At the base of Buttermilk mountain in Aspen, Colorado, sits an inviting lodge that we couldn’t help but explore. When you first walk through the doors, you’re greeted with the sounds of Christmas Tunes and the aroma of fresh coffee. The rustic feel of the Inn, from the wooden structures, to the earthy tones, and green plants, makes you feel at home immediately.
As you continue through the lobby you can’t help but notice the clean lines, and intricate setup of the space. The dark coloring used in the framework is complimented by the warm tones of the dim lighting. And before you turn the corner into the bar, your jaw drops at the sight of the 2 back-to-back modern gas fireplaces.
The Inn at Aspen teamed up with Crystal Springs Builders and Z-Group Architects to design the fireplace and surrounding area.
According to Project Manager, John Underwood:
"The main design challenge we faced was creating a dramatic focal point in such an expansive space. The ceilings alone were 30′ tall, so we knew something substantial was needed. The back to back Lucius 140 fireplaces paired with the custom steel vent hood created a strong vertical design element and a floor to ceiling focal point for the gathering space."
Z-Group Architects and Crystal Springs Builders worked closely to bring such a unique design to life.
Back to back Lucius 140 fireplaces, surrounded by tan leather couches and stocked with plush pillows, is the perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes.
The layout also ensured that skiers could view the flames from 360°, kick off their boots to warm up, and even take in the hypnotic flames while sipping a cocktail from the nearby bar.
Escape the snowy mountains, and enter the warmth and coziness of the Inn at Aspen.