Annabelle Inn in Aspen, Colorado- Wonderful, convenient place to stay-March 2021

Lodging:

Annabelle Inn– What a cozy, affordable and convenient place to stay located about 3-4 blocks from the main part of downtown aspen.  The staff led by GM Danny, David and Tracy take great care of the Inn while accommodating guests. The lobby is warm and welcoming.  There is a cool Koi fish pond on the bottom level and jacuzzi on the top level with a great view.   The room was beautiful and welcoming.  The bed was very comfortable, 3 window views, nice TV and fireplace.  The Inn usually has a nice breakfast buffet spread but with the pandemic, it is now grab and go as you place your order the night before or come down in the morning with your request and whoever is on staff will put it together for you.

The Annabelle Inn was founded in 1948 as “The Westerner Motel” and has been a local favorite ever since. In the late 60’s, it became known as The Christmas Inn, and was subsequently reborn as “The Annabelle Inn” in 2005. As a family-owned inn, we take pride in maintaining a comfortable home away from home in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.   The Inn has 35 guest rooms and each room is uniquely decorated with specially chosen furniture and tiles that give the feel of luxury. Every room has a flat-screen television with cable, and free WiFi.  The majority of the rooms have tub/shower configurations in the bathroom.  Two of our three Standard rooms are ADA handicapped accessible.

All of the rooms in the premium category have a fireplace and/or a terrace.  The in-room amenities are of a better quality…robes, slippers and personal toiletries, etc. The majority of the Deluxe category rooms are on the second floor and face the interior courtyard, so they are generally quiet.  About seven of them face Main Street and have lovely views of Aspen Mountain.  One of two hot tubs is located on the second level, with great views of both Aspen Mountain and Red Mountain.  The third room category, the Standard rooms, all face the front of the property, that is to say Main Street.  There can be expected street noise, especially in winter if there are snow plows going by.  They do have white-noise machines in those rooms that help immensely. They are priced accordingly, in what we would call economy/value pricing.

In the best and optimal of times, they do offer a sumptuous European-style breakfast buffet with cold meats, cheeses, bagels, toast, fresh fruit, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, juices, and hot beverages, etc.  Also know that in non-covid times, they have an apres-style reception in the lobby three times a week with wine, beer and charcuterie.  It’s a nice way to unwind and meet fellow hotel guests.  They hope to get back to that just as soon as we can.

The Inn has a conference room on the garden level…its size is perfect for small meetings and events and can easily accommodate about 50 people.  The courtyard provides additional space as well.  They do not have a commercial kitchen onsite but have frequently had catering come onto the property for those type of needs.

They are renovating the cabin across the street, and anticipate it will serve as an alternative to those looking for more luxurious accommodation and longer holiday rental than the hotel might offer…especially nice for large families, groups of friends, etc.  The beautiful yard could also lend itself to a cocktail reception or dinner, again with private catering or bar service available. More at www.annabelleinn.com