This is one of my favorite hotels in Aspen because of its charm—and because it won’t break the bank. Family-owned and -operated, it has a very European ski lodge feel to it and it is within a few blocks of the heart of downtown Aspen. With only 19 rooms and the quaint common areas, you have the opportunity to get to know the people staying there at the same time as you. In the winter, they host après wine and cheese in the lobby. Sit around the fireplace with other patrons as you sip on wine and munch on cheese after a day of skiing or snowboarding.