day memberships to the private (and huge) Aspen Club and Spa, where you can get your full workout on if a day of bashing bumps on the Ridge of Bell hasn’t done you in. hearthstonehouse.com