It’s a privilege to live and work in this Eden in the sky. So we’re very conscious of our responsibility to protect and preserve. We’ve made deliberate changes in how we operate the hotel, taking great care not to compromise quality. We were rewarded with the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association's Hospitality Green Award in 2011, and we’re unique among Five-Star hotels to have earned an ISO14001 Certification. We use energy-efficient lighting throughout, and we’ve cut CO2 emissions by 300 tons a year by replacing our boilers. Our largest suite is powered by a 5,000-watt solar panel system. Much of our food is locally sourced. And we recycle even gently-used soap bars. 

We encourage you to read the full breadth of our environmental initiatives (located in your room with our favorite local magazines) or request a copy once you arrive.        


We invite our guests to help to maintain the magnificent ecosystem we enjoy here. Join our Eco-Luxe Program with a $2 nightly donation to the Environment Foundation, and we’ll add a $3 donation to yours. In the program we launder linens and towels every three days and provide recycling receptacles in your closet for plastic, paper, aluminum and glass. We offer fresh Aspen water at turndown, complimentary reusable water bottles for a stroll through town or a mountain hike, and we recommend you use one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes in the non-snowy seasons.  Please contact the Front Desk at extension 6363 to opt out of the Eco-Luxe program.

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