The Observatory

A Charming Aspen Victorian, Resplendent with Art

6 Bedroom Suites | Ski-In/Ski-Out

Ranging from: $3,500 - $6,200 per night

This idyllically positioned East Hopkins home is a charming Victorian, just two blocks from Ajax. Originally built in 1889 was by the founder of the Aspen Times newspaper, the Observatory is a historic Aspen landmark. In 2002, it won the Colorado Award for Remodeling Excellence, combining its whimsical Victorian nature with  state-of-the-art amenities and appliances along with a collection of over 50 pieces of renowned art, representing many of the artists who have shown works at the Aspen Art Museum, the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, the Baldwin Gallery, and museums across the country. The pièce de résistance is the copper dome observatory and telescope on the rooftop, installed by a former owner as a gift to her stargazing son.

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The Space, Cuvée-Style

This historic landmark was built in 1889 and won a Colorado Award for Remodeling Excellence in 2002, maintaining its historical charm and combining it with a truly monumental collection of art, and whimsical furnishings throughout. Steeped in history, a stay in this beautifully renovated original Victorian home will immerse you in local history and fine art. The 50+ art works throughout the three floors represent many of the artists who have shown at the Aspen Art Museum, the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass or the Baldwin Gallery.

Design Details

Exceedingly Luxury Amenities

A gourmet kitchen is perfect for hosting large groups, and the quirky media room is the perfect place to relax after a long day on the mountain. A modern and beautiful outdoor patio with an al fresco dining area and hot tub are ideal for gathering with friends and family no matter the season. And a heated two-car garage and the ability to walk to the slopes or Aspen’s famed restaurants complete this home.

Steps to Downtown Aspen

Historic Landmark

Rooftop Observatory

Al Fresco Dining Area

Set the Scene

Mountain views and a downtown location combined with authentic Colorado history, make The Observatory a truly unique experience.  Its East Hopkins location is just one block to Aspen’s renowned restaurants, boutiques and the Aspen Opera House. You’ll enjoy endless options of some of the country’s finest cuisine, soak up even more history at the Aspen Art Museum or enjoy the beauty of the John Denver Sanctuary–all just steps from your front door.

214 E Hopkins Ave Aspen, CO 81611

Meet Your Personal Aspen Experience Curator

The Observatory

There’s so much to showcase in and around the area and I appreciate the opportunity to explore the out of the ordinary and out of bounds adventures and experiences here in the Roaring Fork Valley with our Cuvée guests.

If I’m not energetically leading a group through the wonders of this area or at my beloved home in Aspen, you’ll find me hiking. I love how much ground you can cover on your own two feet and the different view of the valley at every summit.

We loved all the unique touches and the great location! Loved the friendly service and small homey touches they brought into the home.

Glenn G. March 2021


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