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Aspen Peak - 2016 - Issue 2 - Winter

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE MUNDINGER/CHARLES CUNNIFFE ARCHITECTS BUILDING BLOCKS Consistently named one of Outside maga- zine's "100 Best Places to Work," hometown developer Charles Cunniffe Architects has been changing the Aspen landscape for 35-plus years—by not really changing it. Whether it's redeveloping public buildings, like those of the Aspen Police Department, City Hall, or entire blocks downtown, or con- structing LEED-certified, 15,000-square-foot homes, CCA leads the regional industry in design that's savvy, sophisticated, sustainable, and—most importantly—seamlessly integrated into what's already there. 610 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-5590; HOTELS ANNABELLE INN Located in the heart of downtown Aspen, the renovated, rustic-chic Annabelle Inn is within walking distance of town's top shops and restaurants. 232 W. Main St., 970-925- 3822; ASPEN MEADOWS RESORT With 98 suites and 40 acres of land, Aspen Meadows— home of the Aspen Institute— is the ideal escape for relaxation and rejuvenation. All of the suites feature separate sleeping, working, and living areas. 845 Meadows Road, 970-925- 4240; THE GANT This upscale, rustic condo- resort at the base of Aspen Mountain boasts one- to four-bedroom condos as well as a recently renovated conference center, on-site café, and multiple pools and hot tubs. 610 S. West End St., 970-925-5000; HEARTHSTONE HOUSE This Frank Lloyd Wright– inspired bed and breakfast offers an intimate, quiet to rocking subterranean nightclub Belly Up. Don't miss the rooftop hot tub. 404 S. Galena St., 970-920- 2313; THE INNSBRUCK This recently remodeled residence-hotel offers the perfect blend of modern comfort and intimate mountain elegance in 17 tastefully finished guest homes with first-class services and amenities. 233 W. Main St., 970-925-2980; LIMELIGHT HOTEL This Aspen Skiing Company– owned hotel in the heart of downtown features some of the largest guest rooms in town. 355 S. Monarch St., 970-925-3025; THE LITTLE NELL Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, this chic, five-star, ski-in/ski-out resort is the ultimate in mountain- town luxury. Amenities include an adventure concierge and free seasonal bike loaners. 675 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-4600; MOLLY GIBSON This stylish Main Street boutique hotel is minutes from both the base of Aspen lodging experience in the middle of town. 134 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-7632; HOTEL DURANT Conveniently located three blocks from downtown Aspen, the Hotel Durant is a family-owned and -operated lodge with 19 distinctive rooms that exude a cozy, European feel. 122 E. Durant Ave., 970-925-8500; HOTEL JEROME The opulent Hotel Jerome first opened in the late 1800s, and features a unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic heritage design—not to mention superb amenities and a now-famous standard of service. 330 E. Main St., 855- 331-7213; HOTEL TEATRO Housed in a 106-year-old building, this downtown Denver classic is just steps from some of the Mile High's best dining, arts, and nightlife. 1100 14th St., Denver, 303-228-1100; INDEPENDENCE SQUARE HOTEL Enjoy modern rooms and suites inside a historic building downtown adjacent SPACE : THE GUIDE 160 ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM STAY IN TOWN'S MOUNTAIN-MOD HOTELS OR BUY YOUR OWN SKI-/HIKE-IN HIDEAWAY— WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THAT ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH. JODY GUR ALNICK DISHES Jody Guralnick is a painter who also makes one-of- a-kind ceramics, hand patterned, painted, glazed, and fired in her studio in Aspen, Colorado. Dish Studio is a couture business: every piece is unique, front and back, so that every stack of dishes, each place at the table, has its own poetry. "I am inspired by everything I see- from our mountain forests to the delicacy of a flowering lichen." Call for a Studio tour 970.618.7540 or visit

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