Project posted by Skylab Architecture

A Frame Club



From Skylab Architecture

The A-Frame Club is a new hotel brand that takes design cues from 1970s American ski culture and the iconic A-frame cabins of that era. The first Club consists of 31 newly-constructed modular cabins along with a bar and restaurant in a historic saloon building in Winter Park, Colorado. Situated on a two-acre wooded site adjacent to the Fraser River, the stand-alone cabins are nestled among mature pine trees. The cabins are connected by a network of boardwalks, providing solitude to guests, and fostering a relaxing atmosphere after a day of skiing or mountain biking. 

The cabins are each 475 square feet and include a main floor living room, entry, bathroom, kitchenette, and a lofted bedroom. Each cabin is equipped with custom Malm fireplaces and vintage furnishings. Walls are lined with beautiful birch and cedar panels, and custom millwork. Set on low piers, each cabin is elevated above the ground to enhance views and to lightly touch the land. Tall glass windows allow natural light to permeate and highlight mountain vistas and include individual decks.

Guests are in control of their space, from individual keypads for self-check-in to simple, automated controls for heating, cooling, and lighting. The lofted bed is accessible by a ship’s ladder.

Community spirit is supported through the Saloon, a 4,600 square-foot central gathering venue for guests and locals alike. Food and beverages are served for guests to enjoy in the restaurant, bar, heated apres deck, or take-to-go. A variety of zones are created for a mix of drinking, eating, socializing, and working. Curated with tongue-in-cheek novelty and a mid-century vibe, The Saloon is a space that is both classic and novel.